Code of Conduct
The club takes pride in being welcoming and inclusive and encourages everyone to participate to the best of their ability in accordance with the laws and spirit of cricket.
All members should:
take care of all equipment and help keep training venues, the clubhouse or the ground tidy
encourage all participants to learn the Laws of cricket and play within them,respecting the decisions of match officials
respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion
keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or captain if they are going to be late
pay any fees for training or events promptly.
On the field of play members must not
Abuse cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment orfixtures and fittings
Show dissent at an umpire’s decision.
Use language or make gestures that are obscene,offensive or insulting.
Engage in excessive appealing or advance towards an umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing.
Publicly criticism or make critical comment on,a match related incident or any player, match official.
Engage in conduct that is either contrary to the spirit of the game or brings the game into disrepute e.g. timewasting, cheating during play, deleiberately attempting to mislead the match officials or behaviour/comments which are denigrating or detrimental to the interests of the game.
When engaging in any club activity with junior members (under age of 18 years):
Implement the Safe in Cricket – Good Practice Guidelines – see Cricket Scotland Child protection policy, http://www.cricketscotland. com/get-involved/safeguarding/
Make cricket fun, enjoyable and promote fair play
Treat all children equally, with respect, dignity and fairness.
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
give enthusiastic and constructive feedback rather than negative criticism.
avoid excessive pressure, training or competition and pushing children against their will
include children, parents/carers in decision making wherever possible
be an excellent role model, including not smoking or drinking alcohol in the company of junior members. Remember that young people learn best by example
avoid unequal treatment such as having 'favourites' that could lead to resentment, jealousy and misinterpretation.
Unacceptable behaviour when engaging in any club activity with junior members:
engaging in sexually provocative games, including horseplay
allowing bad language or bad behaviour to go unchallenged
allowing allegations made by a child to go unchallenged, unrecorded or not acted upon
tolerating bullying behaviour of any kind.
engaging in rough or physical contact (unless it is permitted within the rules of the game or competition)
forming intimate emotional, physical or sexual relationships with children.
allowing or engaging in touching a child in a sexually suggestive manner.
making sexually suggestive comments to a child, even in fun.
reducing a child to tears as a form of control.
inviting or allowing children to stay with you at your home.
a Coach and/or other leader sharing a bedroom alone with a child.