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Disciplinary Report Agreed Action 09 2017 - IE Walkden
Friday 28th July 2017


A captain has been banned for ONE WEEK for failing to follow the ECB Fast Bowling Directives.

Newton le Willows CC's 2nd XI captain, Ian Walkden, is to receive a ONE WEEK ban commencing at midnight on Friday 28th July until midnight on Friday 4th August and an additional one week ban suspended until the end of season 2018.

The team card for the 2nd XI match Newton le Willows v Highfield on Saturday 8th July 2017 did not mark an age group player as being Under 19 and the bowler breached the ECB Fast Bowling Directives.

In accordance with section 6.2.4 of the 2017 Playing Regulations, Newton le Willows 2nd XI will also be deducted the 9 points gained and the club fined 75.00. The match was awarded to Highfield.

section 6.2.4 states:-

If a club should provide incorrect information to an umpire regarding the age/date of birth of a junior player for whatever reason, the following penalty will apply:

a deduction of all points gained, plus a fine of 75.00 and any further penalties imposed as the Management Committee considers necessary in the circumstances and for which there will be the opportunity for appeal by the club.

ECB Generic Rule 3.4.6 states:-

Age groups are defined by the player's age at midnight on 31st August in the year prior to the relevant season.