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Wednesday 29 June 2022

Cricket News - SACC vs Thoiry – John Hardy Shield Match 1 of 3

On Sunday the 19th of June  SACC played Thoiry in Match 1 of the 3-match John Hardy Shield.
SAACC elected to bat first and scored 175 for 9. 

The morning was slightly overcast and the SACC won the toss and elected to bat. With ostensibly the strongest batting lineup this season, proceedings began slowly with Standard losing two early wickets. Alex and John, however, managed to steady the ship and took SAC to 92 for 2 before Alex was dismissed for 14. After some devasting hitting, John soon followed for a quick-fire 59 before Nishant and captain Nisseem put on an 80-run partnership to take the final score to 175 for 9. In response, Thoiry were 169 all-out resulting in a 6-run victory for Standard Athletic. Game 2 out of 3 of the John Hardy Shield is this Sunday the 26th of June.

Cricket News - June 12 Kerala Tuskers match report

On a warm, summer morning Standard Athletic Cricket Club took to the field after captain Nisseem had elected to field first. The Tuskers began proceedings unconvincingly with a couple of caught-behinds turned down, and then losing a cope of wickets. But at 50 for 2, the Tuskers dug in and rebuilt their score to a total of 250 at the end of 40 overs. After tea, Girish and Dilip began, but Dilip was out for 4. Now Alex ably supported Girish before getting out for 18 and then Girish was out caught for a great knock of 39. After Laxi was out for 3, Henry joined Shaunak for a 60-run partnership. Shaunak put on 39 before getting out and was replaced by captain Nisseem, who, as a pair with Henry, would put a lot of runs together. Unfortunately, Henry was caught for a solid 37 before being joined in the pavilion by Nisseem, caught after an explosive 35. Standard were finally bowled out for 238, so a 13-run victory for the Kerala Tuskers.
After a hard-earned defeat, SACC will be looking to up their game in the first of three John Hardy Shield games against Thoiry CC next Sunday, the 19th of June.

Cricket News: Desert Springs European T20 Spain Feb 21-23 2022

The Cricket Section was invited to compete in a triangular series taking on a team from London, Royal Tigers or as they later became known, the Tiger Kings! and the Derbyshire CC Academy.
Disaster, a theme of the trip, struck before the wheels left the Orly tarmac, as the playing XI was reduced to 9.
Standard Athletic took this all in their stride and managed not to lose 25% of the four games, never being bowled out and improving on our score with each innings.
There were some great personal performances, Henry with bat and ball, Chris with the bat, Aditya in the field almost Jonty Rhodes like and the champagne moment of the tournament, a hat trick against Derbyshire from our new recruit Gaurav.
The team played the tournament in the right way. As a team a good time was had by all, so much so a pre-season is in the planning for 2023. The final financial disaster with a rental vehicle is best left unmentioned.
Desert Springs resort not only offers ICC accredited cricket ground but a European Tour golf course.
Read the main article to see some pictures. 

Cricket News: We are looking for new players; join us on Sat 7 May for a trial T20 senior game

The SAC Cricket Section is looking for new players for its junior and senior 2022 campaigns!
Come and join us for a trial T20 senior game on Saturday 7th May from noon!
With access to one of France’s finest cricket fields, we organise fixtures most weekends from the beginning of May until the end of September.
We are active tourists, having recently returned from a senior tournament in Spain and we will be touring Kent from 1st – 5th June.
The main article has a poster for you to distribute to your friends.

Cricket News: First weekend of the new season

The new season opens this weekend with two matches.
First is a match against the British Embassy CC on Saturday the 30 starting at 12:30. Then on Sunday 1 May the SACC plays St Brice CC starting at 11.

Cricket News: Two wins from the first weekend of the new season

Positive news from the weekend is played two won two beating the Embassy and St Brice respectively. The highlight of the weekend was newcomer Alex Calthrop playing his first match in 10 years, scoring an unbeaten 56 ball 104 in SACC's total of 257-3 beating the Embassy by 36 runs on Saturday the 30th.
On Sunday 1 May vs St Brice SACC batted first again posting 271-4 from 40 0vers whilst bowling the opposition out in 37 overs to win by 34 runs..

Cricket News: May 14/15 weekend

On Saturday the SACC faces the Kerala Tuskers starting at 12.30, then on Sunday, the game will be against the Challengers CC, starting at 11.

Cricket News: 2,3,4 June 2022 Kent Tour

On Wednesday 1 June a reduced SACC headed off to Kent to play the Band of Brothers, Sandwich CC and Smarden CC. It didn't go as well as hoped, drawing a timed game on Thursday the 2nd with the Band of Brothers, a club dating back to the 1830s and the strongest of the tour, and losing the other two at Sandwich and Smarden. Read on for the full match reports and some photos. 
Subscribe to the Section's Youtube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UC0DLEHrjL5p-aCgoNgIhxNA  for video highlights of all three tour games and games throughout the season (thanks to the sterling work of Chris Mcarthy!)

 

Cricket Section AGM of 11 December 2021 - quick report

The Cricket Section AGM was held on Saturday 11th December in the Clubhouse.
The Committee reported on a successful season with ~20 games, despite Covid limitations.  The Section was able to generate €8K in cash flow for the Club after investments, with record levels of Seasonal Membership (€5.5K collected in 2021)
The Club is planning on renovating the pavilion (half of which is used by Cricket in the summer) over the winter, financed by the surplus funds generated by the Section in recent years.
The Cricket Section 2021 accounts are attached to the main article.

Cricket News - Saturday 19 June - Installation of the Andrew Macintyre Bell

On Saturday 19 June we made a presentation to Andrew Macintyre in recognition of his 14 years of service to SAC Junior Cricket. To commemorate that we have attached a bell to the pavilion and a commemorative plaque. Many of you will know that a bell is rung at Lords before the start of each and every session and we thought it a good way to record Andrews's efforts into the Club's history. See the main article for a photo of Andrew and the Bell.

Cricket News - White kit for the new season

If you want new White playing kit for the new season you can purchase it online for collection from this store https://seriouscricket.co.uk/teamwear/stores/standard-athletic-cc/. It will be available for collection from the Club in the first week of May if purchased before the 11th of April. (Please forward details of your order to Andrew Jackson at , who will track it and ensure its delivery to the Club.)