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Tuesday 27 July 2021
  • The beautiful Forest of Meudon as a backdrop
  • Bowler Ian Hellawell and keeper Oliver Ash
  • through a wide open gap on the leg side
  • ...with the Golf Section out at Villarceaux
  • - we train too!
  • - preferably at the Bar!

Cricket

Cricket in France began in the second half of the nineteenth century and started to become popular in the 1890s with a dozen or so teams. The SAC has had an active Cricket section since 1893, when the first publicly recorded matches took place (albeit with one of the SAC's rival football clubs). See also this article about the classical composer Frederick Delius who was an avid cricketer in the Paris area in the 1890s, though apparently not a member of the SAC!

In those early days, there were no formally prepared cricket pitches, so the SAC can count itself lucky today to be able to play on its own pitch surrounded by the glorious Forêt de Meudon.

The SAC's cricketers have an active fixture list, both home and away throughout the summer, including an annual tour to the UK. We welcome to SAC visiting teams from elsewhere in France, as well as teams touring from the UK, Europe, and beyond.

Cricket at the SAC is taken extremely seriously, with a work hard and play hard attitude that combines matches, training sessions in the nets, and refreshments at the bar!

A welcoming atmosphere is fostered to encourage juniors and families. Our junior development program accepts youngsters from 8 years of age onwards and is conducted each Saturday morning.

The cricket season starts at the beginning of May and lasts through until the end of September.

Matches generally start at 1 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Cricket at SAC - Setting The Standard

A short video celebrating the heritage of this elegant sport, in Paris since 1893 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XufV5Zx8vFU

Head of Cricket Section: Thodi Andersson 

Treasurer: Rich Parkin

Captain: Alastair Thomas

Fixtures Secretary: Henry Colburn

Email

Facebook GroupStandard Athletic Club - Cricket


Cricket elsewhere in France

France Cricket the official website for cricket in France

Ile de France: Château de Thoiry Cricket Club

Attachments:
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Cricket in 2021

Cricket play in 2021 is still subject to rules designed to protect players in the Covid era. 

COVID Rules

Please see the attached document, the items in green are over and above what is required by the official Covid rules.

Covid Player Form

Attached is a SAC Player Covid declaration/tracing Form (as a Word document or PDF) to be completed by all players prior to each and every match that is intended to help trace individuals should a case of Covid be reported.

2021 Fixtures

Saturday, 1 May 2021 - PUC CC
Saturday, 2 May 2021 - The Embassy

See this article for a complete preliminary list of fixtures.

The Players

Full Members

All Full Members of the Club are eligible to play.

Seasonal Members

See the attached application form. The price this year is €425 Including your own SACC whites, available in all sizes. For under-30s and students, costs are very attractive to join the Club, rather than just the Cricket Section. Please contact for details.

 

 

Cricket News

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.