1. Cricket is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy (Stephen Fry)
2. FOOTBALL offers the world clichés; RUGBY produces facial deformity; HOCKEY provides an acceptable outlet for psychotic violence; CRICKET alone breeds myths... More quotes here.


2015 Tour to Cannes

Tour reports are always short and to the point, as what goes on tour stays on tour. He we are posing with the wonderful lads of the Riviera CC who we first played in 2006 (they were called Cabris CC then) .

We flew out on Friday 16 (BA Heathrow) and those that arrived early took a cultural trip to Antibes. Tip: the train back takes ten minutes and costs 3 euros. We stayed in 4 apartments called the Croisette Oasis. Quite near the Croisette itself, handy for a supermarket and a caff for brekkie and quite palatable with little courtyards where we drank cheap Port and smoked fags.

We played two teams, Riviera CC (17th) and Beausoleil CC (18th).  Both matches were played at Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey in the Alpes Maritimes. The coach ride took between 45-60 minutes each way and went via the lovely town of Grasse. The weather on Saturday was lovely, Sunday however it rained cats and dogs and we essentially played in rain.. but it's an all weather pitch and just fine.

So that was it really, the match reports are linked below, the hangovers are shrugged off and it's onwards, upwards as Captain Padders bows out and Captain CK1 bows in

The party: Smutty (leader), CK, Padders, SteveO, YM, Daveski, Arsey, Rog, Tuffers, Delilah, Nelson, Nurdler and Dozy. As we were thirteen they brought us an egg to the dinner table for good luck..

Match Reports:

Riviera CC

Beausoleil CC