Monday, 21 May 2018

21. Hours of Play in finals

QSDCA Management Committee declined to support this (May 2018).
ABM Update 10-Jun-2018

John Rossiter suggested a variation of the hours of finals (a later start?) to avoid dew.

10.30am or 11am start are the obvious options but this may cause light problems at 5.30pm or 6pm especially in March. Shortening the breaks (eg 20 minute lunch break) might not cause too many objections.

Against this idea is the notion that the playing hours for the finals are meant to be the same as for first class cricket.

Also Finals would be improved if a presentation of premiership trophies at the conclusion of the finals was held. Mel and Bruce commented that this has been tried before and posed considerable logistical and trophy safety problems. Many of the shields are aged and delicate and some aren't in the best condition. Nonetheless it could be an idea worth pursuing for the promotional opportunities. Replica trophies could be used?

Precise details of the hours proposal are not yet clear at this time.

To make any change the Playing Regulations 15.8 and 15.9 would need to be revised.

HOURS OF PLAY15.8 The hours of play for all PLAY OFF MATCHES will be: Session 1 10am to 12 Noon, Session
2 12.40 pm to 2.40 pm, Session 3 3pm to 5pm
15.9 Play may continue for a maximum of thirty (30) minutes with a minimum of seven (7)
overs to compensate for any time lost during that day.
15.9.1 For example: 20 minutes lost due to rain at 3pm, play extends to 5.20pm
15.9.2 For example: 90 minutes lost due to bad light from 10am, play extends to
15.9.3 For example: 40 minutes lost at 3.30pm, slow over rate means minimum overs
completed at 5.15pm, play extends to 5.45pm

ABM 10-May-2018

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