If thunder follows a lightning flash by thirty (30) seconds or less, play must cease immediately.


Players and officials must leave the field immediately and must not return until thirty (30) minutes after the initial lightning flash. If during the suspension of play thunder follows a lightning flash by thirty (30) seconds or less, the thirty (30) minute suspension period is to recommence.




EDJCA grounds are spread throughout the district so whilst it may be raining at one ground it may not be raining at another.    



 In the event of rain:

  • it is the responsibility of the home team to assess the condition of the ground and advise the opposition coach / manager as soon as possible that the ground is unsuitable for play,
  • The home team may source an alternative ground that is fit for play and advise the opposition of the change of venue, and 
  •  The match is to proceed unless notified by the home team.  

Should constant rain fall during the week leading up to the weekend and it becomes clear that play will not be possible then the home team coach should notify the visiting team coach Friday afternoon / evening via mobile phone. 

Extract from EDJCA Rules:



Play should only be suspended due to rain when the conditions are so bad that it is unreasonable or dangerous to continue.


A ground is unfit for play when it is so slippery so as to deprive batsmen or bowlers of a reasonable foothold, or the fieldsman freedom of movement.


The Laws of Cricket state that “the fact that the grass and the ball are wet and slippery does not warrant the ground conditions being regarded as unreasonable or dangerous.  However, if the coaches, managers or umpires consider the ground is so wet or slippery so as to deprive the bowler of a reasonable foothold, the fielders the power of movement, or the batters of the ability to play their strokes or to run between wickets, then these conditions shall be regarded as so bad that it would be unreasonable for play to take place."