Crusader Tours of Britain provide the delightful experience of visiting some charming destinations in
the company of fellow cricket devotees. Lush manicured grass with quaint pavilions under oak
trees surrounded by rolling rural backdrops typifies the traditional rustic scenery in the cradle of
cricket. Strong opposition from representative elevens, leading league clubs, old-style wandering
teams and village sides provide a well-balanced itinerary.
Memorable moments and quirky anecdotes will rest in your mind long after the journey concludes. The Crusaders have visited the United Kingdom every second year since the inaugural trip in 1987, which means 2021 will be the eighteenth occurrence.
Tour Party: The group will be limited to 40 tourists, comprised of players, coaches, umpires, scorers, team managers and family members. This cap is to allow comfortable manageability of matches and transportation. Priority will be given to tourists committed for the full 26 days of tour.
Cost: The estimated tour cost will be $6,995 – $7,295 which includes twin share accommodation, breakfast each morning, coach transfer to grounds and tour activities, match expenses and tour uniforms. (Excluded in this price are air fare, travel insurance, passport, tour blazer, player match cap and personal costs)
Payment: First deposit due: 1 July 2020 - $250.00
Second deposit: 1 September 2020 - $1000.00
Third deposit: 1 November 2020 - $1000.00
Fourth deposit: 1 February 2021 - $1000.00
Balance due: 30 March 2021
Please refer to the last page of the form for payment details.
Air Flights: Tourists may join the group flight or make their own flight bookings. Please advise your preference no later than 31 January 2021, if you have not made your own arrangements and advised us by this date, you will be added to the group flight.
Cancellation / Deposits: Any payments made up until 31 December 2020 are fully refundable. After this date no refunds will be issued. It is recommended you take out travel insurance on payment of your deposit.
For more info, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com or +61 450 613 337.
Thanks and regards
On behalf of
Crusaders Cricket Australia Inc
This tour will be simply magic and an adventure you will never forget! Below is a brief itinerary, just a small taste of this wonderful cricketing journey. Full details will be available via email upon registration and booking. Dates – Friday 18th June to Wednesday 14th July 2021. Regions – Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Somerset, Berkshire and Greater London.
Saturday 19 June
Arrive at Heathrow, London & transfer to Royal Tunbridge Wells
Sunday 20 June
Match Vs Sennocke CC, Sevenoaks
Monday 21 June
Match Vs Band of Brothers
Torry Hill Estate, Kent
Tuesday 22 June
Vs Midhurst CC, Cowdray Park, Midhurst
Vs Linden Park CC, Royal Tunbridge Wells
Wednesday 23 June
Match Vs Eastbourne CC, The Saffrons, Eastbourne
Thursday 24 June
Vs Battle CC
Vs Robertsbridge CC
Friday 25 June
Match Vs Chipping Sodbury CC
travel to Bridgwater after game
Saturday 26 June
Match Vs Lynton CC & Lynmouth CC
Valley of the Rocks
Sunday 27 June
Match Vs Bridgwater CC
Monday 28 June - Guided Tour of Bristol
Tuesday 29 June
Match Vs Bridgetown CC
Wednesday 30 June
Match Vs Devon Dumplings CC
Thursday 1 July
Match Vs Lansdown CC
Combe Park, Bath, Somerset
Friday 2 July
Match Vs Swinbrook CC, then continue onto London
Saturday 3 July
Match Vs I Zingari
Sunday 4 July
Match Vs JP Getty X1,
Wormsley Park, Stokenchurch
Monday 5 July
Match Vs TBA
Tuesday 6 July
Match Vs Lords & Commons CC
Then travel after to Windsor (morning July 7th)
Wednesday 7 July
Match Vs Club Cricket Conference (CCC)
in Bushy Park, Teddington Thursday 8 July
Match Vs Marylebone CC
Friday 9 July
Match Vs Wraysbury CC
Saturday 10 July
Match Vs Eton Ramblers CC
Sunday 11 July
Match Vs Royal Household CC
Frogmore Park, Windsor Castle
Monday 12 July
Match Vs Sir Michael Parkinson's XI
Maidenhead & Bray CC, Bray
Tuesday 13 July
Flight to Melbourne - Group Flight arriving
Please note: Itinerary and cost is subject to change
Having played cricket in country Victoria for twenty years I didn't know what to expect from a Crusader tour.
I had heard about the Crusaders through a couple of friends I played against at Bendigo Country Week. From the raining sessions to the travelling everything was well organised and once I joined the group everything went really well.
My first match was against the Italian National side who were preparing for the T20 world cup in Division 3 and after two more matches in Italy it was off to England.
The group itself was fantastic and I have made lifelong friends from the tour. The cricket was exciting and catered for all ages.In some matches I played; we had 14 and 15-year-old kids and older players into their 60's all in the one side.
Some of the grounds we played at had to be seen to be believed, Arundel Castle was unbelievable and the ground at Prestbury was something you will never see in Australia. All of the grounds had their own bit of character with the Eastcote ground having a huge tree 5 meters inside the boundary. We even played a match inside the confines of Windsor Castle against the Royal Household Cricket Club.
If you love cricket then I strongly recommend a Crusaders tour is something you have to do before your playing days pass you by.
There were even some fathers and sons on tour making that something they will never forget. I had the trip of a lifetime and loved every minute of it and would jump at the opportunity to do it all again.