Seniors to report to grounds 1 Feb
Date of Event North West Metropolitan Cricket Association: Sat Feb 1, 2020 10:49AM

As per NWMCA Weather Line, Senior teams are to report to grounds today Saturday 1/2/2020

NWMCA Weather line - 9539 4844

1. In the event of an active thunderstorm or an electrical storm in the immediate vicinity of the ground, play is to cease IMMEDIATELY and all players and umpires are to find safe shelter without delay.
2. Safe shelters include a car or large substantial buildings with electric or telephone wiring and / or plumbing to provide a safe current to the ground.
3. To determine if the thunderstorm or electrical storm is ‘in the immediate vicinity, players and umpires should follow the “30/30” protocol rule:
- Play must stop when the time between a lightning flash and thunder bang is 30 seconds or less – this indicates the lightning is close enough to be a significant risk that the next lightning strike could be at the observer’s location.
- Play cannot commence until 30 minutes have elapsed after both the last lightning flash and the last thunder bang, unless it is clear and agreed by both captains and umpires that the storm has moved on and there is no threat of lightning.

Last updated: Saturday February 1, 2020 10:52AM
Author: Bill Maddern