Nantes Cricket Club
Parc du Grand-Blottereau Cricket Ground
Boulevard Auguste Peneau
They are 20 years old or old enough to retire. They are from Pakistan, the north of England or Couëron. They speak English, Hindi or French.
They are the members of the NCC men's team. Personalities from all over the world gathered in Nantes to share, together, the passion of cricket.
Since its creation in 2007, the Nantes Cricket Club brings together a men's team from all over the world: French, British, Indian, South African, Australian, Pakistani and American.
Many French nationals from Nantes are now part of the team and are real pillars thanks to their exceptional results.
This is what the NCC is all about: introducing cricket to the French, whether they are young or old, young or old; giving them a taste for the game, for sharing, for fair play; training them well so that they in turn can train the next generation of players...
A new generation of players is now assured thanks to the creation of a Junior section at Nantes Cricket Club in 2015.
Training: every Thursday from 8pm to 10pm (except school holidays during winter).
The women's team Les Duchesses was created in 2012. It is currently composed of 100% French players who discovered cricket in Nantes.
Since then, the Duchesses have rapidly evolved through perseverance, motivation and good humour!
Since their beginnings, the Duchesses have multiplied their victories in indoor or on the field.
The Nantes women's team also has the honour of counting among its ranks several players from the French national team, including its last three captains: Marie Violleau (captain since April 2022), Emmanuelle Brélivet and Rebecca Blake.
At the European Championships in Berlin in August 2014, they achieved the feat of winning the bronze medal for such a young team! In 2016, in Denmark, it was the consecration. The French team won the gold medal for the first time, without having conceded a single match against the 5 European nations represented, including Italy, the title holder for 4 years.
Training: every Tuesday from 8pm to 10pm (except school holidays during winter).
Since 2015, the next generation of players has been assured thanks to the creation of a Junior section at Nantes Cricket Club.
To ensure the development of cricket in France and among the French, the Nantes Cricket Club has decided to bet on youth!
For the past few years, several members of the NCC have been actively involved in teaching cricket in schools in the Nantes area. A dozen members have successfully passed the first aid certificate as well as the DFA diploma to be able to teach cricket to children.
In 2013, for example, Le Loquidy College in Nantes wanted to set up a "cricket" option (with English language training) for its 6th and 5th graders. This option, which has been a great success, has been repeated every year since.
This initiative was followed by the primary school of Sainte-Claire d'Assise, which offers its pupils an introduction to cricket every week. Other schools/colleges/secondaries regularly ask us to discover this sport which is so unusual in France.
The popularity of the sport among young people is such that in 2015, for the first time in its history, Nantes Cricket Club created a "Juniors" section within the club. The idea is to allow young people from 13 to 17 years old to continue or discover cricket in parallel with the lessons.
And because cricket is a cosmopolitan sport, each year the NCC organises matches in Great Britain between Nantes juniors and young English players.
Training: every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm (except school holidays).