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.
Junior Cricket sessions started on Saturday 29 August and will continue until the end of September. Please read on to see how we will play cricket safely within the constraints of Covid.
We are pleased to announce that the number of wasps in and around the club has been considerably reduced thanks to the intervention on Friday 14 August of a specialised company FRANCE ECO 3D.
The MC was compelled to intervene with this wasp issue as the sheer number of wasps was getting totally out of hand, with members and staff being stung on a daily basis.
The contract signed with this company (for 3 interventions) offered us the most cost-effective solution. (See full article for photo & video.)
Now on Saturdays between 5 and 6, buy one Prosecco (or cocktail), get another free!
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.
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.)
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.
Since the restructuring of the MC on July 6, the MC and its advisory team has been doing their very best to guide the club through the Covid 19 crisis, and beyond.
Please take a look at this slide show illustrating the various accomplishments, repairs and initiatives that have been undertaken this month.
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.
On Tuesdays and Fridays "After Work" from 7 - 9 pm the Centenary Oak Bar is proposing a relaxing combination of cocktails and lounge music. The cocktails include: Mojito, Cuba Libre, Gin & Tonic, Americano and Bloody Mary.
Our new tennis coach, Carole Dacheux, will be offering Tennis Camps for both adults and children from Monday to Friday during the weeks of 6-10 and 13-17 July. For information and registration for the Camps visit http://www.coachcarole.fr/2020/06/01/summer-camp-2020/, or more generally register for the Tennis School at: http://www.coachcarole.fr/ or Carole at: 07.60.24.24.58 or .
The clay courts have just recieved a new layer of red and we will be starting a new treatement aimed at improving the longevity of the clay surface.
Covid reminder: Please remember to wear your mask indoors, and clean the tables and chairs with the sprays provided.
The Tennis Comittee has undertaken a ‘Diag Technique’ of our clay courts with the French Tennis Federation experts this week.
They will be back for more tests at the beginning of winter but these preliminary tests have shown our courts to be in a much better state than we originally thought. The main message from the FTT was that they need to be watered as much as possible and preferably after every match. Great news!
Please find attached our very first Newsletter!
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.
The 40th Autumn Vase planned for Saturday 12 September has been cancelled. And this autumn's golf weekend will involve a trip to the Golf de Vaugouard from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 September. (Form attached to the main article)
Thanks to our close relationship with the French Billiards Federation, the SAC has been offered the possibility to get some free Snooker coaching this summer from French National Billiards and Snooker coach Eric Vaquier.
These special Master Classes will take place between July and September 2020.
Players will be coached individually for 3 sessions.
First 1h and later 1h30 sessions all free of charge.
Eric is willing to come to the SAC on a few dates to be set.
Grouped Saturday morning or afternoon sessions or weekday evening sessions.