'I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.'
So wrote Herman Melville, and so often goes the Bodleian Cricket Club, ever hopeful of finding the distant shores of a friendly opponent in whose ale-houses we can avail ourselves after victory. With a perennial optimism bordering on the certifiable, Bodley tend to head straight to the seaside, or to far-flung corners of the country where the standard of cricket might just be poor enough to flatter us, but knowing full well that even the senior's social Sunday league is beyond us. But the pain of defeat should never diminish ones appetite for the next challenge - especially when you've been careful to choose places with so many fine pubs, curry houses and top-class (ahem) bed and breakfasts.
We just love touring, and we love it regardless of the result - if you think we look like good opposition, get in touch, we might even bring you some beer. Here's an interactive map of our travels so far...