- This is a Mitcham Town Cluster based event.
- Priority booking is available only to schools in this cluster on the initial booking date of:
- Monday 11th September 2023 at 5pm.
- Booking will then be open to all schools in other clusters on:
- Monday 18th September 2023.
- If an event is full, schools will be placed on a waiting list and be notified of this.
- MSSP will contact schools should places become available in the build-up to events.
- This is a Cluster Festival event.
- The intent and principles of the festival have been designed to support pupils learning of the different activities and not be restricted by enforcement of the rules.
- We anticipate that many children may not have attended one of our sports events before and aim for children to learn more about the sports and skills throughout the day.
Team Requirements & Eligibility
- Age: Year 5/6
- Mixed event
- Squad Size: 8-a–side with a maximum squad of 10.
- This is a Cluster Competition event. School squads should be familiar with the competition rules before attending this event, although umpiring will be appropriate for the level of competition.
- The intent and principles of the competition have been designed to support pupils learning of the game and not be restricted by enforcement of the rules. We anticipate that many children may not have played competitively before and aim for children to learn more about the sport throughout the day.
Kit & Equipment
- Please provide own warm up bats and balls.
- Plastic Kwik Cricket bats will be the only bats permitted. No wooden bats permitted.
- Match balls are provided.
- Wicket keeping gloves are permitted. Pads are not permitted.
- Players of the same team should wear the same colour tops/bibs. No jewellery, baseball caps etc. It is advised that if eyewear is essential, it should be made from plastic rather than glass.
- One innings per team, each inning to be 8 overs long (4 balls in an over).
Batting and Scoring
- Batting team bat in pairs who each face 2 x 4 ball overs.
- Each time a batter is out, 5 runs are added to the fielding team score and the other batter faces the next ball.
- A batter may be out bowled, caught, run out, stumped and hit wicket.
- There is no LBW unless the batter deliberately prevents the ball from hitting the stumps using their leg or foot.
- Runs will be scored in the normal way.
- 2 runs awarded to the batting team for each no-ball and wide bowled but no extra ball.
- Following a ‘no ball’ or ‘wide’, the batter receives a ‘free hit’ from a batting tee which is positioned to the side of the stumps. Any runs scored are added to the total for that delivery e.g. 2 runs from the wide and 1 run from the ‘free hit’ will count for 3 runs.
- Batters will have 3 seconds to take their ‘free hit’ and must hit in front of the square.
- Batters can score as normal from no balls (e.g. 2 runs + whatever is scored).
Bowling and Fielding
- Each player on the fielding side must bowl one over.
- Bowling takes place from one end.
- Bowling should be over-arm where possible. (can bounce twice before the stumps)
- Under-arm deliveries must only bounce once.
- Apart from the wicketkeeper, no fielder is allowed within 10 yards of the batter until the ball is hit.
- The first bowl of each over must be overarm, then it can either be overarm / underarm for the remaining balls.
- ALL no balls or wides are +2.
- This will be determined depending on the number of team entries.
- Groups will be drawn and teams will play against as many of the other teams in their groups as time permits.
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- Groups will be drawn at random.
- Participation Certificates will be presented to all participants.
- Results and event report will be available on the news webpage within 24 hours of the event ending.
- There is no planned pathway for this event.
MSSP Duty of Care
MSSP have a duty to take all measures that are reasonable in the circumstances to ensure the health, safety, wellbeing and welfare of all participants and any other attendees involved in the relevant event. MSSP have tried to ensure that all reasonable steps have been taken in its duty of care being discharged, and to the requisite standard of care, MSSP have ensured the following guidance and actions have been adhered to and carried out:
- That the advice of the UK Government and public health authorities has been followed
- That the bespoke guidance and protocols issued by the relevant NGB, federation and/or umbrella organisation (if applicable) have been followed.
Safeguarding and DBS
MSSP acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and the requirements of the Partnership’s host organisation, the Harris Federation.
We recognise that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. We aim to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children and young leaders:
- have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport or physical activity at MSSP events in a safe and child centred environment
- are protected from abuse whilst participating or officiating at MSSP events
All MSSP staff at the event are fully vetted and enhanced DBS checked. It is the schools’ responsibility to ensure any staff and volunteers who attend the event comply with the host venue safeguarding and welfare policy and can provide documentation to support this on request.
Spectators will not be permitted entry to school/private sports facilities and should be informed of this when letters are sent to parents. In order to safeguard children at our events, we will only allow entry to parents if they have been DBS checked and vetted through safer recruitment procedures and authorised to attend by your school. The school will maintain responsible for them at all times. At public sites such as parks we will section off an area for the public where parents that are not with the school party may spectate from.
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If you have any concerns about a child at our event please make sure you say something. The MSSP safeguarding team contact details will be on display at all events or for more information on who to speak to please click here
Please see attached Risk Assessment in the ‘Resources’ sections for event specific planning and considerations.
MSSP values the contributions by all those involved in making our events a FUN, safe and enjoyable environment for children to take part in sport. To ensure our events continue to be successful we promote our REFSPECT campaign. We expect everyone attending our events to maintain respect for the rules, officials, opponents, teammates and themselves. Only designated staff and volunteers will be allowed on the side-lines. All spectators are to remain behind the barriers, providing positive support and encouraging a fun and fair event.
For more information about REFSPECT and codes of conduct for attendance at our events, please click here
If any staff, adults or children are deemed to be in breach of our REFSPECT codes of conduct they will be asked to leave the event and the Head Teacher of the relevant school will be informed immediately.
Photographs will be taken at this event by staff members from MSSP and may be used for promotional material. If you have any children that do not have permission to be photographed, please inform a member of staff before the start of the event.
Please ensure your school only take photographs of their own students and do not share any photos of other children on social media without consent from that school.
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MSSP will have a basic first aid kit and qualified person at all events but will not be available to tend to less urgent first aid, as they will be delivering the event. As part of the school’s risk assessment a qualified first aider should be with the school team at all times (including travel) to tend to their children during the event.
Comments, Compliments and Complaints
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