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Finals Eligibility and Permits
Date of Event North West Metropolitan Cricket Association: Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:54PM

FINALS - ELIGIBILITY (QUALIFICATION) and PERMIT REQUESTS

With finals just around the corner, (Sunday comps start next Sunday), we are starting to see an influx of questions

Can club reps please ensure they are familiar with the Eligibility (qualification) rules:

Rules 3.2.2, 3.2.3 and 3.2.4 are the key rules to understand

Each club was provided with match day handbooks, which include all rule (you should have an A4 rule book which is easiest to read).

The rules are also on our website

http://nwmca.vic.cricket.com.au

We don’t mind answering questions - please make sure you have checked the rules first - it makes it much easier if you have done the research

PERMITS 

If you need to apply for a permit from the Board for a player who is not eligible, to play in finals, it MUST be done through MyCricket

Permit type = Dispensation

That we get the player’s ID and can check the stats etc

We will respond via MyCricket only

Please add further detail in comments on the permit - including how many players you have qualified for the particular team 

Rules also listed below for your convenience

Cheers

Bill Maddern
NWMCA 
MyCricket Admin

3.2.2 (GENERAL) ELIGIBILITY TO PLAY IN FINALS
1. To be eligible to play in a finals match for a Two-day team, a player must have been named in at least five days of the Two-day competitions during the season, including any bye, washout, walkover or abandoned matches.
2. To be eligible to play in a finals match for a One Day team, a player must have been named in at least five days of the One Day competition during the season, including any bye, washout, walkover or abandoned matches. For the purpose of qualification under 12 is not considered a one day competition and days played counts for eligibility.
3. To be eligible to play in a finals match for a Veteran’s team, a player must have been named in at least five days of the Veteran’s competition during the season including any bye, washout, walkover or abandoned matches.
4. A player who has been named in seven or more matches of the Open Age Two-day competition during the season will not be eligible to play in Open Age One Day or Veteran’s competition finals matches without board approval.
5. A player who has been named in eight or more matches of the Open Age One-Day competition during the season will not be eligible to play in the Open Age Two Day or the Veteran’s competition finals matches without board approval.
6. A player who has been named in seven or more matches of the Veteran’s competition during the season will not be eligible to play in the Open Age Two Day or the One Day competition finals matches without board approval.
7. In assessing the number of days played only those players entered on MyCricket full match details page will be counted as played, including those submitted for bye, walkovers and abandoned matches. Up to the specified number of players for the grade will be counted, as well as any others who are listed as batting, bowling or wicket keeping, where that is allowed under the Section’s Match Rules.
8. In line with By-Law 4.1, paragraph 9 and 10, players listed on team sheets where matches are abandoned or a walkover is received, or a bye is fixtured, shall count towards finals eligibility
9. A player who has qualified to play finals in a competition section, (see By-Law 1.1 Competitions and Time Slots) and who is also eligible by age to play in a more restricted (normally younger) section, and has been named in at least five days in that more restricted (normally younger) section, will be deemed eligible to play in the club’s highest side and no other in the more restricted section. If that player has also qualified to play finals in the more restricted (normally younger) section by playing five or more days of cricket in that section, they are also eligible to play finals in the teams in which they qualified.
10.A player who has qualified to play for finals only in some age-restricted section may play in finals in the club's highest side in a less restricted (normally older) section; but will not be permitted to play in finals in the club’s second or lower side in the less restricted section without prior permission from the Association.
11.However a player who has played at least 5 matches in the Under 10 grade and who has not otherwise qualified to play finals in an Under 12 grade, will be eligible to play finals in any of the Under 12 grades.

3.2.3 ELIGIBILITY TO PLAY IN QUALIFYING, ELIMINATION, QUARTER, SEMI-FINALS OR PRELIMINARY FINALS
1 (a) To be eligible to play in a Qualifying, Elimination, Quarter, Semi-Finals or Preliminary Finals match a player must have been named in more matches during the season with the team in which they are playing, or any lower graded team in the same section than they were named with any other higher team in the same section or age group.
(b) Where a Club has more than two teams in a Section, the matches played by a player in each graded team are considered separately and not combined
(c) Example 1: A player has played 2 games in the clubs 1st X1 in the Open Age Two Day section, 2 games in the club’s 2nd X1 in the Open Age Two Day section, and 4 games in the club’s 3rd X1, also in the Open Age Two day section. That player has played more matches in the 3rd X1 than any other higher team in the Open Age Two Day section.
(d) Example 2: A player has played 3 games in the clubs 1st X1 in the Open Age Two Day section, 2 games in the club’s 2nd X1 in the Open Age Two Day section, and 4 games in the club’s 3rd X1, also in the Open Age Two day section. That player has played more matches in the 3rd X1 than any other higher team in the Open Age Two Day section.
2. Where a Club has consecutive teams in the finals, a player may play in their Club’s next lowest grade to that for which they would otherwise be eligible. However where one of the consecutive teams receives a notified walkover it will be deemed not to be consecutive and the provisions of this rule do not apply.
3. Consecutive teams can be across associations. For example, a club’s 1st and 2nd X1 play in another association on Saturday afternoons and the 3rd and 4th X1 play in any section in the NWMCA on Saturday afternoons. If the 2nd are playing in a final and the 3rd X1 are playing in a final, a player who qualifies to play in the 2nd X1 in that other association, may play in the 3rd X1 final team.

3.2.4 ELIGIBILITY TO PLAY GRAND FINALS
1. To be eligible to play in a Grand Final match, a player who has not participated in a Semi-Final, must have played more matches during the season with the team that is playing, or any lower graded team in the same section, than they were named with the higher team in that section or age group.
2. Where a Club has more than two teams in a Section, the matches played by a player in each graded team are considered separately and not combined. See examples in rule 3.2.3 paragraph 1 (c) and (d).
3. Where a Club has consecutive teams in the finals, a player may play in their Club’s next lowest graded team to that for which they would otherwise be eligible.
4. Consecutive teams can be across associations. For example, a club’s 1st and 2nd X1 play in another association on Saturday afternoons and the 3rd and 4th X1 play in any section in the NWMCA on Saturday afternoons. If the 2nd are playing in a final and the 3rd X1 are playing in a final, a player who qualifies to play in the 2nd X1 in that other association, may play in the 3rd X1 final team.
5. Any player who plays for a lower team in the Semi-Finals may be promoted to a higher team in that Section for the Grand Final.
6. If a club’s next highest graded team in the same section wins a Semi- Final, a player who played in the higher team in the Semi-Final may be dropped to the lower graded team for the Grand Final.
7. If a club’s next highest graded team in the same section loses a Semi- Final, a player who plays in that higher graded team will not be eligible to play in the lower graded team in the Grand Final.
8. However, if a player who had played in the higher graded side for the Semi-Final would have been covered by another player returning for the Grand Final (had the higher graded side won), then the first mentioned player may return to the lower graded side for the Grand Final provided he receives prior written permission from the Association.
9. Irrespective of where a player has played during the season, a player who plays in a winning Semi-Final team may continue to play with that team in the Grand Final.
REVISED: SEPTEMBER 2019 ©North West Metropolitan Cricket Association Inc Page 110

Last updated: Monday February 10, 2020 1:55PM
Author: Bill Maddern