Tier One Premier & Division One 1st XIs Tier Two Division Two through Four 1st XIs Tier Three Division Five 1st XIs, all 2nd, Premier & Divison One 3rd XIs & 4th XI Divisions
Tiers One & Two: cover sides down to Division 4 of the 1st XI League
Tiers Two & Three: means all Divisions of all Leagues except 1st XI Premier, Division 1 and the regional divisions of the 3rd XI League
Tier Three: Division 5 of the 1st XI League and all 2nd, 3rd and 4th XI divisions except the regional divisions of the 3rd XI League
2018 R&PC Changes Summary
In Tiers One and Two (down to Division 4 of the 1st XI League) Limited Overs matches: Free Hits will now be extended to being called for all No Balls except the over head-high bouncer
In Tiers One and Two (down to Division 4 of the 1st XI League) Time matches: Once there is no longer time available to bowl at least 20 overs in the second innings, the game will be Abandoned
In Tiers Two and Three (all divisions of all Leagues, except 1st Premier and Division 1, and the regional divisions of the 3rd XI league) Limited Overs matches: Duckworth-Lewis will be used for interrupted matches via the DL calculator in the Play-Cricket Scorer app.
In Tier Three (Division 5 of the 1st XI League and all 2nd, 3rd and 4th XI divisions except the regional divisions of the 3rd XI league) Time matches: when the first innings ends during an over, that part over will count as a full over for the purposes of the minimum number of overs in the match.
Captains are now required to submit reports on Panel Umpires within 5 days of the match (changed from 10 days). Reporting will remain via Who is the Umpire for 2018.
In Tier Three, 3rd XI Premier Division only, start times are now 12 noon for Weeks 1-16
In matches without Panel umpires, the umpires are not permitted to make use of the behavioural sanctions set out in the new Law 42.