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Liss Cricket Club - Fielding Guidelines

Fielding Guidelines

Liss Cricket Club Fielding Regulations

 

Liss Cricket Club has implemented the ECB Fielding Regulations as below:

 

·         No young player in the Under 15 age group or younger shall be allowed to field closer than 8 yards (7.3 metres) from the batsman’s position on the popping crease on a middle stump line, except behind the wicket on the off side, until the batsman has played at the ball.

·         For players in the Under 13 age group and below the distance is 11 yards (10 metres).

·         These minimum distances apply even if the player is wearing a helmet.

·         Should a young player in these age groups come within the restricted distance the umpire must stop the game immediately and instruct the fielder to move back.

·         In addition any young player in the Under 16 to Under 18 age groups, who has not reached the age of 18, must wear a helmet and, for boys, an abdominal protector (box) when fielding within 8 yards (7.3 metres) from the batsman’s position on the popping crease on a middle stump line, except behind the wicket on the off side. Players should wear appropriate protective equipment whenever they are fielding in a position where they feel at risk.

·         These fielding regulations are applicable to all cricket in England and Wales.