TELSTRA COUNTRY WIDE SUNRAYSIA CRICKET ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED A0009413A MCDONALDS MILDURA SUNRAYSIA JUNIOR CRICKET Rules for Junior Matches – U13, U13 Colts, U15 and U17 Competitions And Under 11 Integration Cricket Playing Conditions 1. RULES AND LAWS The Laws of Cricket as adopted by the Victorian Cricket Association and the Rules for Premiership Matches, as adopted by the Telstra Country Wide Sunraysia Cricket Association for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Division cricket, shall apply except as provided in these rules. 2. CLUBS The competition is to be limited to teams representing Club affiliated with the TCW Sunraysia Cricket Association. 3. AGE QUALFICATION September 1st of each year be set as the date covering the age qualifications of a player. ie. to be eligible, players must be under the respective ages AT September 1st. Any player turning 11, 13, 15 or 17 ON September 1st WILL BE ELIGIBLE for the current season. Should a dispute regarding a player‟s age arise, the date of birth as registered at the last school attended is acceptable. 4. REGISTRATION All players to be registered with the following details being included on the registration form – full name, address, date of birth and school last attended. Registration of new players must accompany the match report and be received by the Administration Manager not later than 6.00 p.m. on the Monday immediately following the completion of a match. 5. DURATION OF MATCHES AND DAYS OF PLAY All U15 and U17 matches to be of TWO (2) days duration and be played on Saturday mornings except where the first of the allotted days is abandoned due to inclement weather in which case the match shall revert to a ONE (1) day match as provided for in these rules. 6. DRAW The grounds and dates on which matches shall be played are to be arranged by the Draw and Match Committee with all grades being played on turf wherever possible – no alternate hard wicket grounds will be allocated. In the event that the Wet Weather Committee cancels play by 8.00 a.m. on match day for turf games, then all games (including those programmed on hard wickets), shall be cancelled. The Draw and Match Committee may also if necessary, alter the program in which any of the matches shall be played. 7. TWO DAY MATCHES – UNDER 17 & UNDER 15 GRADES Play in TWO (2) DAY MATCHES FOR U17/U15‟s shall commence at 8.45 a.m. and end at 11.30 a.m. with the proviso that the team batting second is entitled to receive the same numbers of overs as the team batting first. The finishing time on the first day of TWO (2) day matches shall not be later than 11.30 a.m. In TWO (2) day matches, if the innings of the side batting first has not been completed it shall be compulsorily closed at 11.30 a.m. If the innings of the side batting first is compulsorily closed, then the side batting second, if it is not dismissed, shall be entitled to bat only for the same number of overs as has been bowled to the side batting first. If the innings of the side batting first has been completed, other than by compulsory closure, then the team batting second, if it is not dismissed, shall be entitled to bat for the same number of overs as the side batting first and for any greater number of overs as is possible before 11.30 a.m. on the second day. If both teams have completed an innings before the scheduled time of completion, then the match shall be continued under ordinary conditions until 11.30 a.m. on the second day. If the game be interrupted by adverse weather conditions for more than 15 minutes during the first innings of the side batting first, then the available batting time for the whole match is to be divided equally and the equal overs rule as outlined above will still apply. Should play on the first day of any scheduled TWO (2) day match be entirely prevented by adverse weather conditions, the game shall resolve into a ONE (1) day match under conditions as stated in Rule 8. 7.1 TWO DAY MATCHES – UNDER 13 GRADE The same conditions apply for U13s as for U17/U15s, refer Rule 7 above save for the following changes: * Playing Days and Times – Sundays commencing at 9.15 a.m. with a ten (10) minute drinks break at 10.20 a.m., and play to conclude no later than 11.30 a.m. * Match ball – a smaller size (142 gms/5 oz), Kookaburra 2 piece ball shall be used for all U13 matches. * Ground Size – In accordance with ACB recommended standards for this age group, boundaries are to be no greater than 45 metres in diameter. * Compulsory Retirement – 2 day games (home & away and semi-finals), batsmen are to retire upon reaching THIRTY (30) runs (ONE DAYERS – 25 runs), and FIFTY (50) runs for the grand final with pro-rata adjustments for wet weather to apply. * Compulsory Retired Batsmen Return – Batsmen may only return to the batting crease after one (1) compulsory retirement, save for retired hurt situations whereby a player may return if required at the fall of the last wicket. * Bowling Restrictions – see 19 (e). 8. ONE DAY MATCHES – UNDER 17 & UNDER 15 GRADES Shall commence at 8.00 a.m. and finish at 11.30 a.m. for U17‟s and U15‟s with both sides to receive TWENTY-FIVE (25) overs each. In ONE (1) day matches, if the innings of the side batting first has not been completed, it shall be compulsorily closed at 9.40 a.m. and the side batting second, if it is not dismissed, shall be entitled to bat only for the same number of overs as has been bowled to the side batting first. If the innings of the side batting first has been completed other than by compulsory closure, then the team batting second, if it is not dismissed, shall be entitled to bat for the same number of overs as the side batting first and for any greater number of overs as is possible before 11.30 a.m. If a first innings decision is reached after 11.30 a.m. the match shall end. If both teams have completed an innings before 11.30 a.m. the match shall continue under ordinary conditions until 11.30 a.m. If the game be interrupted by adverse weather for more than 15 minutes during the first innings of the side batting first, the game shall be played under ordinary conditions until 11.30 a.m. The refreshment break is to take place in the 10 minute interval between innings. 8.1 ONE DAY MATCHES - UNDER 13 GRADE The same conditions apply for U13s as for U17/&15s, refer Rule 8 above save for the following changes: Playing times – commencement at 9.00 a.m. with change of innings (if first batting side not dismissed), and 10 minute break at 10.10 a.m. The side batting second commences its innings at 10.20 a.m. and concludes after receiving its full eighteen (18) overs if not previously dismissed. Play should conclude wherever possible by 11.30 a.m. Length of Innings – both sides to receive EIGHTEEN (18) overs each. 9. RESULTS OF MATCHES 9.1 Match Result Decisions Matches of TWO (2) days and ONE (1) day duration, not otherwise completed, shall be decided by the number of runs scored in each first innings irrespective of wickets lost, excepting where play has been interrupted by more than 15 minutes in aggregate by bad weather during the first innings of the side batting second when, if no decision is reached on the first innings by 11.30 a.m., the match shall be Drawn. Should the aggregate interruption to play by bad weather during the first innings of the side batting second exceed 15 minutes at any time after 11.30 a.m. and a decision on the first innings has not been reached, the match shall be Drawn. 9.2 Abandoned Matches If during the progress of a match a team cannot complete the match, that team will score only the points gained up to the time of abandonment. The opposing team will be awarded Forfeit points. If without fault of either side a match cannot be completed then points gained at the time of abandonment shall stand. 10. FOLLOW ON A team which bats first and leads by 50 runs on the first innings shall have the option of enforcing a follow on. 11. TEAM SHEETS Completed team sheets are to be exchanged before the match commences and the team sheets are to accompany match reports which must be completed by the home team and forwarded to the Administration Manager before 6.00 p.m. on the Monday immediately following completion of the match. In the event of a forfeit, the team receiving such forfeit must lodge a team sheet. 12. FIELDING LIMITATIONS The Victorian Cricket Association Rules regarding the limitations on fielding positions in Under 14 matches ARE TO APPLY FOR ALL SCA JUNIOR COMPETITIONS (refer 22.8). 13. COACHING Coaching/assisting by Umpires to be restricted to normal breaks in play, eg. change of overs, fall of wickets, drinks, etc., such coaching not to interrupt/delay play. 14. ELIGIBILITY FOR FINALS To be eligible to play in a Semi-Final or Final match, players must have participated in at least TWO (2) Home and Away matches and comply with the SCA Eligibility Scale (see Rules for Premiership Matches Rule 40), for qualification between grades. 15. MODE OF DRESS All clothing/shoes to be predominately white/off-white. 16. REFRESHMENTS Refreshments shall comprise drinks only and shall be supplied by the home team. Drinks are to be taken during a 10 minute break in play which is to commence not later than 10.20 a.m. in TWO (2) day matches for U15/U17‟s (U13 have a quick drinks break at 10.30 a.m.), except where there is an interruption of play by weather conditions or termination of an innings within 10 minutes of the scheduled adjournment, in which case the refreshment break shall be taken immediately. In ONE (1) day matches the refreshment break shall be taken between innings. 17. TIMES OF FINALS 17.1 Times Finals to commence at such times as may be fixed by the Association. 17.2 Ground Management Duties Home Clubs are responsible for ALL aspects of ground management duties (including semi-final matches). 17.3 Semi-Finals Matches The four competing teams that have obtained the highest number of points at the completion of the programmed series of matches, shall compete in a semi-final round of matches the first playing fourth and the second playing third. In two day semi-final matches the same conditions as apply for home and away matches will be played – ie. compulsory closure, etc. There is no provision for a Draw result in SCA Junior cricket. All matches, including finals, whereby no time is lost due to bad weather/pitch conditions, means the team scoring the most runs, irrespective of wickets lost, is the winner. Should no decision be reached (ie. due to bad weather/pitch conditions), or a Tie result, the winner shall be deemed to be the team finishing higher on the Premiership Ladder. 17.4 Final Match (a) The two winning teams shall then meet in a final match to be played over THREE (3) days scheduled by the SCA with provision for a fourth day if no first innings result or 1st innings Tie result has been achieved after THREE (3) days. i) The three days scheduled by the SCA (as above), SHALL BE COMPULSORY PLAYING DAYS for all teams engaged in SCA U13, U15 and U17 Grand Finals, save for a decision reached at or after the conclusion of the second day‟s play, whereby the match may be concluded with the consent of both captains. ii) The Association Board of Management shall impose a penalty of not less than ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100) for non-compliance upon the defaulting club(s) as a result of any such infringement. b) Playing Conditions i) The side batting first, providing there is no earlier termination, shall have its innings compulsorily closed on the completion of SIXTY (60) overs for U17 and U15s. Under 13s shall be compulsorily closed (providing there is no earlier termination), on the completion of FORTY FIVE (45) overs. ii) The Side Batting Second – Length of Innings 1) Should the innings of the side batting first be compulsorily closed, the innings of the side batting second, provided that there is no earlier termination shall have its innings compulsorily closed on the completion of SIXTY (60) overs for U17/U15s and FORTY FIVE (45) overs for Under 13s. 2) Should the innings of the side batting first be terminated other than by compulsory closure, the side batting second shall be entitled to receive a minimum of SIXTY (60) overs (or FORTY-FIVE  overs for U13s), PLUS any full overs which were still to be bowled at the time the innings of the side batting first was terminated. iii) In grand final matches the same conditions apply as for home and away and semi- finals matches, save for the extended length of 1st Innings and playing days in accordance with aforementioned Rule 17.4 (a). In matches whereby both teams receive their allocated number of overs, a first innings result is achieved by the team scoring the most runs regardless of wickets lost. In the event there is a first innings tie (and no further – ie. outright) result, the premiers shall be the team finishing higher on the premiership ladder. If matches are interrupted by bad weather or pitch conditions and revert to Ordinary Conditions with a draw or tie result, the premiers shall be the team finishing higher on the premiership ladder. 18. BATSMAN RETIRED For the purpose of computing SCA averages and calculation of Club percentages, the innings of a batsman retired for ANY reason, shall be deemed as not out. 19. SPECIAL RULES – All Grades (a) Helmets The use of helmets is highly recommended by all batsmen. (b) 12-A-Side Requirements The option is available for clubs to play 12-A-Side in all Junior competitions, but a batsman and bowler MUST BE NOMINATED PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF PLAY if the option is to apply. Only ELEVEN (11) players may field at any one time. (c) Compulsory Retirement – Under 17/15s Batsmen are required to retire upon reaching FIFTY (50) runs in Home and Away two day matches and Semi-Finals matches, and SEVENTY-FIVE (75) runs in the Grand Final. One Day compulsory retirement at THIRTY (30) runs for U17/U15s shall be enforced, with pro-rata adjustments for wet weather to apply for both grades – refer to Rule 7.1 for U13 Grade batting retirement limitations. (d) Return of Retired Batsmen Retired batsmen may only return to the batting crease at the end of the batting order in cases where there is a possibility of the batting team being dismissed prior to time. Such batsmen may only return after the last available batsmen are at the crease – also refer 7.1. (e) Bowling Restrictions For U15/17, bowlers are restricted to MAXIMUM of EIGHT (8) overs each per innings and per playing day for Home and Away and Semi-Finals matches, and TWELVE (12) overs each per innings for the Grand Final. Overs bowled in excess of the designated 1st Innings 60 in Grand Finals, shall be unrestricted. In ONE DAYERS bowlers are restricted to a maximum of FIVE (5) overs per innings with pro-rata adjustments for wet weather. For Under 13s, maximums of six (6) overs for H&A and SF, and nine (9) overs for the Grand Final apply – unrestricted in excess of 45 in Grand Final. (f) Bowling Injury Prevention In keeping with VCA policy regarding concerns expressed by the ACB in 1995, whereby that body introduced restrictions to the number of consecutive overs that can be bowled by medium/fast bowlers at all National U17/U19 levels, the SCA Board strongly recommends that clubs/captains recognise the philosophy and objectives applicable to the following initiative for all SCA and Mallee-Murray Region competitions. Bowlers of medium pace or faster (broadly defined as those to whom the wicketkeeper would normally stand back). UNDER 19 * A maximum spell of eight (8) consecutive overs. * A maximum DAILY allocation of 20 overs. UNDER 17 * A maximum spell of six (6) consecutive overs. * A maximum DAILY allocation of 16 overs. To assist captains in SCA senior grade (afternoon competition) matches, an over count applicable to medium pace or faster bowlers playing in SCA Junior competition matches (U15/U17) and in accordance with the aforementioned UNDER 17 GUIDELINES is to be completed by Junior Team Managers/Coaches on cards provided for this purpose, and given to the bowler for presentation to his senior grade captain prior to play. (g) Compulsory Substitutes Compulsory substitutes are to be provided by all teams in SCA Junior cricket – ie. wherever possible, teams should have a full eleven (11) players in the field. (h) Player Interchange Policy – Multiple Teams * Player Points – 2 credit points (for either team). * In any uneven game scenario, a player has to play at least one more game for either team “A” or “B” to qualify for finals (for that team). For example, in a nine round season a player could play 5 & 4, however, would only qualify for the team in which he/she finishes with credit points (+2). * In the event he/she plays an equal number of games for each team, then he/she would qualify for either team for the semi-finals round, but not interchange thereafter. * A restriction shall be imposed once a player has reached five (5) games for one team in a nine round season (or 50% +1 for other season lengths), that he/she may not then play in the other team – this prevents “stacking” sides late in the season. * Any instance whereby one day is lost (in a two day game), then the resulting one dayer would still count as full game points (2). * Multiple teams receiving uneven byes or forfeits must submit nominated team lists for eligibility purposes (as is the case for all teams). * The minimum 2 games in a season still applies, however, for new players with a base qualification (ie. only played 2 games), he/she has to play at least one of those games for a team qualified for finals series matches in order to participate. In the event he/she played one game for each and both teams qualify for finals, he/she may play with either team in the semi-final round but not interchange thereafter. * Special consideration may still be given in exceptional circumstances whereby a player(s) may be given permission to transfer permanently to the other team even if he/she has played the maximum allowable games for one team. This application must be in writing and forwarded for the administration manager‟s consideration/approval prior to transferring teams. 20. MATCH POINTS 1st Inns Win – 10 1st Inns Tie – 5 Outright Win/1st Inns lead – 20 Outright Win/1st Inns trail – 15 Outright Win/1st Inns Tie – 15 Outright Tie/1st Inns Tie – 10 Outright Tie/1st Inns lead – 15 Outright Tie/1st Inns trail – 5 Outright Loss/1st Inns lead – 5 Outright Loss/1st Inns Tie – 5 Uneven Byes – 10 Forfeit – Equivalent maximum points scored for round in grade, however, TEN points to be awarded on receipt of forfeit advice prior to round‟s commencement as a minimum. 21. JUNIOR REPRESENTATIVE MATCH CONDITIONS Rules and Conditions Full day matches shall commence at 10.00 a.m. and cease at 4.50 p.m. The luncheon interval of fifty (50) minutes shall be taken between innings. If the innings of the side batting first has not been completed it shall be compulsorily closed at 1.00 p.m. If the innings of the side batting first is compulsorily closed then the side batting second, if it is not dismissed, shall be entitled to receive the same number of balls as the side batting first. If the innings of the side batting first is completed before 1.00 p.m. then the team batting second shall be entitled to bat for the same number of balls as the side batting first AND FOR ANY GREATER NUMBER as is possible before 4.50 p.m. If a first innings win is obtained before 4.50 p.m. and before the time of compulsory closure of the side batting second, then the match shall continue under ordinary conditions until 4.50 p.m. If a first innings win is obtained after 4.50 p.m., but before the time for compulsory closure of the team batting second, then the match shall thereupon end. If both teams have completed an innings, the match shall continue under ordinary conditions until 4.50 p.m. If a game is delayed or interrupted by bad weather conditions for more than thirty (30 minutes in the aggregate during either period of allotted time, the game shall thereupon be played under ordinary conditions. Matches not otherwise completed shall be decided by the number of runs scored in each first innings irrespective of number of wickets lost excepting where play has been delayed or interrupted by bad weather conditions as previously indicated when no decision has been reached on the first innings by 4.50 p.m., the match shall be declared a draw. Times Summary: Commencement 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. LUNCH/COMPULSORY CLOSE Re-commence 1.50 p.m. to 4.50 p.m. STUMPS Ordinary Conditions Definition: Ordinary Conditions means that the game will proceed without time, or number of balls taken into account regarding compulsory closure of innings, and in keeping with Laws of Cricket by providing for a draw result. Special Conditions: a) Stumps – To be supplied by first named team. b) 12-A-Side Requirements – The option is available for teams to play 12-A-Side in this competition, but a batsman and bowler MUST BE NOMINATED PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF PLAY if the option is to apply. Only eleven (11) players may field at any one time. c) Helmets – All teams must have TWO (2) helmets available for wear in their kits. d) Wides and No Balls – WIDES to be called on all occasions within the rules. WIDES and NO BALLS are scored at ONE (1) runs plus any scored in accordance with the Laws of Cricket. e) Match Balls – Shall be approved 2 piece unless 4 piece agreed by prior arrangement for Under 17s. f) Bowling Restrictions – Bowlers are restricted to a MAXIMUM OF TEN (10) overs EACH PER INNINGS FOR THIS COMPETITION. Also read in conjunction with g). g) Bowling Injury Prevention Policy regarding recommended maximum overs in a day‟s play – refer SCA Junior sub-rule 19. (f) regarding maximum overs in a day‟s play policy as highly recommended by the Mallee-Murray Cricket Region. 22. SCA UNDER 11 INTEGRATION CRICKET PLAYING CONDITIONS The main aim of Under 11 Integration Cricket is to introduce both boys and girls to the fundamentals of the game. It is NOT about winning, however, it is about having FUN while they learn and develop their skills. Players should have had at least 1 year in the local Milo „Have-A-Go‟ program so that they have an understanding of batting, bowling, catching and fielding techniques. This competition is not recommended for Under 10 years of age unless they can fulfil the abovementioned technique requirements. 22.1 Playing Days and Times; Sunday mornings commencing at 9.15p.m. for 60 minutes prior to drinks/change of innings, followed by another 60 minutes play to conclude at approximately 11.30 p.m. 22.2 Length of Matches: All matches to be One Day games with the second batting team to receive the same number of overs as the first. At all times, team 1 bats for the entire first session irrespective of being dismissed prior, likewise team 2 in the second session. 22.3 Overs: 6 balls constitute an over with wides and no balls to be called and one run penalties applied, but NOT re-bowled. 22.4 Ball: In all U11 games a red or multi-coloured (red/white), „Kookaburra Softaball‟ must be used. 22.5 Overs Time Saver: 4 consecutive overs will be bowled from the same end. After each over, the batsmen change ends and another bowler commences a new over from the same end. At the end of 4 overs the procedure is repeated from the opposite end and so on. 22.6 Ball Landing Off the Pitch: For a ball landing off the pitch, the only way a batsman can be dismissed is „run out‟. 22.7 Playing Restrictions: Batting – batsmen must retire at the end of the over in which they score their 20th run or after batting for a maximum of 8 overs. It is compulsory for all batsmen to wear pads, batting gloves and a protector with a properly fitting helmet being highly recommended. Bowling – all players should achieve at least 2 overs (maximum), each throughout match duration. 22.8 Limited Field Placings: In under 11 cricket, except for the quarter circle extending from directly behind the middle stump to point, no fieldsman (wicketkeepers excluded), shall be permitted to field closer to the batsman than half the length of the pitch from the batsman‟s middle stump. No player shall be permitted to enter this restricted zone until after the ball is struck by the batsman, strikes the body or equipment of the batsman, or passes through to the wicketkeeper. If a player enters the restricted area after the bowler has released the ball (and prior to being „safe‟ as above), either umpire shall call and signal „no-ball‟. If a player enters the restricted area before the bowler releases the ball, the umpire shall prevent the delivery being bowled. 22.9 Dress Code: All players are encouraged to wear basic team whites. 22.10 Premiership Points/Ladders: do NOT apply to U11 games. 22.11 Season Length: 7 x 1 day games to finish a week earlier than U13/U15/U17 pre-Christmas break (approx start last Sun in October). 5 x 1 day games post Christmas to conclude prior to U13/U15/U17 finals series – 12 x 1 day games per season. 22.12 Registrations: Player registrations to apply in order to make players aware of responsibilities in that they physically have to approach their club in order to transfer to another. It is envisaged that given an approach by a player to transfer, the club would grant the transfer – this age group is not subject to Independent Tribunal hearings/disputes re transfers. 22.13 Affiliations: The Normal Junior team affiliation fee applies to Under 11 entries for clubs. 22.14 SCA Administration Fees: Not applicable to U11 entries. 22.15 Club Ball/Match Fees: Suggested @ $1 per day maximum. 22.16 Ground Size: 45m boundaries maximum per VCA guidelines. 23. JUNIOR PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT Abide by the rules of the game and rules set down by your coach, club and Association. 23.1 Never argue with an Official or umpire. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or at the end of play. 23.2 Control your temper – Verbal or physical abuse of officials, umpires, spectators or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opposition player is not acceptable or permitted. 23.3 Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team‟s performance will benefit, so will you. 23.4 Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they be by your own or opposition team players. Be proud to walk off the ground after each game knowing that you have given your best effort and never involve yourself in an argument with opposition team players, umpires or officials. 23.5 Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player. Your involvement to play is for fun and enjoyment and that winning is only part of it. 23.6 Co-operate with your coach and team mates, and respect the ability of your opposition team players – without them there would be no game. 23.7 Play for the “fun of it” and not just to please parents and coaches. 23.8 Avoid use of derogatory language based on gender or race. 24. JUNIOR COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT 24.1 Be familiar with the Laws of Cricket and abide by the Association‟s Sunraysia Junior Cricket Rules for Junior Matches and Integration Cricket. 24.2 Teach your players that rules of the game are mutual agreements which no player should evade or break. 24.3 Group players according to age, height, skill and physical maturity whenever possible in any competitive practice session. 24.4 Avoid over-playing the talented players. The “just average” players need and deserve equal time, if not more. 24.5 Remember that the players involved play for fun and enjoyment and that winning is only part of it. Emphasise the importance of the learning and development of skills and positive attitudes. Never ridicule or yell at your players for making mistakes or losing a game or competition. 24.6 Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate for the age and ability of the players. 24.7 The scheduling and length of practice times and competitions should take into consideration the maturity level of the player. 24.8 Develop team respect for the ability of opposition team players, as well as for the judgement of umpires and opposing coaches. 24.9 Follow the advice of a qualified person when determining when an injured player is ready to play or train again. 24.10 Make a personal commitment to keep yourself informed of sound junior coaching principles and developments. Endeavour to attain and maintain coaching accreditation levels in accordance with Telstra Country Wide Sunraysia Cricket‟s accredited coaches policy. 24.11 Avoid the use of derogatory language based on gender or race. 25. PARENTS & SPECTATORS OF JUNIOR CRICKET CODE OF CONDUCT 25.1 Encourage children to participate if they are interested, however, if a child is not willing do not force them. 25.2 Focus upon the child‟s efforts and performance rather than the overall outcome of the event. This assists the child in setting realistic goals related to their ability by reducing the emphasis on winning. 25.3 Teach your child that honest effort is as important as victory so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment. 25.4 Encourage your child always to play by the rules. 25.5 Never ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or losing a game or competition. 25.6 Remember your child should be involved in cricket for their enjoyment, not yours. 25.7 Remember your child learns best by example. Applaud good plays whether they be by your own or opposition team players. 25.8 If you disagree with an official or umpire, raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than questioning the official‟s judgement and honesty in public. Remember, most officials, give their time and effort for your child‟s involvement. 25.9 Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from junior sporting activities. 25.10 Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches. They give of their time and resources to provide recreational activities for your child and deserve your support. 25.11 Support your club officials in maintaining the highest standard of behaviour both on and off the field for the betterment of the Association and your family. Offer your assistance to the team that your child is playing in so that every opportunity is being provided for the very best supervision and support. Your involvement will give both yourself and your child far more satisfaction. 25.12 Avoid the use of derogatory language based on gender or race.
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