Surbiton Imperial CC
Sunday Cricket in Kingston-Upon-Thames
Surbiton Imperial Cricket Club
Welcome to Surbiton

We are a friendly and social Sunday cricket club based loosely in the Surbiton and Kingston-upon Thames area. Our members come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life. We currently have OAPs, students and overseas players in our membership ranks.

Our fixture list is fairly typical for a social Sunday side with medium weak ability, although we do try to play competitively. During the club's history there have actually been a few players with genuine ability with both bat and ball. Nevertheless, Surbiton is a club where there are opportunities for players of all abilities to join in.

As is traditional we arrange an annual tour weekend where we travel a little further away and combine two fixtures with a night out. For a few years we played some village sides in the Soutbampton area but more recently the club went as far as Ireland for their cricket.

We do not have our own ground so over the years we have been resident at a number of venues in the area where we have played our home games. We currently play our home fixtures at Colets leisure centre in Thames Ditton where we have been now for three years and we are really enjoying playing our cricket there.

The club is run by a committee of players at various stages of life that are elected at the AGM in December. As well as the administrative posts there is also a role for a social secretary, who is reponsible for arranging the club's social calendar.
Social Events

On the social front we like to mark the beginning and end of the season with a gathering for a beer or soft-drink or two followed by a meal in a local restaurant. We also have an official end of season awards evening where partners, wifes, etc. are encouraged to attend to hear great stories of sporting prowess! We also hold a number of club meetings throughout the year at suitable pubs in Surbiton such as the Victoria and the Waggon and Horses. The choice of venue is usually decided thus because the committee are generally old gits who enjoy a good traditional beer pub. Throughout the year there may also be additional events arranged by the social secretary such as the President's day BBQ or a golf day.

Practice Nets

In the run up to the season the club arranges and subsides net practice sessions for its members. We are currently running sets of sessions at two different locations; one at the Latchmere Leisure Centre, Battersea and the other at the Surrey Cricket school in Burpham, Guildford.