Club Members and Guests should:

  • 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, disability, gender reassignment, marriage / civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
  • Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed.
  • Display high standards of behaviour.
  • Promote the positive aspects of cricket such as fair play.
  • Play within the laws of the game, always respecting the decisions of match officials.
  • Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials.
  • Place the well-being and safety of children above the development of performance.
  • Ensure activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual.
  • Respect children’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in cricket.
  • Not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a young player. This is strictly forbidden, as is sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms. The ECB adopts the Home Office guidelines. These recommend “people in positions of trust and authority do not have sexual relationships with 16-17 year olds in their care”.
  • For those in a regulated role, attend appropriate training to keep up to date with their role, especially with respect to the safeguarding of children.

The committee reserves the right to minimise access to the club for those who do not abide by this code of conduct, for example, a player could be banned for a fixed period or only allowed to play on restricted days.  If appropriate, the committee reserves the right to ban permanently any individual from the club.