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Wednesday 25 November 2020

Cricket News - the state of play at the SAC

The Cricket Section has a different perspective to that described in the recently distributed 'State of the Club'. Read on to see an article written by the Captain of Cricket, Alastair Thomas. 

Cricket News - Sat 19 Sept - SAC v Thoiry CC John Hardy Shield Leg 3, saved by the weather

Saturday saw a strong SAC side take to the field in the 3rd leg of the John Hardy Shield with Thoiry already having a 2-0 lead and thereby retaining it for another year. The SAC lost the toss and ended with 320-8 off 40 overs. The Thoiry response began at a higher tempo than the SAC's but torrential rain came at 15 overs with the score on 84-3 with Thoiry requiring 9.48 runs an over to win. Read on! 

Cricket News - Kerala Tuskers - KTA CC Match Report (20 September)

Sunday 20th September saw the return of the Kerala Tuskers to Meudon for the first time this season. With the sun shining down the Tuskers won the toss and decided to bat and got off to a racing start with their top three putting on 100 within just 10 overs and ending up with a daunting 294 run target.
In response Malith and Istiak started Standard’s chase in fine style, racing to 93 without loss with some fine back foot pull strokes and drives. After this promising start, the score crept up to 210 before a collapse occurred that left the Standard 51 runs short... (Read on for the full report.)

Cricket News - Drancy Match Report (13 September)

On Sunday 13 September Standard Athletic played against Drancy CC. (See the SAC Team in the main article.) SAC batted first with Minhaz playing aggressively to hit 84 runs with good support from captain Thodi (33 runs) and Anser (36 runs) and with a quickfire 50 from Sikandar to finish. As a result, Standard posted a formidable total of 298 runs off 40 overs.
Drancy in response were bowled out for under 100 runs, with swing bowler Praneeth, leg-spinner Yann and Anser starring with the ball.

Cricket News - Lille and Colombes Match reports

On Saturday 5th September saw Lille CC visit Standard Athletic for the first time in their history. It was a great game and the end result unexpected but entirely fitting...a draw on 250 apiece.
On Sunday the game was against Colombes CC. SAC batted first and made a respectable 242 and Colombes in reply were bowled out for 203. Read on to see the teams and the full reports. 

Cricket News - Frederick Delius, the composer, was an avid cricketer in Paris in the 1890s

This fascinating and little known side of Frederick Delius has been uncovered by Leslie S. Woodcock, who has written a series of articles that were published in successive editions of the Northern Cricket Society Booklet. Attached you will find an article centred around a match between the 'Eleven of Notts County' against the 'Sixteen of Paris’ played at the Tir aux Pigeons ground in the Bois de Boulogne on Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th August 1898. The Paris team comprised expatriate Englishmen including Delius, was formed mainly from the larger Standard Athletic and Albion Cricket Clubs of Paris, though it is uncertain as to which club Delius belonged to or played for.   

Cricket News - SAC vs Thoiry CC (2/8) Match report

On Sunday 2 August Thoiry visited SAC for the second in the “best of three” John Hardy match series. After losing the first game, revenge was on the cards for Standard’s players and they were the first to bat after being put in by the visitors. Through some excellent bowling, Thoiry managed to restrict the home team to 164 runs. In return, Thoiry made light work of the opening bowling attack and chased down the total with relative ease meaning that they retained the John Hardy Shield. Needless to say, both teams enjoyed themselves and the celebrations continued in the bar afterwards. Although a dead rubber, the third instalment of the series will take place in September with Standard looking to regain some pride. 

Cricket News - SAC vs Chantilly (25/7) Match report

Last Saturday 25 July saw Chantilly visit the SAC. The SAC elected to bat first and finished with 266, with Imram the top scoer on 71. Chantilly's reply started badly withthe first 3 wickets falling for 20 runs. However Chantilly's Chetan nearly made his maiden century but was trapped LBW on 99! After that, the bowlers polished off the rest leaving SAC with a comfortable victory by 60 runs. (Read on for more detail.)

Cricket News 26 July - SAC vs Kerala Tuskers Asnières (KTA) Match report

After losing the toss and being made to field, SAC made early inroads into the opposition line-up with their opening bowling attack of Shakeel & Kismat. KTA were reduced to 20 for 4 after first 8 overs. KTA never recovered from their disastrous start as they eventually folded for 85. Money Singh was the destroyer-in-chief taking 4 wickets, while Shakeel & Kismat taking 2 wickets each. The other 2 wickets came as a result of Run-outs.

In the chase, after a hiatus of 2 years, Steven Byng was back to open the innings for SAC with Thodi. Both scoring runs with ease before Thodi got caught at mid-off for 9. Steven Byng struck some sublime cover drives to compile 43. SACC eventually crossed the line with 6 wickets in hand.

Cricket News - LFP CC (18/7) Match report

On Saturday 18 July playing against LFP CC, the SACC registered its first win of the season. LFP chose to bat and after an early fall of wickets managed to make 168 all out. SAC made light work of chasing down the score, at the cost of two retirements - openers Thodi (74)and newcomer Malith (54) - and two wickets. More detail in the full article.

Cricket News - Thoiry (11/7) match report and fixture list.

After a two month delay to the season, Saturday 11th July saw the return of cricket to SAC with old rivals Thoiry the visitors. After Andrew Jackson won the toss, SAC chose to bat and Henry and Omar made a solid start taking SAC to 40 without loss, but after a flurry of wickets, Imran, Trevin and Yassin in the middle order pushed SAC's score to 155 all out. Unfortunately Thoiry comfortably chased it down with a solid batting display. Despite the result, there was a great feeling all round that the season had finally got under way! Read on for the full report and the home fixture list.

Cricket News - New season approaching

A new season is almost upon us. Our team consists of full and seasonal members of the Club. Full members will already have paid this year's subs. The Section's activities are financed through seasonal memberships and match dues (€10 per home fixture) with all our funds reinvested in cricket at the Standard. For Seasonal Membership, the application form is attached to the main article. The price this year is €410 Including your own SACC whites, available in all sizes. For those wishing to pay early, there is an "early-bird" discount price of €375 for the season, available for memberships paid before 30th April 2020.  

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