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Streatham & Marlborough Cricket 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.

Over 100 female members

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 2021, our women’s section has grown to 30+ members and we expect to run two squads in 2022.

In 2021, our girls section also grew to 75+ players, which is 25% of our junior section, up from 20% in 2020. As well as mixed teams for all other ages, we currently run two girls-league teams – one for girls in school years 4-6 (soft-ball) and one for girls in school years 6-8 (hard-ball). In 2022, we expect we will run three dedicated girls’ teams. Many of our oldest girls are now also starting to play women’s cricket, which is possible from school year 8+.

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

2019 Surrey Slam winners

Largest men’s section in Surrey

In 2021, our men’s section has been putting 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.

Whether you’re a recently retired professional cricketer or you’re just recently retired, we have a team that’s right for you.

Warm-up match on our top pitch in 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.

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

Cricket for juniors of all ages

Our SMCC Juniors section runs cricket for over 235 boys and 75 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. With our coaching partners 360 Cricket, we also run coaching camps during most school holidays. In 2021, we have 9 boys/mixed squads and 2 girls’ squads.

In 2021, we expect to play at least 250 junior matches, with friendlies continuing through the summer holidays, and we are running 29 holiday camp days for 40+ players per day. In the autumn and spring terms we have 160+ players training each week. 

In total, we provide around 24,000 hours of junior cricket per year.

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 22% female (up from 20% in 2020) 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 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.

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. We are proudly Clubmark accredited.

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