Anyone for Cricket?

Players, friends & honorary members,

We are in a difficult position as Chateau Giscours is asking the Cricket Club to be more proactive for touring sides & involvement with the Chateau.

A number of us want to play social cricket & welcome touring sides for friendly but competitive cricket.  There is also the competitive side for those interested in the French league system.

For the social cricket to continue at Chateau Giscours we need to field a team & supporters with an interest in the game & the chateau.

We obviously welcome French nationals to join us but the core of the players has historically been from a British traditional background (People coming from countries of the Empire & more recently the Commonwealth).

if you or any people you know would like to be part of this & play or help then please contact the Club President Andy Smith or ring him on 06 08 78 58 44.

This is urgent & we are looking for support from everywhere including BBC members, friends etc All are welcome !

Andy & Bill

Mobile: +33 (0)6 20 81 16 13

Family Picnic and Games in the Médoc, Sunday 11th August

beach-picnicWe’ll meet up at 13:00 at the île aux enfants at Hourtin Port, ready for a fun afternoon.

Come and spend a fun afternoon in the great outdoors. The Île aux Enfants at Hourtin Port is the perfect place to get together with friends and family for a relaxing afternoon of picnicking and games.

As the name implies, it’s perfect for kids of all ages with it’s wooden chateau and play areas as well as a large wooden fort and playground available for everyone to have a fun time.

We shall also organise some ball games, cricket and badminton for those who are interested. .

Don’t forget to bring your own picnic and deck chairs!

Last year we all had a great time, so if you’re looking for something fun to do on a Sunday afternoon, and you’ve got family visiting for the holidays, come along and enjoy yourselves!


Please reserve direct with Sarah P whose contact details are in the members area here


Cricket - Sunday 21st August


Dear All,

I am calling all past and present member of Giscours cricket Club out of retirement next Sunday, 21st August for a friendly game against a fun loving touring side, who call themselves the “Mad Hatters”, but I believe are a group of cricket loving friends enjoying a holiday in the region with their families.

Since our “1st XI” will be busy in Damazan with the final four of the 20/20 competition, we desperately need ten more jovial souls to join me in almost white clothing to ensure that we can meet our obligation to the touring side. The ability to hold a bat and catch a ball is a definite advantage, but is not necessary, since an appreciation of beer, wine and sunshine are the most important qualities.  The Club’s reputation depends on it!

Since this is a friendly match, no “licence” is needed, so this is the ideal occasion for the “old pros” to get together and reminisce on old times. It would even be the ideal time for a family afternoon at Giscours.

Can you let me know by return whether you are a “yes”, “no” or “maybe”, or if you have any cricketers staying with you?!

Here’s hoping for a selection problem!

Kind regards, Rupert

To register your interest
Please contact Rupert direct. (Rupert’s contact details are in the Members Area here ) or send your details online: