Cricket in Fiji started in 1874 in Levuka, Ovalau when a visiting Royal Naval Ship played a local side selected at the Royal Hotel. This aroused a need to start a cricketing organisation to facilitate such travels and challenges from visiting teams, especially Royal Naval Ships.
The first trip in 1895 to New Zealand was a highlight of this small British Colonial administration and further trips and cricket matches eventuated leading to the tour of New South Wales in 1908 recognised as an official tour by the Fiji Cricket team. The Fiji Cricket Association was founded in 1946 by Philip Snow O.B.E with the support of Ratu Sir LalaSukuna who became the first President. In 1965, through the efforts of Philip Snow, Fiji was elected as an Associate Member.
International Cricket and Developing the game
The creation of the ICC Trophy in 1979 saw regular participation in top-level competition. The highlight of the ICC Trophy campaigns would be in the Netherlands in 1990 when Fiji beat Bermuda by 58 runs.