Premier Match Rules


The use throughout the text of pronouns indicating the male gender is purely for the sake of brevity. Except where specifically stated otherwise, every provision of these Rules is to be read as applying equally to women as to men. Unless otherwise stated, Women's 1st XI shall conform to the requirements of Men's 1st and 2nd XI rules and Women's 2nd XI shall conform to Men's 3rd and 4th XI rules.


Victorian Cricket Association, trading as Cricket Victoria (CV) is referred to as CV throughout these rules.
CEO - Chief Executive Officer of Cricket Victoria.
PCMT - Premier Cricket Management Team
VMCU - Victorian Metropolitan Cricket Union.
VCCL - Victorian Country Cricket League.
  1. Application of Laws and Rules
  2. Programs of Matches
  3. Match Venues - Nomination, Approval and Availability
  4. Points & Team Rankings
  5. Programs For Finals Rounds
  6. Club Championship (Men's only)
  7. Eligibility and Transfers of Players
  8. Player Points Cap - Men's 1st XI
  9. Women's Professional Players
  10. Investigations, Disputes/Protests, Contrived Results, Appeals
  11. Conduct: Club Players Officials Members and Employees
  12. Instructions to Clubs
  13. Ground and Pitch Preparation and Maintenance
  14. Fitness for Play and Exceptional Circumstances
  15. General Provisions
  16. Over Rates
  17. Two-Day Matches
  18. One-Day Matches
  19. CV Premier Finals Matches
  20. Twenty20 Matches

A PDF file of the Rules can be downloaded here:


Premier Rules 2018-19

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CV Official Handbook


Code of conduct
Crease markings
Extreme conditions policy
Injury code
Premier Cricket Ball Policy 2014-15
Racial and religious harassment policy
Reported players
Spirit of cricket rules
Suspect bowling actions


Member Protection Policy

Criteria Assessment for Premier Clubs

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