Time & Location
About the Event
The “Armada Tour” is taking place from 10th to 14th June 2019. Why ‘Armada’?. Well it’s because we’re hitting the high seas (The River Thames actually, please excuse my bouts of over dramatising….it’s the excitement).
We have hired two, 8 berth, 65ft, river boats. Our wonderful Fixture Secretary is arranging for three matches during the week (final details to follow soon). Below is our proposed itinerary for the tour.
Monday 10th June
Arrive at the boatyard in Reading at 12 noon. Deal with the handover and fill the fridge full of soft drinks and canapes.
Arrive at Henley-on-Thames for dinner at a local hostelry, celebrate the first tour for a number of years with a swift half or two.
Tuesday 11th June
Depart Henley roughly aiming for Maidenhead, stopping at Marlow for a trip to the gym or a pub lunch for those who are fit enough already.
First game of the tour against Maidenhead and Bray, a 20/20 in the early evening just to loosen ourselves up for a “real” game the following day.
Wednesday 12th June
Wander back up the river towards Hurley to play an afternoon match against their club. The evening will be spent in a local hostelry admiring the local produce and brew.
Thursday 13th June
Following our success on the field against Hurley (obviously) we will be ready for our final match. We will upsticks and head back up-country to the beautiful village of Wargrave, where our finest 11 players (the ones who can still stand that is) will play an afternoon match. Afterwards celebrations will take place, raising a glass to a wonderful week’s cricket and with a tear in our eyes look back at the last four days, smile and then wince as we realise our livers will need 12 months off before they are ready to tour again in 2020.
Friday 14th June
An early start is needed to get back to the boatyard for 9.30am… then back home and sleep to allow the body to recover for Saturday’s league match (God help us).