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Lombardy League 2010

Provisional  Terms   

This document defines  how the league might run and such rules and regulations that are required to provide a structure but with the maximum flexibility and with minimal costs. 

Clubs involved  

These are in alphabetical order

Euratom, Idle C.C. Kingsgrove C.C.(2nd eleven!) Milan C.C.,

Settimo C.C. 

See Fixtures List 2010 for details

The clubs all play each other on 5 consecutive weekends as follows

Two fixtures at different grounds on each Sunday of the weekend.

One team “rests” each weekend. All Sunday matches except one Saturday.  

Grounds used  

The assumption above is that Settimo is available for all 6 days of the league

fixtures as listed and that the Radish ground is used on Sundays for the Idle matches. 

However, if required, Radish can also be made available for matches where Idle is not involved.(subject to Idle’s agreement case by case ) 

 In addition, although it is assumed that there are no grounds available from Euratom and Kingsgrove, it could be that Saino (Kingsgrove) has availability later in the season. This could help the organisation of the 20/20 tournament.

Generally  the “ground owning club”  play at their own ground but for example with the Settimo ground, on three of the days, two visiting teams (and not Milan)  would be there playing each other. Formal agreement for that to happen is expected but still pending from the landlord of the Settimo ground.  

Saturdays and Sundays  

We know that clubs generally prefer to play on Sundays or have difficulty raising a side for a Saturday fixture. Only one Saturday fixture is included and seemed to be acceptable to both clubs involved. 

Home and Away 

Although the Italian leagues often have two matches between teams with each side playing home and away, because the Lombardy League would often use neutral grounds, there is no real cricket advantage in playing at home and so there will just be one match between any two sides.

However, for each match, one team will be listed as the “home side” and they will be match managers and responsible for confirmation of all the arrangements and any liaison with the “ground owner” before or during the match. The allocation of

“home sides” is signified  by a ** in the fixture list.

This was done on a random basis after the meeting and if there are any problems, can be changed as necessary. 

Match rules  

Normally 35 overs starting at  13.00. But if both sides agree in minor modifications to that for whatever reason, then they can proceed on that basis.

e.g. different start time, 30 or 40 overs instead of 35 etc. 

No more than 7 overs per bowler.

Fielding restrictions first 10 overs. 

Standard rules for no balls, vertical and legside wides etc. (to be defined)

Drinks interval at the halfway stage of each innings. 

Two points for a win . Zero points for a loss. 1 point each for a match which is rained off  entirely or in which less than 10 overs are bowled by either  side.

Rules to be developed for matches where rain causes play to be abandoned when the second side is batting.  

If scores are tied, the  winner will be decided by a 5 ball bowl out---

Most wickets hit with 5 different bowlers. If those scores are level then others bowl including e.g. wicketkeeper until sudden death decides the result. 

Players in a team should in general all be members of that particular club.

New players can be introduced during the season but anyone who has played for

 a team in one of this league’s fixtures is not normally allowed to play for any other team in a league match.

         Also as there can be many different situations in this area, team captains are expected to select in the spirit of the game and not import what are commonly called “ringers”  

League Rules 

The league winner is the side with the most points. If there are two sides  with  the same number of points, the winner shall be the team that won when they first played against each other.

If three or more sides have the same number of points – to be resolved ! 

A cup (returnable each year) will be awarded to the winning club and perhaps medals to those who have played in at least 3 matches (max. number of medals say 15)

Also awards for best batsman, bowler etc. 

These will be presented at a suitable occasion to be defined.

Could be at the 20/20 final or at some special match between the first two teams in the league – assuming a suitable date is available. 

Match administration

The nominated “home team” is responsible for checking on and /or arranging for all the logistics of the match.

Good condition of pitch and outfield.   Stumps and bails and chalk. Scoreboard and boundary and fielding restriction markers. (They can do a lot of this by speaking with the ground owner, but it is the “home team” manager who is ultimately responsible) 

Each side to provide their own bats, pads, gloves etc and play in whites.

Each side to provide their own ball for their fielding innings.

Each batting side to provide 2 umpires (non players or players not batting at that moment.) and a scorer with scorebook.   

Refreshments including water, some food between innings for both teams, umpires and optionally supporters. 

Produce a brief match report in English and team photos and  report the result to the “league secretary” tba. 

Optionally provide drinks between innings and after the match. 


The match reports from the match managing teams will be published on the league website (part of the Milan website?)  Also maybe photos.

They can also be copied to other club websites 

Results and the league table would also be updated on the league site. 


Each “ground owner”  receives a standard fee of 100 euros from each team who uses their ground for a match. This is to cover grass cutting and any other costs directly related to staging that match.

The grass cutting will be just before  weekend matches and will suffice to cover for the following weekend.

The total payable out by a non ground owning club over the duration of the league matches is therefore 400 euros.

Each club will have to charge it’s players a match fee which goes towards covering the “ground owner”  league fee mentioned above and their own club costs. It’s  up to them whether they subsidise their players in meeting these costs, but the league fee should be paid (preferably in cash) at the time of the match to the ground owner representative if present for the match. If not present, they need to contact the club concerned and make some suitable arrangement for payment.

As a separate item, the  match manager  can charge a reasonable fee per head to opposition and its own players for water, drinks, food etc. This can come out of or be collected separately from the match fees. Limit per person normally 5 euros.  

To fund the purchase of a cup and medals etc. each club will have to pay a one time standard contribution, sufficient to cover the cost (tba)  

Every club should ensure that it’s players are covered for third party insurance while playing cricket. The league does not take any responsibility for that insurance. 

First aid

No medical insurance or match present medical staff will be arranged. 

Any medical assistance required will have to come from a call on local doctor and/or ambulance services.


































































































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