Laws of Cricket 1947 Code (Second Edition) - Law 1

Law 1 - The Sides

A match is played between two sides of eleven players each, unless otherwise agreed. Each side shall play under a Captain who before the toss for innings shall nominate his players who may not thereafter be changed without the consent of the opposing Captain.

Notes on Law 1

  1. If a Captain is not available at any time, a Deputy must act for him to deal promptly with points arising from this and other Laws.
  2. No match in which more than eleven players a side take part can be regarded as First-class, and in any case no side should not field with more than eleven players.

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