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Tuesday 27 July 2021

Cricket Match reports 11 & 14 July

On Sunday 11 July, SAC faced an XI put together by Shakeel to fill a scheduling gap. Despite Shakeel XI having a power-packed batting line-up, SAC's fast bowlers put on a terrific display and held the batting side to 118 runs. SAC produced some excellent batting to match that total with 4 wickets to spare.
On Wednesday 14 July, Bastille Day, Standard hosted the Pondy Eagles CC in Meudon. SAC won the toss and elected to bat. and despite a slow, wet outfield scored well leaving the Pondy Eagles 187 to win. Despite improving weather conditions, SAC's accurate bowling forced Pondy Eagles into mitakes that led to a SAC victory by 102 runs.
Having now won 5 games in a row, SAC are looking forward to continuing their good form against Thoiry and Chantilly this weekend, before hosting The Paris Knight Riders on Sunday 25th July. 

Cricket Match reports 17 & 18 July, SAC at home vs Thoiry at away vs Chantilly

Having now won 5 games in a row, SAC were looking forward to continuing their good form against Thoiry on Saturday and Chantilly away on Sunday. However, this was not to be. On Saturday SAC lost to a revitalised Thoiry by 6 wickets in the third of the John Hardy Shield matches, but, despite the result, for the first time in three years, the John Hardy Shield has returned to Standard having secured the series 2 matches to 1. 

On Sunday, playing their first away match of the year away against Chantilly, SAC lost in the heat by 7 wickets. Read on for full details. 

Tennis News - Court 3 Ready for play!

We are delighted to announce that the renovation of Court 3 has now been completed.
This has been a multi-step, 7-month process, led from start to finish by Raphaël Kahane, in coordination with the Tennis Committee.
We can now play on a state-of-the-art artificial surface (with a 10-year warranty). We look forward to receiving your feedback, so please grab your rackets and give it a try.
To maintain our new surface, please do not forget to drag the court after each game and, if the weather is very dry, to water the court (just like a regular clay court).
Thanks are due to all involved in the planning and execution of this major project for our Club. Read on for more details and a couple of pictures.

Cricket News - Saturday 19 June - Installation of the Andrew Macintyre Bell

On Saturday 19 June we made a presentation to Andrew Macintyre in recognition of his 14 years of service to SAC Junior Cricket. To commemorate that we have attached a bell to the pavilion and a commemorative plaque. Many of you will know that a bell is rung at Lords before the start of each and every session and we thought it a good way to record Andrews's efforts into the Club's history. See the main article for a photo of Andrew and the Bell.

Cricket Match Report Sunday 27 June - SACC Vs Thoiry Game 2/3 of John Hardy Shield

The weather threatened. The atmosphere built. 
For four cold, barren years, Thoiry had held the John Hardy Shield; but now, having won the first of three games the weekend before (lead by the brilliant Nisseem, having the finest of seasons) Standard had won the first game and entered Sunday's game passionate to win and bring The Shield home.
The atmosphere built further, our covid-exiled captain Alastair, was back. Rejoice! Better still, he won the toss; we would bat. Did we do it? Read on! 

Cricket Match Report: Saturday 3 July - SACC vs Lille CC

Saturday’s game against Lille was only the second time this fixture had been played at Standard Athletic and after last year’s thrilling high scoring draw, anticipation for another epic match was high. After winning the toss and electing to bat, and left Standard needing 122 runs.
With Standard sensing a comfortable run chase, things couldn’t have started worse: one of the openers was run out after only 1 run and a flurry of wickets saw SAC five down with only 66 runs on the board, but opener Malith remained to make an immaculate 43, but left Standard still needing 50 runs with only three wickets remaining. Henry and Shakeel then put on a 34 runs together and Shakeel finished things off with some powerful boundaries to send Standard across the line with a two-wicket win. (Read on for full details.)

Golf Section Summer Eclectic Competition 2021

July has arrived, and that can only mean one thing. The Golf Section's summer Eclectic competition has started! As usual, it runs from dawn on 1 July to midnight on the 31st of August. The rules are quite simple but are worth repeating, so read on. (The entry fee is 5€.)

Tennis News - SAC members unleash their inner Krecjikova and Djokovic in tennis mix-in (Sunday 13/6)

SAC members - adults and teenagers - put on a dazzling display of doubles tennis in Sunday's Reopening Day Mix-in Tennis Tournament.
A big thank you to the 50-plus people who took part, including more than a dozen teenagers.
Victoria and Jon triumphed with a 4-3 victory over Phoebe and Renaud in the adult draw. Auguste and Thomas pulled off a victory by the same margin against Victoire and Anselm in the teenage draw. 

Our Club -- The Way You Want it to Be

Some 49 members were able to attend the different forums offering encouragement and some significant preferred directions, suggesting clearer conditions for member volunteering, as well as raising some important questions for writing the next chapter for the club. There were a total of 132 interventions from members and also three written submissions with many helpful, specific suggestions and offers of help. Many thanks to all who participated!

Cricket Match Report - SACC Vs Thoiry Game 1/3 of John Hardy Shield

The first John Hardy Shield match of 2021 between Standard Athletic CC and Chateau de Thoiry CC took place under sunny skies on Sunday 20 June 2021. Thoiry elected to bat first and while they started well with 50 runs in the first 8 overs SACC started to gain control with good bowling and fielding getting the visitors all out for 101. SAC never looked in any danger throughout the run chase, thed opening pair providing 54 runs as a base and the rest of the team followed by dispatching any wayward bowling to the boundary and ending by matching Thoiry's score with 6 wickets to spare, which augurs well for next weekend's 2nd match in The John Hary Shield best of 3. 

Squash News - Courts Now Open To All

Squash courts are now accessible to adults as well as those under 18. Members should book the courts via ADSL.

Please see the main article for more info from the FFS. 

Tennis Coaching - Physical Tennis / Fitennis 5 June report

35 people turned out for this activity and enjoyed a small cup of cheer at the end! Physical Tennis / Fitennis is an innovative training program that combines winning tennis moves with high-intensity fitness training set to music. Read on for some photos.