Our mission

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

Cricket is Back 

Following the lockdown we aim to arrange matches every weekend throughout the summer. This year’s fixtures can be found on the Friendly XI page, along with the link to register availability.

We will not be able to run any children’s programmes this year, but are holding fitness and fielding sessions for all and women’s net on Saturday mornings by the nets, all welcome.

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.

Supporting Community Cricket in Southwark Park