Tours

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C.C.N.S.W. 2015 Tour party outside The White House
Back Row: – Bruce Coppock, John Fish, William Stonehouse, Tom Robertson, Rob Bevilacqua, Bruce Pendlebury, Alison Pendlebury (Scorer), Brian Gream.
Front row: – Scott McCallum, Ken Yardy (Tour Manager), Lachlan Stonehouse, Steve Kish, John Wise, Matthew McCallum, James Morrison .
Absent: – Paul Moorhouse, Antony Wood, Dennis Cameron, Dave Stewart.

If you have any views or any interest in coming on or helping organise an overseas tour in the next few years, read below and contact Greg Brooks (9664 1232 (H) or 0409 450 334 (Mob) or grbrooks@bigpond.net.au) or Adrian Hawkes (9451 7436 (H) or hawkesam@bigpond.com).

CCNSW TOURING TEAMS 1989-2017
OVERSEAS TOURS GENERALLY
REMINISCENCES OF TOURS GONE BY

 

2017 C.C.N.S.W. UK TOUR 15 JULY – 7 AUGUST 2017

The Club has just completed a  successful and highly enjoyable 24 day “all-age” tour commencing in Edinburgh, Scotland and proceeding via Stratford-on-Avon and Bath to London.

C.C.N.S.W. UK Tour Party outside the Hurlingham Club London
Back row: David Byrnes, Nathan Reay, Euan Robertson, Greg Brooks, Mike Weaver, Ken Yardy, William Blair (Jnr), Joe Scarcella
Front row: Paul Nash, Rob Bevilacqua, Damien Langley, Steve Kish, Lachlan Neil, Bruce Pendlebury, Ian Neil, Bill Blair (Snr).

The Tour Brochure can be found here.

ASHES REPORT AND RESULTS – 2017 TOUR
UK TOUR 2017 MATCH REPORTS
AVERAGES – ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND TOUR 2017
PHOTOS CCNSW TEAMS ON UK TOUR

 

UPCOMING C.C.N.S.W. TOURS

AUSTRALIA DAY 2018 TO CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND 27-31 January 2018

AKAROA – VALLEY OF PEACE – HEATHCOTE CRICKET CLUBS

Australia Day in 2018 falls on a Friday. The tour is proposed to be 5 days Friday to Tuesday with 3 games.

Flights: For those who are time poor, it is possible, currently for about $AUS 450,  to catch a plane out on the Thursday evening after work c 7pm  or Friday or even Saturday morning and fly back early on the Wednesday morning arriving in Sydney or Melbourne c 8.00am local time,  thus only requiring 2 days annual leave. For more details re flights available and cost see e.g.  www.skyscanner.com.au

Accommodation. Quest Apartments near the centre of Christchurch. The manager is George Lin (email: manager@questchristchurch.co.nz). He has agreed to apply the same rate as Jim Morrison’s Occidental Cricketers obtained back in January of 2016, which is:
– 2BR apartment: NZ$279 (I.e. $NZ 78pp p night or $NZ 390 pp for 5 nights)
– 1BR apartment: NZ$191 (I.e. NZ 95 pp p night or $495 pp for 5 nights)
– 2 x 2BR and 8 x 1BR apartments have been set aside pro tem on the basis that numbers approximate the last 3 tours; deposits of $100pp due by October. See here.

Deposits: $100pp to confirm  your tour interest. If it becomes relevant playing numbers will be limited to 18, thus giving everyone the opportunity to play a minimum of 2 games (12-a-side). Monies should be sent by ET to C.C.N.S.W. Tour fund at Commonwealth Bank BSB:  062206   Account No:  10248489 SWIFT CODE: CTBAAU2S. Monies will be held till we have a minimum of 10 players and then paid as an accommodation deposit to Quest Apartments.

Fixtures: – Three games have been arranged. See details of Clubs in enclosed attachment.

Sunday 28 January:Valley of Peace (turf wicket) about 16kms from CBD. One of the premier solely social cricket clubs in Christchurch on a unique and pretty ground. See http://valleyofpeace.co.nz.

Monday 29 January: Heathcote C.C.: (turf wicket); about 8kms from CBD; they claim to be possibly the best cricket club in New Zealand. See https://www.heathcotecricket.co.nz.

Tuesday 30 January: Akaroa (artificial wicket) with dinner arranged afterwards, probably in a “French” hotel afterwards. The originally French settled town of Akaroa in the caldera of the extinct volcano on the Bank’s peninsula is geologically, historically and scenically fascinating. Even if any person does not play that day, I thoroughly recommend they go.

Transport: – We will need cars or vans to drive the 75kms to Akaroa along the summit road; the views from the top are spectacular; prices likely to be very similar to Nelson Otherwise taxis would suffice.

For more details contact Adrian Hawkes 9451 7436 or hawkesam@bigpond.com

 

2018 C.C.N.S.W. SRI LANKA TOUR 6 JULY-26 JULY 2018

JUL 2018 CCNSW TOUR OF SRI LANKA as at 21.07.17
ACCOMMODATION AND FIXTURES DATES as at 14.06.17

Fixtures and itinerary: 10 games are being planned some at international grounds. The envisaged itinerary is Negombo-Dambullah-Sigiriya-Kandy-Nuwara Eliya-Yala-Galle and Colombo. The proposed hotels are top of the range and outstanding- talk to anyone who went on the 2003 tour.

Players: To date 25 people- 11 players – have paid a deposit and others have  expressed interest. To date these are Brandon (6), Bevilacqua (2), Clark, Fletcher (2), Hughes (2), Kish (2), Moorhouse (2), Pendlebury (2), Wise (2), Worland (2) and Yardy plus Ian Wright (scorer). Several UK tourists had also indicated some interest. We  need some younger players

Dates  6 to 26 July- during NSW and Victorian school holidays

Cost (excluding airfares): $AUS 3845

Airfares: Can be as cheap as $850 return: Sri Lanka airlines commencing direct flights this October.

Hotels: Staying at Lighthouse in Galle and Kandalama at Sigiriya, Earls Regency in Kandy.  and totally refurbished Browns Beach Negombo. Mt. Lavinia in Colombo unavailable because of refurbishment/repair; staying in Colombo maybe at the  Galle Face (no pool but very famous hotel on sea front) or Taj Samudra next door. I consider the hotels are superb; you could have a great holiday even if you played no cricket and wives/children should certainly come if possible.

Internal Travel: One team coach with separate luggage van. Can hold up to 51 people

For more details contact Adrian Hawkes 9451 7436 (H) or hawkesam@bigpond.com

 

Past Tours

The Scotland and England Tour in 2017 was the Club’s 32nd overseas tour in the past twenty nine years (plus four other separate tours to Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island, Tasmania and Cairns):

1989 Fiji
1991 Asia, involving matches in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Johore Bahru & Singapore
1992 Christchurch, New Zealand
1993 Christchurch, New Zealand
1993 North America-Canada and U.S.A.
1994 Malaysia and Singapore
1995 Auckland, New Zealand
1996 Barbados/Trinidad
1997 England
1998 Norfolk Island
1999 Lord Howe
1999 South Africa
2000 Vanuatu
2001 Bali
2002 Kenya
2003 Sri Lanka
2004 Cook Islands (Easter)
2004 Cairns (July) (not overseas)
2005 England
2006 Samoa
2007 New Zealand (Wellington and environs) – January
2007 South Africa – September-October
2008 Hawaii
2009 India
2009 Paris-Dublin-England
2010 Italy
2011 Caribbean
2012 South America (Argentina and Chile and Peru)
2013 Amsterdam-England-Malta
2014 South East Asia
2015 Wellington, New Zealand
2015 Canada & East Coast North America
2016 Queenstown, New Zealand
2017 Nelson, New Zealand
2017 Scotland & England
2018 (planned) Christchurch, New Zealand
2018 (planned) Sri Lanka