It can not be disputed that the season is progressing relatively smoothly, with the various cups and leagues begining to warm up nicely. With the weather doing something similar, 2011 is developing into a classic year.
Deep inside the wealth of information that is contained in the scorecards on this site, there have been a couple of items that need to be stressed.
1. "44.8 For league or cup matches at grades Division 5 to 9 inclusive, each club shall provide an umpire from their approved list. The persons so chosen must umpire the entire match. Neither can take any part as a player and cannot at any point be replaced by a player in the match. Failure to provide an umpire will result in a penalty of 5 league points for the team in default. If one of the team selected to play in the match is an approved umpire (as per above) and umpires the entire match with only ten players being used, the team will avoid penalty."
If a team does not provide an umpire, it should play with only 10 players. If this is the case, the team member shall umpire the entire match as per normal. However, if one team chooses not to provide an umpire, and the opposition has done so, the team without an umpire will only be able to provide a strikers end umpire (ie square leg) for the whole match. The team that has provided an umpire will umpire from the bowlers end for the entire game
2. Apologies - I posted a piece here regarding the allocation of overs after a side had been dismissed before their allocation has finished. The only change compared to 2010 is that bowlers don't need to wait until the end of the original allocation before they can bowl their "extra" overs. Bowlers are purely limited to 20% of the total number of overs in the innings
As always, any queries regarding the regulations can be directed to Paul Reynolds (email@example.com) or Kevin Gallagher (firstname.lastname@example.org)