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Fielding Regulations


Posted by Michael Cregan on 06/02/2014 13:22



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