Welcome to the Parker Building Supplies East Sussex Cricket League Play Cricket website.
Among the objects of the League are: To promote, encourage and foster the playing of cricket, interest in cricket generally and in particular in the County of East Sussex, and to organise cricket on a competitive basis within the spirit of the game.
We have currently 58 clubs in membership with, at the beginning of the season, some 115 teams in 12 divisions.
If you are considering affiliating your own club to our league please contact the Hon. Secretary.
If you want to learn more about the individual clubs and teams in our league you may wish to go to our own website which is to be found at www.escl.org.uk
This is where you can access important messages, read the minutes, consult the fixtures, check your club’s details in the database (which because it is updated every week is always more up-to-date than the printed version), refer to the rules and appendices and much more. Please acquire the habit of visiting www.escl.org.uk
regularly and often to ensure that your club has not missed some important announcement. This applies out of season as well as during the summer months.
Matches in the first two rounds start at 2pm.
Matches are 40 overs per side, and can be reduced per the rules in the handbook by agreement before the game due to inclement weather.
New ball in each innings - you should all have collected two extra balls at the open meeting.
Clubs to provide their own Umpires for the first two rounds.
No bowler to bowl more than 8 overs. If the game is reduced, no bowler may bowl more than one fifth of the overs agreed.
In the 1st round, a result must be reached on the day (by whatever means possible). In the 2nd round, if a match cannot be played on the prescribed date due to weather, clubs have until August 31st to play (by agreement of both clubs on a Sunday, Bank Holiday or midweek evening).
The result must be on the play cricket website by 10am on the Sunday, with the scorecards completed by the end of Tuesday.
All players must be 'League Registered Players' on the play-cricket website.
Please note the new regulation for 1st round matches whereby if the team drawn at home cannot, for whatever reason, host the fixture, they may not call the match off before offering their opponents the opportunity to play the match at their ground.
Full regulations are in the League Handbook.