SATURDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2021 – 7.25AM
After monitoring the amount of rain that fell last night between 6.30 and 10.30pm in most parts of the city and assessing the current weather and forecast THERE IS NO BLANKET CANCELLATION OF CJCA CRICKET THIS MORNING.
The CJCA acknowledges there will be parts of the city that had more rain than others yesterday and that some conditions may not be fit for play so a Level 2 – Marginal Conditions state exists.
As conveyed to Junior Convenors last week due to the mild and damp Spring there are still some issues with grass getting down to a lower level and this will also impact many games – it is hoped that as normal this should come right in the next 2 weeks as things generally warm up so please DO THE BEST YOU CAN.
Some of the markings done by our contractors for Outfield Cricket may also have faded with the drizzle over the past 24 hours so again do your best and try and get cricket in if you can.
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.
If Level 2 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.
Coaches and managers should assess the safety of the playing conditions before starting play.
Games should not be started in drizzle or rain and when started, games should normally be suspended until the precipitation 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 Year 7 and above), should rain occur after 7.30am, play should be cancelled if further play will significantly damage the playing surface.
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.