SMCC Juniors

May half-term 3-day camp

When

9am-4pm, Monday 30th to Wednesday 1st June (3 days only)

Where

Streatham & Marlborough Cricket Club (outdoors)

Who

Girls and boys in school years 1-7. Soft-ball and hard ball. All ability levels. Non-members welcome.

How much

1 day for £47, 2 days for £88 or 3 days for £130.

How to book

See our Holiday camps page for full details and the link through to the 360 Cricket website for booking.

About 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. But you don't have to take our word for that - take a look at the results of our 2020 Junior Member Survey.

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

Leaders in girls' and women's cricket

In 2021, the average club in the Surrey region with a girls' or women's section played just 9 matches. We played over 70 matches, and in 2022 we expect to almost double that figure.

This year, our women and girls will make up close to 30% of our playing membership - on par with only two other clubs in the Surrey region.

In 2022 we are running the following squads for girls:

  • Under 9s (school years 3-4)

  • Under 11s (school years 5-6)

  • Under 13s (school years 7-8)

  • Under 15s (school years 9-10)

  • Women's 2nd team (school year 8+)

We have all-female training for the girls' squads, which for most squads will be on Thursdays year-round, both indoor in the autumn and spring terms and outdoors in the summer term. In the summer, our Women's squads also train on Thursdays at the club.

We had over 100 female players at the club across all age-groups in 2021, and we expect to grow by probably 30-40 more female players in 2022.

Our Women's team won inaugural Surrey Slam T20 competition in 2019 and were promoted to Division 1 (soon to be renamed the Premier Division), where they finished second in 2021.

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

Closing in on 100 girls signed-up...

93 girls and 244 boys (337 juniors in total) are signed up for the summer - already our biggest year yet, with our highest proportion of female players ever (28%).

A few spaces are still available this summer for girls from year 5 up and for boys from school year 9 and up.

See the Summer term (cricket season) section of the website for full details and in particular, Summer term - how to book for full details of spaces available and links through to the online LoveAdmin registration and summer booking system.

Our home ground, as seen in Google Earth, looking towards central London.

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 35% are of a non-white British ethnicity, almost 30% girls and around 3% have a disability.

Our players come from dozens of different schools and we estimate that at least 50% attend a state school. Some are beginners, most are intermediate and around 5% are advanced players who also play in Surrey, Kent or London Schools 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 across south London choose SMCC Juniors to play their cricket.

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

Our growth in recent years

Streatham & Marlborough Cricket Club formed in 2003 through the merger of Streatham CC (1805) and Marlborough CC (1870). Our junior section started in 2008 with a single team of Under 12s.

Since 2016:

In 2022 we will again be focussing on growing our girls' and women's sections.