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 a friendly and inclusive club. We have no membership fees and seek enable men and women, boys and girls to learn and play cricket free of charge or at cost.
We raised the funds for the ECB standard double cricket net in the Park, which was open last summer. The net is free to use (no need to book). The club will hold free coaching session at the net every Monday evening from May, all welcome.
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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Coronavirus and SPCC’s summer programme
Kids Cricket programme – we had planned to extend this to the whole summer term. However, we have to cancel the programme for this year. We will run a full 12 week programme in 2021
All Stars and Dynamos – the ECB is very keen that these run when that will be possible. This may be in July and August. SPCC has negotiated that again All Stars will be free of charge and the Dynamos will only cost £5 for the course (six sessions). SPCC will publish the links at which parents can register when these are available.
We are working partnership with Cherry Garden TRA to recruit and train cricket coaches. If you would like to help develop the next generation of cricketers, we would love to hear from you. We can pay for volunteers to take ECB coaching courses and help you register as a cricket coach with the Surrey Cricket Foundation.
We are really keen to enable women and girls to take up the national summer sport. In 2019 we ran a number of nets sessions just for women and began building the core of a women’s team.
There will be no Tapeball at the Decathlon roof pitch. While the nets are available for use in the Park, SPCC will not be organising any nets sessions until further notice
Supporting Community Cricket in Southwark Park