Lord’s Taverners Australia

Welcome to the premier cricket website for cricket lovers! Every cricket lover needs to be a Taverner!

Why? Because you will be “giving the young and disadvantaged a sporting chance”.

Since our foundation, we have channelled nearly $10 million into a host of different charities to lift the aspirations of those who have only dreamed about achievement in the past. Just recently, for instance, we were one of the major hosts for the National Cricket Inclusion Championships conducted in Geelong that brought together state teams representing the deaf, the blind and the intellectually disabled. We also play a major role in putting together the Imparja, the national championships for Australia’s indigenous people. There are many other less publicly visible activities that we support, too.

How do we do it? We host a number of activities that centre around matches involving our national teams; we host dinners that feature cricketing stars; we run special interest evening that are less formal than the breakfasts, dinners and lunches … AND we encourage philanthropic people to give to us directly. The funds raised here further the cause of ‘grass roots’ community-based cricket.

Volunteers run the Taverners. Apart from a paid part-time Executive Officer, all funds raised go to the charities that the Taverners support.

The Lord’s Taverners Australia is preparing itself to launch to the next level, in partnership with Cricket Australia, and you should be part of it!

Come and join us … you won’t be disappointed.

Paul Sheahan AM


Lords Taverners Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the 5 lucky winners:

1st Prize: N Ryder – NSW         3rd Prize: A Curtin – NSW

2nd Prize:  M Davies – WA       4th Prize: E Miley – TAS

5th Prize: G McGuinness – ACT

A huge thank you to the generosity of everyone who took part.


Cricket Australia Partnership Announcement

In recent weeks, commentary on cricket has been dominated by a head-strong and hard-edged debate led by senior administrators and senior players seeking to find agreement on a memorandum of understanding.

Rightly or wrongly, it’s left the sport with a perception of being focussed on money and performance where complex commercial terms for the elite could be considered more important than anything else the game offers to everyone else.

This week, cricket has an opportunity to shift the focus away from its head and recapture its heart.

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Paul Sheahan and James Sutherland announcing the new partnership between LTA and CA Q&A with Adam and Kerry Obrien

Become A Member Today!

Membership is open to all persons of good character who:

  • Support the aims and objectives of The Lord’s Taverners Australia and who
  • Are Australian citizens and currently live in Australia.

Once accepted new members need to pay the subscription fee and accept the provisions of the Constitution.

We would love you to join us as we endeavour to support disadvantaged and disabled young people achieve their academic and sporting potential.

Honorary life membership may be conferred upon any members of Lord’s Taverners Australia. See the Life Members of Lord’s Taverners Australia.

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