About registering, booking & paying
How do I register, book and pay?
Registration at any time of year is via our online system, LoveAdmin. Registering is free and will automatically add you to our mailing list.
Booking and payment for the summer term will also be via LoveAdmin. This allows us to take payments in instalments by direct debit.
Booking and payment for indoor training over the winter and spring terms and for holiday camps is now via our the website of our coaching partners, 360 Cricket.
All players must, without exception, be registered in the system before taking part in any cricket session at SMCC, including taster sessions, so that we have a record that the player's parents have read through our 'terms and conditions' and have given consent for their child to take part and also that we have contact details of parents.
Do you have space for my child?
In 2019 we had around 250 junior players. In 2020, we will be particularly aiming to grow our number of girls and will again be entering 2 dedicated girls' league teams. Each year, like all clubs, we also typically lose around 10% of players due to parents moving away, kids getting hooked on other interests that clash with cricket, as so on. So as long as you book early enough, there will probably be a few spaces available in all age-groups for new players, even though we expect most players to return from last year. We do cap the number of players per squad, though, so book early to avoid disappointment.
For the 2020 summer season, we expect to again have an 'advance booking' period or periods, during December and January, during which the following groups of parents will be able to book ahead of the general public:
- Players returning from last year
- Players booked into either our Oct-Dec or Jan-Mar indoor training
After the advance booking period, bookings will be open to all-comers. This will be on a strictly first paid, first served basis.
Do players need to have played cricket before?
No. Experience of cricket is not necessary, but some familiarity with the game helps, so even if it’s not practical for you to teach/play the game at home, we would certainly encourage you to try to watch some cricket - for example search on YouTube for “IPL highlights”, "Big Bash highlights", "PSL highlights" or "CPL highlights" or for women's cricket "KSL highlights" - there are many hours worth of exciting T20 games available to watch for free.
What ages do you accept?
In the summer, we accept players from school year Reception upwards. At indoor training, we start from Year 1.
In line with ECB Clubmark guidelines, for all players up to age 17 we must have parental permission for them to play. Players 18 years old and over enlist with the club as adults.
Do you have a waiting list / mailing list?
We operate a mailing list that you can add yourself to by registering in LoveAdmin).
Please note that we always put information on the website first, before sending out messages, so if you can't find information on the website, it has not been released yet and there's no need to email us.
Everyone on the mailing list will normally get information about the opening up of bookings as the same time by email, though there may be occasions when we message existing members in advance of the wider mailing list.
Bookings for indoor training, the summer term and summer camps are all on a first paid, first served basis.
Can I bring my child for a taster session?
If you want to join a session or two as a taster, you can do so (after contacting us at email@example.com to let us know you want to come and registering in LoveAdmin). If your child doesn't enjoy it, you won't owe us anything. If your child does want to continue, we ask you to pay a fee that covers the sessions that you have already attended.
Booking and paying
Ability to pay is not a barrier to play
As a club (seniors as well as juniors) we have an "ability to pay is not a barrier to play" policy. If the fees are unaffordable because you are on a low income, on long-term sick leave, etc, please ask about us making the fees more affordable for you. More detailed information on costs.
What are the fees?
Bank transfer details (for exceptional use only)
Sometimes we need to take a payment by bank transfer. The details for the club's main bank account* are as follows .
Account name: S&M Cricket Club
Sort code: 20-80-57
Account number: 80617997
Reference: Please ask us what to use so that we will know what the payment is for.
*We have a separate account for donations to the Pavilion Fund.