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NORTH WEST METROPOLITAN CRICKET ASSOCIATION:

Number to ring to see if the day or the weekend has been cancelled: 9539 4844.

Rules if the game is not called off:

As there are too many variables, which pose technical difficulties for their measurement, a guideline can be stated that when the ground temperature reaches 38°C (35°C for junior grades) or higher, play will stop and may not resume until the temperature drops below 38°C (35°C for junior grades).

All players and officials however must remain at the ground until at least 5 pm (3pm if both captains and the umpire/s agree) before play may cease for the day.  The temperature is to be checked by the umpire/s (if present) or the captains every half hour by telephoning Melbourne 1196 and utilising the temperature for Melbourne Airport.

North West Metropolitan Cricket Association reserves the right to cancel a day’s play where extreme temperatures are forecast.  All Clubs are therefore to monitor the NWMCA telephone number 9539 4844 for unsuitable weather to determine if the Association has abandoned play.


VTCA

·        The VTCA Weather Committee will when required make a decision as to whether play on a particular day is cancelled. Such information can be obtained after 10.15 am on match days by either visiting the VTCA website or calling the following phone numbers:
·        Saturday Competitions – incl. those Sat fixtures played on Sunday 9517 6688
·        Sunday Competitions – not including Saturday fixture games 9517 9288
·        In the event of extreme weather, be it rain, heat or other conditions, clubs and umpires must check whether a decision has been made to cancel play. Where there is no current message regarding play, then players and umpires must report to grounds.
·        Any weather decision as to no play regarding Saturday matches also applies to any Saturday competition matches re-scheduled to the Sunday.
·        Any weather decision as to no play regarding Saturday matches will not apply to the Sunday One Day competition. There will be a separate announcement for this competition by 10.15am on Sunday.
·        On a day of extreme heat, the Extreme Heat Procedure applies.
·        It is the responsibility of the captains that the weather bureau be called on 1196 immediately before play is due to commence.
·        If the temperature as recorded in Melbourne City is 38 degrees or more, then play shall not commence.

·        Play shall not commence until the recorded temperature falls below 38 degrees.
·        It is the responsibility of captains that the weather bureau be called every half hour during play; and
·        If the temperature as recorded in Melbourne City is 38 degrees or more, then play shall cease.
·        Play shall not recommence until the recorded temperature falls below 38 degrees.
·        Any delay or interruption to play shall be treated in the usual way and the applicable match rules apply. Specifically, refer to rules regarding reduction of overs and normal conditions.
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        Where the captains disagree and there is no umpire then the teams remain until the temperature falls below 38 degrees, they agree or 6 pm arrives.

 

February 21, 2012
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