NCB General Conduct Regulations & Anti-Discrimination Code

11th May 2022

The Norfolk Cricket Board have adopted the ECB’s new General Conduct Regulations (GCRs) and Anti-Discrimination code for the 2022 season.

The purpose of the General Conduct Regulations is to set consistent standards of conduct and behaviour and provide a single set of regulations which can be applied consistently across recreational cricket, to ensure that disciplinary matters are dealt with in a fair, efficient and consistent manner by cricket organisations and to provide assistance to cricket organisations when establishing and running their disciplinary processes.

The GCRs come into effect immediately across all Norfolk Cricket Board competitions for 2022, therefore, County Age-Group Cricket, Women’s Hardball and Softball Leagues, Girls Youth Leagues, U19 T20, Over 40’s Social League and the Indoor Leagues specifically. Whilst the GCRs are mostly used to deal with players’ on-field behaviours there is also relevance to off field behaviour, including social media, as well as the conduct of officials, clubs and spectators/supporters.

For Norfolk Cricket Board competitions all discipline matters should be reported directly to Paul Hooton, who will act as Disciplinary Officer for 2022, using the Disciplinary Report Template. Norfolk Cricket Board will hold hearings if necessary and the panel will be Chaired by Board Director, Mark Scott (

The Norfolk Cricket Alliance, Norfolk Cricket League and Mid-Norfolk Sunday League are not required to adopt the GCRs this season and have current regulations in place, but we will work with the leagues to ensure there adoption ahead of the 2023 season.

The Anti-Discrimination code is relevant to all people involved within Norfolk Cricket and should be always adhered to. As has been previously communicated, we strongly recommend that all cricket clubs affiliated to the Board formally adopt the ECB Anti-Discrimination code (attached) as part of their constitution.

We ask that you share this email and information with your relevant committees and players.

If you have any questions or queries about the GCRs or would like more information, please contact either Paul Hooton or Mark Scott directly via the contact details above.