It is not intended by the Committee to be heavy handed about rules, but we do have them for everyone's enjoyment and protection and we would be grateful if all members and visitors to our club abides by them!
Our landlord is very tolerant of the cricket Club despite not being a cricket fan, and we would respectfully request that you do not park on his grass verges or mown areas, frighten his animals grazing near the Club nor leave litter on his land. He has asked that the gate off Corndean Lane to the Club be kept closed at all times and that children refrain from playing on the pillbox.
Club Changing Policy
For players under the age of 18 playing in adult teams the following policy applies
Transport to matches and practice sessions
Winchcombe Cricket Club policy is that parents or other responsible adults are responsible for transporting players to and from all matches and practice sessions and therefore the Club will not be registering Private Vehicles for the transportation of individuals in connection with any fixtures or practice sessions arranged by the Club. The implementation of this policy is not intended to exclude any player from participation and parents or guardians should contact the Club Safeguarding Officer(s) if they have any problems with the transportation of players to matches or practice sessions.
Use of protective equipment
Parental consent not to wear a helmet in adult matches will not be accepted at Winchcombe Cricket Club.
A young player acting as a runner must also wear a helmet even if the player he is running for is not doing so. We regret that the Club is unable to lend helmets to junior players. This guidance is taken from the 2013 Non First Class Rules and Regulations, and can be downloaded as a PDF on the ECB website.
Please see www.ecb.co.uk for up to date information.
Winchcombe Cricket Club can only supervise and be responsible for children within the stated coaching times. Please be aware that if children are dropped off at an earlier time, they may be unsupervised until the activity commences, at which point a register will be taken.Likewise, at the end of the session, our managers and coaches will not be able to look after children until they are collected.
Because we are a large Club, it is very difficult to enforce a de-registration procedure requiring all parents to inform coaches that they have collected their child. In the same way, it is virtually impossible for coaches to ensure all children are collected by their parents.
In order to have a common understanding, the Club’s responsibilities will pass over to parents at the point in time that the coach or manager releases the children from the session. To this end, we would request that if you are not already present at the ground, that you arrive prior to the finishing time stated. Parents of children aged under 10 are required to remain on the premises whilst their children are attending
Image usage consent
Winchcombe Cricket Club recognises the need to ensure the welfare and safety of all Young People in Cricket. As part of this commitment we will not permit photographs, video images or other images of Young People to be taken or used without the consent of the Parent/Guardian and the Young Player. Winchcombe Cricket Club follows the guidance issued in ‘Safe Hands – Welfare of Young People in Cricket’ on the use of images of Young People which is available at http://www.ecb.co.uk/safehands.
The Club will take steps to ensure that these images are used solely for the purpose they are intended, which is the promotion and celebration of cricketing activities. If photographs e.g. team or action shots, are submitted to the Press or in our handbook individuals will not ordinarily be identified.
The Club understands that there are circumstances under which a parent would not wish their child to be photographed. Whilst the Club will do all that it can to ensure the safety of children during photographed events, it is the responsibility of the parent concerned to ensure that if their child is not to be photographed and partakes in an activity and is by the nature of the activity inadvertently photographed or filmed, Winchcombe Cricket Club cannot be held responsible.