Although financial considerations rather than any dearth of players have tended to curtail New Zealand's activities in international play, several overseas tours, and tours by overseas teams, have been arranged. English teams have visited New Zealand on three occasions: in 1935 (B. Archdale, captain); in 1949 (M. Hide, captain); and in 1957–58 (M. Duggan, captain); while a New Zealand team visited England in 1954 (R. McKenzie, captain). On three occasions New Zealand teams have toured Australia, the first being in 1938 when a New Zealand team, under I. Lamason, played in Sydney during the 150th Anniversary celebrations. Since then New Zealand teams have toured Australia in 1956–57 (R. McKenzie, captain), and Australian teams have toured New Zealand in 1948 (M. Dive, captain) and 1961 (M. Picton, captain).
by Jean Melva Stonell, Secretary, New Zealand Women's Cricket Association, Wellington.