On this page, we have described some of the social events that we typically run each year. For up to date information about upcoming events, please join our email newsletter and follow our social media channels.
Get Set Weekend
This event normally runs at the beginning of the Easter holidays each year. Volunteers get together to get the club ready for the season to come. Tasks typically include putting slats back in the sightscreens, putting canvas back on the covers, chopping off overhanging branches, sanding and repainting fences and picnic tables, and various other jobs. Most of these jobs can be done by anyone with basic DIY and gardening skills (or a willingness to learn) and there are tasks for suitably supervised juniors as well as seniors.
At some point during the off-season, we often host a pub quiz evening in the clubhouse. Food is normally of offer and the bar open. Enter as a team or an individual (we’ll put you into a team). This is always a fun, well-attended night, often with around 100 members and friends attending. Friends and family are more than welcome and there is usually only one cricket-related question.
SMCC Women often take one or two teams on tour. Recently they have been going to La Manga Club in Murcia, Spain for a festival played in early May. There is a seven-a-side hard ball tournament and a six-a-side soft ball tournament, as well as access to nets across the two days, with a gala dinner and drinks on the Saturday night.
Evening socials throughout the cricket season
From May to September, the bar is normally open every Saturday and Sunday evening for players to socialise after matches.
On Saturday evenings we normally have cooked food on offer and some Saturdays we have themed events such as Whisky Tasting (with our resident whisky expert Alex Huskinson), a “Play Your Stats Right” quiz with scoring guru Tom Rogers, or a Women & Girls Festival Day.
Junior barbecues during summer training
On junior training nights, especially on the evenings when the younger players train and more of the parents stay to watch, we often have a barbecue running (with food options for everyone, of course).
This is a six-a-side club tournament that is normally played on a Sunday late in the summer. We normally have teams representing men’s womens’ and older juniors all competing against each other.
Junior end of season celebration and awards
Normally held at the beginning of September, this is an evening at which we celebrate the season and hand out medals to all players, plus certificates and trophies to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in terms of performance on the pitch, dedication and effort, self-improvement, team spirit and generally upholding our fun-first ethos.
Senior End of Season Awards Dinner & Dance
Senior awards evening with a catered evening meal, speeches, trophies and late bar. Normally held in early autumn.
Annual General Meeting
All members encouraged to attend the AGM, which is normally held in late autumn. Senior players, parents and juniors who play in senior cricket are all eligible to vote. The AGM is a key checkpoint each year for you all to ensure that the club is spending its money in your best interests and is making policy decisions and long-term plans that you are happy with. Club officials and senior team captains are elected. Changes in club policy can be proposed and voted on.