Play Hard, Play Fair and Stay in the Game
Whether you are playing for your school, club or representative side, every young cricketer needs to understand the Laws of Cricket and respect cricket's much cherished reputation for 'Fair Play.'
Cricket is a fun sport and should be played with a competitive edge. But all players should know there are certain boundaries which must not be crossed. The most important result in any match is that everyone enjoys themselves.
The MCC Spirit of Cricket code of conduct has been passed down through the years to make sure every match is played in the right spirit. The Spirit of the Game demands RESPECT and you must remember that the following actions are against that Spirit:
- Over the top appealing
- Using bad language,
- Intimidating the opposition or umpires
- Deliberately dangerous bowling
- Damaging the pitch or the ball
- Outright cheating
The Play Hard, Play Fair quiz is aimed at all cricketers between the age of 11 and 17. The quiz is designed to test your basic knowledge of the game, give you a greater understanding of how to behave towards your opponents and match officials, and help you make the right decision in the heat of the moment in a match situation.
If you answer a question correctly, you move onto the next one. If you get a question wrong, don't worry you can try again. You can have as many goes as you like to complete the quiz.
Answer all 10 questions by 6th July and you'll be entered into a draw to win a pair of tickets for a Test Match in 2014, a cricket bat from Gray Nicolls or 15 tickets to a NatWest T20 Blast match of your choice. To be in with a chance to win the tickets or a cricket bat click on the 'Register now' button opposite. Once you have entered your personal details, you can then begin the quiz.
The prize draw has now closed but you can still enter the quiz to prove how much you know about the game. Answer all 10 questions and you will receive a personlised ECB Certificate, which recognises your achievement.
So if the finer rules of Cricket have you stumped, take our quiz to brush up your knowledge. Don't get caught out in a game. Click the 'Register now' button and get going.
If you would like to promote the Play Hard, Play Fair and Stay in the Game initiative at your Cricket Club then download this poster by clicking here.