County Player rules & guidelines
- Who do these rules apply to?
- Why the county player rules?
- When can a county player take part in an SNCL fixture?
- What is the definition of a county player?
- Must this always be the same county player?
- Can girl county players take part in SNCL fixtures?
- Can a county player be included above their age group?>
- What happens if we or our opponents field additional county players in error?
- What are the rules for zipleague?
- The League’s regulations relating to the participation of county players in fixtures published below apply to boys only. Different rules apply to girls. These can be found here.
- Why the county player rules? The SNCL is designed to cater for smaller community based clubs and, where appropriate, larger clubs that have too many members for their needs of regular league cricket to be adequately accommodated. The spirit of this competition is to provide league cricket for youth players who might otherwise be denied this opportunity. For these reasons, the use of county players in this competition is carefully regulated to promote equality and fairness. The current ruling allows teams to include one (boy) county player per fixture.
- When can a county player take part in an SNCL fixture? A single (boy) county player may take part in any SNCL fixture.
- A county player is defined as a child who is included in ANY youth county squad in a respective season. See 2020 County Players here.
- Must this always be the same county player? No, you may rotate as many as you like as long as only one is included in each fixture.
- Can girl county players take part in SNCL fixtures? Yes – currently no restrictions apply. Clubs may include as many girl county players as they wish in their teams (both SNCL & zipleague).
- Can a county player be included above their age group e.g. an U13 boy playing in an U15 team? Yes they can but their inclusion will count as the single allowable county player.
- What happens if we or our opponents field more than one county player? There is no reason to do so but if this happens then the fixture will not conform to league regulations. The game may go ahead on the basis the result is declared void with no points awarded to either team. See no result games.
- What are the rules for zipleague? All teams may include a maximum of one boy county player and an unlimited number of county girls.
1. How do we collect your information?
The SNCL (South Norfolk Community League) collects your information in three ways-
1a. Either by the completion of a Register of Interest Form where individuals provide a single e-mail address only. All of these submissions are automatically added to our newsgroup.
1b. Or from those included on submitted entry forms in any particular season. These details are more comprehensive comprising not only e-mail addresses but also personal telephone numbers. All those included on League entry forms are automatically added to our newsgroup.
1c. Or from e-mail addresses included on contact us forms.
2. How do we use your information?
2a. We use the data from respondents completing our online Register of Interest Form (1a) to distribute regular newsletters communicating news and information about our competitions. These details are not shared, published or distributed in any way to third parties and remain wholly confidential from others. You may unsubscribe from this at any time.
2b. Personal details collected via entries (1b) are treated in the following manner –
• zipleague – all details remain wholly confidential and are not circulated or distributed in any way, even to other participants within the same competition.
• Summer leagues – details collected via 1b, WITH CONSENT, are published on our website. This is an open page and may be freely viewed by anyone therefore those included must accept that the SNCL cannot be held responsible in any way whatsoever for the use of such information by third parties. You have the right to withhold consent for open publication of your details and these will be circulated confidentially only on a strictly need to know basis. i.e. current youth managers and coaches.
2c. Details received via our contact us forms (1c) are not retained and included e-mail addresses are NOT added to our Newsgroup(s).
3. What are your rights?
At any time you can exercise the right to –
3a. Request a copy of your personal information we currently hold on our database (1a & 1b).
3b. Have any incorrect information rectified within a reasonable time (1b).
3c. Withhold personal information being published on our Contact details website page (1b) and request that this only be circulated confidentially. You have the option to exercise this choice when completing a Summer Leagues entry form (1b).
We will not share this information about you without your consent.
3d. Have some or all of your details permanently deleted from our database at any time (1a & 1b).
4. How long do we keep these details?
4a. Newsgroup database details (1a & 1b) are retained until recipients unsubscribe via a link included on our newsletters when all of their details held by SNCL are deleted. Many of those registered in this way continue to receive SNCL news long after any involvement with the league has ended.
4b. Information relating to summer league entries (1b), whether published or not, is held until the end of the season to which it relates. After this it is removed from the website, archived for a period of two years and then deleted and/or removed from our database unless such persons remain current subscribers to our Newsgroup(s).
We do not collect home addresses or financial information, nor do we distribute any of the data we hold to third parties for any reason whatsoever (see section 2b – Summer Leagues for exceptions).
The SNCL is keen to promote positive images of children playing cricket but photographs are considered personal data in terms of the Data Protection Act. Consent from either the child, adult, or both should be sought before capturing, sharing or publishing images where a child can be identified, including posting on the league’s website and social networking pages.
5. How do we collect photographs?
We gather images in two ways.
5a. Photographs captured by the SNCL itself, predominantly at our winter zipleague competition. Occasionally additional team photographs may also be taken by the SNCL during the course of the summer.
5b. Images submitted by clubs or individuals themselves.
6. What do we do with these images?
Photos captured via both methods (5a & 5b) are treated in the same manner. They may be published on The League’s website and/or Facebook page and some may appear in the local press.
7. What are your rights regarding photographic images?
At any time you can exercise the option to –
7a. Request details of any images we hold of you.
7b. Have some or all of your images we publish on our various portals removed and permanently deleted or your face obscured in such images.
8. How long do we retain these images?
All of the images collected and published by SNCL are permanently retained unless removed via a request from a person(s) featuring in that individual photograph (7b). As images are published on open platforms and may be freely viewed by anyone the SNCL cannot be held responsible in any way whatsoever for the use of such information by third parties.
9. How do we control permissions on the photographs we publish?
Depending on the circumstance, consent from either the child, adult, or both should be sought before capturing, sharing or publishing images where a child can be identified. We will manage these requirements in the following ways.
9a. We shall take all steps to ensure that young cricketers featuring in any of our captured images have freely consented to their inclusion.
9b. We will not personally caption or identify individuals, except with specific permission, in any of our published content.
9c. At our indoor zipleague or other organised competitions we may accept permission by proxy from the relevant team coaches/ managers that they have sought and obtained the necessary disclosures to allow capturing and publication of their team’s images.
9d. Clubs submitting individual or team photographs should accompany these with a declaration that they have sought and obtained the necessary disclosures to allow publication of such images.
9e. At all times it will be made clear that any young cricketer may freely exclude themselves from participating in the team photographs at any of our competitions.
Updated March 2020
Submitting results and no results
Who is responsible for entering league results?
The home team is responsible for submitting the result within 24 hours of the match ending.
What happens if the result is submitted after this time?
A penalty of 2 points will be applied (to the home team) when these are received more than 48 hours after the game has been completed.
How to submit a result
All results should be entered using our online form which can be found on our League Forms page here. Our forms are supported across all browsers and devices and you will be prompted if you have omitted any required information. You will be redirected to our confirmation page after completing the captcha (I am not a robot) and submitting your result.
When to complete a no results form
A no results form should be completed whenever any scheduled game is postponed or cancelled regardless of whether it will be rearranged or not.
The SNCL works hard to minimise the number of no results during the summer season – currently running at one third – and carefully monitors the reasons for these.
It is the responsibility of the home team to enter a no results form when –
- A fixture you have arranged, for whatever reason, does not go ahead even if you plan to reschedule this for later in the season.
- A fixture (other than an U15 or U17 game), for whatever reason, is not completed in the allocated time window specified by The League. This requirement applies even if both team managers have mutually agreed to defer the fixture until a later date.
- One or both teams have decided that there is no possibility of completing these before the end of the season and have conceded the fixture.
Including match reports
Whenever possible, please include a summary of the game no matter how brief. These are posted on our Facebook and website pages and are widely followed.
Photographs should be submitted (uncompressed if possible) via our e-mail email@example.com where you can include such permission in the text area.