The fielding award for Seniors, Women, Under 14s and Under 16s will now be based on measurable actions. It will be divided into two new awards:
The wicketkeeper award will be judged only on wicketkeeper catches and stumpings. These will be taken from MyCricket statistics by summing the number of wicketkeeper catches and stumpings in the minor rounds. Ties for dismissals will be minimised by averaging these dismissals per match. Runouts and fielding catches will not be counted for this award.
The fielder award will be judged only on non-keeper catches. These will be taken from MyCricket statistics by summing the number of non-keeper catches in the minor rounds. Ties for dismissals will be minimised by averaging catches per match. Runouts and keeper catches will not be counted for this award.
It is vital to the integrity of these awards that catches and stumpings are awarded to the correct player, and also that catches are awarded correctly as catches (wk) or catches (non-wk). Where it is thought that these statistics have been entered incorrectly, clubs will be required to verify or fix them.
When a catch or stumping has not been associated with a player before the trophy cutoff date, that dismissal will not be added to the player's dismissal total.
Version 1.2 2013-June-26