T20 Match Reports – Day 2 (21 September 2019)

1st Grade

WPHC Blue (Justin) Vs Normanhurst-Warrawee

Results & Report not available.

 WPHC Red (Andy) 5/131 defeated St Ives 5/113

Match Report to follow shortly.

2nd Grade

WPHC (Gunny) 8/42 lost to Berowra Maroon 3/43

Playing at Brooklyn, yes that place in the middle of nowhere, even more than Berowra, despite the sun being out from all the rain during the week the outfield was very slow.

Not much to say with the bat. Unfortunately our team was short of big hitters, and good shots weren’t rewarded at all. Resorting to big hitting just led to dismissals. Al Turner (8) best demonstrated this with a clean strike down the ground bouncing just before the boundary to just completely stop, and almost led to a run out as Al sat and watched his work assuming the ball would make the boundary easily.

Mikey Fiedler (12) hit a nice 6 in his first game back from a season off with injury which was the only boundary. Chidge hit a reverse ramp for a few, that was pretty cool.

Obviously not having many runs to defend, bowling was shared around with Matty Watts, Semonn and Nikhil all taking a wicket. If we had a few more runs to defend it could’ve been an interesting game, with Berowra passing our score in the 12th over.

Overall a day to forget and we look forward to the actual season starting!

3rd Grade

WPHC Red (Napper) 7/92 lost to Kissing Point 4/125

Normal services resumed this week with Naps losing the toss and being sent in to the field. Dean Carlin (1/2) got the early breakthrough thanks to a sharp catch by Marcus Exton at midwicket. Chris Williamson (1/5) knocked over the stumps with his first delivery of the season. Marcus (1/12) was rewarded with an LBW after hitting the pads a couple of balls in a row.

Raghu Chary (31) got the run chase off to a great start, sending the ball over the fence for a maximum. Wickets fell regularly to see the run rate required climb. Chris Williamson (19) batted well working the ball around the ground.

A slow run chase saw us fall short of the oppositions total.

Bring on the main season!!

WPHC Blue (Steve Quan)6/107 defeated Glenorie 90

Arrived at Greenway to see that fertliser had been recently laid with little grass on the field. Quan won the toss and we were keen to bat. Matt Schwartzel (15) opened and the going was tough for the batters with Glenorie District bowlers right on target and WPH being 1/37 off 10 overs.

Tom Hando (12) hit a couple of lusty blows as Tanay Hira (15) knocked the ball around to keep the scoreboard ticking. Prashant Kumar (32*) with Karl Mehta (8*) put on a 34 run 7th wicket stand to bring us to a competitive total of 6 for 107. Unfortunately Prashant Kumar pulled something in his leg and we wish him well in recovery, however we had Anush “Brooklyn” Sharma to fill in to field. (Sorry Gunny)

Glenorie District had some quality openers and they took to our bowlers in the first few overs. Sam Hando (1/17 off 4) removed the dangerous B1 bat with a bowled however Glenorie were well on target at 1/51 off 9.

A fine stumping by Matt Schwartzel off Quan (1/5 off 1) followed up by bowler of the day Connor Mayoh (2/10 off 3) brought us back in the game with a clean bowled and a catch taken by Rahul Tripathi.

The runs were drying up and we turned to Karl Mehta’s spin (1/5 off 1) who bowled a ‘wrong-un’ deceiving the batsman when the ball pitched close to his own toes, well caught by Warren Schwartzel at square leg. Tanay Hira (1/2 off 2) and Tom Hando (0/14 off 4) killed off any chance Glenorie had to win the game with their total being 6 for 90 at close.

Fielding was much better today and we showed that our bowlers can do a good job as we move into Semi’s in coming weeks.

4th Grade

WPHC Red (Indranil) 7/118 lost to Kenthurst 9/135

WHPC was sent in to bowl first and we started well with controlled line and length from Amit and Josh. Only three odd runs were conceded in the first 4 overs with a wicket to Amit. First change Alex was also keeping to tight length rewarding him with a scalp.

However from here on we lost our way a bit with high full tosses on leg side resulting in Opponent getting their confidence going. We conceded about 88 runs in the middle 8 overs which took the score to a challenging level. Late flurry of wickets due to some tight bowling saw the brakes being put on a bit.

Smaller legsides at Holland Reserve showed promise of quick runs chasing an admirable total from the Opponent. Our turn to bat and Tarun and Vinod started the proceeding steadily, both looking solid in the face of some pretty quick bowling from Kenthurst.

Players in the entire Kenthurst team looked like fresh out of school or still at school, unusual for 4th grade. Tarun was playing well but we kept losing wickets on the other end causing the asking rate to creep up. At the end we fell short by not much and could have taken it home had we not conceded so many in the mid overs.

Win would have been good but a good warmup for the main season nonetheless. Tarun Lath 51, Alex Chidgey 25, Amit Sen 4/7, Josh Elliott 1/22, Alex Chidgey 2/17, Vatsal Garg 2/29

WPHC Blue (Buzz) 7/82 lost to Thornleigh 5/83

Winning the toss this week we thought we’d switch things around and have a bat first, making sure those who missed out last week got some time in the middle.

Unfortunately, things didn’t go quite to plan and we were 4/7 after 3 overs!

A solid recovery was led by Dave B with some welcome time in the middle for a well made 20, fill in Pravin looked good in support and Xander (15*) and a good looking knock from Connor (20) at least gave us a few to bowl at.

The Opposition set about punishing anything short, but when the ball was pitched up it paid dividends with Mukhund bowling really well. Rowan and Callum collected a wicket each and last minute sub Smithy grabbing a 3-for1.

Not enough runs today, but looking forward to having the full season side together next week for the start of the season proper.

5th Grade

WPHC Red (Rob) Vs Castle Hill – Caddies Creek

Scores and Report not yet available.

WPHC Blue (Captain Mike) 6/65 lost to Glenorie 2/68

We lost the toss and were sent into bat at Les Shore top oval. Only Praneel was comfortable hitting 34 runs before holding out in the 20th over. No one else got more than 6 runs.

We seemed to have difficulty just hitting runs and our two openers were out for ducks. It still took Glenorie until the beginning of the 16th over to get the required winning runs.

So in some ways that was a good effort considering our low score. So don’t be disheartened and the proper Round doesn’t start until next week. So everything starts anew then.

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
Josh Banner A1
Tarun Lath C2
1,000 runs
John Rose C2 984 runs
Ben Meikle B1 936 runs
Brent Van Wck C2 932 runs
Asees Rajput C2 888 runs
Alex Chidgey C2 868 runs
Michael Robertson A2 861 runs
Raghu Chary B2 859 runs
Ashane de Silva A1 833 runs
Ramil De Silva C3 831
Tis Mistry A1 806 runs
Zac Morris B1 801 runs
Richard Hughes C2 793 runs
Steve Burrows C3 781 runs
300 wickets
Rowan Keating A2 281 wickets
Justin Paterson A1 278 wickets
200 wickets
Chris Williamson B2 190 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 46 wickets
David Larkham D1 37 wickets
Paul Vink C3 30 wickets