06859

Rainhill deducted 71 pts when they should have been deducted 131 pts
Thursday 1st August 2019

It has been reported that Rainhill's ASHEN DALUWATTAGE played under an assumed name for Merseyside Commonwealth Conference against Halsall West End in the semi final of the Southport and District Amateur Cricket League's Sandhurst Shield on Sunday June 23rd 2019, batting at number 7 and making 73.

Merseyside Commonwealth Conference were eliminated with Halsall West End being awarded the match and going on to beat Birkenhead St Mary's in the final.

Without informing Rainhill that he had played this match, Daluwattage went on to play for Rainhill's 1st XI in the following three matches without re-registering:-

Saturday June 29th (a) Lytham (Rainhill 20 pts + 1 bat pt), Lytham (5 bowl pts)

Saturday July 6th (h) Orrell Red Triangle (Rainhill 20 pts + 5 bowl pts), Orrell Red Triangle (1 bat pt + 3 bowl pts)

Saturday July 13th (a) New Brighton (Rainhill 20 pts + 5 bowl pts), New Brighton (2 bat pts + 3 bowl pts)

According to L&DCC Rule 6.2 defaulting a match, Rainhill should be deducted the points earned, ie 21 + 25 + 25 = 71 plus penalty points on a sliding scale of 10 + 20 + 30 = 60 giving a total of 131 pts but the L&DCC Management Committee has just deducted 71 pts from Rainhill's total of points and completely ignored the 60 penalty points.

The three losing teams have had their bonus points deducted from these matches and replaced with 25 for playing a match that was won by default.

Administering Rule 6.2 correctly would have seen Rainhill drop from fifth place to bottom, 26 points behind Lytham, and Colwyn Bay move out of the relegation zone.

THE TABLE BEFORE THE ABOVE

 ECB PREMIER LEAGUE 
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bonus points

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. . . .   . .   . .   .   . W W D/L D/L pen .
. P W WCn WDf T D (D) L LCn LDf ND (ND) Ab bat bwl bat bwl pts

PTS

   
. . 20 25 25 15 .   . -10 -10 5   5 . . . . . .    
1    Bootle 14   10   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   3   10   30   3   5   0   263    
2    Ormskirk 14   8   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   3   23   15   8   7   0   228    
3    Northern 14   7   0   0   0   1   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   35   9   13   0   212    
4    New Brighton 14   7   0   0   0   1   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   2   8   10   7   17   0   192    
5    Rainhill 14   7   0   0   0   0   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   3   13   10   4   4   0   186    
6    Formby 14   5   0   0   0   3   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   2   9   8   23   20   0   170    
7    Wallasey 14   4   0   0   0   3   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   3   10   5   11   26   0   147    
8    Leigh 14   3   0   0   0   2   (0)   6   0   0   0   (0)   3   2   0   20   28   0   125    
9    Orrell Red Triangle 14   3   0   0   0   1   (0)   7   0   0   0   (0)   3   9   0   16   23   0   123    
10    Southport and Birkdale 14   3   0   0   0   0   (0)   8   0   0   1   (0)   2   2   0   10   28   0   115    
11    Colwyn Bay 14   2   0   0   0   3   (0)   6   0   0   0   (0)   3   1   0   21   21   0   98    
12    Lytham 14   0   0   0   0   2   (0)   9   0   0   1   (0)   2   0   0   19   27   0   61    

THE TABLE AFTER THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE'S INCORRECT APPLICATION OF RULE 6.2

 ECB PREMIER LEAGUE 
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bonus points

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. . . .   . .   . .   .   . W W D/L D/L pen .
. P W WCn WDf T D (D) L LCn LDf ND (ND) Ab bat bwl bat bwl pts

PTS

   
. . 20 25 25 15 .   . -10 0 5   5 . . . . . .    
1    Bootle 14   10   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   3   10   30   3   5   0   263    
2    Ormskirk 14   8   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   3   23   15   8   7   0   228    
3    New Brighton 14   7   0   1   0   1   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   2   8   10   5   14   0   212    
4    Northern 14   7   0   0   0   1   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   35   9   13   0   212    
5    Formby 14   5   0   0   0   3   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   2   9   8   23   20   0   170    
6    Wallasey 14   4   0   0   0   3   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   3   10   5   11   26   0   147    
7    Orrell Red Triangle 14   3   0   1   0   1   (0)   6   0   0   0   (0)   3   9   0   15   20   0   144    
8    Leigh 14   3   0   0   0   2   (0)   6   0   0   0   (0)   3   2   0   20   28   0   125    
9    Rainhill 14   4   0   0   0   0   (0)   4   0   3   0   (0)   3   12   0   4   4   0   115    
10    Southport and Birkdale 14   3   0   0   0   0   (0)   8   0   0   1   (0)   2   2   0   10   28   0   115    
11    Colwyn Bay 14   2   0   0   0   3   (0)   6   0   0   0   (0)   3   1   0   21   21   0   98    
12    Lytham 14   0   0   1   0   2   (0)   8   0   0   1   (0)   2   0   0   19   22   0   81    

THE TABLE WITH POINTS AS THEY SHOULD BE FOLLOWING THE CORRECT APPLICATION OF RULE 6.2

 ECB PREMIER LEAGUE 
. . . .   . .   . .       .   .

bonus points

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. . . .   . .   . .       .   . W W D/L D/L pen .
. P W WCn WDf T D (D) L LCn LDf LDf LDf ND (ND) Ab bat bwl bat bwl pts

PTS

   
. . 20 25 25 15 .   . -10 -10 -20 -30 5 5 . . . . . .    
1    Bootle 14   10   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   10   30   3   5   0   263    
2    Ormskirk 14   8   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   23   15   8   7   0   228    
3    New Brighton 14   7   0   1   0   1   (0)   3   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   2   8   10   5   14   0   212    
4    Northern 14   7   0   0   0   1   (0)   3   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   35   9   13   0   212    
5    Formby 14   5   0   0   0   3   (0)   4   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   2   9   8   23   20   0   170    
6    Wallasey 14   4   0   0   0   3   (0)   4   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   10   5   11   26   0   147    
7    Orrell Red Triangle 14   3   0   1   0   1   (0)   6   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   9   0   15   20   0   144    
8    Leigh 14   3   0   0   0   2   (0)   6   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   2   0   20   28   0   125    
9    Southport and Birkdale 14   3   0   0   0   0   (0)   8   0   0   0   0   1   (0)   2   2   0   10   28   0   115    
10    Colwyn Bay 14   2   0   0   0   3   (0)   6   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   1   0   21   21   0   98    
11    Lytham 14   0   0   1   0   2   (0)   8   0   0   0   0   1   (0)   2   0   0   19   22   0   81    
12    Rainhill 14   4   0   0   0   0   (0)   4   0   1   1   1   0   (0)   3   12   0   4   4   0   55