Code of Conduct for Members and Adult Cricketers
This code of conduct has been prepared to ensure that all cricket and social activities at Boxmoor Cricket Club are conducted fairly, sensibly and enjoyably. It is expected that everyone connected with the club – member, junior cricketer, parent, player, friend or spectator will adhere to these rules and will:
1) Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket and promote the positive aspects of Cricket.
Cricket at Boxmoor Cricket Club is to be played within the Spirit of Cricket.
2) Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual orientation, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, or political belief. Additionally not to condone, or allow unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed.
3) Display high standards of behaviour, conducting themselves fairly and properly – on and off the field of play and will NOT:
- engage in crude, abusive and personal “sledging” of other players or officials
- use abusive hand signals
- engage in verbal or physical abuse or hostility to other players or members of the public, or audibly use foul language when berating themselves
4) Encourage all participants to learn the Laws of cricket and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials and not engage in excessive and/or intimidatory appealing.
5) Not smoke or drink whilst actively working with Young People in the Club, nor provide Young People with alcohol when they are under the care of the Club.
6) Follow ECB guidelines set out in the 'Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children' and any other relevant guidelines issued. Children learn by example, so language and behaviour should be moderated when children are present. Also respect Young People’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket.
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)
- Know and understand the ECB’s ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’
7) Pay promptly any subscriptions, match fees, event ticket money or similar, and not retain collected club money without prior consent of the Treasurer.
8) When selected to play at home, assist teammates in preparing the ground for play, packing away equipment after play has finished, and making the opposition feel welcome to Boxmoor Cricket Club.
Bi-Annual Review Conducted January 2020