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.


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 looking for cricket players for next years ANZRI Railway Carnival in sunny Gold Coast, Queensland.

When: Sunday 12 February 2023 to Friday 17 February 2023

Where: Gold Coast, Queensland.

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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JAMES FARIA, VRI Cricket Team 2022 Member


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