The 2016 league season will run from May to September.
Most MCCL Matches start at 11.00 pm and last 100 overs, the side batting first allowed to bat for a maximum of 55 overs. The arrangements in the Premiere League are more complex, and are described on the MCCL website.
1987 League matches start at 1.30 pm and last 92 overs, the side batting first allowed to bat for a maximum 50 overs.
There are no restriction on bowler overs in either league.
Points in both leagues ((but not the Premier League - see above) are awarded thus:
10 points for a win
4 for a winning draw (higher relative scoring rate)
1 for a losing draw (lower relative scoring rate)
0 for a loss
5 for a tie (team batting second all out with scores level)
The 1st & 2nd XIs play at Home, and Away at other clubs’ main grounds.
The 3rd & 4th XIs play their Home games at King’s House School Grounds at Duke’s Meadows, Chiswick, and Away at other clubs’ alternate grounds.
In addition to our league fixtures a number of friendly games are scheduled for pre-season.
The 1st XI are entered into both The National Knockout Cup and The Middlesex Cup, which are both limited overs competitions (45 overs per side).
We also have a Sunday XI which plays friendly fixtures.
On Bank HolidaySunday in May we will once again be hosting the Bush Super Sixes. This is a six-a-side tournament for all standards of player that always has a great attendance. There’s a barbecue during and a sound system after with a very social, party atmosphere that continues long into the night.
Our annual festival of cricket runs every day from Monday 25th July to Friday 29th July and all members are encouraged to book a day off work to play at least one game or come down in the evening for an array of social activities.
Fixtures and Results To see fixtures and results, click here.
Cricket Kit Playing and training kit is available from our online shop, run by Allrounder Cricket. Orders will be delivered direct to players’ homes/offices.
Outdoor Training is held at the Club every Thursday evening from 18:00, starting in April.
There are three nets with an artificial surface as well as a grass net. In addition there is also a portable ‘cage’ which can be wheeled onto the square to practice on an old wicket.
We also have a ‘Bola’ bowling machine for members’ use.
These will take place at Lord’s Indoor School every Wednesday between 8-9pm, starting in late January and at Hammersmith Academy, Cathnor Road, W12 9JD, probably every other Saturday between 1-2pm. Full details will appear here and on the homepage. These are always very popular and it is advisable to book in advance with our 1st XI Captain, Andrew Wilson
We always have a busy social calendar and there are numerous events this year including Quiz Nights, Barbecues, The Super Sixes, Cricket Week, The Bush Music Festival and more besides.
Subscriptions and Fees
We have a top class cricket ground at SBCC as well as good facilities for our 3rd & 4th XI Home games, and all this costs a good deal to keep in excellent condition. Thus we have to charge members both an annual subscription as well as match fees whenever they play.