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Women’s cricket

2019 winners of the Surrey Slam

SMCC Women formed in 2009 and has grown to be an increasingly successful team over the past 12 years.

In 2021 our women’s squad has grown to 30+ players, and with multiple teenage players also coming through, we are planning to run two women’s squads in 2022.

Including juniors of all ages as well as adults, we have over 100 female players at the club at the moment; that’s 22% of all players at the club.

In 2019, we won the inaugural Surrey Slam T20 tournament, while also going undefeated in the league to top Division 2 and win promotion to Division 1.

We are always on the lookout for new players – whatever your experience (or not) of playing cricket we want to hear from you. We’re a friendly bunch of teens and women with a variety of ages, ability and cricketing experience. We play competitively whilst still having fun. Anyone can join and train with us (school year 8+), so why not come along for a free session and check us out?

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

Recent highlights

2021
100 female players in the club!

2019
Surrey Slam T20 – Winners
Surrey Women’s Cricket League Div 2 – Winners with 100% wins; promoted to Div 1
Tour: 6-a-Side Festival in La Manga, Spain

2018
Women’s Southern League Wostrack / Whitehorn Div 2 – Winners

2017
Surrey Trust Women’s League – 2017 – Winners with 100% wins
Tour: SMCC Women’s tour of Trinidad and Tobago

Training

Outdoor training runs throughout the summer season at the club ground on Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm and normally starts in late April. The girls’ squads are the only other players who train on Thursdays in the summer, meaning an all-female environment other than some of the coaches.

Summer training outdoors at the club. Thursday evenings are now reserved for female training only – two girls’ squads and the rapidly growing women’s squad.

Indoor training sessions in the spring are normally held on Sundays 4-6pm from early January to end of March. These are usually held in the sports hall at Alleyn’s School (click for location on Google Maps).

The training consists of coached sessions and nets. Sessions in 2020 were £10 and for new players the first session is free.

Through the colder months we run indoor training sessions with coaching at every session.

Tours

We sometimes run overseas tours. In 2017, we toured Trinidad and Tobago and in 2019 we played in the 6th Ladies 6-A-Side Festival at La Manga Club Cricket Resort in Spain. Were it not for COVID-19, we would have gone to the La Manga festival again in 2020.

SMCC Women on tour at the La Manga cricket resort in Spain.

 

Teams

Women’s 1st XI
Competing in the Surrey Women’s Cricket League – Division 1 (Sunday afternoons)
Captain: Tanya Wanless

Women’s 2nd XI
(Coming in 2022)

Women’s Twenty20 Team (SMCC Hawks)
Competing in Women’s Surrey Slam East (mid-week evenings)
Captain: Emma Crandon & Zoe Balfour (co-captains)

Membership & Fees

That winning feeling. Our women’s squad have been experiencing this a lot in the last few years.

New members

If you’re interested in joining or joining some training sessions as a taster, please send an email to enquiries.smcricketclub@gmail.com, which in monitored by several members of the club’s Executive Committee in order to ensure that all enquires get a timely response.

In 2020/21, with 12 new members and a number of teenage playings starting to come through in the senior ranks, we are getting closer and closer to running a second women’s squad. The squad is a very friendly bunch who are great a welcoming new players.

Fees

Membership fees are payable at the start of the summer season (late April). Late fees do not apply to new members – you can join any time of the season based on the ‘early bird’ rate.

Full-paying members
Membership: £105 (for returning members, this rises to £125 if not paid by 31 May)
Match fee: £8/match (reverting to £12/match once Covid restrictions are lifted and we are permitted to provide teas)

Concession members (unemployed/low-waged/student/single parent/senior – see below for further details)
Membership: £70 (for returning members, this rises to £85 if not paid by 31 May)
Match Fee: £4/match (reverting to £6/match once Covid restrictions are lifted and we are permitted to provide teas)

U21 members
Membership: £55 (for returning members, this rises to £65 if not paid by 31 May)
Match Fee: £4/match (reverting to £6/match once Covid restrictions are lifted and we are permitted to provide teas)
In accordance with Clubmark guidelines, players under 18 should be registered by a parent as a junior player.

Parents of SMCC juniors
If you have a son or daughter enrolled in the junior section and would also like to play, we have a special rate for you to play up to 5 games per year in any of the men’s senior teams. You are also welcome to attend as many indoor nets sessions as you wish.
Membership: £35
Match fees: see full / concessions rates above
Indoor nets: see full / concessions rates above

We also, of course, welcome parents as full senior members.

See our SMCC Juniors website for details of junior cricket.

Social members
For £35, you can be a social member, free to use the club facilities and qualify for discounted rates on hirings.

Concession membership details
Streatham & Marlborough are committed to providing cricket for all. Non / low income members requiring assistance should contact the appropriate membership committee. The club will review individual applications on a case by case basis. The following are entitled to claim the concession rate for membership. In order to qualify for the concession rate, members must provide evidence to this effect. This will, of course, be treated in confidence.

Category and detailed meaning
Unemployed = claiming benefit
Low-waged = your annual income is less than the London living wage (2018 = £19,890 per annum)
Student = in full-time education
Single parent = person is sole carer for a child/children
Senior = over 65

Those paying or applying to pay concession rates should notify the membership committee (enquiries.smcricketclub@gmail.com) as to the reason for their concession. This will be reviewed and agreed where appropriate. This applies to existing members and new members alike.

How to pay

  • Juniors payments must be made via our online booking system.
  • Pavilion Project donations must be made into the segregated pavilion fund account, details of which are at near the bottom of the Pavilion Project page.
  • Annual subs and match fees for all senior games are now be payable through the Teamo app only.
  • Indoor nets fees should be paid via the Teamo app if you are an existing member, or in cash on the door if you are new
Whether you’re an experienced player looking to play in Division 1 and help the Hawks win the Surrey Slam again, or a newbie looking to learn the game and enjoy the social side of the game, you’ll be very much welcomed at SMCC. We’re aiming to have our biggest and best year yet of female cricket in 2021. Come and join us.

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