Ferring Cricket Club Code of Conduct

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The Members Charter has been prepared to ensure that all sporting activities at Ferring Cricket Club (FCC) are conducted fairly, sensibly and enjoyably.

It is expected that everyone connected with FCC, member, player, parent or spectator, will adhere to the guidelines set out in this Charter.


As a member of Ferring Cricket Club you will:


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 captains.

Responsibility 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 of a player failing to comply with instructions by an umpire, or criticising by word or action the decision of an umpire, or showing dissent, or generally behaving in a manner which might bring the game into dispute, 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.

Fair and unfair play

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

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

The umpires are authorised to intervene in cases of:

The Spirit of the Game involves respect for:

It is against the Spirit of the Game to:


  1. to appeal knowing that the batsman is not out

  2. to advance towards an umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing

  3. 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 ones own side.


There is no place for any act of violence on the field of play or within the cricket ground generally.


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

Revision 1.0 March 2017