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.
For the latest news on the re-arrangement of matches by the senior leagues, see our latest newsletter.
Changing rooms will be 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.
Our junior cricket season started late but is running through the summer holidays into September, meaning we expect to get a full 12 weeks of training and matches have now also re-started. Our summer camp will be running for 5 weeks and is now open for bookings.
Recreational cricket has now re-started across the country, however there is still a highly infectious and potentially lethal virus out there that we all need to help keep at bay, so we are taking the government and ECB guidance on playing socially distanced and hygiene-enhanced cricket very seriously.
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.
Friendly and sociable
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.
One of the largest mens’ sections in the region
Our men’s section 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 and our men’s section grew sufficiently that we will run a 7th league side in 2020.
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.
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 had over 70 female members in 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.