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Wednesday 20 September 2017

SAC vs. Nantes CC on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th

In the senior fixture on Saturday afternoon, SAC batted first and made an impressive 330 for 2 off our 35 overs thanks to 84 from Thodi Anderson and 120 not out from the returning Jon Riches. In reply, Nantes CC was bowled out for just 60 with Said Azam Sadad taking 5-13.
Despite the overcast skies and frequent rain, one of the highlights of the SAC Junior Cricket season came this weekend. In the damp conditions, the colts from Nantes proved much too strong for both SAC and LFP Morangis CC, sides on Saturday and Sunday.

SAC vs Le Croq Sportif - 10th September

On Sunday, SAC hosted annual tourists from the UK, Le Croq Sportif. SAC won the toss and batted first making 217 for 6 off our 35 overs thanks to a fantastic 123 off just 92 balls from Thodi Andersson. In reply, the tourists were blown away by a spell of 3 for 3 from Nisseem Burkule, and never recovered – all out for 140. Shakeel Ahmad and Andrew Macintyre took two wickets apiece.

 

Cricket - SAC welcomes Nantes CC this weekend for an inaugural visit

This weekend Nantes CC will be visiting us with two teams, adult and junior, for a double confrontation on Saturday 16th (juniors at 11.00 and adults at 13.00). Players will meet for a BBQ at the end of the day to celebrate what might be the first time two clubs in France compete at two different levels. Check out your history books!

Then on Sunday morning, the juniors will be competing again, but this time in Thoiry.

Cricket tour to Cheltenham (26/27/28 Aug) - a win, a loss, and a draw!

The SAC cricketers were on tour for the second time this season last weekend, playing three matches in beautiful Cheltenham. We lost to Gotherington CC on Saturday, drew with Woodmancote CC on Sunday, and SAC finished the tour on a high note on the Monday with an excellent win against the Woodmancote U23s.

Cricket News - Saturday 22nd July - SAC beat Goa!

SAC hosted a touring cricket team from Goa in India on Saturday and had a resounding win. Goa were bowled out for 161 in just 29 overs, with Azam Sadad (4 wickets) and Jyothy Kumar (3 wickets) the pick of the bowlers for SAC. After an excellent lunch in the clubhouse, SAC’s opening combination of Thodi Andersson (78 not out) and Nisar Afridi (71 not out) made it look easy, as SAC knocked off the runs without loss of a wicket.

Cricket - SAC vs PUC, 9 July 2017

A good win for the SAC cricketers over Paris Université Club (PUC) at the weekend. PUC batted first and made 205 all out. Said Azam Sadad was the best of the SAC bowlers taking 4-25.

SAC’s response was led by an excellent 86 from Thodi Andersson. Jothiprakash Nadarajan (on debut) and Nisseem Burkule both ended on 37 not out, bringing us home for the win with two overs to spare.

Cricket - Kent Tour - 27/28 May

The annual SAC tour of Kent occurred last weekend. It was a successful tour both on and off the field, with some good cricket played and an excellent time had by all. Thanks are particularly owed to our kind hosts, the Band of Brothers CC, Shepway Stragglers CC and Smarden CC, and to tour manager Robin Groom for his organisational expertise. An honourable mention must go to Shravan Kumar and Sameer Shetty for flying all the way from India to join the tour!!

Cricket Season Opening Match and Open Day - Toby Cox Cup - Sunday 14th May

The Season's opening cricket match will be the Toby Cox Cup between the SAC and the British Embassy on Sunday, 14th May from 1pm to 7pm.

This is also a special Cricket Open Day for Alumni of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and OECD and IEA staff members.

Cricket 2017 Fixtures

Click here for fixture list on the Cricket page. Of course, these dates are subject to changes.

 

Cricket News 24th/25th September 2016

The cricket season came to an end over the weekend with two matches. SAC lost Saturday’s match vs the British Embassy, but won the final match of the season on Sunday vs LFP CC.

Cricket News - 3rd/4th September 2016

A fantastic weekend of cricket and two exciting victories for SAC

On Saturday we won a thrilling match against Mantes La Jolie CC and on Sunday hosted Lisses CC ending with an unexpected but brilliant win for SAC.

Inauguration of New Cricket Pitch

Inauguration of the new cricket pitch: an action packed week end

After all the efforts by the ground staff and a group of senior players who had helped them in midweek, we were finally ready to experience the all-new surface and its bounce.

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