The club has been in existence for over 120 years, but we believe that a match between Steep and another local side took place in the 1830s. In recent times Steep has run two sides in the Hampshire Cricket League on Saturdays as well as a 'friendly' side who play on Sundays and a few summer weekday evenings. These 'friendly' games are usually against other local villages, but with the odd game further afield across the border in Sussex perhaps or further north in Hampshire. We also host one or two 'strolling' sides each summer, who return year after year - we are never sure whether it is that they enjoy playing us, or visiting the Harrow Inn next door!
We restarted Junior coaching sessions in 2010 and now have six Level 2 qualified coaches. We now enter a range of Junior teams in the local leagues.
We also particpate in Stoner Cricket Week, an annual event based around former Bedales School students, where Stoner CC play four or five games against local sides. Finally we have entered the National Village Knockout competition in the past and we have had our successes, as you will see in the history section.
We reviewed and redrafted our constitution in January 2019, and it can be viewed here.
Steep CC have achieved and maintain ECB Club Mark accreditation. ECB Clubmark is a quality accreditation scheme delivered by the England & Wales Cricket Board and Sport England, which identifies clubs providing a safe, fun and child-friendly environment in which cricket can thrive.
This is a big step for Steep CC and shows that we are always looking to the future in developing a strong club with a thriving Junior section but will never move away from providing a fun and family orientated club environment.
For full details of our Child Protection policies and other procedures please visit our Policies and Procedures page.
We are also home to Steep Stoolball Club. This is an interesting game played with bats and balls and with runs being scored, but there any resemblance to cricket ends. A charming selection of ladies regularly turn out on Wednesday evenings and play in weekend tournaments around the area. Contact information as well as their fixtures can be found on their own page here - they would welcome any support you may care to give.