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MUCKAMORE CRICKET & LAWN TENNIS CLUB 

ADULT CODE of CONDUCT

Muckamore Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members, ensuring a positive and enjoyable experience for all. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should always show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with a member of the Executive Committee.

Members and Guests of Muckamore Cricket Club are required to abide by the provisions of this Code of Conduct and any subsequent updates as may be in force from time to time, and by their presence on club premises or at club events or activities are deemed to have accepted to abide by the provisions of this Code and any other relevant Codes of Conduct, Rules or Regulations the Club has adopted.

 

All Members and Guests of Muckamore Cricket Club will:

 

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket. Bullying and harassment of any sort will not be tolerated.

  • 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 orientation or political belief.

  • Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination witnessed.

  • Be mindful that this is a family Club with family values; you are required to display high standards of behaviour and avoid using inappropriate or foul/abusive language.

  • Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play.

  • 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 children above the development of performance.

  • Ensure that 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 smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with children in the Club.

  • Not provide children with alcohol when they are under the care of the Club.

  • Follow Club Policy for Safeguarding Children and any other relevant guidelines issued.

  • Not use or in any way be involved in the use or distribution of illegal drugs.

  • Recognise the valuable contribution made by coaches and officials (who are usually volunteers). They give their time and resources to provide for you.

  • Promote a neutral environment; be aware that there are some emblems and symbols that have the potential to make others feel uncomfortable eg. Rangers and Celtic football shirts. The Club requires that players wear suitable kit for training and wear only Club kit when representing the Club.

  • Muckamore Cricket Club operates an ‘open door’ membership policy, welcoming membership from all sections of the community.

 

Before Play

 

  • Players must inform their Captain or a member of the selection committee on or before selection meetings (Tuesday evenings) if they are unavailable for the following Saturday.

  • Players will be informed of their selection and the required meeting time by the respective Captain.

  • Players who become unavailable after teams have been selected must inform the Captain of the team for which they have been selected immediately, by phone.

  • Late ‘cry-offs’ (Friday night or Saturday morning) disrupt your team and impact on lower teams and are only permitted in exceptional circumstances. Players who do not have an acceptable reason for such instances may jeopardise their selection for future games.

  • Players who fail to turn up for a game will be asked to provide an explanation to the selection committee and if this is deemed unacceptable may be subject to suspension or any other sanction deemed appropriate.

  • Practice is held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6.30 pm to 9 pm). Players will improve their chance of selection if they regularly attend practice.​

 

On the Field

Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played not only within its Laws, but also within the Spirit of the Game.  Any action which is seen to abuse this spirit causes injury to the game itself.

 

  • Captains are responsible for ensuring that play is conducted within the Spirit of Cricket and the Values expected of a Muckamore player; this involves respect for your opponents, your own Captain and team, the role of the umpires and the game’s traditional values. 

  • Players, Club Officials and members must always accept the Umpire’s decision.

  • Players must not show dissent at the umpire’s decision or react in a provocative or disapproving manner towards the umpire at any time.

  • Players, Club Officials and members shall not at any time intimidate, assault or attempt to intimidate or assault an umpire, another player, or a spectator.

  • Players, Club Officials and members shall not use crude and/or abusive language, make offensive gestures nor deliberately distract an opponent.

  • Players, Club Officials and members shall not make racial or sectarian comments or indulge in racial or sectarian actions against fellow players, officials, members or supporters.

  • Players in teams below the First XI must take their turn in umpiring, scoring or performing other tasks as instructed by the Captain.

  • All players must accept the decisions made by the Captain on the pitch without question.

  • Muckamore Cricket Club is a members’ Club, therefore all players share the responsibility of maintaining the Clubhouse, Changing Facilities and Grounds in a clean and tidy manner. Players are required to follow their Captain’s directions in respect to this.

  • Cricket carries a risk of injury to other players, members and visitors. Please be mindful of this and help provide as safe an environment as is possible by maintaining an awareness of those around you.

 

 

 

Executive Committee

Muckamore Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club

 

January 2019