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Crusaders Cricket Australia Inc.
ABN 28 559 012 746

55 Keele Street,
Victoria, Australia 3066

ph. (+61 3) 9419 8028


The Beginning

Crusaders Australia is a wandering cricket team founded by Swan Richards OAM , Ben Barnett, David Richards OAM and Ray Steele O.B.E in 1977 who undertake annual tours around to help facilitate the development of promising Australian cricketers. They have been represented since by more than 2500 players, in more than 1500 games on numerous tours to England and Europe. Current players to have come through the Crusaders system include Clinton McKay, Rob Quiney, Aiden Blizzard and Dean Russ with players of the standing of Shane Warne, Paul Reiffel, and Matthew Elliott also having graduated from the Crusaders.

How to be a member and get involved with the Crusaders ?

While The Crusaders was established for the purpose of attracting current and former first class players and other cricket identities to assist in the delivery of our programs, in reality we are open to anyone interested in the game of cricket to become either a member or simply a volunteer.

The Crusaders are always on the lookout for players and umpires from all levels of cricket not just first class cricket, and scorers, team managers, supporters or anyone interested in simply helping to foster the game of cricket are always welcome with membership enquiries ultimately at the discretion of the Crusaders committee.

The Crusaders provides a terrific environment for those involved in not only our program of matches and also the 'Outright Foundation' and 'The Flashbacks' - i.e. - Players over 40, but also  through some wonderful functions and  renowned tours both locally and overseas that create  some lifelong memories and  friendships .

You can download the membership application form from HERE.

Please contact us on info@crusadersaustralia.com.au or at +61 450 613 337.

Crusaders April Newsletter

The Crusaders April Newsletter can be downloaded from HERE.


Europe Tour 2015
The tour will start in Munich. Travelling onto Ypres commemorating 100 years since the start of World War 1. Then on to Brussels to play the Royal Brussels CC at Waterloo where they are celebrating the 150th anniversaty the battle of Waterloo as well. Then on to Edinburgh, Nottingham and London.

Anybody interested in joining the tour, please contact us at info@crusadersaustralia.com.au or call Swan at +61 450 61 3337.

The tour itinerary form can be downloaded from HERE.


Crusaders Test Match @ Donvale CC from January 4th to 7th, 2015.

The Test match report can be downloaded from HERE

Crusaders at Arundel in 2011
Cricket in Vienna                       Cricket In Budapest, Hungry
Cricket in Zuoz, Switzerland
Grange C.C., Edinburgh

Cricket at Windsor Castle


Mission and Goal

To promote a love of the game amongst young cricketers, to make them better players and to imbue them with the spirit of fair play.
To take young cricketers overseas both to develop and to enjoy our great game.
To take veteran players and supporters on overseas trips both to explore and to play cricket in new destinations.


"Encourage first to be a champion person and second to be a Champion player." ___________________________

"Primarily for the yound who have their Cricket careers in front of them. Very few can ever become outstandingly succesful, but everybody can follow the footstaeps of the charecters of acclaim in the Cricket world. Play the game with heart, Spirit and Zest, and play to win but regardless of the result, always treat your adversaries as you would have them treat you, and play it as a sport. In other words, play Cricket in the fairest way." - as told to Swan by the Greatest.