HERITAGE. SPORTSMANSHIP. CAMARADERIE.
Established in 1852, the Singapore Cricket Club is the premier sports and lifestyle club in the heart of the city. Framed by historic and modern buildings, the club is in a gazetted building framed by a breathtaking blend of historic and modern buildings. The iconic Padang field is at its doorstep, and across time has been a magnet for Singapore’s sporting fraternity.
Here, just about every popular field game is played: from cricket, naturally, to soccer, hockey, rugby, tennis, lawn bowls, netball among others.
To accommodate its ever-increasing numbers of sports enthusiasts, the SCC has leased another field in the Dempsey district. Across its two fields the Club plays host to sports at all levels, from friendlies to interclub and national leagues as well as international signature tournaments that bring in big name teams. The latter includes the SCC International Hockey Sixes, the SCC International Rugby 7s, SCC Cricket Twenty20 and SCC International Soccer7s.
The camaraderie built on the field extends to the Clubhouse where wining, dining and socializing facilities cater to a diverse and distinctive community of members.
The Club is reputed for its fine dining and local fare options, topped with impeccable and personalised service. All this in venues that have been refurbished with great care to retain its architectural splendour dating back to the colonial era.
The Clubhouse’s compact size is played to advantage, closely integrating its members and allowing for social and business networking.
The Main Lounge is popular for afternoon teas, after-work drinks at its iconic long bar and after-dinner conversations; the more casual Stumps attracts the sporty for its screening of live matches from around the world and drinks on the Terrace; the Padang Restaurant offers haute cuisine by the Club’s own resident chef; the Oval & Verandah is the place to go for popular local favourites, pizza and Indian dishes.
The Club’s packed calendar of events is reflective of its mix of members – celebrating Singapore’s many festivals, commemorating milestone events and creating events that bring friends and families together.
The story of the Singapore Cricket Club is a fascinating microcosm of the story of Singapore itself. The club’s transition from an elite colonial sports club to an open, multi-racial club playing a leading role in both the sporting and social life of the wider community mirrors changes in the nation as a whole.