BUCKS COUNTY CRICKET CLUB  

 BUCKS COUNTY CRICKET CLUB  

NCCA Competitions

Twenty teams participate in these competitions; they are listed below.

Championship

1. Structure: Ten teams are designated as East (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cumberland, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northumberland, Staffordshire, Suffolk) and the other ten as West (Berkshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Wales Minor Counties, Wiltshire).

2. Divisions: There are four Divisions, each of five counties – Eastern Division 1, Eastern Division 2, Western Division 1 and Western Division 2.  Each county plays a three-day, two innings match against each other county in its division – two at home and two away. The Division 1 winners play each other in a four-day match (“the Championship Final”) at a neutral venue to decide the title. The bottom team in each Division 1 is relegated and the winner of each Division 2 is promoted.

3. Points scoring: Sixteen points for a win, eight for a tie, four for a draw, none for a loss. Additionally, in the first innings, batting points are awarded on the basis of one point at each of the following totals: 175, 225, 275 and, 325 and bowling points are awarded on the basis of one point each for the 3rd, 5th. 7th and 9th wicket. If rain prevents any play before 4.40pm on the second day a one-innings match is played, with twelve points for a win, eight points for a tie and four points for a loss; no batting or bowling points are awarded. Points are deducted for slow over rates.

T20

This is a 20-over limited overs competition. Matches are played in coloured clothing with a white ball. There are four groups, each of five counties; the groups are redrawn from time to time – typically every four years. In the group stage, each fixture consists of two matches, the first starting at 11.00am, unless otherwise agreed. For each match, two points are awarded for a Win, one for a Tie or a No Result and none for a loss. When two or more teams finish the group stage with equal points, their positions in the table are decided on net run rate. The four group winners progress to the Semi-finals and these and the Final are played on the same day at a neutral venue, with a reserve day.

KO Trophy

This is a 50-over limited overs competition. Matches are played in coloured clothing with a white ball. There are four groups, each of five counties; the groups are redrawn from time to time – typically every four years.  For each match, two points are awarded for a Win, one for a Tie or a No Result and none for a loss. When two or more teams finish the group stage with equal points, their positions in the table are decided on net run rate. The winners and the runners-up in each group go forward to the Quarter Finals and the winners of those to the Semi-finals. The Final is played at a neutral venue, with a reserve day.