Selection Meetings

Selection Meetings normally take place on Monday evenings at the Pavilion (01702) 476697.Please advise your Captain promptly if unavailable for selection on a particular date.

Team Sheets

Team Sheets are e-mailed or posted to members’ addresses to arrive at the latest by the Thursday preceding a match. Please advise the Hon. Secretary immediately of any change of address, telephone number or e-mail address. Tasks such as Pavilion duties, provision of transport to away games, etc., will be detailed on the team sheet. You should contact your Captain by Thursday evening if you forsee any difficulty regarding your selection or task(s) allocated.

Catering

Teas are available for purchase whilst home matches are in progress. Suppers will be served from 7.00pm on Saturdays. Kitchen will close at 9.00pm.

Club Policies

This club has adopted the following Code of Conduct:

  1. This Code of Conduct applies to all matches played by this Club.
  2. The Club accepts responsibility for the behaviour of its Officials, Players and Members, and will take disciplinary action against any individual who fails to comply with this code.
  3. We will observe the highest standards of sportsmanship, etiquette, behaviour and dress, both on and off the field, in keeping with the dignity and best traditions of the game of Cricket. Foul and/or abusive language is wholly unacceptable.
  4. We will not accept intimidation, aggressive behaviour or deliberate distraction of our opponents.
  5. We will not accept dissent at Umpire(’s) decisions.
  6. We have acquainted all our Officials, Players and Members regarding this Code.
  7. We expect our Captains and Team Managers to exercise suitable control over their team(s) in accordance with the spirit and Laws of the game.

Club Equity Statement

This Club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so, it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sport equity:

“Sport 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.”

This Club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person, and will treat everyone equally within the context of cricket played at this Club, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality, or socio-economic status.

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

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

The Club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to the Club Disciplinary Procedures.

Child Welfare

The England and Wales Cricket Board is firmly committed to ensuring that Cricket provides a safe, friendly and enjoyable experience for children and vulnerable adults in particular.

The ‘Safe Hands – Welfare of Young People in Cricket’ Policy provides Cricket with the tools to ensure that the whole game takes up the challenge of continuously improving the participating conditions for children and young people.

The Policy is backed by a comprehensive training and education programme, a structured implementation plan and a sensitive process to respond to concerns.

The ECB reviews its Welfare of Young People Policies and Procedures on an on-going basis in line with the NSPCC and Child Protection in Sport Unit and Sport England Action Plans.

This Club, having formally adopted this Policy, fully accepts the responsibility to implement the appropriate safeguarding policies and procedures.

Safeguarding Policy Statement

Westcliff-on-Sea Cricket Club (The Club) is committed to ensuring all Children (i.e all persons under the age of 18 ) participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience.

We will do this by:

  • Recognising all children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have the right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe environment
  • Ensuring individuals working within cricket at, or for, our club provide a welcoming, safe, and fun experience for children
  • Adopting and implementing the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” and any future versions of this
  • Appointing a Club Welfare Officer and ensuring they attend all current and future training modules required by the ECB
  • Ensuring all people who work in cricket at, or for, our club (such as staff, officials, volunteers, team managers, coaches and so on) have a responsibility for safeguarding children, and understand how the “Safe Hands Policy” applies to them
  • Ensuring all individuals working within cricket at, or for, the club are recruited and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines and relevant legislation
  • Ensuring all individuals working within cricket at, or for, the club are provided with support, through education and training, so they are aware of, and can adhere to, good practice and Code of Conduct guidelines defined by the ECB, and the club
  • Ensuring the name and contact details of the Club Welfare Officer is available:
    • As the first point of contact for parents, children and volunteers/staff within the club
    • As a local source of procedural advice for the club, its committee and members
    • As the main point of contact within the club for the ECB County Welfare Officer and the ECB Safeguarding Team, and
    • As the main point of contact within the club for relevant external agencies in connection with child safeguarding
  • Ensuring correct and comprehensive reporting procedures exist for raising and managing child safeguarding concerns.
  • Providing an environment where the views of children, parents and volunteers are sought and welcomed on a range of issues. This will help us create an environment where people have the opportunity to voice any concerns (about possible suspected child abuse/neglect, and/or about poor practice) to the Club Welfare Officer*
  • Ensuring all suspicions concerns and allegations are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly and appropriately
  • Ensuring access to confidential information relating to child safeguarding matters is restricted to those who need to know in order to safeguard children – including the Club Welfare Officer and the appropriate external authorities, such as the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), as specified within ECB child safeguarding procedures

*Details of the County Welfare Officer will be made available, in case the Club Welfare officer is unavailable, or the concern relates to the Club Welfare officer.