SMCC Juniors

Junior cricket at Streatham & Marlborough Cricket Club (SMCC)

We run cricket for girls and boys of all ages, and we aim to be the most fun cricket club for miles around. Players and parents who have tried other clubs often tell us they love the relaxed, friendly and sociable feel of our club, and the high quality of our coaching- see the results of our 2020 Junior Member Survey.

You might also want to read about how we pick teams and how we run matches.

SMCC formed in 2003 through the merger of Streatham CC (1805) and Marlborough CC (1870). 

Over 320 players signed up for the 2024 summer

A few spaces remain in some squads, and our summer sign-up process is now in Phase 3, meaning that booking is open for anyone to book into those remaining spaces - see Summer term - how to book for a list of spaces remaining and the link to the online booking form. 

Please remember you can only book into the correct gender and school year. Any invalid sign-ups will be rejected and refunded. Please also be sure to check the days and times of training on the Summer term training page and match days on the Teams, match times & formats page.

We will run webinars for new parents ahead of the new season to talk you through all of the key information and so you can ask any questions.

SMCC Juniors in numbers (2023)

Leaders in girls' and women's cricket

We play five times more women and girls' matches than the average club in the region with a girls' or women's section (based on 2022 Surrey Cricket Foundation figures).

With over 130 female players across all age-groups in 2023, female players make up close to 30% of our playing membership - on par with only two other clubs in the Surrey region. Surrey has three times more girls' teams than the next best county, so as leaders within Surrey, we are also leaders nationally.

In 2024, we are running the following squads for girls:

We have all-female training for the girls' and women's squads from school year 3 and up.

In 2023, our Girls Under 12s won their division, following on from our Girls Under 8-9s and Girls Under 11s winning their divisions in 2022. 

Around 15% of our girls also play in county or district cricket.

Our Women's team won the inaugural Surrey Slam T20 competition in 2019. Our Women's 1st XI have been promoted twice in the last 4 years, and our Women's 2nd XI was promoted in 2022 at the end of their first season. 

Read more about our girls cricket and women's cricket (on main SMCC website).

Our home ground, looking north towards central London.

We play 2x more games per player

Based on figures shared by Surrey Cricket Foundation in 2022 and 2023, we play about twice as many junior matches per player than the average club in the region.

In 2023, we lost slightly more league games than we won, but we played at our highest level yet, with no league entries in the lower tier, most in the middle tier, and three entries in the upper tier. 

19 boys and 7 girls were in a country or district performance squad - that's 8% of our juniors.

Coloured clothing on sale

The following SMCC junior cricket clothing is now available to order either online or in store:

Please check information carefully before purchasing.

See Clothing page for details.

Our coaching partners, 360 Cricket

Our coaching is led by professional cricket coaches from 360 Cricket. Coaches and support coaches are all ECB accredited and DBS checked. Training sessions are lots of fun and we’ll help players learn the full range of cricket skills, even in our youngest age-groups. We'll have them playing full-on cricket within a term.

On summer training nights we have the bar open and usually fire up the barbecue on Fridays, making training as enjoyable for the parents and siblings as it is for the players, and we run holiday camps.

We also have indoor cricket in the Autumn term and Spring term.

Indoor training led by the fantastic 360 Cricket, who ensure every session is fun, varied and engaging.

A short film about us

This short film made about the club in 2017 gives a taste of what we’re all about. 

Who we are

Our junior and senior players come from many different walks of life. We are around 30% are of a non-white British ethnicity, almost 30% girls and around 5-10% have a disability. 

Our players come from dozens of different schools. Around 75% of players attend a state school. We welcome beginners, while most players are intermediate and around 10% are advanced players who also play in Surrey, Kent or other performance programmes.

Our junior members come from many areas across south London - Dulwich, Forest Hill, Peckham, Nunhead, Telegraph Hill, Brockley, Crofton Park, Catford, Sydenham, Herne Hill, Crystal Palace, Norwood, Camberwell, Brixton, Clapham, Tooting and beyond.

As long as you're crazy about cricket, you'll feel right as home at SMCC Juniors.

Join us and be part of this great club!

Families gathering for the award ceremony at our family fun & awards day, 2019.

Surrey junior league values & behaviours

In 2023, the Surrey Junior Cricket Championship (the league in which we play most of our junior matches) launched a Surrey-wide initiative to promote a shared set of Values & Behaviours.

The three key values are:

These values are very well aligned to the SMCC Juniors fun-first ethos.

Pavilion project gets £706,000 boost

In March 2024, we received the wonderful news that we have been awarded £706,000 from the Community Ownership Fund. We now have 91% of the funding needed and we look set to start the re-build at the end of the 2024 cricket season. Read about our Pavilion Project on the main SMCC website.