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).
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 international visitors from the UK as well as other countries in Europe.
Cricket at the SAC is taken extremely seriously, with a work hard and play hard attitude that combines training sessions in the nets with refreshments at the bar and even short golfing breaks!
A unique feature of the game at SAC is that it is played to the traditional spirit of fair play that cricket is renowned for, governed by a code of conduct. 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 in May and lasts through until end of September.
The games start at 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
There are regular fixtures with visiting teams and tournaments running throughout the season.
Keep an eye on the notice board and the site for fixtures and matches.
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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: Vishal Jagtap
Cricket elsewhere in France
France Cricket the official web site for cricket in France
Ile de France: Château de Thoiry Cricket Club