UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER CRICKET CLUB

 
 

Indoor Premier League (IPL)

 

The IPL is a prestigious competition run by the UMCC for UMCC members. The IPL takes place at the Armitage Centre, with teams of 6 playing until the last batter is out. Each team wins an MVP at the IPL launch night, and on Saturdays play for the chance to win the league. A separate IPL Cup has also been run, giving teams the chance to win two items of silverware during the off-season. 

In Autumn 2018, IPL returns with a refreshed look, allowing us to play competitive cricket pretty much all-year round!

Indoor Cricket Rules

1.   Each match will consist of ten 6-ball overs.

2.   No bowler can bowl more than 2 overs.

3.   Two batsmen will remain at the wicket at all times. In the event where the team has lost 5 wickets, the last man out will remain at the creases to act as a runner.

4.   When a batsman reaches 25 he shall retire but may return to the crease in the event of his side being dismissed within the ten overs. Retired batsmen must return in the order of the retirement and take the place of the retiring or dismissed batsman. Two "live" batsmen shall be at the wicket until such time as the fifth wicket has fallen.

5.   If the ball reaches or passes the batsman at or above shoulder height, standing in his normal stance, it shall be called a no ball.

6.   There will be a two-over 'powerplay' at the beginning of each innings. The fielding captain must have one man in a catching position for these two overs. 

7.   The batsman who has scored the most league runs and the bowler who has taken the most league wickets must, whist playing a match as leading wicket taker or runs scorer, wear the item of clothing that signifies this position.

Scoring

The scoring for the IPL is as follows:-

1.   A ball struck to hit the boundary wall behind the bowler without first touching the floor or any other wall or ceiling shall count as 6 runs. If, however, the ball touches the floor but does not touch any of the other walls or the ceiling before hitting the boundary wall, then it shall count as 4 runs.

2.   A ball hitting the ceiling or one or more of the side or back walls shall count one run, even if the ball subsequently hits the boundary wall. Two additional runs shall be scored if the batsmen complete a run. (If the ball hits the ceiling or side or back wall and a batsman is then run out, one run shall be scored).

3.   Two runs shall be scored if the striker plays the ball and it does not hit a wall but the batsmen complete a run.

4.   A bye shall count as one run if the ball hits a wall; a leg-bye shall count as one run if the ball hits a wall. In each case if the batsmen complete a run, two additional runs shall be scored.

5.   Two byes or two leg-byes shall be scored if the batsmen complete a run without the ball hitting a wall.

6.   No Balls:

    • If the batsmen do not run when a No Ball is called, a penalty of one run shall be credited under extras. This shall apply even though the ball hits the ceiling, a side or a back wall.

    • If the batsman does not strike the ball and completes a run, two runs shall credited under extras. If the ball hits the ceiling, or any wall, an additional run shall be scored as an extra.

    • If a striker hits a No Ball the number of runs resulting, as specified in Rules 1, 2 and 3 above, shall be added to his score but not the penalty in addition.

    • If no score otherwise results, one penalty run shall be scored under extras.

7.   Wides:

    • If a Wide Ball hits any wall (including the boundary wall) one run shall be credited under extras (but not the penalty in addition). If the batsmen complete a run, two additional runs shall be credited.

    • If no score otherwise results, one penalty run shall be scored under extras.

8.   An overthrow hitting any wall (including the boundary wall) or the ceiling shall count as one run to the batsman or to the total of byes, leg-byes, no balls or wides as appropriate.

9.   No runs shall be scored if a batsman is out caught off the walls or ceiling.

Method of Dismissals 

Apart from the normal methods of dismissal contained in Laws of Cricket, the following variations shall apply:-

1.   The batsman shall be caught out by a fieldsman after the ball has hit the ceiling, the netting or any wall except directly from the boundary wall, providing the ball has not touched the floor.

2.   The last not-out batsman shall be given out if the non-striker running with him is out.

3.   The batsman or the non-striker shall be given not out if the ball rebounds from a wall or ceiling and hits a wicket without being touched by a fielder.