OVERSEAS TOURS – By Adrian Hawkes

– By the Players on Tour

Upcoming Tours

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
prez@ccnsw.comor Adrian Hawkes

Hobart Tour Australia Day Weekend 2021 – POSTPONED

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions on travel out of NSW, the tour to Hobart has been postponed. More information coming soon…

Mount Wellington, Tasmania

The Club has so far received expressions of interest from 22 players  which could provide 2 games per player – although we are considering adding a 4th game also depending on deposits paid. The current player list is: Raj Anand, Greg Ballarino,  Greg Brooks, Richard Clark, Craig Fletcher, Jim Hadley, Peter Harrison, Soren Hughes, (+ Ezekiel and Roman Hughes), Steve Kish,  Matt McCallum. Scott McCallum, Ed Robertson, Ian Robertson, Tom Robertson, Peter Rolls, Joseph Scarcella, Martin Speiser, Scott Wells. John Wise and Ken Yardy. 

No grounds or opposition are locked in at this stage but we are talking to Tassie Cricket and our local contacts. One of the grounds could be adjacent the Bruny Island ferry which although hardwicket, would provide a nice escape for partners while the game is played.

Draft Itinerary

For this tour we are looking at getting a team large bus and sharing costs (which worked well in Sri Lanka). A draft itinerary has developed as follows, although is subject to change:-

  • Thursday 21 Jan:- arrive Hobart (bus airport pick up)
  • Fri 22 Jan:- game 1
  • Saturday 23 Jan: – at leisure – suggested itinerary: Salamanca market, then Mt Wellington, then Cascade Brewery Tour or MONA
  • Sunday 24:- game 2
  • Monday 25: – Australia Day at leisure – suggested itinerary: Mt Field National Park (beautiful waterfalls and second tallest trees in the world), lunch at the Possum Shed, berry picking at the Westerway Raspberry Farm
  • Tuesday 26: – Australia Day public holiday – game 3 followed by end of tour dinner
  • Wed 27:- airport drop off


Group rates may be available for accommodation available across The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel (apartments with kitchen / laundry facilities). See: Room configurations and rack room rates are available online if you want to do a virtual tour. The two are within walking distance and in the middle of town.

The Old Woolstore Apartments, Tasmania


Deposits of ~$350 are likely to requested at a later stage to cover bus transport (including select airport transfers) and match costs. Accommodation deposits will be separately required to lock in bookings and the remainder paid by tourists on check out. Flights will also be self organised and funded I will let you all know. Presently Tasmania is in lockdown; we all have to wait until later in the year before the tour can be confirmed.

Bellerive Oval, Tasmania

At this stage we are just looking for those members who may be interested in coming – no commitment nor deposits at this stage – to contact Soren Hughes  (v/c C&S): .


“Tour 2020”: Corfu-Croatia and Slovenia – Postponed to September 2021

The 2020 Tour to Corfu-Croatia and Slovenia has been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. More information will become available over the next few months.

Photo of Corfu

Photo of the Island of Vis

The immediate response by Club members to this proposed tour has been extremely positive. We already have $900 deposits from 20 people (12 long standing  C.C.N.S.W.  players) to secure their place on the tour: Rob Bevilacqua (2), John Fish, David Jones (2) Steve Kish (2),  Bruce Pendlebury (2), Tom Robertson, Matt Russell , Nick Saady,  Dave Stewart (2), John Wise (2),  Trevor Worland (2), and  Ken Yardy (2).

We probably only have room for 4-5 more players. We want to give priority to all current C.C.N.S.W. members in particular those playing regularly for our C&S/Masters/Classics/Vintage/ LMS sides.

We want to give priority to all current C.C.N.S.W. members in particular those playing regularly for our C&S/Masters/Classics/Vintage/ LMS sides.

Will any member interested contact Ken Yardy

Tour information is listed here:






Destinations: Greece (Corfu) – Croatia – Slovenia

Dates: 20 days approx in September 2021 (not including flight time to/from Australia)

Cost: At current exchange rates, approx $4500 pp  (twin share/double) not including flights to/from Australia

Costs for the tour include internal flight from Corfu to Athens and international flight to Croatia. These costs also include all hotel accommodation in Corfu, Croatia and Slovenia, breakfast in all hotels, all transfers and costs of sightseeing tours in Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb and Ljubljana, a day in Lake Bled,and wine tasting on the Peljesac Peninsula.

Cricket: 8 games in 20 days: 3 in Corfu; 1 in Croatia and 3 in Slovenia

Corfu:  8 days: see

3 games:

Croatia:  4 days Dubrovnik  – Split –island of Vis

1 game of cricket on island of Vis: see

Slovenia: 8 days Zagreb-Mežica- Ljubljana

3 games proposed: – see

1 game of cricket in Mežicaon

2 games of cricket in Ljubljana

End of Tour – departure from Ljubljana.

Past Tours

Tour of Christchurch January 2018

Game at Akoroa
Back row (l to r): Michael Watson, Sam Barrington-Smith,Raj Anand, John Wise, Anthony Watson
Middle row: Ken Yardy (Mgr).Jim Morrison, Beau Yardy, Pat Hogan, John Jackson
Front row: Peter Harrison, Simon Muggeridge, Ross Dalgleish, Edward Robertson, Soren Hughes
Seated: Tom Robertson (c) Craig Fletcher

Tour of Canada and the US 2015


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.

All Past Tours

The Sri Lanka Tour in 2019 was the Club’s 35th overseas tour in the past 31 years (plus five other separate tours to Cairns, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island,  Perth and Tasmania):

  • 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
  • January 2015 Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2015 East Coast of Canada & North America
  • January 2016 Queenstown, New Zealand
  • January 2017 Nelson, New Zealand
  • 2017 Scotland & England
  • January 2018 Christchurch, New Zealand
  • January 2019 Auckland, New Zealand
  • Easter 2019 Sri Lanka
  • January 2020 Perth, Western Australia