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Streatham & Marlborough Cricket Club

SMCC Juniors help open new nets in Peckham Rye Park

In 2019, Martin Koder, who is one of our dads, with a bit of support from the club, put in a bid to Southwark Council to get new cricket nets installed in Peckham Rye Park. A year later, after also bidding for money from the ECB via the London Cricket Trust, some SMCC Juniors teamed up with Surrey & England stars Bryony Smith and Ollie Pope to officially open the nets to the public. Thank you everyone for supporting the project.

About SMCC

Looking for a cricket club that plays men’s cricket, women’s cricket and junior cricket with teams for both boys and girls in the Dulwich and Forest Hill area of south London? Whatever your background and skill level, as long as you love cricket, you’ll feel at home at Streatham & Marlborough.

Due to losing much of the senior cricket season, senior fees are now reduced by 50%. As teas cannot be provided, senior match fees are also reduced. See men’s cricket and women’s cricket for details.

Changing rooms are closed so players need to turn up in their cricketing clothes, ready to play. The club is providing hand-sanitiser and anti-microbial wipes as per the ECB guidance, but we would encourage everyone to bring their own pocket-sized bottles for sanitation during games and afterwards, for use before and after touching anything at the club. We expect all players and parents to familiarise themselves with the following guidelines before attending any cricket activity at the club. Read the image below as a clear PDF.

Summary of guidelines for socially distanced and hygiene-enhanced cricket during the 2020 season. All players and parents are expected to follow these guidelines.

Leaders in women’s and girls’ cricket

Our women’s section runs Sunday afternoon league games and mid-week evening T20s. In 2019, our women won promotion to Division 1, having topped Division 2 unbeaten, and won the inaugural Surrey Slam T20 tournament. In 2020, our women’s section has grown by 12 new players and with potential new joiners still contacting us in September, we are getting ever closer to being able to run two squads.

We are one of a very few clubs in the region that runs league teams for female players at primary school age, secondary school age, and a women’s team, which girls can join from school year 8. We now have around 90 female players at the club in total.

We are probably one of a tiny number of cricket clubs in the country to be led by a chairwoman.

2019 Surrey Slam winners

One of the largest mens’ sections in the region

Our men’s section normally runs 7 Saturday afternoon league teams, 2 Sunday afternoon friendly teams, a mid-week evening T20 side, occasional Wednesday afternoon friendlies and one indoor side that plays during the colder months. In 2019, our 4th and 5th XIs were both promoted.

In the summer of 2020, there were 4 Saturdays on which we put out 8 teams.

Warm-up match on our top pitch in the summer of 2020.

Friendly and sociable

To get a taste of what we’re like as a club, take a look at our club videos, our photo gallery and our lively public Facebook group and main club Twitter feed and our SMCC Women Twitter feed.

We pride ourselves on being one of the friendliest and most sociable cricket clubs in the region, with some of the best cricket teas for many miles around. We are also proudly Clubmark accredited and are one of the largest clubs in the local area.

Senior dinner and awards evening – always a highlight of the social calendar

Rapidly growing junior section

Our SMCC Juniors section runs cricket for over 200 boys and 50 girls from school year Reception all the way up into adult cricket, and we run cricket almost year-round, including autumn term and spring term indoor training as well as outdoor training and matches during the summer term. In partnership with our coaching partners 360 Cricket, we also run coaching camps during most school holidays. In 2020, we have Eight boys/mixed squads and two girls’ squads. In 2019 we played 135 matches and our summer camp had an average attendance of 30 players over 16 days.

Players and parents watch a close finish while waiting for the next to start on a Sunday at Mayow Park in 2020.

Diverse membership

Across both senior and junior sections, in 2019 we were about 35% ethnicities other than white-British, about 20% female and about 2-3% with a disability.

Junior summer training, outdoors on our lower pitch.

Join any time of year

We welcome new members in all sections at any time of year. If you’d like to come and join us, get in touch today. We’re normally happy to invite you along to indoor or outdoor training sessions so you get to know the club before deciding whether to join, but for safeguarding and insurance purposes, please do contact us in advance.

Hire pitches & facilities

We are also well known for our beautiful cricket pitches, which are commented on year in and year out by visiting players. We have two pitches at our home ground and also the two pitches that we use as our second ground, The Griffin in Dulwich Village. The club also has artificial turf practice nets and a pitch-side pavilion with a well stocked and inexpensive bar, which is open during matches and some training sessions. Our pitches and facilities are available for hire at very competitive rates.

Picnic tables under the willow tree, looking across our lower pitch.

Sponsorship & donations welcome

If you run a local business, why not take a look at how you could partner with us as a sponsor and perhaps have your company logo on our club sign right next to the South Circular, in sight of thousands of motorists daily?

Both companies and individuals can also pledge to ‘buy a brick’ to our pavilion project and have your name immortalised on the honours board of the new clubhouse that we hope to build ahead of the 2020 cricket season.

200 years & still going strong

Streatham & Marlborough was formed in 2003 after the merger of two long established local clubs – Streatham CC (1805) and Marlborough (1870) CC.

Our home ground as viewed in Google Earth, looking north towards central London.

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