News – 10 March 2019

Junior Grand Final this weekend

Congratulations to our Grand Finalists this season. Last weekend we played the Semi’s and had 7 Teams competing with 4 Teams progressing.

Finals are played on Sunday 16 March. Match details are:


WPHC Blue Vs Hornsby @ Parklands Oval


WPHC Red Vs Castle Hill White @ Fred Caterson 2


WPHC Red Vs WPHC Purple @ Greenway Park 2

Club Award

Cricket NSW advised us last week 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.

Survey Monkey

Keep a lookout for our Annual survey using Survey Monkey. This is a whole Club Survey that gives us an opportunity to get your feedback and either build on what we are doing well or make changes where things need improving. Keep a lookout and your support by spending 2 minutes answering the survey would be great.

Association News

Rising Stars off-season coaching programs

The Association Coaches Association invites registrations for its two separate Rising Stars coaching programs, which will provide high quality coaching, covering batting, pace & spin bowling and wicket-keeping.

These off-season coaching programs have been successfully run since 2011 for Boys and Girls.

HKHDCCA is an approved provider for the Government’s Active Kids program and welcomes the use of the $100 discount vouchers, where eligible.

U9 to U11

The younger program is perfect for U9 – 11 boys & girls and will take place at Rosewood Oval, Barker College on 4 dates during Winter. Details are:

  • When – Sundays 19 May; 26 May; 16 June; 21 July
  • Where – Barker College (Rosewood Oval nets)
  • Cost – $130 for 10 hours elite coaching

 More details and registration – here

U12 to U15

The older program is designed for U12 – 15 boys & girls and will take place at James Park, Hornsby over 4 dates during the off-season. Details are:

  • When – Sundays 5 May; 2 June; 23 June; 28 July
  • Where – James Park, Hornsby
  • Cost – $130 for 10 hours elite coaching

More details and registration – here

Both Rising Stars programs sold out last year, so please register now to avoid disappointment

Pink Stumps / McGrath Foundation

Pink Stumps Day

Pink Stumps Day was held on Saturday at Campbell Park. It was run by Joseph Cooray and our U9s and was another great success with our 6 x U9s playing a series of double headers. Since 2011/12, we have raised over $40,000.

It’s not too late to contribute and you can do this directly via our Fundraising page: here

Invitation Cricket game

In recognition of our of our great support of the McGrath Foundation since 2011/12 in raising over $40,000 the McGrath Foundation has 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 will be 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.

Stay tuned on this one with more information to follow.

Social Functions

We have a number of Functions coming up:

Presentation Days

Juniors Presentation

Details will be confirmed after the Juniors Committee Meeting on 19 February, 2019. Likely details are:

  • When:              Saturday 30th March – a week later than normal due to the State election.
  • Where:             Oakhill Drive Public School
  • Time:               starting time 9.00 am


Details to be confirmed but so far:

  • When:              Saturday 16th March
  • Where:             James Henty Oval
  • Time:               Starting at 9.30 am

Seniors Presentation Night

One for the diary. We have now booked our ‘Night of Nights’. More details will follow but for the diary:

  • When:              Friday 26th April 2019
  • Where:             Castle Hill RSL – Sovereign Room
  • Time:               7.30 pm

More details to follow.

Junior Boys

Season Program

Well done to all of our Teams who played this year. While we celebrate those Teams that are playing in the Finals we also celebrate every Team who took the field and gave their best.

Semi Finalists

Congratulations to our Semi Finalists this season. Games were played as all-day fixtures on Sunday 10 March with an all-day Final played the following Sunday, 10 March. Results from the Semi are:


  • WPHC White 95 lost to Hornsby 1/97
  • WPHC Blue 151 defeated Thornleigh 126


WPHC 116 lost to Kissing Point 1/121


  • WPHC Orange 91 lost to Castle Hill White 6/137
  • WPHC Red 8/135 defeated Castle Hill Green 134


  • WPHC Red 158 defeated Castle Hill White 140
  • WPHC Purple 139 defeated Hornsby Green TBA

Congratulations also to our Teams that missed the Semis but played and put-in for the full season. Thanks also to our parents, family and friends who came along and volunteered or just supported. Thank you.

Semi Final Highlights


  • Zac Morris (U16 Blue) – 102 Vs Hornsby. This is the first century by a Junior in a Finals game since Aditya Ramakrishnan scored 109 for the U13s on 7 March 2010.
  • Dean Malandrino (U13 Purple) – 60* Vs Hornsby


  • Bailey Chapman (U13 Purple) – 4 wickets

Competition Tables

Teams standing’s after the last Round (Round 10). Congratulations to our Teams who made it through to the Semi’s, they are highlighted below:

U16sBlue 3rd, White 4th

U15s – 4th

U14sRed 3rd, Orange 4th, White 8th

U13sRed 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

Girls Cricket


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!

Summer Competition


Our Teams in the Summer Competition are:

  • 1 x U13
  • 2 x U15s

The Competition played its last game for the season on the weekend. Details are

Round Results

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 fished 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.

U15s – 1st past the post

WPHC Red 6/31 drew with Castle Hill – rain affected game

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.

Competition standings

Under 13s

  • =1st (2nd on quotient)

Under 15s

  • Red – 1st
  • Blue – =2nd (3rd on quotient)

Competition standings

Under 13s

  • =1st (2nd on quotient)

Under 15s

  • Red – 1st
  • Blue – =2nd (3rd on quotient)


Congratulations to our 7 Seniors Teams that made the Semi Finals. These are 2-Day games that started on Saturday (10 March) and finish next weekend:

  • A1 Vs Berowra (4 Vs 1) – Berowra Oval
  • A2 Vs Hornsby (1 Vs 4) – Kenthurst Oval
  • B1 Red Vs Normo (1 Vs 4) – The Glade
  • B2 Vs Galston (3 Vs 2) – Les Shore 1
  • C2 Blue Vs St Ives (1 Vs 4) – Greenway
  • C3 Vs Thornleigh (1 Vs 4) – Campbell Park
  • D1 Vs Kissing Point (4 Vs 1) – Auluba

Semi-Final highlights


  • John Rose (C3) 93 Vs Thornleigh @ Campbell Park
  • Dylan Bish (C3) 82* Vs Thornleigh
  • Ian Paterson (C3) 53 Vs Thornleigh


  • Tim Scoular 4/- Vs Berowa @ Berowra Oval
  • Michael Richards 3/- Vs Berowra

High achievers

Top 5 batsmen

  1. Josh Banner (A2) – 558 runs @ 55.8
  2. James Partridge (A2) – 438 runs @ 29.20
  3. Asees Rajput (C1) – 411 runs @ 34.25
  4. Brent Larkham (B1 Red) – 397 runs @ 33.08
  5. Zac Morris (B2) – 357 runs @ 39.88
  6. Matt Watts (B1 Red) – 397 runs @ 34.45

Top 5 Bowlers

  1. Luke Herzog )A2) – 37 wickets @ 11.03
  2. Amit Sen (D1) – 26 wickets @ 10.31
  3. Ben Meikle (B1 Red) – 26 wickets @ 11.96
  4. Tis Mistry (A2) – 25 wickets @ 11.44
  5. Napier Gryst (C1) – 25 wickets @ 12.60

Top fielders

  1. Brent Larkham (B1 Red) – 11 catches
  2. Connor Mayoh (D1) – 10 catches
  3. Riley Paton (C3) – 9 catches
  4. Mitch Keetels (D1) – 8 catches
  5. Nandu Ramesh (C1) – 8 catches

Top 3 wicket-keepers

  1. Indranil Mukherjee (C2 Red) – 17 dismissals (12 catches + 5 stumpings)
  2. Matt Schwartzel (C2 Blue) – 15 dismissals (13 + 2)
  3. Alex Robertson (A1) – 14 dismissals (13 + 1)

Points Table

Standings after the final Round (Round 14) follows. The Semi Finalists have been highlighted:

  • A1 Grade – 4th
  • A2 – 1st
  • B1:
    • Blue (Rick) – 8th
    • Red (Gunny) – 1st
  • B2 – 3rd
  • C1 – 6th
  • C2:
    • Blue (Fieds) – 1st
    • Red (Indranil) – 5th
  • C3 – 1st
  • D1 – 3rd
  • D2 – 6th

“Bistro WPH” Photo of the Month

Congratulations to Jane Bish who has won the Bistro WPH Photo of the Month prize. Jane has provided us with a number of photos this season but series of Photos taken at BlowFly Cricket have been great. Check them out – here

Jane has won a $50 voucher at the fabulous Bistro for – here

To is easy to enter:

  • Just take a photo of anything to do with our Club – Kanga, Girls, Boys and Seniors
  • The photo can be of our players batting, bowling or fielding
  • Also, we are keen to get any ‘quirky’ photos that are a bit of fun.

Next steps

For our next winner, just take a photo and send it to Ross Anderson (here ) with some brief commentary and it is that easy.