Code Of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Cricket Club Members and Guests

All members and guests of Hurley 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 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’





As a private members club, all players are required to pay their annual membership fee at the start of each season. New players are permitted a grace period of 3 games before being requested to pay their subscription. Put simply, funds raised from membership subscriptions are the lifeblood of our wonderful club and are essential for providing the facilities that make Hurley one of the best equipped cricket clubs in Berkshire. Please assist by paying the Membership Secretary (Val Forrest) or your captain without having to be chased. For the 2017 season, membership rates have been set as follows:

Full playing : £70
Students/ Colts/Unemployed £35
Associate Membership : £25




Match Fees

Match fees are charged in addition to membership and are equally crucial for the general running of the club, groundsman’s fees, new equipment etc. Please assist team captains by paying after each match before you leave and by having the correct change. For the 2017 season, match fees have been set as follows for home and away games:

Adult £10
Students/Unemployed £5
Colts £3





Tasks for Home Games

Out of courtesy for the opposition, the umpires, your captain and team-mates, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of play as detailed in your fixture card. 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 scoreboard and opening the bar after the game.





Cricket teas (the most important part of the day)

All players are required to bring sandwiches to home games for teas. Please bring a minimum 8 slices of bread. Fruit, cakes, pizza and other food are welcome as an addition but not as an alternative to sandwiches. For those short of time, try the village shop for a loaf and some fillings; this would be more preferable to our great tea ladies than bringing nothing but a sheepish look.





Bar (to celebrate victory)

All players are encouraged to stay for at least one drink (soft or alcoholic) in the bar after matches, especially after home games. Toast a hundred, a great bowling performance or commiserate a heroic collapse. Now that league games start earlier there’s more time for that “cheeky pint” after the game.





Club Night (to hone the skills)

Club night is on Wednesdays again this year from 6pm. The bowling machine will be out and the bar will be open so please try and attend when time allows. Where better to spend those long summer evenings but working on your cuts and pulls and then enjoying a fine pint of Rebellion.





Work parties (making the ground fit for the season ahead)

The wonderful ground that we enjoy when the sun is blazing in the summer in August is as a result of the efforts of all too few of the playing members. Work parties are held throughout the year to prepare the ground, today the clubhouse or organize a laflet drop to recruit new members.



Fundraisers (helping to keep membership fees low)

Finally, the committee organizes social events, sporting quizzes and raffles throughout the year to raise further funds for the club and to help keep membership low. It cannot be stressed enough how important these events are not only in supplementing the income from match fees and membership, but in fostering team spirit in a club that draws its membership from an increasingly wide catchment area. Again where possible, please show your support for Hurley Cricket Club by attending events where possible.


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