Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it is to be played not only within its Laws, but also within the spirit of the game. Any action seen as abusing this spirit causes injury to the game itself.
Embracing the spirit of the game means participating, either as a player or as an official, fairly and exhibiting respect for other players and officials and the game's traditional values such as graciousness in defeat and humility in victory.
Cricket has a distinct place in Australia society and history. As an element in Australia's national identify, cricket plays a significant role. This status brings with it particular responsibilities for players and officials to conform to high standards of fair play and personal behaviour on and off the field.
The Member Protection By-Law is intended to protect and enshrine such important qualities and standards so that all may continue to enjoy the game of cricket now and in the future.
The Box Hill Cricket Club is committed to the health, safety and well-being of all its members and participants and is dedicated to providing a safe environment for participating in the sport of cricket.
The following Member Protection By-Law conveys a strong message to all participants, and prospective members, that as a Club, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our most valuable asset well into the future.
The By-Laws can be downloaded here.