CSB Bulletin - 26 July Update
Date of Event : Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:02PM


Changes to Working with Children Act

As of Tuesday 1st August 2017, tighter guidelines will apply to the working with children act.

The Royal Commission’s recommendations are designed to further strengthen the protection children receive.

As advised by Cricket Victoria, Cricket Southern Bayside is making a copy of the Guidelines available on its website, and requests that all member clubs make this same document available to your members through your club website. You should communicate the changes to your members, ensuring that those who are required to obtain a check do so.

For further information and actions for your club click here to visit the Cricket Victoria website.



Following on from the information regarding the Working with Children check, Cricket Southern Bayside will continue its use of the BlueQ system for the compliance rates of clubs and umpires.

Further information on how to update BlueQ will be issued to clubs shortly.


MCC Laws of Cricket Update

The MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) had advised that a new Code of the Laws of Cricket will take effect from October 2017. This is the first major update to be made to the Laws of Cricket since 2000.

The major changes to the Laws of Cricket include:

  • Laws written in language applying to all persons, regardless of gender
  • Maximum bat dimensions have been updated to place a limit on the thickness of edges and the overall depth of the bat
  • Handled the ball has been incorporated into the 'Obstructing the Field' dismissal
  • Substitutes will now be allowed to keep wicket. with the consent of the umpire
  • 'Bouncing Bat' law has been updated when a player has made their ground and the bat is then 'airborne'
  • Player Behaviour law now introduced to curb poor on-field behaviour

To view the full update to the MCC Laws of Cricket, please visit the Lord's website.

CSB will advise of any changes to its playing conditions in due course.


Key dates for your calendar

Wednesday 9th August – AGM – Bentleigh RSL 7pm

Sunday 17th September – Umpires Seminar – details tbc

Saturday 7th October – First weekend of season

Saturday 16th December – Last weekend before Christmas break

Saturday January 6th – First weekend back after Christmas break

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March – Grand final weekend

Friday 27th April – CSB Presentation Night at the new Victorian Community Cricket Centre – Junction Oval.

Last updated: Wednesday July 26, 2017 4:09PM

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