Players Charter

Orpington Cricket Club Players’ Charter

The club needs playing members willing to offer personal commitment to take the club forward and who contribute as both as individuals and as a unit before, during and after playing the game. 

On this basis, in addition to abiding to the Laws of Cricket, the OCC Constitution & Code of Conduct and the KCL/KRCL Regulations (including their voluntary code of conduct), all playing members of OCC must ensure compliance with the following:-

  • Respond in a timely fashion to communications from the club committee and other elected officers
  • Prompt payment of annual membership, match fees and other club related expenses in accordance with club rules.  The financial status of the club makes prompt payment essential for all members to benefit from the club facilities. All playing subscriptions must be paid by 31st May with a £25 discount applying to annual membership paid by 1st May. Failure to pay by the 31st May will result in non-selection until payment has been made in full. Financial difficulties can be discussed with the club treasurer in the fullest confidence
  • Punctuality at meet times published by the Chairman of Playing / Team Captains
  • Confirm availability for selection with a nominated OCC captain or The Chairman of Playing before 6pm on the Monday following a match weekend. Non-compliance could result in non-selection
  • Assist in ground preparation before and after play on match days as directed by the home captain
  • Respect the on field decisions and team selection of each captain
  • Respect opposing players and supporters
  • Accept the decisions of match day officials
  • Taking pride in all OCC equipment and facilities, including adhering to club rules regarding the use of the Chris Hora net facility
  • The wearing of designated club clothing on match days for pre-match practice and during play. This is also to be encouraged for social clothing after the match
  • Understanding and adhering to club welfare issues and processes
  • Respecting the safety and welfare of junior members of the club and being an appropriate role model particularly in regards to smoking and alcohol consumption
  • Endeavour to support official OCC social and fundraising events
  • Endeavour to utilise, promote and support OCC sponsors
  • Endeavour to attend the AGM and other club meetings
  • Endeavour to attend organised practice sessions unless Notice of Absence is communicated to a nominated OCC captain


Failure to adhere to the OCC Players’ Charter could result in the player being disciplined by OCC’s Management Committee.