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									     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 [45] 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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