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Wednesday 20 September 2017
  • 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 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.

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 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

The current fixtures list can be downloaded below.


Cricket at SAC - Setting The Standard

A short video celebrating the heritage of this elegant sport, in Paris since 1893

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


Download this file (2016_averages.docx)2016 Averages[ ]22 kB
Download this file (SACC averages 2015.docx)2015 Averages[ ]19 kB
Download this file (SACC_SeniorsFixtures_2017_20April2017.xlsx)2017 SACC Fixture List (xlsx)[ ]15 kB

Cricket News

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.

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