Code of Conduct

All Members and Guests of Bolton Cricket Club will

  • 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 of 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 playin within them, respecting the decisions of the match officials.
  • Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials.
  • Recognise good performance not just match results.
  • Place the well-being and safety of Young People above the development of performance.
  • 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 whilst actively working with young people in the club.
  • Not provide young people with alcohol when they are under care of the club.
  • Follow ECB guidelines set out in the ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’ and any other relevant guidelines issued.
  • Report any concerns in relation to a young person, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB.

In addition to the above, all Club Officers and appointed volunteers will:

  • Hold relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance.
  • Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment.)
  • Inform players and parent of the requirements of cricket.
  • Know and understand the ECB’s ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’.

*Members and guests include all member and officers of the cricket club and all guests of those members and officers, as well as all individuals who watch/attend/participate/officiate in matches hosted by the club in whatever capacity.


GDPR Policy – General Data Protection Regulation & Privacy Policy 

Bolton Villas Cricket Club are committed to protecting personal data in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR May 2018). As we are an organisation which only processes personal data for recreational reasons, we are exempt from registering with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). However, we continue to adhere to the following principles requiring that personal date is :

processed fairly, lawfully and transparently

collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes

adequate, relevant and limited

accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date

kept for no longer than is necessary

processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal date


Bolton Villas Cricket Club processes personal information to enable us to administer our membership records, register players to play in cricket leagues, for activities including fundraising, maintaining our own accounts plus records. We process personal information relevant to the above which may include :

personal details

family details/responsible person details

lifestyle/social circumstances

education details

health and health administration details


We do not hold or request any data that is not relevant and only request information that we require. We update our database yearly to ensure accuracy and request that people keep us updated where necessary. We do not hold date for anyone who is not involved with the club in whatever way. Any paper records are held securely in a locked cabinet in a secure room and shredded after the season in which they are pertinent. 

We do need to share personal information we process with other organisations. Where this is necessary we are required to comply with all aspects of GDPR. We do not share information with anyone other than official cricket organisations where we need to register players. 

The following is a list of organisations that may require information : ECB, YCB, Aire Wharfe Senior Cricket League, Bradford Junior Cricket League, Play Cricket, other Cricket Clubs (transfers).

Any member wishing to query the handling of personal data should contact a member of the committee at Bolton Villas Cricket Club.