Southgate Compton Cricket Club was formed from a merger between Southgate County Old Boys and Compton cricket clubs in 1970. Southgate County was a school based in Fox Lane, Southgate open between September 1910 and July 1960 when it moved to Sussex Way, Cockfosters as Southgate School. After many years of competitive friendlies we joined the Herts League. Since its restructuring in 2000, our first XI were confined to division 6 for many years. However, after narrowly missing promotion several years in a row, in 2009 we finished third in the league to finally go up. Since then, and another round of restructuring, our first XI won the league twice in a row, unbeaten champions of division 4a in 2016 and then champions of division 3A in 2017.
Our second XI have struggled since the restructuring of the league, with three successive relegations in the early noughties. We consolidated our position in division 11 for many years, though were relegated to division 12 in 2010. However, with the juniors going from strength to strength and with a few new players, we restored our division 11 position for the coming year, with promotion. Further restructuring saw us placed in Division 10B, where in 2018 we finished 2nd to gain promotion to Division 10A. Over the winter of 2018/9 a number of players from an already small 1st XI squad decided to leave for various reasons.
This left us unable to field two XI’s in the league and the league committee agreed to our request to enter just one side into Division 10A for the 2019 season.
Despite this being a strong side, the league was very competitive and went down to the wire. We secured the title on the last day to gain promotion to Division 9A. COVID shortened the 2020 season meaning only 9 games were played and the league decided on no promotion or relegation. However we went unbeaten and won Div 9A. In 2022, in a tightly fought season, we finished third, but managed promotion to Div 8B.
In 2022, we have been able to grow as a side and are excited to announce the return of 2 league sides with the 2nd XI completing an 'invincibles' season and have been promoted to Div 10E.
2023 was a very successful season for the club in general. We won the Inaugural T20 B Cup in the Herts Saracens League, and the 2nd XI also gained promotion after a nail-biting 3 horse race with Botany Bay IIs and Old Elizabethans IIIs securing promotion only on the last day.
The league restructured the league, which will see the 1st team play in Division 8E and the 2nd team play in Division 9E in 2024.
Our juniors were formed in 1995 by club legends Jim Grocott and John Rose, joining the Middlesex Juniors leagues a couple of years after. After some good initial seasons, Derrick Worth, took over the juniors and added some much need impetus. The juniors are now run by Keith Walker, with the help of Andy "Boris" Grayson, Ben Shearly, Alex Molloy and an ever growing team of coaches. The past few seasons have been successful with our under 11s and under 15s winning league titles.
For a more in-depth history of the club please see "50 Not Out" - Carole Robinson's history of cricket at Hadley Field.
Below, are the Presidents, Chairmen and 1st XI Captains through the history of the club: