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Posted on 20 February 2018

Stragglers of Asia Tour to the Dordogne 30 August – 2 September 2018

Stragglers are rightly proud of a splendid reputation for tours of quality; among the many and varied destinations over the years the club has toured the Oxford colleges, the Cambridge colleges, the West Country, Holland, Denmark, Berlin, Hong Kong, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta, the Algarve, and India twice in recent history.

After a couple of false starts in the last handful of years the committee resolved to get back into the touring habit by means of a well-planned and not too ambitious tour of South West France.  Through the winter the tour has shaped up as follows:

Wednesday 29 Aug – road party  departs with players’ kit and other larger baggage
Thursday 30 Aug – air party departs with cabin baggage only – arrive in Bordeaux PM and move to accommodation at Hostellerie du Perigord
Friday 31 Aug – cricket match v SW France XI at St Aulaye. Tour dinner at Hostellerie du Perigord 
Saturday 1 Sept – cricket match v Damazan CC at Damazan. Move to accommodation  at Gites La Colombiere near Eymet
Sunday 2 Sept – cricket match v Eymet CC at Eymet. Post match barbecue/rotisserie/party
Monday 3 Sept – move to Bordeaux airport, air party depart to UK, road party depart to UK.
Beyond 2018 there are nascent plans for one or two short UK tours, another overseas tour in 2021 or 2022, and a full club tour back to our roots in India in our centenary year 2025.
Estimated cost is £400 per person including travel and accommodation and match fees but excluding food, drink and off field entertainment. If interested please contact the Chairman, Joe Cavanagh or the Fixtures Secretary Ian Perry.