Chalfont St Peter CC - ECB guidelines

ECB Fielding Regulations

For reference, the ECB Fielding Regulations are as follows:

No young player in the Under 15 age group or younger shall be allowed to field closer than 8 yards (7.3 metres) from the middle stump, except behind the wicket on the off side, until the batsman has played at the ball.

For players in the Under 13 age group and below the distance is 11 yards (10 metres).

These minimum distances apply even if the player is wearing a helmet.

Should a young player in these age groups come within the restricted distance the umpire must stop the game immediately and instruct the fielder to move back.

In addition any young player in the Under 16 to Under 18 age groups, who has not reached the age of 18, must wear a helmet and, for boys, an abdominal protector (box) when fielding within 6 yards (5.5 metres) of the bat, except behind the wicket on the off side. Players should wear appropriate protective equipment whenever they are fielding in a position where they feel at risk.

These fielding regulations are applicable to all cricket in England and Wales.

ECB Bowling regulations
To ensure that young fast bowlers do not place undue stress on their bodies, every attempt must be made to keep the amount of bowling within reasonable limits.

The following Directives provide sensible playing and training levels.

These figures are based on players bowling in no more than 3 matches or practice session per week for age groups up to and including U15, and 4 matches or practice sessions per week for age groups up to and including U19.

Players can play in other matches provided they DO NOT BOWL.



DIRECTIVES FOR MATCHES (Maximums)

Age

group

Overs

per spell 

Overs

per day 

 Up to 13

 5

10

 U14, U15

 6

12 

 U16, U17

18 

U18, U19 

18 



DIRECTIVES FOR PRACTICE SESSIONS

Age

Group

Balls Per

Session 

Sessions

per Week

Up to 13

 30

 2

U14, U15  

 36

 2

U16, U17  

 36

 3

U18, U19

 42

 3