Junior Herons Coaching: Weather and Safety
The safety of junior members is the paramount concern of all at Wanstead Cricket, and this is the main reason why coaching is occasionally called off.
At times when there has been lots of rain, the cricket field may become too dangerous for practice or play.
Conditions can remain dangerous even if the weather clears later in the day. Please consider the weather reports, and do contact the clubhouse if there is any doubt.
Please, all parents, do check that coaching is "on" before dropping off your children.
Helmets are now essential in junior cricket. Here is the guidance issued by England and Wales Cricket Board (February 2000):
It is recommended that a helmet is worn by young players when batting and when standing up to the stumps when keeping wicket against a hard cricket ball in matches and in practice.
A young player should not be allowed to bat or stand up to the stumps when keeping wicket without a helmet against a hard ball except with written parental consent. Coaches, teachers, managers and umpires should always ensure that a young player wears a helmet if this written parental consent has not been received.
Players should regard a helmet with a faceguard as a normal item of protective equipment when batting against a hard ball, together with pads, gloves and, for boys, an abdominal protector (box).
There is a British Standard (BS7928 :1998) for cricket helmets and it is in the best interests of players to ensure that their helmets conform to this standard.
Last update 23 April 2012