News – April 2019
Seniors Presentation Night
The Seniors Presentation Night was held on Friday 26th April and it was another great night. Congratulations to our major Award winners:
- Presidents Award (Jim Fuggle Trophy) – Bill Peterkin
- Player of the Year – Josh Banner
- Outstanding Prospect – Zac Morris
Peter Lees – Life Member
A special moment was the induction of Peter Lees as our 23rd Life Member in 88 years! Peter has played since 1994/95 and had a distinguished playing career. Peter has scored over 5,000 runs and is in the top 10 run scorers in our history.
Peter has been Seniors Treasurer since 2010. In 2013 he took on the Club Finance Director’s role. Traditionally, the Juniors and the Seniors have had their own Treasurer. The Club Treasurer has usually been one of these folk.
Since 2013, Peter took on all three roles which is an onerous job, especially at Registration time.
The quality of his work has been first class with Corporate level reporting standards and quality budgeting. The Club is in strong financial position despite significant headwinds and this is a credit to Peter’s financial guidance.
The season might be over but there is still a lot going on. The website will be updated regularly throughout the off-season so keep a look out for the latest News updates.
The major Events to look out for are:
- Club AGM – Monday 24th June
- Registration Day – Sunday 27th July
- First Seniors Training – Saturday 3rd August
- Junior Boys & Girls Presentation Night – Friday 14th June
- Seniors Presentation Night – Tuesday 9th July
- AGM – Tuesday 23rd July
Invitation Cricket game
In recognition of our great support of the McGrath Foundation since 2011/12 in raising over $40,000 the McGrath Foundation invited us to play in the prestigious annual game against Army at the historic Victoria Barracks Oval – the site of the very first game of cricket played in NSW way back in 1854.
The game was played on Saturday 30 March 2019.
This is a significant event. Apart from being an important fixture in the Army Cricket Club schedule, there is also a VIP Cocktail session after the game.
The Photo Gallery has all the photos posted – here
Cricket NSW advised us recently that we have been selected by the Sydney Sixers Metro Community Cricket team for Community Cricket Club of the Year for the annual A Sport For All Awards held by Cricket Australia. They commented that:
“WPHCCC has been a great example of bringing people of the community together. The Club has proven that hard work and great volunteers can achieve fantastic outcomes for the cricketing community! The Club encompasses a number of attributes that we believe contribute to what is a great cricket Club.”
Next steps involve us being considered for Club of the Year against the nomination from the Sydney Thunder Metro Team and a Team from Regional NSW. The winner is then invited to the Cricket Australia Awards for Club of the Year in May.
Irrespective of the next stage results this is a great acknowledgement to everyone involved in our Club.
Congratulations to our Major Award winners who were announced at the Juniors Presentation Day on Saturday 30 March 2019:
- Junior Player of the Year (John Coulthard Award) – Cameron Tunks (U16 White)
- Charles Booth Memorial Award – Trinity Newbury (Girls U13s)
- Volunteers of the Year Award:
- U8 to U11 – Lyndal Fraser and Dave Weeden
- U12 to U16 – Alicia Evans
- U11 Player of the Year (Ross Anderson Trophy) – Angus Weeden
Arthur Souter Award
Congratulations to those U16 players who have graduated after starting in Kanga:
Shaan Bakshi, Shashank Darapuneni, Alastair Fullerton, Aden Hanich, Oscar Keyes, Avikshiti Lath, Sachman Maini, Vinoshan Parathan, Cameron Tunks, Luca Vasic, Thomas Vella.
Junior Grand Final Results
Congratulations to our Grand Finalists this season. Unfortunately after a day of rain, no matches got on so the higher placed Team who the Premiership. Match results are:
WPHC Blue (3rd) drew with Hornsby (1st) – Runner up
WPHC Red (3rd) drew with Castle Hill White (1st) – Runner up
WPHC Red (1st) drew with WPHC Purple (3rd) – Premier & Runner up
Team standing’s after the last Round (Round 10). Congratulations to our Teams who made it through to the Semi’s, they are highlighted below:
U16s – Blue 3rd, White 4th
U15s – 4th
U14s – Red 3rd, Orange 4th, White 8th
U13s – Red 1st, Purple 3rd, Blue 5th Blue 7th, Orange 9th
U12s – Orange 5th ,Gold 7th, Green 9th, Red 11th, Blue 13th
U11s – Green 6th, Blue 7th, Red 13th, Gold 18th
U10s – non competition
U9s – non competition
U8s – non competition
Major Award Winners
Congratulations to our Major Award winners:
- Charles Booth Memorial Award – Trinity Newbury
Trinity becomes our 1st Girl player to win our longest standing Award (since 1969).
- Lisa Sthalekar Trophy (Player of the Year) – Ellen Hall
- Volunteer of the Year – Anthony Hale
Congratulations to our U15 Red’s who won the Minor Premiership in a close fought Competition. There is no Grand Final in the U15s with a 1st past the post approach. The final game was the decider against Castle Hill who came 2nd in a close fought contest.
Congratulations to the Blues also who finished 3rd and just 6 points off 1st place. Well done to both Teams and everyone involved.
U13s – Grand Final
WPHC 100 lost to Castle Hill 1/102 – well done to Trinity Newbury who top scored with 23 in just 46 deliveries. We just ran out of overs with Castle Hill scoring the runs in the last over of the 20.
Congratulations to the Season’s best performers:
- Batting – Trinity Newbury (116 runs with infinity average)
- Bowling – Shiloh David (11 wickets at 8.09)
- Team Award – Halle Newbury
U15s – 1st past the post
WPHC Red 6/31 drew with Castle Hill – rain affected game
Congratulations to the Season’s best performers:
- Batting – Ellen Hall 155 runs @ 51.6
- Bowling – Andrea Bennett 9 wickets at 6.89
- Team Award – Jess Phillips
WPHC Blue 4/107 lost to Thornleigh 6/110 – best for us with the bat was Amy Hale with 21 from just 21 deliveries and Nidhi Kukubooru with 20 runs.
Congratulations to the Season’s best performers:
- Batting – Esha Tiwana 173 runs @ 86.5
- Bowling – Riya Pradeep 10 wickets at 8.3
- Team Award – Grace Keane and Aliya Colburt
Our Girls Division is doing great things in developing the cricket pathway for Girls – take a bow Mr Chivers. Northern District CC has entered a Team in the new U15 Brewer Shield which is the Representative stream for Girls in the Sydney Grade Competition. We now have a record 10 Girls playing in the U15 Brewer or U18 Brewer this week plus two more on standby so 12 in all. How good is that!
The Seniors Grand Finals were played on Saturday and Sunday 23rd & 24th March 2019). Congratulations to our Premiers:
- C2 Blue (Fieds) 9/106 drew with Galston-Glenorie 157
- C3 (Buzz) 119 defeated Berowra 97
Commiserations to our Runners up who both won the Minor Premiership:
- A2 (Simon) 188 lost to Berowra 3/200
- B1 (Gunny) 121 & 5/25 lost to Berowra 195
Match Reports will be on the website by tomorrow.
Grand Final highlights
- Josh Banner (A2) 55 Vs Berowra @ Parklands Oval
- Kyle Townsend (B1 Red) 52 Vs Berowra @ Kenthurst Park
- Brent van Wyk (C3) 47 Vs Berowra @ Greenway Park
- Jack Barry (C2 Blue) 4/42 Vs Galston-Glenorie @ The Glade.
- A2 lead the way this season with Josh Banner (613 @ 56) and James Partridge (457) the top run scorers
- Brent Larkham (443), Asees Rajput (434) and Richard Hughes (427) rounded out the top 5
- Josh’s 561 runs in A2 is now the record season tally for that grade (passing Matt Venables’ 546)
- The highest individual score for the year was Alex Chidgey’s 134 in C2, followed by Josh’s 123no in A2
- A2 were again at the top, with Luke Herzog the leading wicket taker (40). Napier Gryst was 2nd with 29
- Tis Mistry (28), Ben Meikle (26) and Amitava Sen (26) completed the top 5
- Aaron Hawkins (9.5 in B1) had the best average out of those who took more than 20 wickets
- Rob Knapman’s 7/35 were the best figures for an individual innings. Dave Larkham was next best with 7/60, taking 7 of his 18 wickets for the season in one innings
- Simon Smyth moved to 6th on the all-time wicket taking tally, and is now clear 1st in the all-time A2 tally
- Lachie McBrien took the most dismissals for the year – 22
Season High Achievers
Top 5 batsmen
- Josh Banner (A2) – 613 runs @ 55.8
- James Partridge (A2) – 457 runs @ 28.6
- Brent Larkham (B1 Red) – 443 runs @ 31.6
- Asees Rajput (C1) – 434 runs @ 33.4
- Richard Hughes (C1) – 427 runs @ 28.5
Top 5 Bowlers
- Luke Herzog )A2) – 40 wickets @ 11.7
- Napier Gryst (C1) – 29 wickets @ 12.7
- Tis Mistry (A2) – 28 wickets @ 12.5
- Amit Sen (D1) – 26 wickets @ 10.3
- Ben Meikle (B1 Red) – 26 wickets @ 13.9
- Brent Larkham (B1 Red) – 11 catches
- Connor Mayoh (D1) – 10 catches
- Riley Paton (C3) – 10 catches
- Napier Gryst (C1) – 9 catches
- Jack Barry (C2 Blue) – 9 catches
- Bailey Miedley (A1) – 9 catches
- John Rose (C3) – 9 catches
Top 3 wicket-keepers
- Lachlan McBrien (A2) – 18 dismissals (16 catches & 2 stumpings)
- Indranil Mukherjee (C2 Red) – 17 dismissals (12 catches + 5 stumpings)
- Matt Schwartzel (C2 Blue) – 15 dismissals (13 + 2)
Final standings follows. The Grand Finalists have been highlighted:
- A1 Grade – 4th
- A2 – 1st
- Blue (Rick) – 8th
- Red (Gunny) – 1st
- B2 – 3rd
- C1 – 6th
- Blue (Fieds) – 1st
- Red (Indranil) – 5th
- C3 – 1st
- D1 – 3rd
- D2 – 6th
“Bistro WPH” Photo of the Month
Congratulations to Ben Meikle (B1) who has won the Bistro WPH Photo of the Month prize. Ben has provided photos through the season but the ones he took of A2 were beauties. Check them out – here
Ben has won a $50 voucher at the fabulous Bistro for – here
Thanks to everyone who sent in photos throughout the season.