Colts and Girls Sections - Policies and Codes of Conduct

The Club Committee wishes to make it clear that it values greatly the Colts (Boys) and Girls Sections of the Club and is committed to providing the very best facilities for all our youngsters.

We believe that the colts/girls will be more likely to enjoy their cricket and have more fun if they are well managed and receive top quality coaching.

As part of our continuing drive to develop these arrangements, the Club has produced a Preston Nomads Cricket Club - Policy for Colts/Girls, to inform the colts/girls and their parents (or guardians) what they can expect of the Club. This is set out below.

Underpinning this Policy, are the following codes of conduct and Club Equity Statement

  1. Preston Nomads Cricket Club (The Club) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of behaviour and conduct. It supports fully the ECB’s Spirit of Cricket, as stated below
  2. The Club will provide the following in support of the Academy:
    1. The structure for personal and professional success in the game
    2. Development of members as future PNCC 1st XI Players
    3. Academy dedicated qualified (Level 2 and 3) coaches and net facilities throughout the summer season and from January through March during the off season
    4. Saturday league cricket
    5. Additional fixtures of appropriate profile and quality, played midweek and on some Sundays
  3. Members of the Academy are expected to abide by the following code of practice:
    1. Demonstrate respect for:
      1. The Club's opponents
      2. The match officials
      3. The team captains
      4. The coaches
      5. Their teammates
    2. Accept the umpire's decision without dissent
    3. Display good behaviour and appropriate language, both on and off the field of play
    4. Be available for most league and cup matches
    5. Attend all training sessions, especially Thursday evenings, unless Academy management (Director and/ or Academy Captain) has previously been notified
    6. Participate fully in pre-match warm-ups and warm-down sessions
    7. Display a discipline in time-keeping for all matches and all training sessions
    8. Display a discipline in dress standards, during both matches and training
    9. Act as role models for the Colts section
    10. 'Go the extra mile' in contributing to the reputation and well-being of the Club; this might include applauding opposition play, assisting home and opposition groundsmen and scorers, providing substitute fielders for the opposition in case of injury and supporting the annual NatWest Cricket Force event
  4. Failure by a PNCC Academy player to comply with the above provisions may lead to the Club taking disciplinary action against the player. As a last resort, this may include temporary or permanent exclusion from the PNCC Academy

The Spirit of Cricket has been stated by the ECB as follows:

"Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique approval 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 captains."