West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club
Girl’s cricket has a pathway for players of all abilities:
- Junior Blasters caters for 5 to 7 year olds;
- Friday night Girls-Only Master Blasters caters for 7 to 10 year olds; and
- Sixers Girls Cricket League offers cricket for girls aged 11 to 17.
Awards & recognition
We are thrilled and humbled to have been selected for the following major NSW and National Awards:
‘Women and Girl’s Initiative of the Year’ – National winner
National winner announced by Cricket Australia in May 2022 to:
“…celebrate the amazing work of volunteers from across the country and provide an opportunity to recognise the best of the best from across the season.”
Community Cricket Club of the Year – NSW
We won this prestigious recognition in 2017, 2019 and again in 2021. We were also the runner up in the Sport NSW Community Club of the Year 2017 Awards.
Also in 2019 we were nominated by CNSW as their nomination for the Australian Cricket Club of the Year for the ‘Sport for All’ recognition – finishing as runner-up.
CNSW commented in their recommendation:
“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.”
We are proud of the community contribution of the Club. In 2021 we were awarded the prestigious ‘Pink Stumps Award’ for being in the top 7 supporters, nationally, of the McGrath Foundation having raised over $52,000 since 2011.
There are 3 formats for Girls:
Junior Blasters – girls & boys aged 5 to 7 years of age – fast paced games using a soft ball and plastic bat. Players learn, in a fun way, new skills that includes catching, throwing and Teamwork.
Included in the registration fee of $120 is your choice of a BBL cap team of your choice, a playing shirt and backpack. All games are played at Edward Bennett Oval on Saturday mornings and go for 90 minutes.
Master Blasters (Girls Only) – a fun and active program for Girls of all abilities – whether it’s your first time with a bat or you’re a backyard cricket star. Games are played on Friday nights at Thornleigh Oval. These are:
- Modified games of cricket where everyone bats and bowls
- The Thornleigh Hub hosts Teams from WPHCCC plus other Clubs in our area to get a large number of Girls playing together on the one Oval
- Games are played every Friday night between 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm.
Sixers Girls Cricket League – T20 format cricket for girls aged 11 through to 17.
As a guide from last season:
- Games played at 2pm on Saturday afternoons in the North Shore Competition
- Competition starts in late October going through to 17th December 2022Games start up again after the school holidays on 28th January 2023
- Three Age divisions:
- Stage 1 – U11
- Stage 2 – U13
- Stage 3 – U17
0413 594 077
0413 594 082
Girls email with any questions.
Master Blaster (Girls Only)
Master Blasters (Girls only)
The Master Blaster (Girls Only) competition is again being offered this season.
The Spring Comp typically starts late October – to be decided but as a guide on Friday 4th November 2022 and running until Friday 16th December 2022.
The Summer Competition is likely to start around Friday 27th January 2022 and runs for 8 weeks until 24th March 2023.
A great way to relax and unwind after a busy week watching the girls playing cricket while dancing and singing to the music which plays throughout the games. There is a playground at the oval for siblings to be entertained too.
When: Details to be advised Where: Thornleigh Oval Time: Games start at 6.00 pm and run for 90 minutes How: Via our Club website by following the Registrations and select Master Blaster (Girls)
Sixers Girls Cricket League (11 To 17 Years)
Last season there were three age groups:
- Stage 1 – U11s
- Stage 2 – U15
- Stage 3 – U17
In 2021/22 we entered 5 x teams in all 3 competitions.
The typical format of a
When As a guide, last season (2021/22), the likely 2022/23 season arrangements will see the season start on Saturday 5th November 2022 and finish for the Christmas / New Year break on Saturday 17th December. We are likely to start-up again on 28th January 2023 and play to to mid-March. Where Various grounds from the Hornsby, Hills & Ku-ring-gai Councils. Time Games start at 2pm and finish around 3.30 pm How Registration via our Club website by clicking Register and select Sixers League
Key Dates and playing times
This season (2022/23) we are expecting:
- Registrations (on-line) open – Sunday 26th June 2022
- Starting – dates to be set but likely to be late September / early October
- Holiday break – 17th December 2022 (last game)
- Resuming – Saturday 28th January 2023
- Finals in late March 2023.
- Blasters (Girls only) play for about 90 minutes on Friday night in twilight games
- Stage 1 (U11s) – afternoon games starting at 2.00 pm
- Stage 2 (U13) – afternoon games starting at 2.00 pm
- Stage 3 (U17) – afternoon games starting at 2.00 pm.
Academy & Coaching
We are excited to again offer our own Cricket Academy that has a structured Program with high quality coaches including many Premier 1st Grade, 1st Class and BBL cricketers.
The Academy runs for 10 weeks. No other Club offers anything like this and it will again be available exclusively to West Penno players.
What happens at the Academy
- The Academy is run over 10 weeks with a Coach / Player ratio of around 1:4
- Session details are:
- U11 – U14:
- U13 – U17 (Girls)
- Specialist expert Coaches /strength and conditioning experts ensure an elite experience for all Academy players
- A1 Grade and Premier 1st Grade cricketers provide specialist 1:1 coaching on a needs basis.
$225 for a 10-week Program. This cost is well below any comparable Cricket Academy Program available – anywhere.
We can do it at this low price as we operate on a not-for-profit basis and our Club subsidises any cost shortfall so that our players can get the best coaching available at very low cost.
This season we start on Wednesday 14th October and run weekly until Friday 4th December. After the Christmas / New Year break we finish up with 2 sessions on the 1st and 8th February 2021.
Last season (2020/21) we had 25 participants and the feedback was great. Here is a sample:
- 100% rated the Coaches as either Excellent (83%) or Very Good (17%)
- 100% assessed there cricket skills / game awareness as improving
- 100% said the Academy offered value for money.
Finally, a comment:
“The coaches are amazing! They are really good at helping improve cricket skills but they are really nice.”
How do I register?
Please contact the person for more information and details on next steps:
Girls – Grant Colburt on here or 0415 891 004
- Junior Boys – Steve Burrows, here or 0478 965 255
Coaching has a big focus in our Club. Apart from having over 30 active Level 1 Coaches, we have 3 level 2 coaches. We also have a professional coaching arrangement in place that provides high quality coaching to all our junior players at no cost by Level 1 and level 2 qualified coaches who have come through our playing pathway.
Child Safety & Protection
Child Safety & Protection
Our Club is a strong supporter of the Cricket Australia standards where children are involved.
Checkout our dedicated section of the website on Child Protection & Safety for a detailed explanation – Child Protection
What If I have questions?
0413 594 077
0413 594 082 or;
Girls email with any questions.
Code of Conduct
The WPHCCC has a “Participation over Results” policy in Junior Cricket – Kanga, Girls and Boys. Coaches are encouraged to make sure that all players get equal amounts of batting and bowling over a full season – especially in the younger age groups.
For us, the development of cricket at a Junior level is more important than winning trophies. For our Club, success is about retaining or increasing the number of boys and girls playing cricket.
- children play to satisfy themselves and not adults or members of their own peer group
- cricket must be administered, taught and provided for the good of all children who want to play the game. It is their game!
- Cricket should be fun. Play because you want to.
- Play by the rules and spirit of the game
- Don’t be a dag by arguing with umpires. Never dispute an Umpires decision by word, gesture or action.
- Sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is dumb and not good enough. This includes unnecessary noise under the guise of enthusiasm and Team motivation.
- Be a good sport; acknowledge good play, by your team and your opponent
- Bullying or taking unfair advantage of any player is not on. This includes on-field intimidation and off-field bullying by SMS and/or chat-rooms.
- Co-operate with your coach, manager, team-mates, umpires and opponents – without them you don’t have a game.
- Parents are encouraged to actively participate wherever possible. Things like; scoring, umpiring or just being there supporting your child. Cricket, in our Club, should not be seen as a baby-sitting service. Your child will be the winner.
- Remember, children are involved in cricket for their enjoyment, not yours
- Focus on your child’s efforts and performance rather that winning or losing
- Never ridicule or yell at any child for making a mistake – it is only a game.
- Children learn best by example; applaud good play by your team and by members of the opposing team
- Derogatory comments about your own team or other players is unacceptable
- Respect Official’s decisions and teach children to do likewise. Officials are volunteers and without them, your child won’t have a game!
- Differences (gender, ability/disability, cultural) are irrelevant – treat everyone with respect and dignity.
- Children play cricket for their own fun; they are not there to entertain you and they are not playing for sheep stations.
- Be on your best behaviour; don’t use bad language, harass players, coaches or umpires
- Show respect for the opposition, without them there would be no game – applaud good play from both teams
- Never ridicule or scold a player for making a mistake during the game
- Respect the umpire’s decision – always
- Encourage players to play within the laws and spirit of the game.
- Young people participate for the fun of competing – not just the winning.
- Think about measuring your success by the number of children wanting to play next season. Win/loss ratios are forgotten about at the end of the season and are not important.
- Put things in perspective and move on after adversity – look for the learnings. It is only a game.
- Encourage lots of laughter and a sense of fun
- Make mistakes, give it a go – get involved and don’t take yourself too seriously.
- Never ridicule or yell at a younger player for making a mistake or not coming first
- Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm
- Sudden change – practice adapting to it. Try players in unfamiliar positions and multi-skill every player
- Operate within the rules and Spirit of Cricket and teach your players to do the same. Show control and respect to everyone involved in cricket. Encourage your players to do the same
- Avoid overplaying the talented players; all young players need and deserve equaltime, attention and opportunities
- Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of players
- Consider attending a Level 0 / Level 1 Coaching course run through the Club, on behalf of Cricket NSW
- Any physical contact with a young person should be appropriate
- Praise children in public but never criticise them in front of their peers
- Give everyone a ‘fair go’ Gender, ability, cultural background or religion doesn’t matter.
- Act on unsporting behaviour from both sides and promote respect for all opponents
- Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive – you set an example
- Anyone participating as an umpire, is, according to the Laws of Cricket, deemed to be an umpire. Accordingly, there are responsibilities imposed on them by the Laws: o Firstly, the person must act as a qualified umpire – conducting themselves in a dignified way, give decisions in an unbiased and impartial manner and not become involved in lengthy conversations with the players on the field. o Secondly, the players are to show proper respect to that person and the decisions given as they would a qualified umpire.
- People who choose to play for our Club do so knowing our expectations on behaviour. Should there be breaches of our Code the Club’s Disciplinary Committee will look at issues referred to it as necessary.
Please find all club related events,
within the Calendar below.
Annual General Meeting Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on later this month. This is an important meeting where we set the framework for next season. There is also a short (10 minutes) Special General Meeting (SGM) to agree changes to the Constitution (name changes of Executive Committee members). Details are: When: Wednesday 29th June […]