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Hours of Play 2-Day Matches
6. (a) (i) Minor Round - Section 1.
During daylight saving, play will commence each Saturday at 1:00 p.m. If there is no daylight saving, play will commence each Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
(ii) Minor Round - Sections 2 and lower.
Play will commence each Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
(iii) Finals – Section 1
During daylight saving, play will commence each Saturday and Sunday at 1.00 p.m. If there is no daylight saving, play will commence on any such Saturday or Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
(iv) Finals – Sections 2 and lower.
Play will commence each Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
(b) Umpires and Captains are to ensure that any late start is reported to the Association Secretary with an explanation for the delay.
(c) The Club whose team is unable or refuses to commence play on time shall be fined the amount listed in Schedule "A" of the Constitution.
(d) (i) Section 1.
Stumps shall be drawn after the bowling of seventy-five (75) overs.
On day two where an outright result appears possible stumps shall be drawn after eighty (80) overs.
(ii) Sections 2 and lower.
Stumps shall be drawn after the bowling of sixty (60) overs.
On day two where an outright result appears possible stumps shall be drawn after sixty five (65) overs.
(iii) Finals
Stumps will be drawn as above for finals matches except that at the end of the first day where a result appears imminent both captains can agree to continue play for up to 7 overs. Should a result not be achieved these overs will be taken from the next day’s quota.
(e) As soon as it becomes apparent the team batting first will have to declare having faced less than twenty (20) overs the game will be abandoned as a draw.
(f) Each day the number of overs to be bowled shall be reduced by two (2) overs for each change of innings unless the change of innings occurs during the tea break. Where inclement weather delays or interrupts play, the first 30 minutes shall cause no reduction in the number of overs to be bowled but thereafter the number of overs to be bowled shall be reduced by one (1) over for each whole four-minute period lost. See SMR 7 (b)
(g) When fifteen (15) overs or less remain to be bowled on the second day of a minor round match or at any time of a final round match, where no chance of an outright result seems possible, the game may be called off with agreement by both Captains without the need to complete the overs.
(h) Should play on day one be entirely prevented by adverse weather conditions, the match shall become a one-day game to be played under Special Match Rule 8.

Declarations 2-Day Matches
7. (a) When stumps are drawn on Day one, the team which bats first shall declare its first innings closed if it has not been dismissed, except where the allocated overs have not been bowled.
(b) (i) Where the allocated overs have not been bowled on Day one, the team batting first, if not dismissed, may continue batting on the second day. First any incomplete over from Day one will be completed. The team may then continue batting for half the number of overs lost with any half over completed. Should this extra batting time be further delayed or interrupted by inclement weather best efforts will be made to divide the available overs for the match evenly between the teams. If the compulsory closure will limit the innings to less than twenty (20) overs, the game will be a draw.
(ii) The final over which results in a change of innings shall be deemed to be a completed over, irrespective of the number of fair deliveries bowled.
(c) (i) After a compulsory closure of an innings the team batting second shall also declare its innings closed after the bowling of the same number of overs. The team scoring the higher number of runs is the winner on the first innings.
(ii) Where a team batting first is dismissed or declares before a compulsory declaration is enforced the team batting second is entitled to receive at least as many overs as received by the team that batted first but may continue batting until stumps on the second day. A draw on the first innings will only result if interruptions to play prevent the team batting second receiving at least as many overs as the team batting first.

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