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.
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.
On Saturday 7 May there will be an Intra-squad T20 for new players starting at noon (see here). On Sunday at 11am, SACC will play LFPCC.
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.
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.
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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.
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..
On Sunday the SACC was set a target of 221 runs by LFPCC (Lycée Francais de Pondichéry) and chased them down with the loss of only five wickets and with five overs to spare!
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.
Last weekend the SACC recorded two narrow defeats against Paris University Club and Challengers CC. To cheer you up, take a look at the SACC's very own Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0DLEHrjL5p-aCgoNgIhxNA.
Two sub-optimum cricketing performances against the Colombes and PKR Cricket Clubs resulted in defeats. To cheer you up, take another look at the SACC's very own Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0DLEHrjL5p-aCgoNgIhxNA.
Next Wednesday the cricketers head off to the UK for three games against Band of Brothers, Sandwich CC and Smarden CC.
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!)