About International Cricket Tours
|Founded through a combination of decades of travel industry experience and a personal love for cricket, Sara Malin started International Cricket Tours in 2013. Sara’s life passion for the sport runs deep so her knowledge of the sport and network of cricketing legends is enviable.|
International Cricket Tours specialises in providing high quality travel experiences designed to indulge your passion for following professional cricket all over the world. We enable you to keep pace with the England teams’ highs and lows whilst providing you with a holiday experience you’ll cherish for years to come.
Importantly International Cricket Tours also provides exciting playing tours for clubs and schools offering training and professional mentoring opportunities internationally that help to fuel and motivate the pipeline of future talent and cricket lovers alike.
Demonstrating our dedication to the sport we have been an official partner to the Lord’s Taverners, the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity dedicated to giving disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance. We also have supported the Cricketer Village Cup Professional Cricketers Association and a Chance to Shine.
So if you love watching or playing cricket then speak to us first, we will do our best to fuel your passion and provide those extra touches that great travel experiences are made of.
Meet the Team
Back in the early ’80s my sister invited me to accompany her and a small party of cricketers to Barbados. I’d never been to the Caribbean before so I set aside some time to think about it… two seconds later I said ‘yes please’. Some months later I was enjoying winter sunshine in heavenly surroundings, mixing with famous cricketers, soaking up the West Indies cricket vibe and wondering how I could have more of this in my life.
Back in the UK I kept in touch with the cricketers I’d met and put the wheels in motion to leave the John Lewis Partnership and start my career in sports travel. Since then, cricket has taken me all over the world, I have personally visited all the destinations and practically all the resorts we work with and I pride myself on maintaining excellent grass-roots relationships that, of course, ultimately benefit the people who book with us.
At the heart of my passion then and today is seeing fans of the game experience the unique thrills of those big international cricketing occasions in some of the world’s most spectacular locations. So it was with great surprise and pride that I accepted the ‘Best Cricket Tour Company 2016’ award* on behalf of my company, International Cricket Tours. Yesss! Award-winning service and products is what we’re all about.
Sports Tour Rep
As a life long Surrey CCC supporter I grew up watching the likes of John Edrich & Robin Jackman playing for Surrey, and as a England supporter I could not wait to start touring the world to watch England play.
My first trip was to Australia was for the Ashes in the winter of 2002/3 and Sydney was my first destination not a great tour as we lost 4-1 but at least we won that test and I caught the bug and could not wait to return in 2006/7 when we had less success loosing 5-0
Since then I have been out to Durban, Cape Town , Chandigarh, St Kitts, Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Dubai + Singapore and cant wait to meet everyone in Australia, and next year in New Zealand & Sri Lanka. One of my favourite nights out was at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks, Durban where the England team stayed – Cape town is right up there for a cricket venue and am looking forward to revisiting there in 2020.
My other love is being a life long season ticket holder at Chelsea Football Club, and have been lucky enough to have seen them win everything over the past 20 Years traveling all over Europe to do so, but my passion to follow England in the summer and on winter tours is something every cricket fan should make time for and go, the supporters are wonderful, the venues often beyond belief and watching an England Team on top is an opportunity not to be missed. it’s like a ”Jolly Up” like no other, So come on! Book a tour, see you there – the first beer is on me.
Sports Tour Co-ordinator
I have been lucky enough to be travelling on England overseas cricket tours for almost a decade. My first tour was, of course, to Australia and the 2006/7 Ashes Tour. A fantastic country to first experience the highs and lows (England lost 5-0) of an absorbing Test match series. I began working on cricket tours soon after with Sport Abroad on their West Indies tour of 2009. Since then I have been involved in some capacity on every major overseas England cricket tour. After 4 years with Sport Abroad I switched to another TUI brand, Thomson Sport, and became their Tour Co-ordinator for ‘Barmy Travel’. As the appointed ‘official’ partner with the Barmy Army I was primarily responsible for creating, selling and operating their overseas touring programme until 2016 when I joined International Cricket Tours.
Marketing & Tour Representative
Cricket has been in Dominic’s blood since he was a boy, growing up with a cricket mad Dad, he and his brothers used to watch him play at weekends and they all grew up with a love for cricket.
He was lucky to be accepted for a trial with Yorkshire at 17, even though it turned out he didn’t quite make the grade, he had his day at Headingley bowling at Metcalfe, Blakey and Moxon and sharing a ball with paceman Paul Jarvis, his Dad was watching too.
Dominic was one of the team Captains at Richmond Cricket Club during their record breaking year in 2010, when the club claimed four league titles out of five as well as a promotion to the Middlesex Premier Division.
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Last updated October 17th, 2017