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Monday 28 November 2022

Cricket Section AGM of 11 December 2021 - quick report

The Cricket Section AGM was held on Saturday 11th December in the Clubhouse.
The Committee reported on a successful season with ~20 games, despite Covid limitations.  The Section was able to generate €8K in cash flow for the Club after investments, with record levels of Seasonal Membership (€5.5K collected in 2021)
The Club is planning on renovating the pavilion (half of which is used by Cricket in the summer) over the winter, financed by the surplus funds generated by the Section in recent years.
The Cricket Section 2021 accounts are attached to the main article.

Bridge News - 18 Nov Tournament results

Warm congratulations to Monica and Jeanne, 1st in NS with 69.62% and to Murielle and Mary, 1st in EW with 59.17%. 2nd in NS were Michelle and John with 57.44% and in EW Elise and Muriel with 55.45%.
The full results are attached to the main article (and the commented hands from the Quiz.
Please note the next tournament will be held on Tuesday 14 December at 3pm; it will be preceded by the Bridge Section AGM at 2pm (for Club members only). 

Armistice Day Football on Thursday 11 November - photos

A super event with Mums & Dads vs Daughters & Sons. More than 25 players half parents, half children participated, in great weather and they had some great games. And a super speech by Matt Curtin to introduce the minute of silence. Some photos of the event can be seen in the main article; read on. 

The Beer Drought is over!

After years of walking in the beer equivalent of the Sahara desert, our oasis has finally arrived “on tap”.

  • La Folie Douce — artisanal lager from Normandy
  • Theakstons Yorkshire Pale Ale
  • Theakstons Old Peculier 

Snooker News - The Tournament is up and running!

Please make an effort to get up to speed with your matches so we can try to finish next year!
You can access the new drawsheets through the following links or find them as attachments to the main article.
Open Singles, Open Doubles, Ladies Singles, Veteran Singles, Junior Singles, Ladies Doubles or look at the attachments.
Don't forget to join the snooker WhatsApp group, if you haven't already - send contact details (mail+mobile) to:. As usual,  please keep us informed of your planned matches and results by emailing 

Renewal of wooden benches

The Club has 6 wonderful red cedar benches (by the sports field and in the pool area) — time had not been kind, and they were worn and, in the case of 10 of the 30 boards, rotten.
The old benches have now been restored to give us:
* 4 spectacular red cedar benches
* 2 oak benches from the 10 new boards (since red cedar wood can no longer be bought in France)
Thanks to the team who have worked on this for the past 5 months, particularly to Andrew Jackson and John Hardy as well as Caroline and Patrick.
Read on to see some before and after pictures. 

Renewal of wooden benches

We have 6 wooden benches around the Club (by the sports field and in the pool area). They were beginning to suffer a little. The most heavily damaged wood is being replaced with new oak. Thanks to Andrew Jackson for the great carpentry work. Read on to see the before and after pictures. 

Golf News: Wimereux Weekend Results

 Golfers went off to Wimereux Golf Club for their Spring Weekend from Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May. Most enjoyable despite some wind!
The two main prizes for Saturday's Stableford competition are the Kiwi Cup (donated by Alan Kerr) for the best Net score and the Dean Trophy (donated by Andrew Dean) for the best Gross.
This edition of the Kiwi cup was won by Ian Jones with 41 points and the Dean Trophy went to John McCallum with 21 points.
The other competition, a Scramble 'à deux' was won by Jean-Pierre Delage and Jeanne Delacroix. Read on for more complete details.

Golf News: Spring Cup - Sat 21 May

Continuing our long term relationship with the Golf de Villarceaux, we will be organising the 41st Spring Cup at Villarceaux on Saturday 21 May.
The Section will offer green fees at a discounted rate for section members and for those who might be interested in discovering the Section and the joys of playing golf in the wonderful surroundings of the Vexin Français.
Contact  or more info.
(And a quick reminder to Section Members that their subs for this year are due - 25€ for ordinary members, 50€ for 'Villarceaux' members.) 

Football News

Last Sunday we played Les Italiens and unfortunately lost 2-8! This Sunday we'll try to do better against Arnaud Pâquier's XI.

 

SAC’s soccer all-stars defy mud and drizzle in pre-Christmas festival of football last Sunday 12 December -

Sunday, at the SAC, it call came down to the referee’s final whistle and whether the Paquier Reds heard it before they scored a last-gasp equaliser against the Strouts Blues to snatch a 6-6 draw in the tournament final. 
Not that it mattered. A strong turnout of adults, teenagers and pre-teens set up a fabulous end-of-year, roughly 6-a-side tournament of four teams - a showcase of stunning goals, plenty of slipping and sliding, some gravity-defying goalkeeping, and good spirits all round. Commiserations to the Parkin Yellows and De Rosen Greens for missing out on the final. Where was the VAR when you needed it? (Read on for photo of the participants)
Wishing all at the SAC, footballers or not, a fit and prosperous festive season and New Year. See you in 2022 with your boots on! 
Laurent, Gerald and Matthew 

PS We're always on the lookout for new players: see this item and contact Laurent Brault at .

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.

SQUASH (Re)Discovery Event - This SUNDAY (19 Dec)!

All welcome to another SQUASH (Re)Discovery Event this Sunday, December 19 from 3:30 pm on.

Learn to play for the first time or come out and play again.

All ages and levels of experience are welcome!
Be introduced to players of your level.
Fun practice and mixer for all.
Watch a short exhibition game and (re)learn the rules.

Take advantage of the presence of Roland Bassibey, our coach.

Squash, a great sport for all ages:

Come and play Squash!
Squash is a great sport for all ages:
- We are looking for young members who would like to try squash, especially aged 8-11. Lessons are Saturday afternoons, currently 3 pm - 4 pm. Contact David Moore at to organise a test lesson with our pro coach Roland Bassibey
- We are also looking for adult squash players of all levels. Again contact David for more information.

SAC REOPENING MIX-IN TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Tennis for Teens and Adults: Registration opens at 10 am for the Mix-in Doubles Tennis Tournament.  It will start at 10.30 am. The non-stop tournaments will run up to 12.30 before the finals from 12.30-1 pm. Prizes for the best pair at 1 o'clock!