Throughout the year, the cricket group host matches and competitions and we encourage as many members to become as involved as this is a great way to relax, have fun, enjoy your favourite sport, and meet new people.

ANZRI Cricket Carnival

A highlight in the calendar is the Australian & New Zealand Railway Institute (ANZRI) Cricket Carnivals, these have been contested since 1929, at rotating venues around the States of Australia & in New Zealand. These Carnivals are held usually over a 10-12 day period, and are as much a social as competitive event. Official Functions occur throughout the Carnival period, and visitors are welcome to attend as well.



ANZRI 2023

The VRI Cricket Team officially took out the ANZRI 2023 title on the Gold Coast during February. This was a fabulous win by the team! Congratulations to all players and to the volunteers who spend hours ensuring the smooth running of the event for all players and officials from across Australia.

VRI winning team 2023

VRI Winning Team

Sam Lawton, VRI Cricket Team Manager
We had a victorious carnival. We won the T20 and the Commissioners shield.
4  Victorian players were selected in the All Australian Team.

  • Steve Kemp was our captain, was the player of the carnival.
  • Steve Kemp, Akash Soeny, Kallum Volpy, Logan Kemp were the All Australian.
  • Since 2005 we have winners in 2005, 2015, 2019,2023.
  • Runners up in 2003, 2009, 2017, 2022.

That’s a pretty good record I think.

2023 - VICS Team

VRI Winning Team


2023 - All Aust Team

All Australian Team

Meet the 2022 team

Vic Team 2022 Lauceston resized

Back: Robert Watts, Jim Sidens, Ramesh Nadarajah, Rahul Patel (Capt), Tony Landi, Sameer Shingala,
Steven Kemp, Logan Kemp, Rajan Mohindru, Sam Lawton (Manager)
Front: Steve Jones, Kingsley Rajasingham, Matt Faria, James Faria, David Doran.


Congratulations to all participants of the ANZRI Cricket Carnival held in Launceston 6-11 February!

Victoria VRI made it to the Grand Final but were defeated 153 to 73 by Queensland -QRI.

Thanks to Sam Lawton and the ANZRI organising committee, the players, Mayor Albert van Zetten and the City of Launceston for supporting this long running event.





Australian & New Zealand Railway Institute are always looking for cricket players - next Carnival 2025.

Pre-requisite: You must be a financial member of the Victorian Railways Institute (VRI)

Selected players will be required to apply for their own leave and pay a deposit, capitation fee, accommodation costs and travel costs. Team clothing will be supplied.

For more information, please email with details of your experience and current level of participation.



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"The VRI opens the door to a large support network of rail members alike. Everyone welcomes you with open arms and pushes you in the right direction.    

JAMES FARIA, VRI Cricket Team 2022 Member


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