Half-term camp opens for booking from 7pm Sunday 18 April...
In 2021, we are once again partnering with 360 Cricket to run camps (9am-4pm) on the following dates:
Easter (Mon 12 April - Fri 16 April) - SOLD OUT!
Half-term (Tue 1 June - Fri 4 June) - OPEN FOR BOOKING from 7pm Sun 18 April
Summer holidays (Mon 26 July - Thu 26 Aug)
If you'd like us to notify you when camps are bookable, see our page on how to add yourself to our mailing list.
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.
228 boys and 67 girls signed-up for summer so far...
295 players in total - officially our biggest year of junior cricket yet. Phase 3 is now open. This means anyone can now book the last few remaining spots. See Summer term section for details.
Leaders in girls' and women's cricket
We run league teams for female players at primary school age, secondary school age, and a women’s team.
In 2021 we have a U9-11 soft-ball team (school years 4-6) and a U12-14 hard ball team (school years 7-9), both entered into girls-only leagues.
We have all-female training, which for girls' squads is currently on Thursdays year-round. We have dedicated girls' squad indoor training in the autumn and spring terms, and in the summer term, our girls' squads and the women's squad both train outdoors at the club at the same time, also on Thursday evenings.
We have around 90 female players at the club across all age-groups.
Girls can play in women's cricket from school year 8. Our Women's team won inaugural Surrey Slam T20 competition in 2019 and were promoted to Division 1. We hope to run a second women's team in 2022.
A short film about us
This short film made about the club in 2017 gives a taste of what we’re all about.
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.
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. We have grown substantially in the last few years and 2021 will be our biggest and best year yet. Counting all training, matches and camps, we estimate that our junior players now take part in around 24,000 hours of cricket per year.
Number of junior players up from 100 to just under 300
Girls section up from 5 to 60+ players
Number of league teams up from 4 to 10 age-group teams
Number of matches per year up from 48 to approximately 180
Players attending indoor training courses up from around 15 per week to 160 per week
Having started with no holiday camps in 2016, we now expect to run 29 days of camp in 2021 (weather permitting) for around 40 players per day
Number of parents are involved in volunteering to help run our junior cricket is up from around 10 to over 40 and more parents (mums as well as dads) are playing cricket themselves with our open-age (senior) sides than ever before.
In 2021 we are again focussing on growing our girls' and women's sections.
Families gathering for the award ceremony at our family fun & awards day, 2019.
SMCC Juniors help open new cricket nets in Peckham Rye Park
Thanks to an SMCC Juniors parent, Martin Koder, who successfully bid for funding from Southwark Council and the ECB, we now have new cricket nets in Peckham Rye Park.
We joined Surrey & England players Bryony Smith and Ollie Pope to celebrate the official opening in Sept 2020.
Who we are
Our junior players come from many different walks of life. In 2021, of our 250 junior players, around 35% are of a non-white British ethnicity, 22% are girls (growing every year) and 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.
Covid-Secure guidelines for cricket, 2021
We will be continuing to adhere to the ECB's guidelines for running Covid-Secure cricket. Obviously it's not possible to reduce the risk to zero, but as in 2020, we will follow these rules strictly, in order to keep the risk as low as reasonably possible. There's more detail on our Covid-19 risk mitigation policies page.
ECB roadmap for the return of cricket, updated 26 March 2021.
ECB guidance for Covid-Secure matches, updated 26 March 2021.