Competition Playing Conditions
BOPCA Senior Bylaws and Competition Regulations
All competitions administered by BOPCA will run in accordance with the Regional Senior Bylaws and Regulation Document unless otherwise stated in competition playing conditions.
Approved Cricket Balls
Please refer to section 11.5 of The Regional Senior Bylaws and Regulation Document for BOPCA approved cricket ball information.
Helmet Policy and Bowling Load Guidelines
Code of Conduct
Please refer to section 15 of the Northern Districts Cricket Association Senior Bylaws and Competition Regulations Document for Code of Conduct information:
A Commissioner is appointed by the BOPCA Board to investigate any reported Code of conduct breaches.
All code of conduct decisions made by the BOPCA Judicial Commissioner or Competition Manager are Final. There is NO right of appeal for any Code of Conduct decisions.
Match Postponement Policy
Bay of Plenty Cricket Association expects all scheduled Baywide games to take place as scheduled.
In circumstances where other higher cricket commitments or extreme reasons occur, the team may apply for to Bay of Plenty Cricket to have the game postponed.
Prior to applying the requesting team must arrange and confirm a new fixture date with the opposition.
This date must be within the competition timeframe and before semi-finals if relevant.
The opponents must not unnecessarily hinder the rescheduling of the match.
If the game cannot be rescheduled for legitimate reasons then win points go to the opposition.
Guidelines for Cover Cricket Wickets
Covering cricket blocks can be vital in ensuring that pitches are kept in good condition for play, but can also have the potential to ruin the grass cover on the block for the remainder of the season. When used incorrectly, they can have such an adverse effect that there is nothing the groundsman can do will produce good quality pitches.
The following guidelines are for those who place covers onto their club blocks and should be adhered to. Communication with the groundsman at the venue is vital as they will know where in the preparation process the pitch is currently at and will be able to advise best on a day to day basis as to the best use of those covers during the preparation.
** This will differ from club to club and who the groundsman is employed by.
Please note: In all cases, it is the Club's responsibility to put covers on and take them off. It is not the responsibility of the groundsman to carry out this task. It is difficult for one person to remove covers, especially when covered in water, or place covers during windy periods. If covers are left on all day on the Friday, it will be the club who will face the consequences of an under prepared or unmarked pitch.