Chairman’s Blog – 15 May 2022

We welcome Rawtenstall CC as our latest visitors to Hare Hill and I hope you all have an enjoyable day and that the game ahead is both competitive and played in the ‘spirit of cricket’.

This game’s Blog focusses on the new matchday cameras we have installed here at Hare Hill. Exciting times indeed and something that continues to see us at the forefront of cricketing development by providing another option to our members when they are not able to attend a game, in person, but still want to catch the action.

As with all new developments and progress these days, there are still governance arrangements to consider and put in place so it is important that the following notice is provided;

Please be aware that selected senior cricket games are now being filmed by Littleborough Cricket & Sports Club (LCC) and the footage may be displayed publicly on websites and social media outlets.

LCC has in place, on its website (, a documented GDPR Privacy Notice.

LCC intends to live stream selected senior games at Hare Hill this season as are a number of other cricket clubs in our league. There are two cameras in operation positioned at each end of the ground level with the square, which will only film the game itself. The stream will appear on our own dedicated YouTube channel and will also be accessible via play cricket.

From time to time, selected highlights of a game maybe shared on our social media outlets but where this is the case, no tags or names other than scorecard names will be displayed unless any player notifies us of their lack on consent to do this.

The ECB is keen to promote positive images of individuals playing cricket and is not preventing the use of photographic or videoing equipment. The ECB wishes to ensure photography and video footage taken within cricket is done so appropriately

Parents, carers and cricket clubs should not be prevented from taking pictures of, or filming, children, young people and players. These are normal family and club practices and help mark milestones in a player’s life and can enhance player’s enjoyment of cricket significantly.

The introduction of proportionate controls on the use of photographic equipment (cameras, and videos, including mobile phones) and the use of social media is part of general data protection and safeguarding good practice in a Club.

Depending on the circumstance, consent from either the player or parent/guardian of a junior player should be sought before capturing, sharing or publishing images, including posting on the club’s website and social media channels.

Please remember that photographs and videos are considered ‘personal data’ in terms of the Data Protection Act and GDPR. As with all personal data you process, it should be processed in accordance with the principles laid out in the Data Protection Act, and other relevant legislation and guidance.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns

Neil Barnes – LC&SC Chairman – 07595383375