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Women’s cricket

2019 winners of the Surrey Slam

 

About SMCC Women

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

In 2021, we grew to 30+ players, and with multiple teenage players also coming through, we will be running 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, and in 2021 we finished 2nd in Division 1 (tol be re-named Premier Division in 2022) of the Surrey Women’s Cricket League.

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.

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Recent highlights

We started Women & Girls Festival Day in 2021 as part of the national Women’s Big Cricket Month, and we’ll be aiming to make it an annual event.

2022
We’re running a Women’s 2nd Team for the first time (as well as four girls’ squads for juniors).

2021
Runners up in Surrey’s top division (which in 2022 is being renamed the Premier Division)
100 female players in the club!
SMCC’s Women & Girls Festival Day was reported on by the ECB.

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

Women’s indoor training, Spring 2022

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

Coach Sadiq Hassan returns to lead the sessions with Sean Ryan providing coaching support.

Sessions are run with a weekly focus across the three core cricketing disciplines and take place as follows:

Every Sunday from 12 January to 29 March
4.00pm to 6.00pm at Alleyn’s School.
£10 per session (or £5 for concessions) – payment via Teamo preferred

All members and prospective members welcome!

As ever, we expect a number of new faces at all these sessions so please extend your customary warm welcome to any prospective members.

Summer 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 squads.

 

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

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 – Premier Division (Sunday afternoons)
Captain: Tanya Wanless

Women’s 2nd XI
Competing in the Surrey Women’s Cricket League – Division 2 (Sunday afternoons)
Co-captains: Catherine Simpson & Liz Marin-Curtoud

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 2022, we are very much welcoming new members due to our expansion to two squads. We hope to grow to three squads before long.

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: £110 (for returning members, this rises to £130 if not paid by 31 May)
Match fee for home games at SMCC and for away games: £14 if teas provided, £9 if teas not provided
Match fee for home games at ‘out-grounds’ such as Mayow Park: £12 if teas provided, £8 if teas not provided

Concession members (unemployed/low-waged/student/single parent/senior – see below for further details)
Membership: £75 (for returning members, this rises to £90 if not paid by 31 May)
Match fee for home games at SMCC and for away games: £7 if teas provided, £4.50 if teas not provided
Match fee for home games at ‘out-grounds’ such as Mayow Park: £6 if teas provided, £4 if teas not provided

U21 members
Membership: £60 (for returning members, this rises to £70 if not paid by 31 May)
Match fee for home games at SMCC and for away games: £7 if teas provided, £4.50 if teas not provided
Match fee for home games at ‘out-grounds’ such as Mayow Park: £6 if teas provided, £4 if teas not provided
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 (2021 = £21,547.50 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

Selection policy

Selection principles

We seek to provide access to playing opportunities to all squad members who wish to play, to allow them to perform to the best of their abilities in their most suitable playing role.

We aim to play competitive cricket and therefore due consideration will be given to the standard of the opponents/league/competitions in selecting teams. This may be of particular focus towards the end of the season where there might be the prospect of promotion or relegation.

We strongly believe that development of our junior players, as part of open age cricket, is a key aspect to ensure the future success of the women’s section for the club.

For league games, team selection will generally seek to field the strongest team, taking into account the combination of player strength and balance/mix of skills. Where batting, bowling and fielding skills are considered equivalent contributors to player ability.

Selection will also take into account: player conduct, form, commitment to training, pathway development, access to other playing opportunities (e.g. junior league fixtures) and willingness to contribute to the team/wider club in non-playing roles (e.g. junior managers, scoring, umpiring, committee member and other voluntary roles).

As a growing squad, selection for a playing team each week is not guaranteed, and will depend upon overall availability.

With the exception of 8 members who have been listed as 1st XI players for Surrey league purposes for the 2022 season, all other members may be asked to play, when available, for the 1st XI, 2nd XI or Hawks teams.

Selection for friendly games will take into consideration prior playing opportunities and seek to provide more opportunities for those who may not have been selected for as many league games. Note that flagging availability in Teamo as far in advance as possible for friendlies will assist.

Selection process

Selection for matches is undertaken in accordance with this policy, by the team captains.

Members must indicate their availability for both Sunday league (1st and 2nd team) or Sunday Slam (Hawks team) matches by 8pm on the previous Monday using our Teamo app. If you have not marked your availability by this time the team captains will assume you are not available for the relevant fixture.

Team sheets for Sunday matches will be published in Teamo by 10pm on the Wednesday of that same week. Captains may separately contact players not selected to ask them to act as reserve players (in the event of player withdrawal), or in a non-playing capacity such as scorer.

For mid-week Slam fixtures, members should mark their availability by 8pm on the previous Saturday using our Teamo app. If you have not marked your availability by this time the team captains will assume you are not available for the relevant fixture.

Team sheets for mid-week matches will be published in Teamo by 10pm on the Monday of that same week. Captains may separately contact players not selected to ask them to act as reserve players (in the event of player withdrawal), or in a non-playing capacity such as scorer or umpire (if qualified).

Selection eligibility

In order to be eligible for selection for games, players must:

  • Be paid members of SMCC. The deadline for membership payments is the end of May, however prior to this date selection priority will be given to those who have paid. After this date, those who have still not paid will not be selected. Note that SMCC is committed to providing cricket for all, and for those on no or low incomes, please check out the Membership and Fees section on the club website for the support offered.
  • Pay relevant training and match fees. Players with more than 2 weeks of outstanding training or match fees will not be prioritised for selection.
  • Adhere to the timescales for notifying availability on Teamo, and communicate any potential time restrictions separately to the captains as relate to the match (e.g. home game only, need to leave early etc.)
  • Once selected try to avoid changes to availability as much as is possible. We appreciate emergencies or unforeseen circumstances may arise, however repeated withdrawal from a squad following selection, will result in lower priority for future selection.
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 2022. Come and join us.

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