Update - Guidelines for Junior Players playing in Open Age Cricket
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1. The guidelines will allow junior players in Year 8 at school ( Under 13 at midnight on 31st August in the year preceding the current season ) to play in open age cricket providing ‘Explicit Written Consent’ to play in open age cricket has been obtained prior to play.
N.B. The existing Player Profile dated November 2008 contained in ‘Safe Hands’ is not sufficient to cover the ‘Explicit Written Consent’ element as it does not refer specifically to open age cricket. This requirement recognises the need for parents or guardians to be aware of the significance of allowing their young child to participate in open age cricket rather than purely junior cricket.
2. Any player in Year 7 or below ( Under 12 at midnight on 31st August in the year preceding the current season ) cannot play in open age cricket with or without explicit written consent.
ECB Guidelines for Juniors Playing in Open Age Group Cricket