Nunawading Cricket Club

Mission Statement and Objectives:

Mission Statement:

To be a large, strong, successful and inclusive cricket club that provide opportunities for junior and senior players of all ages and skills to have fun, play in successful teams, develop their skills and be the best they can be.


1)       To be large: Continue focus on reaching out to young families to have their children participate in junior programs such as Milo In2Cricket, Under 10 and Gilrs cricket programs; continue or focus on developing the junior club; continue our strong alliance with our Sri Lankan player community and ensure that we are one club with one goal; continue to encourage parents of juniors to play senior cricket.

2)       To be strong: A strong club is a club that:

  1. On field. Provide an environment where cricketers can play the best cricket they are capable of both as a team and individually;
  2. Off-field. Proactive and responsive administration working together to achieve the clubs’ objectives;
  3. Provide opportunities for junior and senior players to improve skills, increase fitness and learn how to improve their cricket. Ensure training sessions include a focus on all of these elements.

3)       To be successful:

  1. Maintain focus on First XI strength by:
    • Ensuring all players are happy and individual needs are attended to (within the realms of club and team comes first)
    • Providing a training and playing environment that is as professional and disciplined as can be expected of social cricketers.
    • Nurturing the next set of First XI cricketers, always with an eye on the future
    • Recruiting the best players we can to the club but ensuring that the right people are targeted
  2. Increased focus on Second and Third Xis in order to:
    • Ensure the Second XI is very competitive and work closely with the First XI
    • Ensure the Third XI provides a focus for young player development and nurturing (e.g. with key senior players acting as mentors)
    • Ensure the lower grades are well run and have captains who provide all players the opportunity to contribute with bat, ball and ideas.

To be inclusive: Ensure that anyone who wants to play cricket for Nunawading can play cricket for Nunawading. Talent is not a criteria for selection. This is a great strength of ours and we want to keep it.

Club Constitution

Click here for the Club's constitution

Player Handbook 2017-18

Please click here to download the senior Player Handbook for season 2017-18. All senior players are expected to play their cricket at Nunawading according to the guidelines outlined here.

Player Code of Conduct:

Nunawading CC complies with the Cricket Australia Code of Behaviour.

A summary of the key points is as follows:

• Play by the rules.

• Never argue with an umpire. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the game.

• Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted in any sport. Do not show you are unhappy when given out.

• Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team, an opponent or the other team.

• Treat all participants in cricket as you like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.

• Cooperate with your coach, teammates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.

• Place in proper perspective the isolated incidents of unsporting behaviour rather than make such incidents the ‘highlight' of the event.

• All talk must stop when the bowler reaches his bowling mark.

• Bad language (swearing) is not permitted.

• Once a batter is dismissed, members of the fielding team are not permitted to give the batter a ‘send off'.

• Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.

• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Click here for the Cricket Australia Code of Behaviour

Anti Bullying Policy

Click here for the Club's policy, developed in consultation with Cricket Australia

Illegal Drugs Policy

Click here for the Club's Illegal Drugs policy developed in consultation with GoodSports Australia

Social Media Policy

Click here for the Club's Social Media policy developed in consultation with Play by the Rules Australia

Responsible Serving of Alcohol

In February 2015, Nunawading CC obtained a full club liquor license. Responsibilities of members
and guests in ensuring the club adheres to the conditions of the license include, but are not limited
to, the following key areas:

1. Alcohol sold at the bar is not to be taken beyond the red line (the balcony)

2. Liquor not purchased at the bar is not allowed on the premises

3. Selling of take away liquor is prohibited

4. Opening hours will be no longer than:
a. Sunday 12 noon till 8 pm
b. Tuesday-Thursday, 6 pm till 10 pm
c. Friday 7 pm till midnight
d. Saturday 12 noon till midnight
e. Last drinks shall be called 30 minutes before the bar is closed and no alcohol may be
consumed on the premises after this ‘grace period’

5. A key condition of the license will not cause harm to the amenity of our local area. The main
ways we can ensure we comply with this is to always arrive and leave the premises quietly
and to never have the noise (e.g. music) at a level where it can be heard by our neighbours\

6. A booth license may operate on special events (e.g. 20/20, finals). A maximum of 4 opened
drinks shall be provided per transaction. Alcohol purchased at a booth may not be taken into
the clubrooms (see point 1)

7. Club members are expected to sign in guests (e.g. wives, friends etc)

8. Children are allowed on the premises if under the supervision of a responsible adult

9. The club will be in breach of our license and subject to heavy fines if we:
a. Sell liquor to intoxicated persons
b. Sell liquor to drunk persons
c. Sell liquor to anyone under 18

We are a GoodSports Club

We are a Good Sports Level 3 accredited club.

Sporting clubs such as ours play a significant role in the community and have a responsibility to our members and their families. We have chosen to join over 6,500 clubs across Australia taking part in the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program. Through Good Sports we are committed to managing alcohol responsibly and ensuring smoke free areas, which we believe will help us to provide a healthy, safe and family friendly environment.

Through Good Sports we aim to:

Eliminate risky drinking in the club through the promotion of a responsible approach to the sale and consumption of alcohol in the club

  • Protect juniors and other young people from the misuse of alcohol in and around the club
  • Provide a responsible smoke-free club environment, through designated smoking areas

At Level 3, we are committed to:

Not selling or consuming alcohol without an appropriate liquor license

  • Training our bar staff in Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
  • Ensuring smoke free areas are available
  • Organising safe and responsible social events and finding alternate prizes/fundraiser, rather than alcohol
  • Thinking ahead and ensuring players and members get home safely after functions
  • Formalising and implementing our club’s alcohol management policy

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