Code of Conduct – Senior Captains

All Senior Captains should act as role models in ensuring each player in his/her team
complies with the following, both on and off the field
• To be fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its junior
players and the game of cricket in general.
• All players must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions
• All players must respect opponents
• Players must wear suitable kit for matches and practice sessions, as instructed
• Foul and/or abusive language on or off the field is unacceptable
• Intimidation, aggressive behaviour and/or deliberate distraction of opponents by
words or actions are unacceptable
• Players are not allowed to smoke or consume alcohol on the pitch at any time
• Players are not allowed to take drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst
representing the club
• It is expected that teams will do their utmost to win but the highest standards of
sportsmanship in keeping with the spirit of the game should be displayed
• It is a requirement that all players under the age of 18 shall wear a helmet when
batting or keeping wicket standing up. There shall be no exception to this rule.
• 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 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