One Dayer – Round 1 (28 September 2019)

A1 Grade

WPHC 175 lost to Hornsby 1/176

We won the toss and elected to bat. Rising star and young gun Zac Morris lead the way with the bat, scoring 50, making it look easy.

There were some valuable contributions on the way to 175 from Ashane De Silva, Andrew Morris and Josh Banner. Unfortunately, in the second last over, skipper JP sustained an injury and had to retire hurt, leaving WPHCCC with 10 men to field and one recognised bowler short.

Costo Costigan took the reigns and skippered the run defence. A challenging task. Unfortunately, Kyle ‘KT’ Townsend was the only bowler to pick up a wicket with Hornsby showing a dominant performance with the bat to finish at 1/176. St Ives next, bring it on

A2 Grade

WPHC Blue (Gunny) 185 defeated Hornsby 9/139

To start the season we were greeted to a lightning fast outfield at Caddies Creek, with Kenthurst winning the toss and opting to bowl first.

After losing a few wickets early, Kenthurst had us under pressure at 3/38. Star recruit Billy Gaunt (39) then came to the crease and showed his class to stem the flow of wickets, whilst keeping the runs ticking along. Billy was then joined at the crease by Mikey Fiedler (74*) who took advantage of the fast outfield to hit 11 boundaries in his unbeaten knock. Cameos from Stanton “Pon” Tam (13) and Ray Khamis (15) saw us finish on a respectable total of 185.

With the quick outfield, we knew this total wasn’t going to be easy to defend. But our bowlers ensured the result was never in doubt, taking wickets at regular intervals. Aaron Hawkins (3/23), Semonn Oleksyn (2/26), Matt Watts (2/38) and Ben “Best” Meikle (2/18) did the damage with the ball, while Peter Flook was unlucky to go wicket-less. A clinical display with the ball was backed up by a strong fielding performance, with Kenthurst finishing well short of our total on 139.

A great win to start the season! Special thanks to Az Carlini and Aaron Hawkins for filling in this week boys!

WPHC Red (Andy) 3/167 defeated Hornsby 9/166

Oblivious, delusional, unforgivable, irrational and downright silly are just some of the words to describe playing A2’s with only 10 players at Greenway Park. They are also words to describe any humans that tipped GWS today.

How bad were the Giants? Toby Greene obviously didn’t eye gouge enough blokes. Shane Mumford – do you want to compete? Jeremy Finlayson – did you even play? Richmond were too good today. They demolished the Giants around the contest, and pressured them into turning the ball over. And I’m no expert, but kicking 3 goals in a Granny probably won’t get you home.

Fernie ‘No Blazer’ Meikle rocked up late, to display one of the worst Captain’s efforts at a toss. No blazer, no Captain’s hat, making the other skip toss the coin at our home game and electing to bowl when we had 6 players. Anyway, play on.

Geez Richmond were good today. Hate to say it. How does a debutant play in a GF and almost win Normie????

We bowled first. If we had a coach and did training, both of which are ridiculous, we would be practising run outs. What a circus.

First, Fernie missed a run out from a boner away, then the Robertson’s, Mobbo ‘First Receiver’ Robertson and Figgie ‘Second Receiver’ Robertson decided to throw the ball to each other whilst a Hornsby batsman fell on the ground, with the stumps in the middle (insert Benny Hill music here). Any chance of hitting the pegs boys? Go to lane 5 at Hornsby AMF and hit 10 of them.

Fernie took the first wicket, thanks to a comfy catch by Ben ‘Le Bleu’ French. We then took 8 poles after drinks, thanks to Mobbo ‘No 5 Fa’ Robertson and Figgie ‘Curtly Ambrose’ Robertson, who took 6 between them. A great run out by Fabs ‘That’s How It’s Done Robertson’s’ Faber and a wicket to Keats ‘Vegan Bat’ Keating rounded out the innings.

A special mention to Kaz ‘Best Smyth’ Smyth, who took 8 wickets upon her spectator arrival. She then left after a joke about a Berowra player being a hands on dog breeder.

Batting was good. 36, 32, 27*, 26*, 26 is an even card. Got the runs 3 down. Volc ‘New Bat’ Banner pulled his way to a solid start to the season, even without the support of the visor chairs. With work to do, Cam ‘I’m 14 And Still Better Than Your Team’ Tunks and Fabs ‘I’m Older But Also Better Than Your Team’ Faber, saw us home, with a delightful partnership. Tunksy is a top grade (A2) player of the future, and Fabs’ knock was so pretty, if he was on the Bachelor, I’d give him a rose.

Anyway, we won by 7 wickets.

B1 Grade

WPHC 1/149 defeated Hornsby 3/147

Arriving to Montview today with high expectations for the season, and this was further continued with Rick “the flair” Turner winning the toss and sending Hornsby in. We started strong with the ball, Dean “Deanus” Carlin cleaned up with 2 wickets early within the first 3 overs, and Nathaniel “Schlumps” Chidgey bowling tight from the other end.

Hornsby were tied down for the first 20 with good tight bowling and Chris “the fake Scott” Williamson lead the charge. After drinks Hornsby got away a little with some lucky shot placement and some very ordinary bowling, however we restricted them to 3/147.

Richie Hughes (39) and Raghu Chary (86*) begun the innings with a strong opening partnership, with an opening stand of 73 before Richie succumbing to a very outrageous shot.

Raghu clapped some serious Hornsby cheeks over the remainder of the innings, with Alex “Hooch” Turner (16*) only required to rotate the strike.

Overall a very convincing win, and always nice to clap some Hornsby cheeks to begin the season.

Looking forward to next week for another one day win.

B2 Grade

WPHC 5/195 defeated Hornsby 6/151

We lost the toss and were sent in to bat on a great looking Dural Park. The innings got off to a poor start, losing a wicket in the first over. We found ourselves struggling at 3/35 after the first 10 overs. Dinesh De Silva joined Avi Lath at the crease and the pair put on a great 77 run partnership before Avi was dismissed for 30.

Dinesh continued on with a great display of power hitting with 9 boundaries in his 62 runs. A great 50 run partnership between Tim Worthington (29*) and Ryan Loveridge (33*) saw us post a very defendable 195.

Our opening bowlers start well with few runs being given away. Anush Sharma (2/19) got the first breakthrough thanks to a sharp catch by Avi in gully. Matt Digby (1/18) got the next wicket by scattering the stumps. Eric Junkkari (1/23), Ryan Loveridge (1/21) and Dinesh De Silva (1/9) all got amongst the wickets.

A great start to the season with a solid performance!

C1 Grade

WPHC Blue (Fieds) 9/134 lost to Castle Hill 1/134

Match report not yet received

WPHC Red (Phill) 8/103 defeated Sydney Lions 9/102

After losing the toss to Sydney Lions and having to bowl first, both openers Sam Hando and Harrison Sayer were unlucky to go wicket-less in their opening spells, although wicket-less they went for very few runs.

However, both change bowlers, Warren Schwartzel and Connor Mayoh kept up the good tight bowling and were both rewarded with a wicket each in their spells.

That took us into drinks with Sydney Lions 2 down for 43 runs. After drinks the good bowling continued from Alec Silins and Tom Hando, for several overs there were no wickets but very few runs, until Alec took his first wicket of the season and it didn’t take long for his second.

Some very good death bowling from Connor, Warren and Sam coupled with 2 good run outs ended the Lions inning 2 balls short of the 35 overs, being bowled out for 102. Warren got off to a great start to the innings with his son Matt, until a small top order collapse left us vulnerable until Harrison (25) and Connor (15) put on a great partnership of 45 to save the innings and get us very close to the final total.

With Marcus getting a valuable 7 to get us even closer and then Harry finished it off and hit the winning runs down to square leg with 2 wickets to spare.

C2 Grade

WPHC 156 lost to Hornsby 161

With delays to the start of game at Foxglove oval, good to see the team enjoy some banter and suggestions how to win the toss. But as it goes, lost the toss and fielded first.

Good steady spell from the openers Amitava (4/32) and Josh followed by Nikki (2/21) and Sreeni (3/39), we kept chipping away the wickets away at every change. Showed the team had the bowing balance, but think we missed a slow bowler option. John Rose (1/16) and Tarun (0/17) also bowled quite steady overs but Hornsby still put up a good total 161 losing all their wickets in 32 overs.

Our turn to bat and it was not the start we wanted. Lost 4 top order wickets for just 25 runs; With a change of batting order, Nikki (26) and John (48) steadied in the middle, partnership of 60 runs for the 5th wicket. Brief cameos from Brent (12), Josh (9), Sreeni (14) and Amitava (5) at the end kept us in the hunt, losing out just by 5 runs in the last over.

Good temperament shown all around and good to get all 11 players from core team playing together.

No shortage of talent in this team just need to tidy up top order batting. Will miss Nikki from next round as he goes up to join C1 (Stu Fieds) team.

C3 Grade

WPHC 134 lost to Kissing Point 6/135

Winning the toss, we decided to bat first and see if we could post a competitive total. There was some steady batting with some really good signs of what we can produce, however, no one really took the game away from the opposition. Best contributions were Ramil De Silva (26) Sam Kirkegard (25) and Riley Paton (20).

134 runs was about 25 short of where we would have liked, but still a score to bowl at. We started with some tight bowling and created a couple of chances but we were unable to capitalise and a good 2nd wicket partnership took the KP side towards 100.

We kept fighting, and the breakthrough came when Dave Behlevanas took 2 poles in 2 balls to find himself on a hat trick. It wasn’t to be, but he did pick up a 3rd to finish with 3/16. Other wicket takers were the Vinks – Paul (2/22) and Xander (1/24).

When we fine tune a few of our skills and start gelling as a side, we will be back on the winning side of the ledger. The two day games coming up should allow us the chance to do just that.

D1 Grade

WPHC Blue (Rob) 94 lost to Glenorie 7/136

Match report to follow

WPHC Red (Diggers) 6/133 lost to Beecroft 8/135

After a bit of chopping and changing of players this week to help out higher grades, we arrived at Campbell Park with 3 x 16 year olds, 1 x 15 year old, 2 x 14 year olds, a mid 30 and 4 x shall we say, slightly more experienced players.

Ian/Diggers/Papa Diggs proceeded to lose the toss and Beecroft sent us in to have a bat first. We were going to bat first anyway so no fine for losing the toss.

Ian(28) and Lachlan (13) started steadily and put on 33 for the first wicket and lost another soon after before Craig(30 retired) came in to steady the innings.

Ben (33) got himself in before hitting a few boundaries but some tight bowling from Beecroft restricted us to 6/133.

With only a modest total to defend, early wickets were crucial and with Jack (1/35) and Disco Dave (2/25) opening, Jack had a wicket, clean bowled in his first over. With some nice stump to stump bowling, Disco(call me Terry Alderman) got an lbw in his 3rd over and Beecroft were 2/24.

The Beecroft skipper then started to tee off and took the total to 60 before Mukund (2/15), bowling with some nice pace, got an edge which Samarth, who kept nicely all afternoon, snapped up with a nice catch behind the stumps. Mukund got another wicket a couple of balls later and we had some belief that we were a good chance. Lachlan (2/15) bowled some really nice legspin and at drinks, we had Beecroft 6/84.

Unfortunately Beecroft managed to hang in against our bowlers and despite Ben (1/20) bowling some nice left arm mediums, they managed to pass us 8 down with 3 overs to spare.

Despite not getting the win, was a pretty good start to the season with everyone getting a bat and/or bowl. Another 20 runs or so and we probably would have taken the game out.

D2 Grade

WPHC 185 lost to Kissing Point Blue 4/202

We loss the toss at Karuah and were sent in to bowl. The other team were mainly 16 and 17 year olds except for the three wise men. We got their opener out for 6 but things were not as lucky from then on.

They had three batsmen who scored 48,52 and 48. One was a 13 yr old pocket rocket. They hit 202 for the loss of 4wickets. We had absolutely no luck in catches which always landed 10-20 metres away from any of our fields men.

We managed to hit 185 due to Arun hitting 48, followed by Luke with 23 and then Praneel at 68 runs.

However, we ran out of wickets and were only 17 runs short at the end of 35 overs. So we were in the ballpark and a pretty good effort from all concerned. A much improved effort from last year. So don’t be too disappointed as it was a fine effort.

Personal Achievements

This season we are again going to update and track Players approaching personal milestones. Keep a look out for this update to see who has achieved something special or who is approaching a special achievement.

Performances will be updated mid-week once all scorecards are uploaded.


Batting Grade


4,000 runs
Nathan Fathers C1 3,762 runs
2,000 runs
Alex Robertson A2
1,957 runs
Josh Banner A1 1,813 runs
Tarun Lath C2 1,829 runs
1,000 runs
John Rose C2 984 runs
Ben Meikle B1 936 runs


Brent Van Wck C2 963 runs


Asees Rajput C2 888 runs


Alex Chidgey C2 893 runs
Michael Robertson A2 861 runs


Raghu Chary B2 897 runs
Ashane de Silva A1 833 runs
Ramil De Silva C3 831 runs


Tis Mistry A1 806 runs
Zac Morris B1 878 runs
Richard Hughes 793 runs
Steve Burrows C3 786 runs
300 wickets
Rowan Keating A2 284 wickets
Justin Paterson A1 278 wickets
200 wickets
Chris Williamson B2 191 wickets
100 wickets
Andy Meikle A2 99 wickets
Dan Costigan A1 84 wickets


50 wickets
Brent Larkham A2 47 wickets
Jackson Preedy A1 47 wickets
Roshan Withanage D1 47 wickets
David Larkham D1 39 wickets
Paul Vink C3 30 wickets