Important documents and policies
Club policy documents and guidance - click to open.
Players, members, parents and guests at all levels should be advised that the club will take disciplinary measures against any player/member at any level who abuses the players, members, spectators, officials or facilities of any other club (or this club) on any form of social media. The influence of alcohol is not an excuse.
Members are also reminded that the laws of slander and libel may apply to any posting on social media or elsewhere, and legal action could be taken by the injured party. Think twice before posting - then think again!
Standards of behaviour
Members of MDCC should...
Place the well-being and safety of young people above the development of performance.
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of cricket.
Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief .
Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed.
Display high standards of behaviour.
Promote the positive aspects of cricket e.g. fair play.
Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials.
Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials
Recognise good performance not just match results.
Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual.
Respect young people’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in cricket.
Not smoke, drink or use banned substances while actively working with young people in the Club.
Not provide young people with alcohol when they are under the care of the club
Follow ECB guidelines for safeguarding children.
Report any concerns in relation to a young person or any member to the Welfare Officer.