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Club coaches and team managers (qualified or unqualified) have completed a Criminal Record Bureau check.

All club members who have regular contact with children will also be asked to undertake a CRB check.



Thirsk Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of all its members.  The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect, and be encouraged to be open. If you wish to share any concerns or complaints that you may have about any aspect of the club please contact the Junior Section Manager or Co-ordinator.


As a member of Thirsk Cricket Club you are expected to abide by the general rules of the club, our code of conduct, and by following the Junior Club rules.


  1. Play cricket within the laws and in the spirit of the game.
  2. Respect your colleagues, opponents and officials. 
  3. Do not make derogatory comments or gestures about colleagues or opponents.
  4. Never try to intimidate the opposition by threats or excessive triumphalism.
  5. Be polite to umpires, team managers and respect their decisions at all times. 
  6. Do not show any form of dissent. 
  7. Do not throw tantrums or cricket bats. 
  8. Stick to agreed timings for practice and matches or inform your coach or team manager at the earliest possible opportunity if you cannot play or are going to be late.
  9. Wear the appropriate kit – properly and with pride. Cricket whites and suitable trainers or cricket shoes should be worn for matches but tracksuits are permitted for practicing.
  10. All players under the age of eighteen years must wear helmets when batting and when standing up to the stumps when keeping wicket.





The Club Child Welfare Officers (CWO) with the overall responsibility for young members at Thirsk CC are:



Mrs Samantha Spence 
2 Green Lane West 
North Yorkshire

YO7 1RN 
Tel: 07979 157 243


* Also Assistant County Welfare Officer of the Yorkshire Cricket Board.

The Club Welfare Officers will:

  1. Act as the first point of contact for the reporting of Child Welfare and Protection concerns.
  2. Help and safeguard young people by assisting in the promotion and implementation of the Welfare of Young People Policy at this Club.
  3. Assist in raising the awareness of others at the Club in respect of Child Welfare matters.
  4. Be a source of advice and information within the club on Child Welfare matters.
  5. Uphold confidentiality at all times, as far as is practical in all Child Welfare matters.
  6. Liase with the County Welfare Officer where appropriate. 


  1. Encourage your child to learn the laws of the game and to play within the spirit of those laws.
  2. Discourage unfair play and disputes with officials or coaches.
  3. Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  4. Never force you child to take part in any sport against their will.
  5. Set a good example by recognising fair play and by applauding good performances at all times.
  6. Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  7. Publicly accept the judgement of officials without argument or comment.
  8. Support your child’s involvement and help them enjoy cricket and develop within it.
  9. Use proper and correct language at all times.
  10. Do not forget, children are involved in organised sport for their enjoyment, and not yours. 


The club has applied the following guidelines, which apply to Adults and Young people (under the age of eighteen) sharing changing facilities. 

  1. Adults should change and shower at separate times to Young Players.

Guidelines for Spector’s Code of Conduct.

  1. Discourage unfair play and disputes with officials.
  2. Set a good example by recognising fair play and by applauding good performances.
  3. Use proper and correct language always, strictly no foul or abusive language to be used at any time.
  4. Refrain from degrading or belittling any one from the opposition, officials, member or home team players.