Cricket was first played in Southwark Park in 1871. It became the home ground of Surrey and England legend Bobby Abel. In its heyday, the Southwark Park Oval hosted crowds of more than a thousand.
In 2014, Southwark Park Cricket Club was formed with aim of reviving cricket in the Park. Run by and for local people, SPCC aims to provide coaching and playing opportunities for all members of the community. We are growing steadily and in 2019, we will play more than a dozen friendly XI matches, run a Last Man Stands team, provide professional coaching for 9-12 years olds and ‘Chance to Shine’ sessions for 5-8 year olds, free coaching for teenagers and adults and a women soft ball cricket festival.
We are also working with Southwark Council, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Surrey County Cricket Club and the Surrey Cricket Foundation and other groups to invest in cricket in Southwark Park
New to the game or an old hand, everyone is welcome to help bring cricket back to Southwark Park
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Cricket Nets are now open and free to use by all, SPCC holding sessions every Monday evening!
Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festival Cancelled
We are very sorry but we have had to cancel this year’s Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festival in Southwark Park because the toilets and changing rooms are not ready. We hope to run the festival next year. However we are keen to arrange practice sessions in the nets for women. If you would like to take part, please get in touch through the contact page.
The festival is free ad open to all. All equipment is supplied and and no experience required, just be prepared for a great day out. You can sign up as an individual or as team, go to:
If any women would be interested in having a regular net session, please let us know and we will try and organise one at the new nets in the Park.
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