Current weather procedures: (As of Nov 2014)
In the case of wet weather, if curators have been unable to prepare a wicket during the week SACA is able to cancel the game. On Friday afternoon at 5pm SACA will send an email to any affected clubs with a list of the games that have been cancelled. Kensington will then publish this information on our website and Facebook page.
The point of no return is 5pm on the Friday afternoon. If games haven’t been cancelled by that stage then they are on. The final decision on whether to play, whether to start late or whether to cancel will be made by the umpires when they inspect the pitch before the game.
Teams need to turn up to the ground even if it is raining and play unlikely, otherwise the game is registered as a forfeit.
Who should I call in the case of wet weather to see if the game is on?
What should I do if it is raining on the day of a game?
You still must attend the game. The umpires will inform the captain of any changes to start times, minimum overs, likelihood of play etc. The captain must then relay this information to the players.
In the case of hot weather, SACA follows the weather forecast during the week and makes a decision on whether games will go ahead on Friday afternoon at 4:00pm. SACA then emails the clubs with this information and Kensington will publish it on our website and Facebook page.
Who should I call in the case of hot weather to see if the game is on?