Cricket has been played at Quality Street in Merstham since 1864 and our 150th anniversary in 2014 coincided with the start of a successful new chapter in the history of the club, with the first team gaining successive promotions in 2014, 2015 and 2016. This came after 2012 brought a complete redevelopment of the ground giving us a new clubhouse, changing rooms and a second pitch with an all weather wicket for junior matches.
Merstham Cricket Club are proud to be part of the local community and provide cricket coaching in local schools as well table cricket for our senior citizens. We aim to provide cricket for all players young and old in a safe and fun environment. This aim is supported by our commitment to the ECB Clubmark framework for safeguarding children, developing cricket, inclusivity and club management. We have had ECB Clubmark status since 2009 and in 2012 we were delighted to receive our Clubmark re-accreditation.
We encourage all our cricketers to take part in, and enjoy, cricket, we field teams at all ages in our Junior Section. Our Disability Squad play against other teams from the South of England. Our Girls section continues to grow and has provided players for District and County teams. Our 12 junior teams play in local leagues and our under 15s were East Surrey Colts League and Cup champions in 2012. The under 15s were also the Reigate and Banstead Sport Council Young Team of the Year for 2012. In 2015 the under 10s won the East Surrey Colts League Cup, indicating a promising future for the club.
We field seven senior teams, four playing Surrey Championship league cricket on Saturdays, two friendly sides on Sundays and a Development XI playing in the Surrey Trust League. We also enter Twenty20 competitions and a local Indoor Cricket league. Our first team will play in the Surrey Championship for the first time in 2017, having won the Fuller's Brewery Surrey County League Premier Division at the first attempt in 2016. This was a third successive promotion, having won the division two and division one titles in successive previous seasons. Our second XI have also won successive titles, winning the Fuller's League 2nd XI division then, at the first attempt, topping their Surrey Championship division in 2016.
So if you are interested in playing, or simply watching, cricket at one of the prettiest grounds in Surrey then please visit our ground at Quality Street in Merstham and see for yourself what we have to offer. Social membership is available for non-players.