WESTS WAYS - OUR COMMITMENTS FOR 2015/16
WESTS wants to help you develop as a cricketer and to be part of a successful club. This does not occur automatically. It takes lots of preparation and hard work from everyone involved. In this document we outline your relationship with Wests and our respective responsibilities.
The players and officials at Wests have worked hard for over a century to build a strong club with working class values. The club’s name is synonymous with toughness in the field, with a respect for the game and its traditions, with fairness and with respect for our opposition. You are a part of that tradition and you have the responsibility of representing Wests both on and off the field.
During games players and officials are bound by the Sydney Cricket Association (“SCA”) Code of Conduct (see extract below). WESTS expects its players and officials to abide by SCA Rules in playing and officiating but also to adhere to the spirit behind those Rules. After games, to and from games, at training and whilst representing the club at functions you must be mindful of the perception people have of you as a representative of Wests. You should treat our values with respect and conduct yourself in accordance with those values. The public may not remember you personally but they will remember which club you represent.
EXTRACTS FROM THE SCA PLAYING CONDITIONS 2015/16:
THE PREAMBLE- THE SPIRIT OF CRICKET
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.
1. There are two Laws which place the responsibility for the team’s conduct firmly on the captain.
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.
In the event of a player failing to comply with instructions by an umpire, or criticising by word or action the decisions of an umpire, or showing dissent, or generally behaving in a manner which might bring the game into disrepute, 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.
2. Fair and unfair play
According to the Laws the umpires are the sole judges of fair and unfair play. The umpires may intervene at any time and it is the responsibility of the captain to take action where required.
3. The umpires are authorised to intervene in cases of:
• Time wasting
• Damaging the pitch
• Dangerous or unfair bowling
• Tampering with the ball
• Any other action that they consider to be unfair
4. The Spirit of the Game involves RESPECT for:
• Your opponents
• Your own captain and team
• The role of the umpires
• The game’s traditional values
5. It is against the Spirit of the Game:
• To dispute an umpire’s decision by word, action or gesture
• To direct abusive language towards an opponent or umpire
• To indulge in cheating or any sharp practice, for instance:
a) to appeal knowing that the batsman is not out
b) to advance towards an umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing
c) 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 one’s own side
There is no place for any act of violence on the field of play.
Captains and umpires together set the tone for the conduct of a cricket match. Every player is expected to make an important contribution to this.
4.2 Code of Conduct
(a) No person bound by this Code of Conduct shall engage in disorderly or improper conduct or behaviour.
(b) A person who engages in disorderly or improper conduct or behaviour breaches this Code of Conduct.
(c) Disorderly or improper conduct or behaviour includes, but is not restricted to, a person:
(i) assaulting or attempting to assault, or abusing, either orally or physically, an umpire, player or spectator;
(ii) disputing, as distinct from questioning, an umpire’s decision, or reacting in an obviously provocative manner towards an umpire;
(iii) using crude or abusive language, or hand signals or other gestures;
(iv) engaging in any form of conduct or behaviour detrimental to the spirit of the game or likely to bring the game into disrepute; or
(v) refusing to supply that person’s name and that person’s address when required by another person who is lodging a report.
(d) The captain of a team shall ensure that the players (including the person acting as 12th man) comply with the Code of Conduct.
(e) The captain of a team breaches the Code of Conduct if a player in that team engages in continuing disorderly or improper conduct or behaviour.
Wests Discipline Book :
Should you breach the SCA code, or act in a manner that is deemed to be unacceptable, to WSDCC, you will be required to meet with club’s disciplinary committee to discuss the conduct and asked to provide an explanation. The issue of concern, a summary of the meeting, and any resolution to allow you to move beyond the concern, will be recorded in the Wests Discipline Book.
If a violation of the code of behaviour occurs during a match, and is reported by the umpire, you may have to attend a Judiciary hearing at SCA and accept the penalty imposed.
Your participation at club practice sessions is a significant part of your development and it also helps to ensure maximum club performance.
Our practice facilities:
Our commitment to practising:
0488 723 018 as soon as possible and leave a detailed message, even if you have to phone after training has commenced.
The Structure of our practice sessions:
Our general selection policy:
WSDCC SELECTION POLICY for 2015-16
Teams will be selected by immediate captain, captain in grade directly below, COS. Input also received from Coach. COS has final say. Selections may be made outside of this criteria for the betterment of the Club ie high injury toll necessitating a player to come back into same grade, absence of any real option etc.
Selectors are responsible for selecting the best available team that allows the team to succeed and
for the club to achieve its goals. This will include consideration of:
When selecting individual players, selectors will consider the following:
It is expected that players will be promoted into a grade on the basis of consistent outstanding performance in their current grade.
Team selections will be made public on Thursday before a round at training and online. Players
directlyimpacted (moving up or down a grade) will have been contacted before this by the relevant
If a player misses a game, they automatically come back in the grade below unless for the following reasons:
- Immediate family wedding ie; Father, Mother, sibling
- In the bridal party
- Representative honours
- Personal crisis eg; death in the family, family illness etc - discretion and judgement to be at hands of COS
Players must give as much notice as possible to COS and Captain.
Captains to make sure question is asked before players leave dressing room on final day of match re any unavailability’s next game
Pre-season selection Committee - COS, Coach, and Captains
If a player cannot attend training, they are to fill out the online Typeform process prior to that training session unless prior permission is given.
Attendance and performance at training critical
WSDCC SELECTION PHILOSOPHY
CHAIRMAN OF SELECTORS - WSDCC
0488 723 018
Team Scorers: All teams require one or two scorers for each match. Contact the secretary or your son’s captain if you are able to assist in this role.
Membership of Wests Ashfield Leagues Club:
By registering as a player with Wests for season 2015/16 you acknowledge and agree to abide by the commitments that are set out in this document.
WSDCC Board, September 2015
President: David Gilbert firstname.lastname@example.org 0425 238 847
Secretary: Rick Wayde email@example.com 0431 068 324
Treasurer: Sasi Sasitharan firstname.lastname@example.org 0419 746 831
CRICKET CONTACTS for 2015-16:
Club Coach: Keegan Luiters email@example.com 0408 111 454
Head of Selectors: Geoff Laing firstname.lastname@example.org 0488 723 018
1st Grade Scorer: Steve McClue email@example.com 0430 595 333
A.W Green Shield Manager: Jeff Warland firstname.lastname@example.org 0405 588 137
By registering as a player with Wests for season 2015/16
I ______________________________________ (Print Name)
acknowledge and agree to abide by the commitments and Code of Conduct that are set out in the document supplied.
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