Amersham Cricket Club are leading the way in improving parent behaviour on the sidelines after a worrying trend of misbehaviour.
Chairman Ian Rogers (pictured) has called on all parents of Amersham cricket players to live up to the standards of the club and said unsavoury incidents “are unacceptable and must be stopped”.
The problem seems be an issue across the county, with other club chairmen mentioning problems at their matches.
However, Amersham are leading the way by trying to stamp the behaviour out.
They have set immediate guidelines for at training and matches.
In a passionate plea on the cricket club’s website, Ian said: “I really am sorry that I have had to remind people how to behave but I’m sure that all of you want to be part of a club that sets the standards.
“We have sadly identified a growing problem of poor behaviour around the county by some parents, which has led to unsavoury scenes at some matches in front of their children.
“This is unacceptable and must be stopped. It pains me to have to write this letter, but it seems that what was once seen as an assumed standard of behaviour must now be written down.
“I want Amersham to be at the forefront of this standard and working together with other clubs to stamp out this growing trend.
“Parents, coaches and players of all ages have a responsibility to behave appropriately. What we all want is a situation where all our colts, boys and girls, can go home after a match having enjoyed themselves, while at the same time learning about our lovely game.”
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