Booking, Payments & Cancellations
- Payment must be made at the time of booking by credit or debit card.
- Partner clubs, when making a block booking more than 30 days in advance, you may elect to pay for your booking via invoice. All invoices must be paid within 70 days of the date of the invoice and no later than 30 days before the first date of the booking, or you risk losing your booking.
- Any changes to bookings must be requested in writing and received by us no later than 11 days before the date of hire. Changes are subject to availability and increased Charges may apply.
- Cancellation of bookings must be confirmed to us in writing. If you cancel your booking, the following cancellation charges will apply:
- if the booking is for the full hall (six nets) for two or more hours, at least two months’ notice of cancellation is required, otherwise all of the Charges will be retained by us; and
- if the booking is for two nets or more on the same day, at least one month’s notice of cancellation is required, otherwise all of the Charges will be retained by us; and
- if the booking is for one net, at least fourteen days’ notice of cancellation is required, otherwise all of the Charges will be retained by us. We may allow, in our discretion, cancellation charges to be offset against future bookings.
- We reserve the right to cancel any bookings at any time:
- if the nets and/ or space(s) where the sessions are taking place are needed for essential business of the Academy and/or the primary purposes of the Academy not contemplated at the time of the booking and CCA, acting reasonably, is unable to find suitable alternative space and/or an alternative date for hire; or
- if the booking is considered to be incompatible with the objects, reputation or good standing of CCA; or
- otherwise considered not to be in the best interests of CCA. CCA’s decision to cancel in such circumstances is final. All Charges already paid will be refunded to you, but CCA shall not otherwise have any liability to you in respect of such cancellation.
Participation Of The Sessions, Use Of The Nets And Academy Rules
- You, the person making the booking, are responsible for ensuring that you and anyone using the nets or participating in the sessions by virtue of your booking (your “Team”) is aware of, and complies with, the following rules. We can cancel your booking and/ or require you and your Team to leave the Academy, and the grounds in its entirety, if you or any member of your Team does not follow the rules and/ or disobeys the instructions of CCA’s representatives.
- You and your Team are permitted to access the space during the period of your session only. You and your Team are not permitted to access the space at other times. You are not permitted to access any other areas of the Academy (other than public or communal areas such as changing facilities) or any other part of the Grounds other than with CCA’s prior written consent.
- A maximum of eight players are allowed in a net at any one time.
- Play is strictly confined to the hall. Persons are not permitted to play cricket in any area outside the designated area.
Clothing and equipment
- All persons participating in the sessions in a hall must wear indoor sports footwear at all times. Footwear with heavily ridged, studded or spiked soles is not permitted to be worn in the hall.
- All persons using the net facilities are required to provide their own cricket equipment, including cricket balls, other than that available to hire from CCA.
- No cricket equipment must be left in the nets or the surrounding area outside of the period of hire.
Coaching and under 18s
- Where coaching has been requested as part of a booking, we will make every effort to provide the coach requested but this is subject to availability and we cannot guarantee that a particular coach will be available during the period of hire.
- All coaching sessions provided by the Academy will last for 55 minutes duration unless otherwise specified.
- Any bookings made for children under the age of 16 (without the services of a coach) must be supervised by an adult at all times. You are fully responsible for ensuring that a supervising adult is present at all times, and for ensuring that the adult is appropriately trained and vetted to supervise children (including, where required, that the adult has a valid and current CRB check and any other requisite checks/registrations).
- All persons taking part in the sessions must comply with the directive issued by the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) regarding use of helmets, which states that ‘A young player (up to the age of 18) should not be allowed to bat or to stand up to the stumps when keeping wicket without a helmet (with a faceguard) against a hard ball’. The Coach leading the session will make the participant aware of when this is appropriate.
- Parents and/ or guardians are responsible for children attending private hire and events in the Academy and a parent/guardian must be present at the party at all times.
- CCA employees are not responsible for the supervision of any children attending an event in the Academy outside of the net session (if one has been booked as part of the private hire).
- No food or drink is to be consumed on the premises.
- Instructions of CCA’s representatives must be obeyed at all times.
- Only cricket equipment should be brought into the hall. No food or drink may be consumed in the hall or the surrounding areas of the Academy. Chewing gum is not allowed in any area of the Academy.
- All mobile devices should be kept on silent or airplane mode in the hall.
- Smoking is strictly prohibited in all areas of the Academy.
- No dogs will be allowed in the Academy unless the dog is a guide dog or other assistance pet.
Loss and Damage
- You are fully responsible for any and all items brought into the Academy (and the Grounds generally) by you or your Team and CCA shall have no liability for such items or any other property and/ or possessions belonging to you or your Team. You are not permitted to bring in any flammable or other potentially dangerous or hazardous materials or equipment into the Academy or any other part of the Grounds.
- You are fully responsible for:
- any loss, theft or damage to the hall or other property of CCA or any person; and
- any injury to any person, caused by you or your Team.
- Persons attending the Academy and using the facilities do so at their own risk. Subject to Clause 3.4, CCA shall not be liable to you (or your Team), whether in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with these Terms for any:
- loss or theft of, or damage to, or destruction of equipment, vehicles, or other property (howsoever caused);
- death or personal injury;
- loss of profits;
- loss of opportunity, revenue or business; or
- any indirect or consequential loss.
- Nothing in these Terms limits or excludes CCA’s liability for:
- death or personal injury caused by its negligence;
- fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
- any other liability which cannot be limited or excluded by applicable law
Other Important Information
- On occasion, sessions may be filmed or photographed by CCA for promotional purposes. If you or a member of your Team does not wish to have their session photographed or filmed they should inform the Academy at the time of the booking. No payment or royalties will be provided to any person whose image or footage is used for promotional purposes. A copy of the relevant permission slips (adult and children) can be found here.
- Failure to observe and comply with any or all of these Terms may result in the cancellation of current and/ or future net bookings.
- Force Majeure: CCA will not be liable for any delay or failure in performing its obligations to the extent that such delay or failure is caused by an event or circumstance that is beyond its reasonable control. If the event or circumstance delaying or preventing performance by CCA is continuing (or CCA reasonably considers is likely to be continuing) at the date of the booking, CCA may cancel the booking and, other than refunding any Charges already paid, CCA shall have no liability to you in respect of such cancellation.
- Severance: If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of these Terms (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of these Terms shall not be affected. If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision of these Terms would be valid, enforceable and legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with the minimum modification necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable.
- Third party rights: A person who is not a party to these Terms shall have no rights under or in connection with them.
- Variation: Any variation to these Terms shall only be binding when agreed in writing and signed by you and an authorised representative of CCA.
- Entire Agreement: These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties in relation to the subject matter. The Terms replace and extinguish all prior agreements, draft agreements, arrangements, collateral warranties, statements, assurances, representations and undertakings of any nature made by or on behalf of the parties, whether oral or written, in relation to that subject matter. Each party acknowledges that in entering into the Terms it has not relied upon any oral or written statements, collateral or other warranties, assurances, representations or undertakings which were made by or on behalf of the other party in relation to the subject-matter at any time before signature (together “Pre-Contractual Statements”), other than those which are set out in these Terms. Each party hereby waives all rights and remedies which might otherwise be available to it in relation to such Pre-Contractual Statements. Nothing in this clause shall exclude or restrict the liability of either party arising out of its pre-contract fraudulent misrepresentation or fraudulent concealment.
- Governing law and jurisdiction: These Terms, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law, and the parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
- These Terms apply to the contract between you and CCA for the session in the area designated at the time of booking, unless changes are needed as per clause 1.4, to the exclusion of any other terms that you may seek to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.