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Official Team photo at Blake Park Tauranga

NZ Cricket Tour 2017-

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Our first 14 and under tour to New Zealand proved to be a great success. With a touring party of 31, great cricket was played and new friendships were formed. The tour consisted 5 games and great experiences on our days off. The weather was kind and all matches were completed and enjoyed.

Julian Drohan hits out!


Smallbone Park Rotorua


Action Vs Western Bay of Plenty

The 10 day tour departed Melbourne International airport on Saturday December 11 and landed in Auckland. After rest and leisure @ the Kiwi International Hotel we set ourselves for game one at Auckland Uni. With rain spoiling the number 1 oval we played in windy conditions in a hard fought match on oval 2. Game 2 was played at Takapuna District cricket club on turf under windy conditions again. The match was played in great spirits over 50 over per team. After the match players and parents enjoyed the Thermal pools and water slides of Walwera Thermal pools. The trip to Rotorua was taken on in the lead up to match 3 vs Western Heights High School. Smallbone Park was a highlight as it presented us with first class conditions.

Taking on the big swing @ Skyline


Auckland Uni rooms


Game 1 vs Auckland Uni

With 3 games played it was time to take in the sights of Rotorua, firstly at Skyline which featured Gondolas, the dreaded Swing and fantastic views of the country side! We then travelled to the Tamaki Traditional Maori Village which proved to be a great experience for all, poi dancing, welcoming ceremony and learning the Haka were highlights as was the traditional hangi feast! Next morning it was up for Jet boats and free time for all in the afternoon. Our next trip was to Hamilton were we played a close match Vs Western Bay of Plenty. We took in a Super Smash T20 match, Hamilton Zoo and Hamilton Water world. The final game was against the very strong Hamilton Invitational team where we played well with several personal bests.

Golf @ Rotorua


Dougies birthday!


Fun @ the Super Smash in Hamilton

After 10 days we boarded the Qantas flight back to Australia and were able to reflect on the fantastic cricket experience that had occurred. The New Zealand teams we played could not have nicer to us, afternoon tea's were huge and fed all our tourists, grounds were outstanding and accommodation was great. I was very proud of the boys who often played against opposition older than them. I was very pleased with how everyone played and without speaking individually I was impressed with many of the performances and proud of the team overall.- Shaun Brown

Great grounds!


Great pitches


Good defence Vs Western Heights

Western Bay of Plenty players and the SBCC touring team.

NZ Tour

Up coming NZ tours

Decemeber 2017

SBCC Vic & NSW 14 and under

10 day tour, 5 games, covering the North Island.

Available to SBCC students ( One to one & camps)

Ages 11-14

NZ Cricket Tour

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To join us on the tours, give Shaun a call direct on his mobile 0412382558 or

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We can give you the latest details and availability on our up coming New Zealand tour or the UK and France tour.


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