Captains’ Code of Conduct

Captains must familiarise themselves, and comply with the local rules, in particular relating to players ratings, the make-up of the team and any restrictions, be it for age or dispensation. Players must not play under a false name.

  • Captains are expected to complete fairly as recommended in ‘the spirit of cricket’. As a rule, if you think that any action is unfair or against the spirit of the game, the captain should assume that it is, and avoid it.
  • Captains are responsible for the conduct of their players as far as they are able, and should lead by example. This is particularly important when it comes to conduct towards an umpire, be it an official black and white, or a player umpire. Disputes and inappropriate behaviour towards an umpire will not lead to them changing a decision.
  • Captains and their players are expected to treat all players and officials with respect, be they officials of St Ives, the HK&HDCA or another club.
  • Captains must not communicate directly with the association in respect of complaints or appeals and all such communication must be through the President, Vice President or Secretary of the club. If an issue occurs whereby a complaint is made against a captain or his player, or the captain wishes to make a complaint, then the captain should inform an official of the club as soon as possible, and we will work with you to resolve the issue.
    Captains should ensure that players and in particular those ‘guesting’ for a team are made to feel welcome, valued and a part of that team, taking note that all players are to be given a reasonable opportunity to bat or bowl or wicket keep in the team they are selected to play for.
  • Captains will ensure that all new players are registered, working closely with the clubs registrar, and alerting her at the earliest possible time of any registration requirement. Where the player has not been registered in time, that player must play under the restrictions imposed by the association in the local rules.
  • Captains must also work closely and cooperate with the Club Coordinator / Selector. Captains should encourage their regular players to notify them as soon as they know they are not available for one or more games. This information should be communicated by the Captain to the Club Selector. (NOTE ON PROCESS: Players that are not available should inform the team Captain as soon as they know and certainly by Wednesday noon except in the case of illness or late injury when it should be ASAP. It would be appreciated if long breaks for travel were notified by the players to the Captain as soon as travel plans are confirmed.)