ISIS CRICKET CLUB 2020
Queens College, Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PP
© Keith Whiter, June 2015
Tour 2020 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
In 2020 Isis Cricket Club will once again go international, with a mini tour to Amsterdam. 23rd to 26th July 2020. We will travel out from St Pancras International (we need to be there 60 mins before departure to clear passport control) and arrive in the heart of Amsterdam in less then 4 hours. In the departure lounge at St Pancras we'll find shops to buy refreshments for the journey as well as newspapers and magazines.
Once in Amsterdam, we will take a 10-
During our stay we will play matches on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July against Amsterdamsche (near Amstelveen) and Bloemendaal Village (near Haarlem). We will travel to both matches by train, and we will investigate the cost and availability of train passes for use throughout our visit. Details are still to be finalised, but both matches will include refreshments sure to be different and more lavish than we are used to at Queens. I suspect that we will spend the late evenings in the city centre.
On Sunday 26th July we will have a leisurely morning (which may possibly include a canal tour of Amsterdam) before an early afternoon departure for London. On the way back, we will take a Thalys train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels-
Quite simply, its going to be great. We have estimated the total cost of the trip to be around £350, plus spending money. Subject to approval the club will sponsor contributions to ground hire for the matches. In order to enable us to book transport and accommodation as early as possible, we are collecting a deposit of £100 to assess the number of people interested and willing to commit. Places will be limited, so please secure your place early to avoid disappointment. Payments should be made direct into the Isis Cricket Club account -
Thursday 23rd July 2020: Leave Oxford by train (or coach) at 8am. Leave St Pancras at 11am. Arrive in Amsterdam 4pm. Check in to a hotel (such as a twin room in the Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West) in the Sloterdijk area of Amsterdam at around 4:30pm. Evening out in Amsterdam.
Friday 24th July 2020: Sightseeing in the morning. 2pm Cricket match against Amsterdamsche (approximately 35 overs) at Aanloop 3 1183 Amstelveen Cricket Ground. Match to include tea, dinner and drinks (for around 25 Euros). Followed by an
evening out in Amsterdam.
Saturday 25th July 2020: Sightseeing or lie-
Sunday 26th July 2020: Lunchtime/early afternoon train to St Pancras via Brissels. Subject to connections we hope to arrive in Oxford early evening.