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Cricket Tours

The Kenthurst Banksias is the touring leg of the Kenthurst Upper Hills Cricket Club. We endeavour to organise one trip per season and welcome players from all clubs.

Next Tour

Our next trip will be to Adelaide in December 2024. Further details – John Campo 0409-818-964 or

Overseas Tours

We will be looking at the feasibility of an England Tour coinciding with the 2023 Ashes series. This study will be carried out between 2021-2022

Those of you who are interested in following the Australian team in other destinations please refer to the following supporter tour groups:

Cricket Australia Travel Office -

Australian Cricket Tours -

Mission Statement

  • We aim to provide the best possible tours at an affordable price

  • Play and watch cricket

  • Engate with the local culture surrounded by good company

Kenthurst Banksias History

The name Banksias was decided after a BBQ at the Kenthurst clubhouse in 1988. It was adopted as the Banksia is an Australian native plant, which frequents the Hills District in a wide range of species. We proudly wear the emblem on our caps, shirts and other club apparel.

The motiviation to form the Kenthurst Banksias was the opportunity to play cricket abroad, primarily at the home of cricket - England. This ideology was born in 1987 when an "Alternative Ashes" series was held at the Kenthurst Cricket Club over four days. The club entertained visiting English teams enjoying a competition with an international spirit, as well as making many friendships with a number of our English visitors.

At the conclusion of the tournament it was decided that we would send a team to compete in the United Kingdom in 1989 for the next "Alternative Ashes" tournament, coincidentally of course, to also have the opportunity of watching our Australian team in their quest to retain "The Ashes". The tour also gave our players the opportunity of travelling to other countries and thus providing us with the opportunity of promulgating the game, which we all love, to other areas and of course the opportuntiy of establishing new acquaintances.

Over the last 25 years, the Banksias have toured other captical cities in Australia to watch the Australians play test matches against other countries. Tours have included Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

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