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.


 2017 C.C.N.S.W. UK TOUR JULY- AUGUST 2017

Saturday July 15 2017 – Monday August 7, 2017: the Club is proceeding to arrange a 24 day “all-age” tour commencing in Edinburgh, Scotland and proceeding via Stratford-on-Avon and Bath to London. The breakup is 7 days in Scotland; 7 days in Stratford on Avon; 5 days in Bath and 4 days in London.
The tour is being managed by a Tour Committee of Greg Brooks (0409 450 334 (Mob), David Byrnes (0415 852 943 (Mob)) and Nathan Reay (0481 433 979 (Mob)). The Tour Committee insists that all future communications by email to them be sent to

Preliminary estimate of costs is £2000 (approx $AUS4000 at current exchange rates) to cover accommodation and transport (not including airfares).

Currently 23 players in a total tour party of 37.
The average age of the 23 players is 51 although including 3 teenagers.
The number of players will be limited to a maximum of approximately 30 and the total tour party to approximately 50. The Committee propose to arrange 13 fixtures, four in Scotland, four in Warwick/Stratford-on-Avon, three in Bath and two in London.

The Tour Brochure can be found here.

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 ) or Adrian Hawkes (9451 7436 (H) or ).


  1 Sat 15 July Arrive Edinburgh: stay at

Pollock Halls of Residence- University of Edinburgh, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY, UK +44 131 650 1000

Free Day
  2 Sun 16 July Edinburgh Free Day
  3 Mon 17 July University Playing Fields

Peffermill Road Edinburgh

T20 v Edinburgh University Staff 6pm
  4 Tues 18 July Old Pavilion, Warriston Gardens T20 v Heriots C.C. 6pm
  5 Weds 19 July Portgower Place, Stockbridge T20 v Grange C.C. 6pm
  6 Thurs 20 July 180 Grange Loan, Edinburgh T20  v Carlton C.C. 6pm
  7 Fri 21 July Edinburgh Free Day
  8 Sat 22 July Travel to Stratford-on-Avon: stay at

Premier Inn Central, Payton St,

Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6UQ,

Phone: +44 871 527 9282

Free Day
  9 Sun 23 July Swans Nest, Stratford-on-Avon Stratford-on–Avon  C.C. 12 noon
10 Mon 24 July Rissington Road, Bourton on the Water Bourton Vale C.C.    11.30am
11 Tues 25 July Stratford-on-Avon Free Day
12 Weds 26 July Knowle & Dorridge CC, Station Road, Dorridge, Solihul Warwickshire Imps C.C. 11.30am
13 Thurs 27 July Glasshouse Park, Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth Kenilworth Wardens 11am
14 Fri 28 July Stratford-on-Avon Free Day
15 Sat 29 July Travel to Bath: stay at Bath University

Claverton Down, BATH BA2 7AY

Guest Accommodation +44 (0)1225 386622

Free Day
16 Sun 30 July Bathurst Estate, Cirencester Cirencester C.C. 2pm
17 Mon 31 July Bath Free day
18 Tues 1 August The Wortheys, Malmesbury Malmesbury CC 2pm
19 Weds 2 August Varmont Branch  Road, Hinton Charterhouse Hinton Charterhouse 1.30pm
20 Thurs 3 August Travel to London: stay at Bankside House

24 Sumner St, London SE1 9JA,

Phone: +44 20 7107 5750

See below         –
20 Thurs 3 August The Common, Esher West End Esher C.C     12.30pm
21 Fri 4 August Ranelagh Gardens, Fulham, London Hurlingham C.C. 11am
22 Sat  5 August London End-of-tour dinner         –
23 Sun 6 August London Free Day         –
24 Mon 7 August Depart London/Fly to Sydney/Melbourne Transit         –
25 Tues 8 August Arrive Sydney/Melbourne         –


Thursday 25 – Monday 28 January 2018
Australia Day in 2018 falls on a Friday. The tour is proposed to be 5 days Thursday to Monday with 3 games proposed.
Flights: For those who are time poor, it is possible, currently for about $AUS 450, to catch a plane out on the Wednesday evening after work c 7pm and fly back on the Tuesday 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.
Accommodation. Quest Apartments near the centre of Christchurch. The manager is George Lin (email: 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.

Three games have provisionally been arranged. See details of Clubs in enclosed attachment.
Friday 26 January: confirmed fixture v 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 historically and scenically fascinating. Even if any person does not play that day, I thoroughly recommend they go.
Sunday 28 January: t b c 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
Monday 29 January:: t b c (NB Could be shifted to the Thursday) Heathcote C.C.: (turf wicket); about 8kms from CBD ; they claim to be possibly the best cricket club in New Zealand.

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
Anyone interested and for more details contact Adrian Hawkes 9451 7436 or

Past Tours

The Scotland and England Tour in 2017 will be the Club’s 31st 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 Christchurch, New Zealand (proposed)
2018 Sri Lanka (proposed)