New set of playing rules proposed for the NSSCL next season

MAJOR changes are proposed to the playing structure in the North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Cricket League next season.

A new set of playing regulations have been put forward by the league management committee following a consultation with member clubs.

This year saw the introduction of dramatic changes to how the game game was played as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 55-over format was replaced by a 40-over per side competition played on a straight win/lose basis.

Proposals have now been put in place for 2021 would would see a huge revamp of how matches are played.

The first five weeks and final six weeks of games in the Premier Division down to Division Three would be win/lose cricket.

The middle 11 weeks would then see games played under the traditional format of win, lose, draw. All 22 matches in Divisions Four to Eight would be straight win or lose.

There would be the reintroduction of a pre-match toss of the coin in all divisions, while powerplays would all operate in every game.

However, the leg-side wide rule would only be applicable in the top four divisions.

It is also proposed that win/lose matches in the Premier Division and Division One would be played in coloured clothing. All other matches will be played in whites.

Bowling restrictions will also remain in place - and tightened in some cases - while there are also an array of bonus points on offer for losing sides or in a drawn encounter.



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