Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Playing Cricket with Bali
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Playing Cricket with Bali

Australian Cricket Greats on Historic Cricket Tour of Bali in April 2006.


A team of former Australian Test and State cricketers will tour Bali in April to demonstrate Australia's support for the Balinese and to promote the fledgling game to locals on the "Island of the Gods."

Playing under the name "Garuda Indonesia Aussie Legends" are Jo Angel, Ryan Campbell, David Colley, Wayne Holdsworth, Paul Wilson, David Fitzgerald and Richard Chee Quee. All great names from Australia's long cricket tradition who between them have represented Australia in 26 Tests and One Day Internationals, and their States on more than 900 occasions.

For Richard Chee Quee the tour is particularly special. He is the first player of Chinese origin to play First-Class cricket in Australia, and is passionate about helping to spread the game throughout Asia.

Organised and funded by Garuda Indonesia, the team will play a series of six-aside matches with Indonesian players, undertake coaching clinics and workshops, and visit schools to spread the message about cricket.

The matches will not only help foster cricket in Indonesia and strengthen relations between both countries, but raise money for local Balinese charities.

Garuda Indonesia will fly the players to Bali from Sydney and Perth on April 3, and return on April 9. During their visit the players will stay in the Hotel Sanur Beach Bali Resort.

Garuda is also taking kits of cricket equipment, clothing and merchandise to donate to Balinese cricket clubs.

A Strange Sport for Bali?

Cricket in Bali is not as unusual as it may sound. The island has five active clubs which play in three cricket leagues (Under 15, Under 19 and open), a girls' competition and an expanding schools program.

Bali's main oval is roughly the size of the Adelaide Oval. It has a compact grandstand, nets and a centre square with five turf pitches, tended by a groundsman.

The early April tour has the support of the International Cricket Council, The Indonesian Cricket Foundation, Cricket Bali, Cricket Australia and various State cricket associations.

"It will be a great experience for some of our younger players who are coming through our leagues to play with and against legendary Australian players," said Ian Jasper, President of Cricket Bali. Adding, "the tour will do wonders to help promote cricket in Bali and other parts of Indonesia."

Guess Who's Coming to Bali?

The Australian players slated to play during the Bali tour include :

Jo Angel - right arm fast bowler, left hand batsman. Australia & Western Australia. 4 Tests, 3 ODIs, 121 First-Class, 94 List A matches. Took 616 wickets in his representative career.

Ryan Campbell - right hand batsman, wicketkeeper. Australia A & Western Australia. Two ODIs, Australia A, 98 First-Class, 105 List A matches. Scored more than 8,400 runs in his representative career, including 12 centuries. Took 411 catches and made 27 stumpings.

Richard Chee Quee - right hand batsman. New South Wales. 21 First-Class, 24 List A matches.Scored almost 2,000 runs for NSW, including two centuries.

David Colley - right arm fast bowler, right hand batsman. Australia & New South Wales. Three Tests, One ODI, 87 First-Class, 14 List A matches. One of only seven NSW all-rounders to take more than 200 wickets (260) and score 2,000 runs (2,528).

David Fitzgerald - right hand batsman. South Australia & Western Australia. 67 First Class, 44 List A matches. Scored more than 5,500 runs with 15 centuries.

Wayne Holdsworth - right arm fast bowler, right hand batsman. New South Wales. 68 First-Class, 35 List A matches. Took more than 250 wickets for NSW.

Paul Wilson - right arm fast-medium, right hand batsman. Australia, South Australia, Western Australia. 1 Test, 11 ODIs, 51 First-Class, 84 List A matches. Took 570 wickets in his representative career,

Bali Schedule of Play>

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

- 10.30 a.m.: Udayana Cricket Club at the Udayana University in Jimbaran. First of three six-aside matches start against different Balinese teams. Each match will last for around 60 minutes, with short breaks and refreshments between matches.

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

- Training sessions at three locations (in the three Regencies of South Bali). The players will be divided into three groups at local schools.

Thursday, April 6, 2006

- 10:30 a.m.: Gianyar Cricket Oval. A 20:20 match.

More Information

For more information on any matches contact Alan Wilson of the Indonesian Cricket Foundation at telephone ++62-(0)81 23809861 .

As shown on, Australian fast bowler David Colley practising with his team mates. In the background is Dennis Lillee, regarded as the world's finest fast bowler, who shared the new ball for Australia with Colley.

"Cricket is baseball on valium."

Robin Williams

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Infrastructure First: Seaports and Airport
Transportation Minister Says Bali’s Airports, Seaports, and Passenger Terminals Must be Enhanced to Support Growing Passenger Numbers
Another Renovation for Bali’s Airport?
Minister of Transportation Wants Carrying Capacity of Bali’s Airport Increased to 35 Million Passengers per Year
Move Underway to Trump Chinese Tourists?
DPR-RI Vice Chairman Seeks Repeal of Wide-Ranging Visa Free Status for Indonesian Visitors
Departure, No Return
Garuda Accused of Incorrect Procedures in Death of Passenger Flying from Jakarta to Melbourne
Infrastructure First!
New Hotel Projects Set for Nusa Penida in Dire Need of Water and Electricity Support
Bali Welcomes 3 Millionth Visitor
Bali by the Numbers: BPS Says 43.3% More Foreign Visitors to Bali in August 2016, Passing the Year-to-Date Mark of 3 Million
In Need of a Designated Driver
European Couple Die in Motorcycle Mishap After a Night of Partying on Pererenan Beach in Bali
Bad Smells from the Kitchens?
Drainage Ditch at Bali Airport Filled with Foul-Smelling Pollutants Suspected to Come for Airline Catering Building
Cherishing the Children
St. Regis Resort Bali and Laguna Resort & Spa Raises More than $20,000 for UNICEF at Lavish Beachside Moonlight Dinner
It’s a Bali Holiday
Official National Holidays and Shared Holidays in Indonesia for 2017
Me and My Guitar
West Bali Police Send Home 18 Punkers on a Personal Sojourn in Bali
Passport to a Clean Bureaucracy
Indonesian Immigration Service Joins the Anti-Corruption Campaign
All [News]!