Viking Rules you may not have been aware of
|Each season a group of new players join the great
Viking family and enjoy the sportsmanship and friendliness both on and off
We have however noticed that while we are keen to tell all newcomers of what a great club we have, with great post match functions, our many barbeques and social events there is something we sometimes neglect to tell them. We freely promote our beneficial training sessions which have aided many a Viking to have a much improved season.
There is however,one aspect of our club that we seem hesitant to tell newcomers about and they appear quite shocked when they first discover it. Of course they generally find out about it for the first time when they are on the receiving end of one of the laws.
We are of course referring to Jug Penalties. To make things clearer for all newcomers we have compiled the following list and if we have missed any please do not hesitate to e-mail Darryle and let him know about them. All of these offences are one jug of team beer unless otherwise indicated or if you are a constant offender, the team may decide to increase the penalty.
Being hit for 6 - this is not a particular favourite of the lower grade bowlers due to the smaller grounds (of course this one was introduced by the batters in the lower grade sides)
Dropping a catch - a dropped catch is not
judged by the difficulty of the opportunity but whether or not your body
came in contact with the ball (if considering avoiding difficult catches
you had better keep reading)
Failing to have team equipment at the ground when
you first arrive - two commonly forgotten articles are the scorebook
and new balls
Don’t forget that whenever there is any doubt concerning whether an offence constitutes a jug offence the decision is based on the age-old philosophy that “the benefit of the doubt goes to the jug”
The last note on this subject is that there is a jug offence appeals
committee. This is where you can appeal the imposition of your jug penalty
and have it overturned. Two things to note, firstly the cost of an appeal
is one jug and secondly in the history of the appeals committee they have
never upheld an appeal.