Wet Weather and Hot Weather Policy

Wet Weather Information


WET WEATHER SYSTEM and Hot Weather Policy

For Wet Weather announcements an email will be sent to the Ground Closures subscription list.

This announcement will be sent to all clubs, committee members and other subscribers to these announcements.

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Contact Phone Numbers:

Sutherland Shire Council Wet Weather Line: 9710 0105

Captain Cook Playing Fields Canteen:          9544 3550

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On the day, prior to commencement

The Sutherland Shire Softball Assoc. Inc. Wet Weather Committee will inspect the playing fields one & half (1 1/2) hours prior to the scheduled commencement of play for both Junior (8.30 & 10.30am timeslots) and Senior competitions (12.30, 2.30 & 4.30pm timeslots) on wet weather days to decide if conditions are suitable for play.

Once a decision has been made to cancel play due to wet weather all team members should contact their Team Managers/Coaches or use the Bounce Back System.

Once the day`s play has commenced

Once the days play has commenced only the SSSA Management Committee can cancel the days play. In the Junior and Sub Junior Competitions games that have been called off due to wet weather and/or not completed because more than 20 minutes have been lost, and no other games have been played on that day, will be called a draw unless the SSSA Committee approves a replay.

In the Senior Competition where one or two timeslots have been washed out, games will be rescheduled where possible. If rescheduling is not possible, washed out games will be declared draws.


Once a days play has commenced games may be suspended by the officiating plate umpire (or by the SSSA Committee if all games are affected). for a short time (eg during a heavy storm). If no more than 20 minutes are lost in the game the match result will stand, or if a regulation game was played before the loss of time.

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