Welcome to the Streatham & Marlborough Sweep (SMS), a regular update of club news.

Pavilion Recap - what’s happened and why?

The Pavilion has been in a dire state of repair for some time. It is a drain on resource with structural issues, numerous running repairs and is difficult to hire for events. In short, it needs to be replaced for cricket to remain viable on this site. To address this, the club formed a sub-committee nine years ago to seek the funding required to build a new clubhouse.

Over the years, we’ve raised over £400,000 via members, the ECB, London Marathon Charitable Trust and Sport England. However, this was still short of the expected design cost of £650,000-£700,000 with funding options increasingly limited. The design had been stripped back and value-engineered multiple times but the funding gap remained. However, a chance conversation in June 2018 with Men’s section member, Hunter Drew, was to open an opportunity…

Pavilion 2.0! Back and bigger!

An introduction was made to a company who have a number of nurseries around the country and loved the site. Lots of green space, available parking and in an attractive location.

So, we have been exploring a joint venture where this nursery group would provide the remaining funding for the build (up to a maximum of GBP 1,500,000) as well as a significant annual rent. In return, we would provide them with a sub-lease and re-design the pavilion to cater for an 85 child nursery in their own independent area (shaded in yellow above).

Where are we now?

The nurseries preferred architect is now leading the project and has adapted the scheme to improve the aesthetics (exemplar images above) and scale. We have been very lucky to have Ruth Campbell (a parent of a junior member and architect) to advise on the design which has been agreed. Our landowner (Dulwich Estates) is supportive, build costs are being worked through by a structural engineer and a number of surveys are ongoing. We hope to have these complete in the coming weeks, submit planning shortly after and tender for the build.

We had hoped to be in a position to demolish in September/October and build over the close season but we are struggling to meet that deadline.  It may be that the build runs into the 2020 season and we are already looking at contingency accommodation in this event. So, in short, things still looking very positive - a new pavilion will allow us to invest in the cricketing facilities throughout the ground and the become a real community hub!

Men’s 3s and Men’s 4s victorious

The Men’s 3s overcame a difficult start to rally to a much needed win. Lower order runs from Paul (45) and Oakes (63*) set Guildford a challenging target of 180 on a track which had taken a battering in the rain earlier in the week. Wickets were taken at regular intervals but at the halfway point, the game was in the balance. Oakes (11-3-20-2) and Rogers (7-1-7-2) bowled controlled spells to break the lower order and Kippins (9-2-30-3) finished the job to complete the victory by 60 runs. 
The Men’s 4s retained their status at the top of the table with a convincing win at SinjunGrammarians. Wickets were shared around in a controlled performance to bowl Sinjuns out for just 78 in 31 overs. The chase was clinical with Ettinger (32*) and Stuart (20*) completing the chase in 18 overs. The juniors also had a good weekend culminating in a cup victory for the U14s against Mitcham. There were also wins for the U10s and U15s against Old Rutlishians. 

Open Evening - Spread the Word!

Despite some poor weather, the first open evening was very successful with about 10 new potential members joining games and skills practice as well as getting to know our Under 9s, Under 11s and women's squads. There were 2-4 new players in each of these age-groups. Big thanks to Surrey's Beth Kerins for helping us with the training. Hoping for slightly better weather tomorrow to get an even bigger turn-out. Hope these open evenings become an annual event and encourage new players to take up the sport!

Membership Fee Due

If you’ve not already done so, please can you sort your membership fees ASAP. As of this weekend, non-payment will becomes a selection issue. 

Details of what and how to pay can be found here for men's cricket and here for women's cricket.

Results from the last week

Men’s 1st XI 96ao (52.3) (t) (b)
Epsom 206-6 (50) (b)

League Position: 6 / 10

Men’s 2nd XI 105-7 (45) 
 180ao (54.1) (t) (b)
Highlights: Sarwavkhan (14-5-25-4), Taylor (13-2-32-4)
League Position: 7 / 10

Men’s 3rd XI 179ao (44.3) (b)
Guildford 119ao (39) (t)

Highlights: Oakes (63* & 11-3-20-2)
League Position: 8 / 10

Men’s 4th XI 81-1 (18) (t)
SinjunGrammarians 78ao (31.2) (b)

Highlights: Grimsey (8-1-18-3), Malik (7.2-1-19-3)
League Position: 1 / 10

Men’s 5th XI 101ao (28.1) (t)
Blackheath 174-8 (40) (b)

Highlights: Horlock (7-0-30-3)
League Position: 5 / 9

Men’s 6th XI
No game
League Position: 5 / 7

Men’s Sunday 2nd XI 182-6 (40)
Addington 186–7 (40) (t) (b)

Highlights: L Knapp (6-0-26-3)

Match reports can be found on the club Facebook group.

Upcoming Events

29 June - Club social led by Men's 5s
6 July - Club social led by Women's Section
13 July - Club social led by Men's 2s
3 August - Club social led by Men's 4s
25 August - President's Day
31 August - Club social led by Men's 6s
7 September - End of Men's League Season Party
14 September - Junior End of Season Awards
20 October - Senior End of Season Awards
23 November - Annual General Meeting
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