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Playing Laws
1. (a) All matches arranged as defined in Sections 25-28 of the Constitution of this Association shall be played in accordance with the Laws of Cricket as laid down by the Marylebone Cricket Club and Experimental Laws as adopted by the Australian Cricket Board and recommended by the South Australian Cricket Association with exception of any Special Match Rule added for the particular benefit of this Association.
(b) Any delivery that hits the edge of the pitch without being played and before passing the striker’s wicket is a No ball and Dead. Any delivery that pitches alongside the pitch before passing the striker’s wicket will be a No ball but not dead. It can be played or score byes. A full toss just wide of the pitch may be a wide if it is beyond the batter’s reach and the batter has not at any time since the ball became live been where he could have reached it. If the batter hits a full toss that is wide of the pitch but not over waist height, it is not a No ball and the batter can be out caught or bowled etc. A very wide full toss that a batter would need to leave the pitch to play (ie no part of the batter’s bat or person grounded or raised would be on or above the pitch) is a No ball. It can still score byes. If the batter leaves the pitch to play a very wide ball it will be Dead as well as a No ball to protect fielders. For hard wickets the pitch is the concrete or the matting whichever is wider.
(c) Captains may not elect to declare an innings closed so as to create a draw or tie.
(d) Bowlers in two-day matches in Sections 4 and lower shall be limited to the bowling of fifteen (15) overs in an innings.
(e) Penalty Time as described in MCC Law 24 and 25 will be limited to 30 minutes for two-day and one-day matches. All penalty time is extinguished at the end of a day’s play.
(f) All full tosses over waist height of the striker standing upright at the popping crease are No Balls. The bowler will not be warned or face any other action for balls that slip out of the hand and pass the batsman harmlessly or slow full tosses above waist height. Quicker full tosses over waist height from a fast or slow bowler that are directed towards the body or head of the striker will incur a final warning and any repetition removal from bowling.
(g) Clubs are to encourage all adult players when batting, keeping up to the stumps or fielding less than 7 metres from the batsman unless in slips or gully to wear an appropriate cricket helmet. Clubs are to ensure all Under 18 players wear an appropriate helmet when Batting and keeping up to the stumps and that they don’t field less than 7 metres from the batsman unless in slips or gully. No one is to bat without a helmet because one is not available.

Playing Surface
2. In all matches the pitch will be turf or a concrete strip covered with artificial grass or carpet glued or pegged in place or other material approved by the Association. The minimum width of the pitch is 1.4 metres.

3. (a) The boundaries at each ground will be defined by markers at intervals of not more than 20 metres. Where possible a physical line should join the makers to delineate the boundary. In the absence of a physical line the actual boundary will be the straight line between the markers. The boundary must be at least one metre inside any fence, wall, tree, goalpost, drain, path, or other obstacle at the edge of the playing arena.
(b) Before the start of play umpires and opposing captains will agree on the boundary and on any fixed objects within the boundary.

The Pitch
4. (a) Each club will ensure bowling and popping creases are maintained suitably.
(b) Each club will ensure grass is tidied to the edge of concrete pitches.
(c) Each club will ensure stump-holes in concrete pitches are kept filled with suitable soil.

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