Harrow Town CC - Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

 

Code of Conduct

All members and guests of Harrow Town CC 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 (Spirit of Cricket)
  • 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’

 

Membership

As a private members club, all players are required to pay their annual membership fee at the start of each season. Put simply, funds raised from membership subscriptions are the lifeblood of our wonderful club and are essential for providing the best facilities possible at Harrow Town CC. Please assist by paying the Cricket Treasurer or your captain without having to be chased. (Failure to pay the full membership fee before the beginning of the season can result in being not selected for matches.)  

Match Fees

Match fees are charged in addition to membership and are equally crucial for the general running of the club, groundsman’s fees, equipment maintenance fee, etc. Please assist team captains by paying before each match and by having the correct change.

Tasks for Home Games

Out of courtesy for the opposition, the umpires, your captain and team-mates, please arrive at least 1 hour prior to the start of play as detailed on the fixtures. To ensure the prompt start of play, all players are allocated small jobs upon arrival at the ground. These are displayed on the teamsheet in the dressing room and include putting out the boundary flags, setting up the scorecard and other items necessary for match day.