Competitions

Cancellations will be notified via this website, Radio NZ (NewsTalk ZB 1098am) or via the CJCA Facebook page CLICK HERE.  All Club Convenors will be emailed as soon as a decision is made.

Any other issues about draws please contact the CJCA Grade Managers or Rob Wilkinson at the CJCA (027 6644999)


Cancellation Policy (and defaults):

While our aim is to have junior cricketers playing cricket whenever possible, safety, player enjoyment and turf damage must be taken into account in unplayable conditions.

The CJCA's cancellation policy is based on a three level implementation:

Level 1 No Cancellations All games to proceed as planned
Level 2 Marginal Conditions All players to proceed to the park where coaches/umpires will make a decision based on conditions at the start of play (refer notes below)
Level 3 Cancellations Cancellations exist either on a Grade by Grade basis (details will be given) or for All Grades

Level 3 Cancellation decisions will where possible be made before 7.30am on Saturday mornings. They will always occur on either an "All Grades Cancelled" basis or a "Grade by Grade" cancellation basis - depending on the predominant surface used for each grade: Prepared grass pitches / Artificial pitch grades / and Outfield pitch grades.

If Marginal Conditions apply, all teams should proceed to the grounds as drawn. It is possible that conditions at the start of play, or during play are worse than expected when the 7.30am decision was made. Games should not be started in drizzle or rain and when started, games should normally be suspended until the rain has ceased. At some stage, teams should decide together if further play is likely and if not, games should be abandoned. JOINT decisions between team coaches should be made. After consultation, if coaches disagree, a compromise from BOTH coaches is expected in order to reach a common outcome. On prepared grass wickets (normally Senior One Day and above), should rain occur after 7.30am, play should be cancelled if further play will significantly damage the playing surface. Refer "The ICC Laws of Cricket Law 3.8/3.9, Fitness of Ground, Weather and Light" see the ICC wording here

If the weather does amend the normal playing time for a match then the new playing conditions agreed by the coaches must allow for the match to still be completed by the required time.

Where a grade is not cancelled, a team is in "default" should they not turn up on time and be ready for the start of the game. In such cases, the non-defaulting team will normally be awarded the points for the game. Via their clubs, defaulting teams will be held accountable for defaults.