Following an adverse ruling in the last match (November 2018), I thought it may be useful to set out what should happen in the event of any rules infringement in a county match.
1) if at all possible the TD should be called to the table at the time of the infringement
2) in occasional circumstances it may be that the infringement is only apparent after the event (as you can not see all hands) - as soon as it becomes known the TD should be called (they should know the time limits, or at least can find them out) for claims.
3) you have the right to appeal if you think the ruling is wrong. This should not occur with procedural issues, but could apply to instances of unauthorised information and wrong explanations. Typically TDs should canvass opinion before making such rulings, but I have seen instances where either that has not happened, or the ruling was still dubious.
Before appealing (or even deciding not to appeal), you should talk to your team captain and the overall captain on the day (which this year is me if I am there). This allows for a slightly more dispassionate view and also takes into account the match status - if the appeal will not change the result, we generally won’t proceed.
Whilst these are competitive matches, they are played in a friendly spirit. There is not a non-playing TD, and the people giving rulings are doing their best.
If you have any queries please feel free to have a chat.