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Gresford Cricket Club

Disciplinary Rules/Code of Conduct


1. Basic procedure and guidelines

a) The ECB Code of Conduct requires all clubs to ensure the good behaviour of their members and supporters who must act within the spirit of cricket at all times.

b) The club disciplinary rules shall operate alongside and in addition to the disciplinary rules operated by the England and Wales Cricket Board, the N Wales Cricket Association and any League or Leagues or Competition in which Gresford Cricket Club participates and will reflect the ECB’s “Code of Conduct” and “Spirit of Cricket” statements.

c) For the purpose of these rules a “member” is deemed to mean and include all players, employees, officials and spectators and shall operate both on and off the field.

d) Members remain under the jurisdiction of these rules when playing on an opponents ground or when appearing in a league representative side.

e) These rules shall apply in all matches played by the club, whether competitive or friendly and all organised practice and training sessions.

2. Maintenance of Discipline

a) The Club Committee is the authoritative body in respect of discipline within the club and shall take whatever measures are required to maintain an acceptable standard of behaviour.

b) A Disciplinary Panel comprising Chairman, Secretary and two appointed members shall be appointed and will deal promptly with any complaint or incident.

c) Any official of the club may, on his/her own violation and without any need for the receipt of a written complaint or other prompting, convene an internal club enquiry where it is considered a breach of discipline or unsatisfactory conduct has occurred involving a member of the club.  

 3.Code of Conduct

All members of the club are required to comply with:

The club’s Disciplinary Rules

The ECB’s Disciplinary Code of Conduct and Spirit of Cricket statement.

The N Wales Leagues Disciplinary Rules

The disciplinary rules of any leagues or competitions in which the club participates and are required to conduct themselves accordingly.

Unsatisfactory conduct shall include, but not limited to: Dissent at an umpire’s decision or reaction in a provocative or disapproving manner Physical abuse, intimidation, assault or attempt to intimidate an umpire, another player, official or spectator The use of crude, foul abusive language or the making of offensive gestures or hand signals whether directed at an individual or otherwise Sledging or deliberate distraction of an opponent and persistent appealing in order to pressurise an umpire or opponent Wilful damage to property, equipment or playing surfaces The use or distribution of illegal drugs or substances Ungentle manly conduct or any other action that is likely to bring the club, league or the game of cricket into disrepute or prejudice its good name or interests                            

The club operates an active “open door” membership policy whilst respecting player qualification regulations and welcomes members/players irrespective of ethnic origin. No official, player, member or spectator shall make racially abusive comments, nor indulge in racially abusive actions, against fellow players, opponents, officials, members or supporters

 4. Responsibility

a) The club committee has the overall responsibility for the behaviour of its members and is liable to face a charge of “unsatisfactory conduct” by the league/s for the transgressions of members

b) The team captain is responsible at all times for the actions of the players and must ensure that play is conducted within the “Spirit of Cricket” as well as within the laws. A captain failing to take adequate steps to ensure the action of the team is fully acceptable is liable to be charges with “unsatisfactory conduct” by the club committee or the league/s committee.

c) The umpires are the sole judges of “fair play” and require the captain to take suitable action in the event of any unsatisfactory conduct on the part of a player. In addition to the instances of unacceptable behaviour, the umpires are authorised to interfere in cases of:

·      Time wasting

·      Deliberate damaging of a pitch

·      Unauthorised use of the square for pre match practicing

·      Dangerous or unfair bowling

·      Ball tampering

·      Any other action which they consider being unfair or is in breach of the laws of cricket or the competition rules

d) Players have the responsibility to familiarise themselves with all rules and disciplinary rules and to act within their parameters

e) Players representing the club are expected to support their captain and respond to leadership in a positive fashion in order to ensure the good standing of the club  

 5. Action In the event of a suspected breach of disciplinary rules the following action will occur

a) An internal club enquiry will be set up in order to establish the facts and determine whether there is a case to be answered

b) The accused person or persons shall be informed of the charge and made aware of the evidence in support of the charge and advised of the disciplinary procedure to be followed

c) A date shall be set for a disciplinary hearing and the alleged offender shall be given a minimum of seven days notice of the hearing, in writing. The date and location of the hearing must give the alleged offender an opportunity to attend and any decision to proceed with the hearing during absence must be justifiable

d) The alleged offender may call a maximum of two witnesses and be represented by a friend or team-mate, who shall not be a professional legal person and shall have a fair opportunity to answer and present a case

e) Members of the disciplinary panel must be totally free from bias and must have no pecuniary or proprietary interest in the outcome of the proceedings. Where insufficient persons who fulfil these requirements are available, the club committee may co-opt external personals to the disciplinary panel.

f) The club in the form of the General Committee reserves the right to notify the relevant authorities regarding any criminal offence that someone may commit.

g) The club in the form of the General Committee reserves the right to notify a relevant third party of any offence committed, and the penalty awarded.

h) The club will support and protect its members, if they are subjected to abusive and unsatisfactory conduct from opposition players, officials or spectators. The General Committee will review all incidents, and will have the discretion to inform relevant authorities.

 6. Penalties If the misconduct be proved, the disciplinary panel may impose one or more of the following penalties

·      If the conduct constitutes gross misconduct, to terminate the member’s membership forthwith

·      To suspend the member’s membership of the club for a period. Any such suspensions shall apply to all forms of cricket within England and Wales.

·      To impose a fine of not more than the amount of the maximum fine which any league committee may impose on the club or a player for a similar offence

·      To record a reprimand and to give a warning as to future conduct in the case of a first offence  


7. Right of appeal where a member has received any penalty there shall be a right of appeal and the penalty shall not come into force until the appeal has been heard. Any appeal hearing will be as soon as possible after the original disciplinary hearing and shall be heard by an entirely neutral consisting of a minimum three persons. If necessary the panel will consist of persons from outside the club. The appeals panel shall have the power to increase, decrease or confirm the original findings. The findings of the appeals panel shall be final and binding on all parties (or the disciplinary panel if no appeal is lodged)


8. The club committee shall be empowered to take appropriate action in the event of any issue not covered by these rules.





Gresford Cricket Club

ECB Code of Conduct and
Spirit of Cricket

1. The ECB is committed to maintaining the highest standardsof behaviour and Conduct. This Code of Conduct incorporates the Spirit of Cricket, as set out below. It applies to all matches played under the auspices of the ECB and may be applied to cricket in general.

2. The captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the Spirit of Cricket as well as within the Laws.

3. Players and team officials must at all times accept the umpire's decision. Players must not dissent at the umpire's decision or react in a provocative or disapproving manner towards an umpire at any time.

4. Players and team officials shall not intimidate, assault or attempt to intimidate or assault an umpire, another player or spectator.

5. Players and team officials shall not use crude and/or abusive language (known as "sledging") nor make offensive gestures or hand signals nor deliberately distract and opponent.

6. Players and team officials shall not make racially abusive comments nor indulge in racially abusive actions against fellow players, officials, members and supporters. Clubs must operate an active open door membership policy whilst respecting player qualification regulations and welcome players/members irrespective of ethnic origin.

7. Players and team officials shall not use or in any way be concerned in the use or distribution of illegal drugs.

8. Clubs must take adequate steps to ensure the good behaviour of their members and supporters towards players and umpires.

The Spirit of Cricket

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. The major responsibility for ensuring the spirit of fair play rests with the captain.

1. There are two Laws which place the responsibility for the team's conduct firmly on the captain.

Reponsibility of Captains

The captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the Spirit of the Game as well as within the Laws.

Players Conduct

In the event that any player failing to comply with instructions by an umpire, or criticising by word or action the decisions of an umpire, or showing dissent, or generally behaving in a manner which might bring the game into distribute, the umpire concerned shall in the first place report the matter to the other umpire and to the player's captain, and instruct the latter to take action.

2. Fair and Unfair Play

According to the Laws the umpires are the sole judges of fair and unfair play.

The umpires may intervene at any time and it is the responsibility of the captain to take action where required.

3. The Umpires are authorised to intervene in cases of:

· Time wasting

· Damaging the pitch

· Dangerous or unfair bowling

· Tampering with the ball

Any other action that they consider to be unfair

4. The Spirit of the Game involves RESPECT for:

· Your opponents

· Your own captain and team

· The role of the umpires

The game's traditional values

5. It is against the Spirit of the Game:

· To dispute an umpire's decision by word, action or gesture

· To direct abusive language towards an opponent or umpire

To indulge in cheating or any sharp practice, for instance

(a) to appeal knowing that a batsman is not out

(b) to advance towards an umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing

(c) to seek to distract an opponent either verbally or by harassment with persistent clapping or unnecessary noise under the guise of enthusiasm and motivation of one's own side

6. Violence

There is no place for any act of violence on the field of play.

7. Players

Captains and umpires together set the tone for the conduct of a cricket match. Every player is expected to make an important contribution to this.



Gresford Cricket Club
Code of Conduct for Members and Guests


All Members and Guests of Gresford Cricket Club will:

 • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket

• Treat everyone equally and notdiscriminate 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 Crickete.g. fair play

• Encourage all participants to learn theLaws and rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials

• Actively discourage unfair play, ruleviolations and arguing with match officials

• Recognise good performance not just matchresults

• Place the well-being and safety of YoungPeople above the development of performance

• Ensure that activities are appropriatefor the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual

• Respect Young People’s opinions whenmaking decisions about their participation in Cricket

• Not smoke, drink or use banned substanceswhilst actively working with Young People in the Club.

• Not provide Young People with alcoholwhen 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 aYoung Person, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB

• In addition to the above, all ClubOfficers and Appointed Volunteers will:

• Hold relevant qualifications and becovered by appropriate insurance

• This policy will be reviewed annually


………………………………                Ian Baker (Club Chairman)       


……………………………..                John Bell (Club Secretary)    


Gresford Cricket Club 2020


Equity Policy

Gresford Cricket Club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sports England definitions:

 Sports Equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.

Gresford Cricket Club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race,, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.

Gresford Cricket Club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.

All Gresford Cricket Club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.

Gresford Cricket Club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously and in accordance with the club’s disciplinary procedures.

………………………………                Ian Baker (Club Chairman)       


……………………………..                John Bell (Club Secretary)    

Gresford Cricket Club 2020



Committee Members

  • john bell
    john bell

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    Simon Perry
    Midweek Capt

  • Ian Crumplin
    Ian Crumplin
    Third Team Vice Captain

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    Chris Ellwood
    First Team Captain

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    Steve Griffin
    Second Team Captain

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