Our biggest year is underway
2022 is SMCC’s biggest year yet. We have launched a Women’s 2nd team and we again expect to run 8 men’s teams most Saturdays. In our junior section, our girl’s section has expanded from 2 to 4 squads and for the first time, we’re running a Development XI.
We’re thrilled to be partnering up with multiple new sponsors this year. You can read more about them in our recent newsletters here: Gallagher, Hiyacar, 360 Cricket and if you’re not already on our mailing list, you can sign yourself up to our mailling list and read past issues here.
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?
We provide cricket for everyone – from the highest possible standards to the most leisurely. Whatever your background and however high or low your level of skill, as long as you love cricket, you’ll feel at home at Streatham & Marlborough.
Over 130 female members and growing rapidly
In 2021, the average club in the Surrey region with a girls’ or women’s section played just 9 matches. We played over 70, and in 2022 we expect to almost double that figure.
This year, we expect our women and girls to make up close to 30% of our playing membership. This places us at the forefront of being a gender equal club, on par with only two other clubs in the south London / Surrey region.
Our women’s section runs Sunday afternoon league games and mid-week evening T20s. In 2021, our Women finished 2nd in Surrey’s top division (now named the Premier Division in 2022) and won the inaugural Surrey Slam T20 tournament in 2019. Our women’s section has grown to 40+ members with more players joining every few weeks, so we are running a Women’s 2nd team in 2022.
Our girls section, which makes up 28% of our junior section, has grown to 90+ girls and we are now running 4 dedicated girls’ squads: Under 9, Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15. Many of our oldest girls are now also starting to play women’s cricket, which is possible from school year 8+.
We run indoor training through the autumn/winter/spring, and welcome new female players of any age at any time of year.
We are probably one of a tiny number of cricket clubs in the country to be led by a chairwoman.
Largest men’s section in South London
Our men’s section puts out 8 teams nearly every Saturday afternoon (7 league and 1 friendly), plus 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. We’ve been told by Surrey that this makes us the biggest men’s cricket club in the region (and possibly in the country).
Whether you’re a recently retired professional cricketer or you’re just recently retired, we have a team that’s right for you.
Friendly and sociable
We pride ourselves on being one of the friendliest and most sociable cricket clubs in the region. Having probably the largest senior section in the country makes for lively post-match social gatherings after matches every week throughout the cricket season, and occasional social events such as quiz nights in the off-season. We absolutely welcome both drinkers and teetotallers alike.
Take a look at our social events for 2022.
Cricket for juniors of all ages
Our SMCC Juniors section runs cricket for over 240 boys and 90 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 and summer holidays. With our coaching partners 360 Cricket, we normally also run coaching camps during all school holidays except for Christmas.
In 2022, are running a boys/mixed league squad for every year-group from Under 8s to Under 17s, and 4 dedicated girls’ squads – Under 9s, Under 11s, Under 13s and Under 15s. We are also running a Development XI that combines older teens and young adults that plays in the Surrey Trust League on Sunday afternoons. We very much encourage teens to also play in senior mens’ and women’s cricket.
In 2021, we played 230 junior matches, with friendlies continuing through the summer holidays, and we ran 29 holiday camp days for 40+ players per day. In the autumn and spring terms we have 250+ players training each week.
In 2022, we expect to provide over 25,000 hours of junior cricket.
Across both senior and junior sections, we are about 35% ethnicities other than white-British, close to 30% female and about 2-3% with a disability. Our leadership team is similarly diverse – see our Who’s who page.
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 we use various other pitches in the local area. 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. We are proudly Clubmark accredited.