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Monday 26 October 2020

Coronavirus: COVID-19 latest


At the Standard Athletic Club, we will keep the main entrance open to access the tennis court but the bar will be closed. The clubhouse will remain open but members are requested to respect the Government Recommendations.
Only outdoor facilities or activities for children may remain open; though the Gym Rom may be used subject to restrictions.
Every person entering the club should use their badge on the entrance door to allow tracking.
Download the application ‘StopCovid’
No more than six persons at a table.
Wear a mask at all times, indoors and outdoors.
The changing rooms are temporarily closed.
Respect the maximum number of people allowed in the clubhouse - 30.
Respect the ‘gestes barrières’ and social distancing.
In general, the Government has requested that people limit their movements to the strict minimum, we hope that members will take this into account.

  • 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

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 (albeit with one of the SAC's rival football clubs). See also this article about the classical composer Frederick Delius who was an avid cricketer in the Paris area in the 1890s, though apparently not a member of the SAC!

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 1 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Cricket at SAC - Setting The Standard

A short video celebrating the heritage of this elegant sport, in Paris since 1893 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XufV5Zx8vFU

Head of Cricket Section: Thodi Andersson 

Treasurer: Rich Parkin

Captain: Alastair Thomas

Fixtures Secretary: Henry Colburn

Email

Facebook GroupStandard Athletic Club - Cricket


Cricket elsewhere in France

France Cricket the official website for cricket in France

Ile de France: Château de Thoiry Cricket Club

Attachments:
Download this file (Seasonal_Members_application_form.pdf)Seasonal_Members_application_form.pdf[ ]561 kB

Cricket in 2020

Cricket play in 2020 is subject to new rules designed to protect players in the Covid era. 

COVID Rules

Please see the attached document, the items in green are over and above what is required by the official Covid rules.

Covid Player Form

Attached is a SAC Player Covid declaration/tracing Form (as Word document or PDF) to be completed by all players prior to each and every match that is intended to help trace individuals should a case of Covid be reported.

2020 Home Fixtures

Saturday, 11 July 2020 - Thoiry CC
Saturday, 18 July 2020 - LFP CC
Saturday, 25 July 2020 - Chantilly CC
Sunday, 26 July 2020 - Kerala Tuskers CC
Sunday 2 August 2020 - Thoiry CC
Saturday 8 August - USCA CC
Saturday 15 August - LFP CC
Sunday 16 August - Kerala Tuskers CC
Saturday 22 August 2020 - Lille LFLCC
Saturday, 29 August 2020 - Valenciennes Vipers
Sunday 30 August - CD91 
Friday 4 September 2020 - Shepway Stragglers (20/20) (UK Tourists)
Saturday, 5 September 2020 - Lille CC
Sunday, 6 September 2020 - Colombes CC
Saturday, 12 September: LFPCC
Sunday, 13 September: Drancy CC
Saturday, 19 September: Thoiry CC
Sunday, 20 September: Kerala Tuskers
Saturday 26 September: Paris Knight Riders
Sunday 27 September: The Embassy
Saturday 3 October: Chantilly (away)

The Players

Full Members

All Full Members of the Club are eligible to play. In particular, the following have played in the past, or expressed interest:

Alastair THOMAS
Chris McCARTHY
Rich PARKIN
Lee BEAVES
Matt CURTIN

Seasonal Members

In addition, the following are paid-up Seasonal Members for 2020:

Andrew MACINTYRE
Shakeel AHMED
Imran HUSSEIN
Nisseem BURKULE
Henry COLBURN
Dilip RAGHUPATHI
Ned DUNNE
Andrew JACKSON
Thodi ANDERSSON
Mansoor IMTIAZ
Amarjit SINGH
Trevin KELLER
Anser WAKEEL
Ali SIKANDER
Praneth KUMAR
Money SINGH