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The Club started touring in 1999 and usually involves playing two games, one on Saturday afternoon and one on Sunday. These have become very popular fixtures, giving a welcome mid-season break and a chance to experience cricket (amongst other things) in other parts of the country.

 

1999 - South Wales (Swansea)

2000 - London

2002 - Northumberland

2003 - Northumberland

2004 - South Devon

2005 - Dorset (Weymouth)

2006 - Somerset

2007 - Sussex

2008 - Norfolk

2009 - Dorset (Bournemouth)

2010 - South Wales (Cardiff)

2011 - Lancashire

2012 - Bristol

2013 - Scarborough

2014 - Cornwall

2015 - Isle of Wight

2016 - Kent

 

 

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2016 Tour to Kent

 

 

The Walpole Bay Hotel & Museum, the 2016 Tourists base, the epitome of Edwardian splendour

and the friendliest Hotel you could ever wish for

 

Margate sea front at night

 

 

Saturday night out on the town at the Cafe de China

With credit to the restaurant who conjured up a table for 12 at the drop of a hat!

 

 

The Crazy Golf Tournament with tension mounting at the final hole

 

Mark Buchan, who kindly donated the Trophy, presents it to the winner Simon Miles

after a hard fought frustrating 18 hole round of silly golf!

 

 

Simon Miles wins the inaugural Tour Crazy Golf Trophy

with a round of 42, four shots clear of runner up Tony Phillips

 

 

Birthday boy Cameron Holtz finds Newington's

digital scoreboard all a bit too much......

 

....and goes for a quiet lie down to try and work out where all those teenage years have gone

 

 

 

 

2015 Tour to the Isle of Wight

 

 

First overseas trip after 16 years of touring for Acton Scott Cricket Club

 

The impressive Gunwharf Quays at Portsmouth

 

Heading off to the Isle of Wight

 

The Tourists beach front base

 

Sandown beach

 

How on earth can Sandown's Fish & Chip shop run out of fish at 8.30pm on Friday night ?..........

 

....but hang on is there a clue in this picture?

 

A very happy birthday boy!

 

This is a prime candidate for a caption competition

 

Not a great amount to do in Sandown

 

The 2015 Golf Competition nears its climax......

 

 

......and the competitors are left to rue what might have been

 

 

 

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2014 Tour to Cornwall

 

The Falmouth Hotel - the 2014 Tourists base

 

Falmouth harbour

 

No Tour would be complete without the annual crazy golf competition

 

Tony Phillips, Jamie Wrench & Ed Jones out on the town

 

 

 

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2013 Tour to Scarborough

 

 

The Royal Hotel Scarborough - the 2013 Tourists base

 

View of Scarborough harbour from the Hotel

 

Scarborough's sea front with Scarborough Castle overlooking the beach

 

Adrian Taylor, Rob Morris & Anthony Brown

 

Off in search of a golf course

 

Scarborough Bay

 

Sewerby's amazing pavilion complete with electronic scoreboard

 

Relaxing before the big game at Sewerby

 

 

Rob Morris and Adrian Taylor decide to take the bus to the golf course

 

Club Captain Stuart Tomlins leading from the front

 

Paul Davies paying a painful price for his innings of 53 against Filey C.C.

 

And of course no Tour would be complete without a silly picture of Jamie -

in jazz mode at The Leeds Hotel pub

 

 

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2012 Tour to Bristol

 

The 2012 Tourists

With no prospect of cricket.......

 

....its all down to The Jungle Rumble for some golf....

 

.....and then three hours of culture.....

 

........followed by 6 hours of light refreshments

 

 

 

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2011 Blackpool Cricketless Tour

 

The soulless Norbreck Castle Hotel and the numberless Tram

(Photo courtesy of Blackpool Council archives c.1963)

 

The 2011 Tourists preparing for their visit to The Bispham Hotel with some very good fish and chips

 

 

The Bispham Hotel notable for its good beer at low prices and the very scary barmaid

 

                                        

  Andy Dowsett liked the Art                           Stuart Tomlins, Adrian Taylor. Anthony Brown and Rob Morris                    Rob Morris, Gavin Taylor and Krafft Holtz don't have a clue either

     Deco pub so much he left                                  trying to remember why they agreed to come to Blackpool

          wearing the mirror

         

                                                                                  

                                                                     

                                   But as the drink flows it doesn't seem so important after all to                                                   Adrian Taylor and Anthony Brown look on admiringly

                                   Anthony Brown, Jamie Wrench, Rob Morris and Gavin Taylor                                                     as  Stuart Tomlins tries to impress the scary barmaid

 

 

                                                          

                       Andy Dowsett and Simon Carless get serious about whose round it is                                                            Mike Lole and Andy Dowsett looking pleased - its not their round

 

 

 

                The Game

 

 

The 2011 Blackpool Touring Party

 

Anthony Brown with a swing and a miss

 

Jamie Wrench just failing to catch Krafft Holtz

 

 

Adrian Taylor playing an exquisite late cut

 

Mike Lole trying unsuccessfully to take his guard

 

Andy Dowsett pulls another one into deep square quicksand

 

Top scorer Jamie Wrench thinking if only all games were played on sand with a tennis ball

 

Drama on the pitch as dogs interrupt play

 

A delighted Captain Gavin Taylor receiving his trophy from the not so happy losing Captain Rob Morris

 

 

Stuart Tomlins amazing scorecards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2009 Bournemouth Tour

 

A little light training gets under way on big match day at The Ramada Encore

 

Post match analysis at The Goat and Tricycle is interrupted by the paparazzi

Ear wax disclosures from the Club Captain rock the south coast......

 

.......leaving a nasty taste in the mouth

 

 

.....and of course not forgetting

 

the Vice-Chairman's Tribute

to Michael Jackson (who has apparently died)

 

 

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2008 Norfolk Tour

 

The seniors enjoying a night out on the town

 

The Mariners pub takes its toll

 

Even the champagne was flowing

......as well as the Cheddar Valley cider

 

.......but let this be a warning

 

.....which seems to have hit home (note the lemonade)

 

......but someone forgot to warn the captain

 

and the Vice Captain

 

2007 Sussex Tour

 

 

2007 Tour Party

 

Captain Mike Lole leading by example yet again

 

The fashionable Beach Hotel who looked after the 2007 Tourists

 

2006 Somerset Tour

 

 

The tea interval at Combe Down C.C.

 

The 2006 Tour Party at Wedmore C.C.

 

Umpires Matt Williams and Jamie Wrench discussing the fashions of the day

 

 

2005 DorsetTour

 

 

Waiting and waiting and waiting for Tony Phillips to finish scoring his record 132 not out against Newlook C.C. on 2nd July

 

 

 

How the hell did he score 132 not out !

 

2004 South Devon Tour

 

 

   

July 2004 – Our match against Paignton played on their second ground, overlooked by the Dart Valley steam trains

 

 

 

Paul Davies on his way out to score 84 against Paignton

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Tomlins returns after his 54 against South Devon at Newton Abbott

 

 

 

2002 Northumberland Tour  

 

 

Jamie Wrench – Andy Dowsett – Mike Lole – Tony Phillips –Nathan Wrench – Karl Jordan

Neil Sutton – Richard Wilson – Digby Chillcott – Brian Tomlins – Gavin Taylor – Stuart Tomlins – Paul Davies – Matt Williams

 

The Riverside Hotel and ground

 

 

 

Nathan Wrench provides the evidence for his first ever run for the Club

 

2001 Three Nations – Walsall

 

 

 

The Ground – convenient for the M6

 

 

 

The Opposition

1999 South Wales Tour

 

Adrian Taylor – Gavin Taylor – Andy Dowsett – Digby Chillcott – Chris Beaumont – Jim Tinnion– Tony Powell

Rob Morris – Paul Davies – Owen Williams – Mike Lole – Richard Wilson – Dave Berry

 

 

 

 

Neath C.C. v Acton Scott C.C. - July 1999