MCA FINALS 2018-19
MARCH 9-10 – Semi-finals – 11am start unless otherwise shown
A Grade Parkville Dist v S.Yarra at Brens (Sat-Sun) Sacred Heartv Middle Park at FP3 (Sat-Sun)A Sun Melb Cobras v Carnegie at Ryder (Sun) Monash Uni v Malvern at PP4, Caulfield (Sun)A Res RP Redsv Youlden-P at Walker West(Sat-Sun) Parkville Distv Indigos at Walker East (Sat-Sun)B Grade National v Parkville Dist at FP5 (Sat) Melb Falcons v Indigos at FP1 (Sat) B Sun OCG v Melb Ramblers at Crawford (Sun) EMT v Indigos at Waverley Oval (Sun)C North S.Yarrav Gunbower at Como West (Sat) Melb City v Maccabi Ajax at FP4 (Sat) C Sun Melb Strikersv Monash Uni at FP1 (Sun) National v Latrobe CBD at FP4 (Sun)C South S.Yarra v Carnegie at Como West(Sun) Power House v Ashwood at FP5 (Sun)D Grade Carnegie v Barnawartha at Highett Res #2 (Sat) Sacred Heartv S.Yarra at FP2(Sat) D Sun S.Yarra v Maccabi Ajax at Como East (Sun) EMT v Carnegie at Treyvaud(Sun, 12.15pm start)
Side named first is the home side -- to supply stumps & cones, look after covers, ring in scores.
Sunday home sides on pitches used Sat are to sweep pitch and repaint lines.
Tea: Home side supplies tea day 1, away side day 2 if applicable. Lunch is BYO in two-day finals.
Two-day finals (A Grade and A Reserve)
Hours of play: 11.00-1.00, 1.30-3.30, 4.00-6.00 (Lunch 1.00-1.30, Tea 3.30-4.00).
At least 100 overs to be bowled each day. At least 15 overs after start of last scheduled hour. Deduct one over for each full four minutes lost due to weather or light in excess of 30 minutes.
No compulsory closures - lower side must win to proceed. New ball may be taken after 80 overs.
One-day finals Hours of play: 90-over match, half-hour tea between innings
Delayed start: Match overs reduce by 2 for each complete 8 minutes lost in excess of 60 minutes, but not below 70 overs.
Normal 9 over limit per bowler in first innings.
Financial status: Clubs must be financial to play. All money owing MUST arrive with Dusty Barnes, PO Box 7165, Melbourne 3004 (mobile 0424-416519), by Thursday's mail, or be deposited to the MCA account by funds transfer by Thursday 11.00am. Penalty - forfeit of finals place.
Fitness of pitches: - Players must turn up; play will NOT be called off via the MCA website. Pitches may be covered before play by Association directive or by advice from the curator. If in use, covers must be laid after first day unless BOTH captains agree to forgo them. Covers are to be removed an hour before play by the home side on each day unless rain is falling. Covers must be put away by the home side after the match, unless directed otherwise by the Match Secretary, and tables roped off at stumps.
Queries regarding finals eligibility -- email the Match Secretary (Alec Kahn) at firstname.lastname@example.org up to Friday 4.00 pm. MyCricket reports must be completed as usual after all finals. Restricted players must be named to the Match Secretary by Friday 4.00pm.
Umpires' fees: $160 per team per day.
PRELIM & GRAND FINALS
MARCH 16-17-23 (24 reserve) – Grand finals in A, A Reserve
MARCH 16 – Preliminary final in B, C Nth, D
MARCH 17 – Preliminary final in A Sun, B Sun, C Sun, C Sth, D Sun
MARCH 23 – Grand final in B, C Nth, D (reserve day 24th)
MARCH 24 – Grand final in A Sun, B Sun, C Sun, C Sth, D Sun (reserve day 31st)
Prelim & Grand final grounds to be selected after semis.
Batting sides are asked to update the MCA Facebook page with a progress score every 10 overs and at breaks. Just reply to the main item with grade, score & overs, eg A Sun: Monash Uni 3-92 (20 overs) v Malvern 7-cc-205
To play in finals in a team, a player must have played
he can play one XI lower than that team, if the club has BOTH sides in the finals and playing on the same weekend. Once he plays a final for the next-lower XI, he can keep playing there.
To work out a player’s eligibility from MyCricket, use “Statistics – Other – Days Played” and “Statistics – Other – Matches Played” (tick the “Include Abandoned ...” box).
EXECUTIVE RULING ON SUBSTITUTES