UC Cup – FAQs

What is the format played? 

The format for this tournament is Twenty20.  

How many matches are played? 

There are four (4) regular round matches scheduled on the first two days of the tournament. However, depending on the number of teams in your competition, teams may be scheduled a bye. One round of finals will be played on morning of the third day, which will include all teams unless there is an uneven number of teams in the competition.  

 How many players can play in a team? 

Teams must have a minimum of 10 players to compete and are allowed a maximum of 12 players.

 What if I don't have enough players for a full team? 

If you do not have enough players for a full team, email UCCup@cricketact.com.au with what your current situation is. Often, there are other groups in the same situation who can be combined to help each other.  

What are the groups and divisions? 

Groups 

  • Stage 2 – (Indicative age is under 13) A format that looks to further develop the cricket skills of kids that are playing their 2nd or 3rd year of junior cricket. The emphasis here is on continuous and active participation, where all players get to bat, bowl, and field. 
  • Stage 3 – (Indicative age is under 16) This format is appropriate for players with developed skills who are ready to apply them in the full dimensions of the game – it is aligned to adult cricket on a full-length wicket.

Divisions

  • Division 1 – Competitive: for higher skilled teams such as district and representative teams, or individual clubs who feel they can compete at a high standard.  
  • Division 2 – Challenging: for community-based teams including schools and smaller local cricket clubs  
  • Division 3 – Social: for community-based teams who play in lower division competitions or are new to the stage.  
  • Girls (no divisions) 

What equipment is provided? 

Teams are provided with one ball per match. This will be provided at the beginning of the tournament, NOT after every match. 

Stumps and cones will also be provided.

At which venues will matches be held? 

Ground allocations are provided after the draw is finalised in the weeks prior to the competition start.  

When will a draw be provided?

A draw will be supplied approximately one week before the competition starts. 

Are teams required to provide officials for each match? 

Cricket ACT will endeavour to provide as many umpires as possible for each fixture. However, given the size of our pool of our umpires, and the tournament taking place mid-week, we cannot guarantee that we will have enough officials to stand in all fixtures. Where possible, we will allocate one umpire per match, so that the batting team will only have to provide a square leg umpire for 20 overs. Please come prepared to provide at least one official. 

We also ask that each team provide a scorer for the entirety of the match. 

How do you determine ladder positions? 

A Net Run Rate (NRR) calculation will be used to determine ladder positions. 

A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team, the average runs per over scored against that team. 

In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed. Only those matches where results are achieved will count for the purpose of net run rate calculations. 

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