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.
SMCC formed in 2003 through the merger of Streatham CC (1805) and Marlborough CC (1870).
SMCC Juniors in numbers in 2023:
335 junior players
92 girls with 5 dedicated girls' squads and two womens' squads (28% of junior section)
16 junior league squads in total
242 matches played
10 weeks of holiday camp holiday camps providing cricket to up to 70 players per day
70% of players attending autumn and spring term indoor training
30,000+ hours of junior cricket
Record numbers of our teens also playing in senior cricket
8% of juniors in country and district performance cricket
In 2024 we will continue to focus on growing our women & girls sections...
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 2023, we ran the following squads for girls:
Girls Under 8-9s (school years 3-4) soft ball
Girls Under 10s (school year 5) - hard ball
Under 11-12s (school years 6-7) - hard ball
Under 13-14s (school years 8-9) - hard ball
Under 15-16s (school years 10-11) - hard ball
Women's teams (school year 8+) - hard ball
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.
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.
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, we play more than 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:
Green & blue club shirts for boys
Maroon club shirts for girls
Green & maroon for Development Squad (older teens)
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 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 8% 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 across south London choose SMCC Juniors to play their cricket.
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:
Spirit - playing the game in the a positive and fair spirit
Inclusion - making cricket a game for everyone
Enjoyment - a focus on enjoyment for all involved
These values are very well aligned to the SMCC Juniors fun-first ethos.