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Darley Dale Cricket Club General Code of Conduct

Posted by Stuart Rudkin on 27/10/2015 19:46

The General Code of Conduct set out below defines standards that are expected of players and members of Darley Dale Cricket Club both on and off the field of play –

1) All members must ensure that whilst representing the Club both on and off the pitch their actions do not have a detrimental effect upon or bring the good name of the Club into disrepute.

2) All members should –

a) accept that cricket should be played in a competitive manner at the highest possible level of conduct and sportsmanship thereby providing enjoyment and comradeship for all concerned

b) accept that they are responsible for ensuring that the spirit and laws of the game are upheld.  Prime responsibility rests with the captain, particularly on the field of play, in the pavilion and in any other connection with the game.  The Club believes in positively promoting the standards of behaviour expected of players and for this reason players and their captains may be liable to disciplinary action for offences committed by players.

c) positively discourage the following examples of bad sportsmanship and ill discipline –

  • showing dissent at decisions by umpires (whether League appointed or Club nominees).  Verbal dissent will not be tolerated and, if proven, will result in at least a suspension.  Other forms of dissent such as gesture, look or action are equally unnecessary;
  • making disparaging remarks about the umpires;
  • fielders making ridiculous appeals;
  • sledging. In this context sledging is defined as any disparaging remark made to or about opposition players on the field of play;
  • unruly behaviour on and off the field of play;
  • foul or obscene language or spitting;
  • any action that could be construed as unfair play.

3) In certain circumstances the captain may be required to take immediate action against a player particularly on the field of play if requested to do so by an umpire.