Significant Milestones

When Event / Initiative
1930/31 to 1940/41

West Pennant Hills Cricket Club formed and played C Grade in the Parramatta competition

1941 to 1945

No cricket during the War Years

1946/47 Season

Reformed in the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Cricket Association (HKCA)

1990/91 Season

Waratah emblem adopted. Previously it was a badge with 2 x crossed bats and a red ball.

17th October 1992

Kanga (Junior Blasters since 2019/20) formed by Arthur Souter with first game at Pennant Hills Oval

5th July 1993

Name changed from West Pennant Hills Cricket Club (WPHCC) to West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club (WPHCCC)

22nd November 1993

Incorporation adopted

1995/96 season

Girls Cricket introduced by Arthur Souter

November 1998

First Club website launched –

6th July 1999

‘Participation over Results’ policy adopted for Junior cricket

2000/01 season

Club Wisden (Statistical history) launched (David Carey)

2011/12 season

A1 Grade unique player numbers introduced (James Makin)

2013/14 season

50 consecutive seasons in A1 Grade

13th December 2016

New Club website launched that embraced social media –

29th June 2017

CNSW Community Cricket Club of the Year

July 2017

SportNSW Community Club of the Year (Runner-up)

2017/18 season

Blowfly Cricket introduced by Bill Peterkin

  • CNSW Community Club of the Year;
  • SportNSW Community Club of the Year (Finalist);
  • ‘A Sport for All’ – CNSW nominee forAuistralian  Club of the Year (National award) – Runner-up
20th November 2019

New Constitution, written by Barry McDonald, was approved at a Special General Meeting (SGM)

2019/20 season

1,000th Junior Team entered


The most amazing year in our history. How about this for ‘Events” that shaped the way we play the game:

  • Extreme heat plus ‘Catastrophic’ fire conditions over December (2019) to February (2020) caused a number of Rounds to be cancelled
  • Drought caused cancellation of our Country Carnivals – Tamworth (U14s) & Taree (16s)
  • Rounds & Semi Finals washed out (February)
  • COVID-19 (March 2020 and ongoing) caused cancellation of Finals and Presentation days. It also changed the way the game is played due to social distancing.
  • CNSW Community Club of the Year
  • SportNSW Community Club of the Year (Finalist)
  • ‘A Sport for All’ – CNSW nominee for Australian Club of the Year (National Award) – Runner-up

This recognition is the 3rd State / National recognition in 5 years!