Walsden Cricket Club

Code of Conduct for Cricket Club Members and Guests*



All Members and Guests of  Walsden Cricket Club will:


·  Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket

·  Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief

·  Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed

·  Display high standards of behaviour

·  Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play

·  Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials

·  Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials

·  Recognise good performance not just match results

·  Place the well-being and safety of Young People above the development of performance

·  Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual

·  Respect Young People’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket

·  Not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with Young People in the Club.

·  Not provide Young People with alcohol when they are under the care of the Club

·  Follow ECB guidelines set out in the “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’ and any other relevant guidelines issued

·  Report any concerns in relation to a Young Person, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB

·  In addition to the above, all Club Officers and Appointed Volunteers will:

·  Hold relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance

·  Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment)

·  Inform Players and Parents of the requirements of Cricket

·  Know and understand the ECB’s ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’


Date Adopted: 20/04/09







You are expected to abide by the general rules of the competitions and matches, our code of conduct for cricketers and by the following rules


1. All members must play cricket within the laws and in the spirit of the game.

2. All members must respect colleagues and officials. Do not make derogatory comments or gestures about your team or opponents. Never try to intimidate the opposition by threats or excessive triumphalism.

3. Be polite to umpires and respect their decision. Do not show dissent! Do not throw tantrums and throw cricket bats. Such behaviours invites sanctions from club officials.

4. Members should keep to agreed timings for practice and matches and inform team manager or captains ASAP if they cannot play or going to be late.

5. All players must wear the appropriate kit.

6. All players are required to use a helmet.




·        Encourage your child to learn the law of the game and to play within the spirit of those laws.

·        Discourage unfair play and disputes with officials/coaches.

·        Help your child to recognise good performance and not just results.

·        Set a good example by recognising fair play and by applauding the good performance by all.

·        Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.

·        Publicly accept the judgement of officials without argument or comment.

·        Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy cricket and to develop within it.

·        Use correct and proper language at all times. Abusive language and behaviour will not be tolerated.

·        Do not forget, children are involved in organised sport for their enjoyment.





·        Act as first point of contact for reporting child welfare and protection concerns.

·        Help and safeguard young people by assisting in the promotion of the welfare of young people policy.

·        To be a source of advice and information within the competition/matches.

·        To uphold confidentiality, as far as practical in all Child Protection matters.

·        To liaise with the club welfare officer when appropriate and the club welfare officer to liaise with the county welfare officer if necessary.