8. Matches: All league matches are played: -
8.1 In accordance with the rules published by the International Hockey Federation, England Hockey and the Norfolk League Rules.
8.2 On the dates agreed by League Management Committee and with reference to those set out by the ERHA and EH.
8.3 At a ground nominated by the home team.
8.4 All Premium and Division 1 games will be played on a synthetic surface.
8.5 All start times must be notified to the away team and to the Hon Results Co-ordinator before the start of the season and cannot be changed without the
permission of the Division Secretary. Start times can be found on “Fixtures Live”
8.6 There is no leeway on start times except where the previous game is still in play.
8.7 In the event of a league match being postponed or abandoned, it must be re-arranged on the next available slip date and the Division Secretary and the
Hon Results co-ordinator informed.
Penalty: Rule 8.7 Failure to notify the Hon Results Co-ordinator and the Division Secretary of the re-arranged time and date will result in a fine of £10.
8.8 If no slip date is available, the re-arranged match will be at the mutual convenience of both teams. Where this cannot be agreed, the Division Secretary
will decide. The home team will inform the Hon. Results Co-ordinator of the outcome. Exceptions to rule 8.7. and 8.8 must be agreed with the Division
Penalty: Rule 8.8 Failure to notify the Hon Results Co-ordinator and the Division Secretary of the re-arrange time and date will result in a £10 for both
8.10 All league games will take precedence over friendly fixtures.
8.11 Where a team has less than seven players present ten minutes after the agreed start time, they shall forfeit the game.
8.12 If both teams have less than seven players present after the agreed start time, the game shall be deemed a postponement and re-arranged on the first
8.13 All league games must be played as league games. If a game is played, the league status of the game cannot be changed by either team.
8.14 If a team breaks a rule, such as fails to turn up for the start time or fails to provide an umpire for the start time and the game is played, then the game is
judged as a league game and the result will stand.
8.15 If either team refuses to play, the Captain of both teams should notify the Division Secretary giving their reasons and quoting the appropriate rule. This
should be done by writing on the back of the team sheet.
8.16 The Division Secretary will inform the Management Committee and the Management Committee will decide the appropriate action to be taken at the
next meeting. The League Administrator will inform the Clubs of the decision and if necessary, notify the Results Co-ordinator.