a) an amateur qualified to play for England who does not receive payment for playing for his club, or any other club, who has been a member of a club in membership of the League prior to the then current year or has been subsequently elected a member of such club. Exceptions to this rule will be declared club stewards, coaches and groundsmen accepted by the Executive; or
b) one who does not qualify to play for England under current ECB Regulations but
has permanently resided in the United Kingdom in the preceding 6 months to the commencement of the current season.
a) eligible to play for England or Scotland under the International Cricket Council rules or
b) be under eighteen on September 1st of the previous year or
c) have been resident within the League's catchment area for a minimum of 6 months between the close of the previous season and the start of the current one or
d) be in full-time education at a higher education establishment within the League's catchment area or
e) clubs in Divisions 1,2 and 3 are allowed to register only one player without the above five criteria.
i) The League's catchment area is defined as exactly the same geographical boundaries specified in the League's General Rules.
ii) The International Cricket Council's rules on eligibility may currently be found at http://www.icc-cricket.com/rules/player_eligibility.pdf. These are the rules to be adhered to under Rule 22a in all matters except disputes which will be handled by the League's Registration Sub-Committee.
iii) An individual may apply to the Registration Sub-Committee of the League for dispensation from this rule. It is envisaged that such dispensations would cover long- standing members of the community and individuals found in such circumstances as these only.