I was just wondering what rules every one plays in their local league, as I know in Australia you tend to play more time based games than limited overs, is that correct?
The rules we play over here, I play for Birstwith in the Nidderdale League are:
Senior league - played every Saturday for 22 weeks from around 20th April to 16th September. Starts at 2.00pm, 45 overs per side, 4 points for a win, 1 point for bowling the other team out, 1 point for batting the full 45 overs. 12 overs per bowler - unless u15 were you can only bowl two 5 over spells with a ten over break inbetween (this is inline with ecb fast bowling directives, and u17s can only bowl a maximum two 6 over spells with a 12 over break inbetween and u19s one 7 over spell + 5 overs with 14 over break after the 7 overs)
Evening league competition - played on Wednesday nights - 20 overs per side - 4 overs per bowler. (used to be 18 - 8 ball overs but has now changed to jump on the t20 bandwagon)
u17s (which i play in) - 20/22 overs per side (depends on weather and whether we will get it in before the light becomes too bad) played on a thursday night, 6.30pm start 6 overs per bowler.