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Liss Cricket Club - Guidelines for Wearing of Helmets by Young Peopl

Wearing of Helmets by Young Players Regulations

 

Liss Cricket Club has implemented the ECB Wearing of Helmets by Young Players Regulations as below:

 

This guidance applies to all players up to the age of 18, both in open age group cricket and in all junior cricket played with a hard cricket ball. The guidance also applies during all practice sessions.

 

Any individual taking responsibility for players should take all reasonable steps to ensure this guidance is followed at all times. With the assistance of schools, cricket clubs and leagues, the wearing of helmets by young players is now standard practice in cricket throughout England and Wales. 

 

Helmets are widely available and are covered by a British Standard (BS7928:2013 - replacing BS7928:1998). Liss encourages all cricketers to carefully consider their own health and safety regarding the use of helmets. Any individual taking responsibility for any player(s) under the age of 18 should take reasonable steps to ensure this guidance is followed at all times. RCC encourage players, parents and guardians to satisfy themselves that any newly purchased helmets meet the latest British Safety Standard.

 

A face protector represents an alternative head protection system for young wicket keepers. Face protectors are, at the time of publication of this guidance, a relatively new innovation. Wicketkeeper face protectors are covered by a new British Standard (BS7929 –2:2009).

 

Helmets with a faceguard or grille should be worn when batting against a hard cricket ball in matches and in practice sessions.

 

Wicket keepers should wear a helmet with a faceguard, or a wicketkeeper face protector, when standing up to the stumps.

 

All young players should regard a helmet with a faceguard as a normal item of protective equipment when batting, together with pads, gloves and, for boys, an abdominal protector (box).

 

All young wicketkeepers should regard a helmet with a faceguard or a face protector as a normal part of their protective equipment together with pads, gloves and, for boys, an abdominal protector (box). No parental/guardian consent to the non-wearing of a head protector by any U18 player will be accepted by Liss Cricket Club.

 

Young players are not allowed to bat or stand up to the stumps when keeping wicket against a hard ball without wearing appropriate protection.