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As happens every year, the Club will be closed over the holiday period while our staff take a vacation and we complete the end-of-year audit of bar stocks, with the Club Censor, our internal auditor.

The Bar and Restaurant will therefore be closed for the end-of-year audit and holidays from 7:45 pm on Sunday, December 18th, reopening on Monday, January 2nd. During this time there will be no access to the Club interior upper level and the Queen’s Room.

External facilities, the gym, and the changing rooms will be accessible from 9 am to 3 pm on the weekdays before Christmas (Monday 19th to Friday 23rd).  Members will be able to play tennis, use the gym and use the Club grounds as well as the changing rooms and showers. External cleaners will come in once while our in-house team are on holiday – please, as always, leave the changing rooms as you would like to find them.

The Club will be completely closed from 3 pm on Friday, December 23rd until 9 am on  Monday, January 2nd, 2023.

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season, and hoping to see many of us at our Christmas Black Tie Dinner on Saturday, December 10th.

Monday 5 December 2022

With the weather set fair after Saturday’s wash-out, Andrew J. won the toss and elected to bat. Things began well for Standard as Henry and Andrew put on 40 runs in the first 10 overs. After a sharp run-out, Andrew departed and was quickly followed by Praneeth, who was caught on the long-off boundary. This bought Sharva to the crease, whose fine stroke play helped accelerate the run rate before he departed for 49. After Henry retired on 68 runs in order to make tea, Standard’s tail wagged with some useful contributions from the lower order leaving the opposition requiring 242 runs to win.

With the wind in their sails after a great batting performance, SAC’s bowlers knew that a victory beckoned if only they could limit the opposition to ones and twos. With a plethora of spinners at his disposal, captain Andrew turned to Money and Hilal after both Sachin and Shaunak maintained their line and length to frustrate the opposition. Operating from the tennis court end and the forest end respectively, they bowled exceptionally with the latter taking 5 wickets! With the opposition 9 down for 139 runs, Praneeth finished off proceedings with his first delivery of the match! Overall, a dominating performance in all departments for SAC, who will be looking to finish the 2022 season with victory in the last two weekends.

The result – a 103-run victory for Standard Athletic CC