Year 8

Year 8 Grade Conditions 

This is a Website Summary. The Full Conditions and score sheet should be copied from the web links in the Overview section of Competitions. 

Grade Manager - John Quirk on jandlaq@gmail.com or 355 9169 or 0275 743723

Coaches of teams in this grade should email their contact information to the Grade Manager so that he can be in contact with you during the season if needed. View and print score sheet for this grade using the link on the web page.

Grade Objective

This grade is for players primarily in Year 8 and talented Year 7 players. This grade is a progression on from Yr 7 and will be split into various sections, the number of which will be determined by the number of teams entering this grade.

As with all our grades the development of the player and enjoyment of the game are seen as more important than the result and so all are expected to participate in either batting or bowling, preferably both, in each match.

Coaches are to ensure that by the end of each half season all players have had an equal opportunity to display their skills. Rotation of the batting order is required, as stipulated in the batting section of the full grade conditions, and bowlers should share the overs.

Playing Conditions Summary

  • Year 8 & exceptional Year 7 players can also be included. No Yr 9 players can play in this grade.
  • 9.00am start. Toss to be done by 8.45 or forfeit the right to choose.
  • 9-a-side and played on an 18m pitch
  • 30 overs per innings - one innings per side. Overs bowled in 5 over blocks from alternate ends.
  • Max 4 overs per bowler. No bowler may bowl a 4th over until all others have bowled 3. 
  • Compulsory retirement at the end of the over having faced 30 legitimate deliveries. Retired batters may return when all others are out
  • New for 2014 - Last man standing introduced (see full grade rules)
  • Wides and no-balls score 1 run plus any extra runs scored and are not re-bowled, except in the final over of each innings, when 6 legitimate balls must be bowled
  • The ball after a wide or no ball becomes a ‘free hit’ so the batter can only be given out, run out. If the last ball of an over is a wide or no ball then 2 runs are awarded as no free hit can occur, except in the final over as all must be rebowled so 1 penalty run and a free hit applies
  • 142g leather ball from Kookaburra, Platypus, Dukes or Cambridge
  • 40 - 45m boundary, where possible
  • Back foot LBW