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Streatham & Marlborough Cricket Club

Cricket is back…

As the 2021 season gets underway, please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our current Covid policies, get logged into Teamo, get yourself along to a training session and don’t forgot to get your subs payments underway.

Covid

Covid risk mitigation policies – covering training, matches, use of nets and the bar. Please observe the posters dotted around the club and follow latest Government and ECB Guidance.

Teamo

New members please register in Teamo and download the app to set your availability
Teamo is where you can see fixtures, set your availability, and (for senior players) pay your match fees and annual membership.

Training

Men’s cricket

Mondays – We have 16 spaces available to all on a first come, first served basis for two astroturf net lanes at Dulwich Sports Ground from 6pm to 8pm. Older juniors (15 to 18 years old) will have one lane of 8 spaces reserved. If these spaces are booked, we have a second (overflow) session at the main club ground. Please note, there is a risk here that the two available lanes at DSG could contain players of very mis-matched playing abilities which is not enjoyable and can be dangerous. Please try to arrange within teams with players of similar abilities if you can. If you are a novice, I would suggest that it may be best to book the session at the home ground where there is more space to cater for a range of abilities.

Wednesdays – We have 24 spaces available on a first come, first served basis at the home ground from 6pm to dusk. This is open to all but must be booked.

Women’s cricket

Training is at the home ground on Thursday evenings from 22nd April with coaching provided by 360 Cricket. This is part of our female-only training evening on which our Girls Under 9-11s and Girls Under 11-13s also train.

Juniors:

See SMCC Juniors summer term.

Senior membership fees are now due

We expect to get a full season in and can commence the collection of senior membership fees either via Teamo or BACS transfer direct into the club account. Details can be found here for men’s cricket and here for women’s cricket. Teamo has a helpful function to offer instalments or you can pay in full.

Returning members – There is an “early bird” reduced rate which is available until the end of May so pay now to save yourself some cash.

New Members – We recognise it can be quite a commitment to join a new club. As such, we have a taster “new member” fee of £40 which covers your first month of membership and is discounted from the appropriate membership rate if you decide to continue. You are also eligible for the “early bird” rate throughout your first year with the club.

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.

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 look on track to reach 100 female players at the club in total this year.

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. In 2020, after a late start due to the lockdown, we still managed a full 12 weeks of training for most age-groups, 107 matches and a completely full summer camp – 30 players per day for 20 days. Our autumn 2020 training has seen over 150 players training each week. In 2021 we play to play more matches than ever, with friendlies running through the summer holidays in addition to the summer term league season. 

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, we are 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.

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