Our TOP school cricket tour destinations

We look at a variety of the most popular school/club team cricket destinations in the world focusing on the UK, India and Sri Lanka.

UK

The UK is one of the best destinations to take a cricket tour because you get to experience the British culture, cities and towns with lots of character for a reasonable price. No tour would be complete without including a history tour at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground, the home of cricket in the country where the game began centuries ago.

Why go on a cricket tour to the UK?

  • Experience the British culture and cricket heritage
  • Play some of the top and oldest schools/clubs in the world
  • Reasonably priced destination
  • Short travel distances throughout the UK
  • Experience major cities London and Edinburgh
  • Explore the oldest Cricket grounds in the world

What to do in the UK?

Play cricket against some of the oldest schools in the world or play in a schools cricket festival.  Schools Felsted and Millfield both have international school’s cricket festivals that take place during the English summer months between May and July.

Take a tour of world renowned cricket grounds including Lord’s Cricket Ground (The home of Cricket opening in 1814) and The Oval located in London and Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

Attractions worth visiting include: Big Ben Clock Tower, Westminster Abbey, London Eye Wheel and Buckingham Palace – all in London, Oxford and Cambridge universities, Bath known for its natural hot springs and 18th Century Georgian architecture and Edinburgh Castle.

Best time to travel?

The best season to take a cricket tour to the UK is during May to September within the warmer summer season in the northern hemisphere. For school sports tours the best time is between May and the middle of July, due to the fact that schools break up for the summer holidays from mid-July.

 Transport

There are many reasonably priced return ticket airlines flying to the UK, via London or Edinburgh. Easy transfers throughout the UK can be done via plane or train services.

Preferred airlines that have affordable tickets include Qatar Airways via Doha and Emirates via Dubai. There is also British Airways and SAA that have direct flights to the UK.

India

India is one of the most vibrant and culturally rich countries filled with an abundance of historical experiences to enjoy while on a tour. Make sure to visit one of the wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal, built by an Emperor as a memorial for his wife. India is a nation where cricket is revered as a religion and has produced legends of the game including Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli

Why go on a cricket tour to India?

  • Culturally enlightening experience
  • Play some of the top schools and academies
  • Reasonably priced destination
  • Experience prominent cities New Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur
  • Explore some of the most iconic cricket grounds
  • Complement your tour by adding an IPL fixture

What to do in India?

Play cricket against some of the best schools in the country as well as schools from across the world by entering the International School Cricket Premier League festival. The festival is hosted by the City Montessori School in Lucknow during December. There are 16 schools from countries including India, Sri Lanka, Australia and South Africa.

Take a tour of the world renowned cricket grounds including Eden Gardens Cricket Ground in Kolkata (The largest cricket stadium in India) and Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai which hosted the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final.

Attractions worth visiting include: The Old Delhi sites of the Gandhi Burial site, Jama Masjid Mosque and the Red Fort, the Taj Mahal built in the 17 century, Shiva Temple on an island in Mumbai Harbour and several attractions in Jaipur including the City Palace, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Birla Temple and the Rujput forts.

Best time to travel?

Best times to go will be November to February during the winter period. It is recommended to go in the winter time because during the summer months, it is the monsoon season when the weather is unpredictable and sometimes unpleasant.

Transport

There are many reasonably priced return ticket airlines flying to India. Easy transfers throughout India can be done via local planer services.

Preferred airlines that have affordable tickets include Qatar Airways via Doha, Emirates via Dubai and Turkish airlines.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a cricket crazy nation with beautiful tropical beaches, rainforests and plantations within an island full of culture. Sri Lanka is located close to the equator resulting in fairly constant warmer conditions all year round. The cultivation of many types of rice, spices, vegetables and fruit coupled with past foreign influences ensures a varied and select cuisine.

Why go on a cricket tour to Sri Lanka?

  • Experience the rich culture and exquisite cuisine
  • Warm tropical climate
  • Experience sub-continental conditions and pitches.
  • Play some of the top schools in an international festival
  • Play at international cricket grounds
  • Idyllic tropical location

What to do in Sri Lanka?

Enter your school team into the Premier School Cricket Challenge. There are 12 schools from countries including India, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and England that take part in this festival. This is a unique festival where schools get play at international grounds.

Play in or take a tour of international cricket grounds including R Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo, Asgiriya and Pallekele Internatinal Stadiums in Kandy and Galle International Stadium.

Attractions worth visiting include: beachside towns Hikkaduwa and Ahungalla, the world heritage site of Galle Fort, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dumbulla Cave and Temples, Gal Viharaya Buddhist site and Ravana Falls.

Best time to travel?

It is recommended to visit the West and South Coast between December and March and the East Coast in April to September. The Monsoon periods are between May and September in the South West and between October and January in in the Northeast.

 Transport

Recommended airlines with reasonable fares include Emirates Airways via Dubai, Qatar Airways via Doha and Sri Lankan Airlines.  Sri Lanka has a good road network and travelling between cities and towns can be done easily by luxury coaches.

An international cricket tour will give your team an opportunity they will remember for the rest of their lives, possibly a trip of a lifetime to experience with team mates that will be cherished.

Looking to put together a international cricket tour for your school team? Get in touch with us and we will put together a tailor-made package with fixtures that best suits your teams needs and abilities.

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