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Saturday 20 August 2022
  • 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 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. The SAC welcomes 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 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

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Cricket elsewhere in France

France Cricket the official website for cricket in France

Ile de France: Château de Thoiry Cricket Club

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Cricket News

Cricket News - Match Report vs. The Embassy - Sunday 31 July 2022

On Sunday, the 31st of July, Standard Athletic played a 35-over game against the Embassy. After losing the toss and being put into bat, SAC got off to a steady start thanks to Tariq. The scoring rate was low, but the opener set the foundation for the middle-order to follow. Standard were 60 for 2 at drinks, before losing 4 quick wickets at a canter and were reduced to 110 for 7 after 25 overs. That’s when Nishant, the No.6 batter decided to switch gears. With his attacking mindset, he single-handedly carried SAC to 223 for 7 at the end of 35 overs.

In response, the Embassy started steadily before they lost 3 quick wickets thanks to Sachin Singh’s immaculate bowling. At 45 for 3 after 14 overs, Hugo, who was playing his first Senior game for SAC, was introduced into the attack. Bowling leg-spin, which is among the most difficult arts to master in cricket, he proceeded to take 2 wickets in his first 3 overs! His second wicket was an incredible caught & bowled off one of the opposition’s best batters. The Embassy were reduced to 120 for 8, as Standard took 3 quick wickets in the middle overs. As the game looked to be over, a final wicket partnership for the Embassy put on 70 runs. With the score around the 190 mark, Sachin Singh came back for his second spell to take the last wicket to wrap up the game.

The result – a 30-run victory for Standard Athletic CC