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

For the 2019 tournament, The Players’ Section will consist of 12 teams and the Gentlemen’s Section will consist of 18 teams. Teams in both the Players’ and Gentlemen’s Sections will compete in a league with every team playing three matches against a range of teams in their Section. Teams have been ranked according to previous form to ensure that fixtures have been allocated as fairly as possible. League tables will be produced for the Players’ and Gentlemen’s Section and teams’ final position will determine what happens in Round Two.

Round Two

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

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

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

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

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

Semi-Finals

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

Finals

Finals in Cup, Shield, Bowl, Plate and Spoon. Winners of semi-finals in all competitions meet in the final.

Notes

Teams will be ranked 1 to 12 in the Players’ Section and 1 to 18 in the Gentlemen’s Section according to points and net run rate off the bat. The second round placings may be adjusted to avoid teams meeting who have already played earlier in the tournament.

Ladies Cup

Four teams play each other on a league basis and the top two teams meet in the final.


Tournament Rules

Download the Tournament Rules in PDF format

(Last amended 2019)