The 2023 Junior Cricket season will start on Saturday 6 May and will run until the end of September. For more information contact the Head of Junior Cricket, Girish Dharmapurikar, at .
We will be sending out the registration forms at the beginning of March, those interested in joining are requested to complete the formalities by the end of April.
The 2022 Junior Cricket season started on Saturday 7 May with about 20 players joining the session. The season concluded on the 1st of October.
Highlights of this year include:
- Continuing from the past year: Excellent Health & Safety response by the members by adhering to the COVID rules
- France Cricket League Participation for U16 team
- Diverse Geography represented, not only Île de France but also beyond
- Presentation to a well-known international high school within Versailles Grand Parc
Those interested in joining for the 2023 season are requested to complete the registration formalities in March-April 2023. No registration be accepted after May, and you might risk not getting a place. Add a reminder for yourself on Outlook here.
Also, in case you are interested in purchasing your own kit, kindly contact the Provider of the equipment, Teamwear-SAC-CC, directly.
Junior Cricket Highlights
Junior Cricket at the Standard is organised at the under-11 and under-16 levels. U11s still play an adapted form of the game that doesn’t require any protective equipment, while U16s progress to play traditional cricket.
Training sessions are conducted by Girish and Jyothi. Members of the senior team (Henry, Nissem, Nishant, Andrew and everyone else) join these sessions as much as possible to share their expertise.
We focus on individual skills for all players and hope to be able to hold fixtures with local clubs.
SAC Juniors in action
Your children won't need any special clothing or cricket gear at any level. The SAC cricket section has cricket gear and training aids adapted for small hands (this season we are lending kit so no one has to share), your child doesn't need to bring any gear unless they have some already. Having said that, it is always good to have a few personal things, especially for protection.
Junior Cricket Saturday Session Times
Junior Cricket Club has all the equipment necessary (except some due to COVID that are required to be individual). Players are required to join with their sportswear.
Practice sessions are on Saturday mornings, but can also be on any weekday. Any other weekday has to be planned ahead (based on Girish's or the representative’s availability).
Membership covers the cost of the equipment, the obligatory France Cricket Junior Licence, and a special piece of cricket clothing.
There are 2 nets with each individual “pitch”, one is movable and can be brought in the middle and the other net on the corner side is fixed. Batters and Bowlers are coached & practice at these nets.
There is a bowling machine for batting improvement and wicket-keeping practice.
Additional Net Practice (apart from regular weekend sessions)
Week-day net practice can be arranged (curfew permitting) kindly discuss with Girish or Jyothi.
There are a few enrolment formalities required to be completed (documents, e.g. form, medical etc).
The fee for U11 (soft ball, new players) for non-members is 85 Euros and for U16 (traditional cricket ball) is 210 Euros for the year. Please contact Girish for further details.
Section Head, Junior Cricket
(U & U16 Boy, Girls & Mix)