Club Cricket Conference

Tuesday, 30th November 2021

Barbados - Smile Group Travel Cup

17 June 2014

The Club Cricket Conference is delighted to confirm that as part of its commercial agreement with Smile Group Travel and the Barbados Tourism Authority, The Conference Cup will now be known as the 'Barbados and Smile Group Travel Cup'. The competition continues to be the premier club cup competition in the South East of England, taking over from the Evening Standard Challange Trophy in 2009, and will be part of the framework offered by CCC for the sponsors to engage with cricket clubs and players in the region.  

Please see here for the Round 3 Draw. Made by West Indian & Barbados batting legend, Gordon Greenidge, pictured with CCC Cricket Development Manager, Gulfraz Riaz.
 
CCC continues to work in support of club cricket in Southern England, with close to 1500 clubs as direct members or affiliated through leagues. It celebrates its centenary in 2015, during which it will be touring Grenada and Barbados with a full representative squad, a Ladies squad and a veterans squad. Non playing tourists will be most welcome and further details will be released during the season.
Smile Group Travel is a specialist tour company for schools and amateur clubs, as well as being the preferred tour operator for professional sports teams such as Warwickshire and Northants CCC. 
"Our packages are tailor made for each tour to ensure that the exact needs of the group are met.  This includes provisions for all age groups, levels of ability and purpose of the tour, ranging from a 'social tour' to a highly competitive international tournament.
We offer a vast array of destinations, including tour favourites like Barbados, Dubai and South Africa, as well as Spain, Ireland, the Channel Islands and more.  As of 2014, we are now available for tours within the UK.
In addition, we offer sensational supporters packages, including hosted tours to follow England, with the likes of Devon Malcolm and Gordon Greenidge.  We are now offering packages for the England tour to Sri Lanka, hosted by John Lever.
Smile Group Travel are incredibly proud to sponsor the Club Cricket Conference as they lead into their momentous Centenary year in 2015."
For further information on our tours, contact us on 0844 332 0440 or atinfo@smilegrouptravel.com.

For decades Barbados has been synonymous with cricket; producing somewhat of a conveyor belt of outstanding cricketers who have dominated the game and put the island firmly on the global cricket map. Players like Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Clyde Walcott, Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Conrad Hunte, and the undisputed greatest cricketer of all Time – The Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers, blazed the trail for the likes of Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Joel Garner and Malcolm Marshall to follow, to mention a few.
 
"The Barbados Tourism Authority UK has worked to identify and establish relationships with key cricketing associations and partners with a view to raising the Barbados profile amongst the cricket fraternity. As such, the BTA is delighted to announce a partnership with the Club Cricket Conference (CCC) ; an association of 1500 clubs and leagues based in the South of England. The BTA is looking forward to embracing the interests of club cricket at all levels. What’s more, 2015 sees the celebration of CCC’s centenary and as such, the association will be touring Barbados with a representative team, a ladies and veterans squad in October. England may be the birthplace of cricket but it has always had the strongest connections with Barbados.  The BTA’s partnership with the CCC is a fantastic vehicle to further increase the awareness of Barbados as a tourism destination and to encourage travel."