SMCC Juniors

Girls' cricket - we're running two girls' teams in 2019 and we need a few more players

Girls teams details are here. In 2019 we run two dedicated girls' league teams - a soft-ball "Under 9s" team for girls in school years 3-5 and a hard-ball "Under 11s" team for girls in school years 5-7. We are one of a very few London clubs to offer cricket for girls from school year Reception all the way through to women's cricket. Join at any time. More players very welcome.

Summer camp now open for bookings

Our 2019 summer holiday cricket camp is now open for bookings. Suitable for girls and boys aged 5-13. Camp runs for 4 weeks during the summer holidays, Mon-Thu 9am-4pm. It'll be our third year and we're expecting it to be our biggest and best yet.

Summer term - spaces still available in some age-groups

2019 Summer term (cricket season) details are here.

About junior cricket at SMCC

We run cricket for all ages from school year Reception up to teenagers joining open-age (senior) cricket, and we aim to be the most fun cricket club for miles around. Our players come from many different local schools and come from of all walks of life, with parents from every corner of the globe. Parents who have tried other clubs often tell us they love the relaxed, friendly and sociable feel of our club.

Your kids will be joining lots of cricket-mad kids like them, a mixture of boys and girls, from beginners to Surrey and London Schools players. Perhaps they're the next Joe Root or Anya Shrubsole. Let’s find out.

A short film about SMCC

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

Our coaching is led by a professional cricket coach who also works for Surrey. Our coaching support staff are also ECB accredited and DBS checked. Training sessions are lots of fun and we’ll help you learn the full range of cricket skills, even in our youngest age-group. You’ll be playing full-on cricket within a few weeks.

On summer training nights we have the bar open and usually fire up the barbecue on Fridays, making training as enjoyable for the parents as it is for the kids. We usually run at least two big social events every year, and we run summer camps.

We also have indoor cricket from autumn through to spring.

A club with over 200 years of history...

Streatham & Marlborough Cricket Club was formed in 2003 after the merger of two long established local clubs - Streatham CC (1805) and Marlborough CC (1870). Legendary England captain WG Grace, played for Streatham CC around a hundred years ago.

WG Grace, who famously once refused to be given out because "they've come to see me bat, not you umpire" would have loved pairs cricket, in which you keep batting but lose 6 runs. One suspects he may also have enjoyed our summer evening BBQs and a glass or two of refreshment from the bar.

...but our junior section is still growing and developing quickly!

Our junior section was started in 2008 with a single team of Under 12s, several of whom now play in our senior teams. We have grown rapidly in the last few years and 2018 was our biggest and best year yet.

  • Junior membership grew from 150 to just over 200 players
  • We ran seven age-group teams, and played around 20% more league games than ever before. Including internal matches, we ran around 50% more games than any previous year. For the first time, we provided internal games every Friday evening through the summer holidays, and again many of our oldest juniors played in open-age (senior) cricket.
  • More parents got involved in volunteering to help run our junior cricket and more parents played cricket themselves with out open-age (senior) sides than ever before.
  • As well as running DBS checks, we ran our own safeguarding training sessions for parents and captains of open-age teams for the first time.
  • Around three times as many players attended our much improved indoor training courses over the winter and spring.
  • Our girls section doubled in size for the second year running. We're now probably the biggest club in the local area for girls in school years 1 to 7 with over 25 members. We're hoping to double again by the summer of 2019 and run two league sides focussed on girls in school years 3-5 and 6-7.
  • Five new players were picked for London Schools and/or Surrey performance programmes
  • We joined the Young Leaders programme aimed at players aged 14-16, with many of our young leaders becoming regular support coaches as a result.
  • Our 2018 summer camp was twice as big as our first camp in 2017, with nearly 20 players per day over 16 days taking part.
  • We started using a new online registration and payment system, PaySubsOnline, to streamline our bookings processes and to allow payment in monthly instalments.
  • We got a huge step closer to realising our dream of a new pavilion in the winter of 2019/20, with around £420,000 of the needed £600,000 now pledged and discussions now underway with a third party who may enable us to bridge the remaining gap.

Join us and be part of this great club. We're going to become even better in 2019.

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