Event Info

Format & Rules


To avoid delays in a packed schedule, all matches will be played in pairs. The first innings of Match A is followed by the first innings of Match B, then the second innings of Match A is followed by the second innings of Match B, and so on.

Round One

The Players’ Section will consist of 16 teams and the Gentlemen’s Section will consist of 20 teams.

The Players’ Section will be split into four groups of four teams. The four teams in each group will play each other in a round robin format.

The Gentlemen’s Section will be split into five groups of four teams. The four teams in each group will play each other in a round robin format.

Round Two

CUP: Teams ranked one to six from the Players’ Section split into two groups of three. Each team plays the other two teams in its group.

SHIELD: Teams ranked seven to twelvefrom the Players’ Section split into two groups of three. Each team plays the other two teams in its group.

BOWL: Teams ranked thirteen to sixteenfrom the Players’ Section and teams ranked one and two in the Gentlemen’s Section split into two groups of three. Each team plays the other two teams in its group.

VASE: Teams rankedthree to eight in the Gentlemen’s Section split into two groups of three. Each team plays the other two teams in its group.

PLATE: Teams ranked nine to fourteen in the Gentlemen’s Section split into two groups of three. Each team plays the other two teams in its group.

SPOON: Teams ranked fifteen to twenty in the Gentlemen’s Section split into two groups of three. Each team plays the other two teams in its group.

Round Three

Semi-finals in Cup, Shield and Bowl: winner Group A plays runner-up Group B; winner Group B plays runner-up Group A.

Round Four

Finals in each competition. In Cup, Shield and Bowl winners of the semi-finals meet in the final; in Vase, Plate and Spoon winners of Group A meet winners of Group B in the final.

Notes

Teams will be ranked 1 to 16 in the Players’ Section and 1 to 20 in the Gentlemen’s Section according to points, wins then run rate off the bat. The second round placings may be adjusted to avoid a team meeting a team that it played in the first round.



Tournament Rules

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(Last amended 2018)