ECB Code of Conduct for Cricket members and guests


All Members and Guests of Sunbury Cricket Club 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
  • encourage all participants to learn the Laws of Cricket 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
  • not use “social networking” (for example, Facebook, Twitter) to adversely comment on match officials or opposition team members


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’


If any member or guest has any questions relating to this policy or any concerns they wish to raise please contact:


Approved and adopted by the Management Committee January 2008.


Guidelines for dealing with incidents and accidents


Stay calm but act swiftly and observe the situation. Is there danger of further injuries? Listen to what the injured person is saying. Alert the qualified first aider who should take appropriate action for minor injuries. In the event of an injury requiring specialist treatment, call the emergency services – 999. The telephone number for NHS Direct is: 0845 46 47. Deal with the rest of the group and ensure that they are adequately supervised and safe. Do not move someone with major injuries. Wait for the emergency medics. Contact the injured person’s parent/carer/guardian. Complete an Incident/Accident Report Form


(A map to the local hospital can be found by the public telephone in the clubhouse)

ECB Code of Conduct for Young People


Sunbury Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. We believe that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents/carers or guardians associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.


As a member of Sunbury Cricket Club you are expected to abide by the following junior code of conduct:


  • all members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
  • all members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
  • Members must wear suitable kit for training and match sessions, as directed and agreed with the coach/team manager.
  • Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
  • Junior Members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions.
  • Junior Members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.


Approved and adopted by the Management Committee January 2008.