Crusading through France

The Crusaders, an Australian team comprising former Test, first-class and league players, will travel to France to play a match just outside Paris on June 27 in their 42-day tour of Europe.

The highlights of their tour will be matches against a President’s Italian cricket X1, Switzerland, Duke of Norfolk’s XI and the MCC at the Lord’s Nursery Ground.

The Australian’s will spend a whole week in France visiting the Burgundy vinyards of the Cote d’Or, explore Paris and the Palace of Versailles and admire the beauty of Monet’s gardens at Giverny.

The Crusaders will play a match against Standard Athletic Club 24th June (2pm) at Meudon. From Paris they will travel to the Somme battlefields of northern France and the adopted Australian village of Villers Bretonneux. Then south to the Loire Valley and Chateau Chenonceau and Chateau Villandry and the highlight of the tour – the match against l’Equipe de France de Cricket.

Full story at This French Life.