News – 21st January 2024

Club News

Our latest high achiever

Congratulations to Daniel McEwen (D2) who has been selected in the NSW Intellectual Disability team that competes in the National Cricket Inclusion Championships being held in Queensland this week – between 20-25 January 2024.

Players will also be in the running for selection in the Australian Disability Teams that will tour later this year.

To follow the games, download the Play Cricket app or visit Cricket Australia’s YouTube channel where all games will be available via live-stream.

Twilight Women’s Cricket League

An exciting new Social Women’s cricket Team starts in February. Details are:

  • When:    Starts Thursday 1st February 2024 until 21st March (8 weeks)
  • Ages:      16 years+
  • Times:    Starts at 6.00 pm until 7.30 pm (90 minutes)
  • Teams:  up to 8 players. Register as a single or put a team together.
  • Where:   Coolong Reserve & Ollie Webb Reserve – Parramatta
  • Cost:      $125.00

More info on Twilight Women’s cricket link

How do I register?

Via our website Register here .

Sports Club Christmas Tree Decorating competition

The Sports Club ran a Christmas Tree decorating competition over December. The 4 x major local Sporting Clubs (Cricket, Lions Football, Demons AFL & Giants (Baseball).

Patrons were given a voucher for every $5 spent at the Bar and asked to vote on the winning Tree. The winning Tree received a $1,000 donation from the Sports Club.

Congratulations to our Team of Ruth (Cricket Blast), Neera (Juniors) & our Junior Girls who combined to create the winning entry with an amazing 2,451 votes from Club Patrons!

Check out the Photo Gallery ‘Miscellaneous’ to see the work of art!

Junior Leadership Program

We are excited to running be separate Junior Leadership programs for our Junior players + Team Coaches & Managers. The theme is “What does it take to be my best?”

Details are:

  • When:    Tuesday 13th & Thursday 15th February 2024
  • Where:   WPH Sports Club
  • Time:     7.00 pm to 8.15 pm
  • Cost:      FREE.

The Program will be run by Alan Mantle who is a renowned Sports psychologist who is currently with CNSW and has an extensive involvement with other major sports: NRL, AFL, Bulldogs, CNSW & CA Umpires Association, current International cricket players from Australia, India, England, Sri Lanka and Vanuatu. Add to this the NSW Police, international wakeboard and pistol shooting his record is impressive – Enhance mind performance

How do I register?

More details will follow.

Playing & training shirt re-design

Our Club Executive Committee (ExCo) approved a new uniform design for players and volunteers for next season for Juniors (Mixed) & Seniors. There is no change to the Girls playing uniform.

We will survey the Juniors (Mixed) and Seniors shortly to get preferences for the preferred choice of:

  • 3 x new designs for a playing shirt
  • 2 x new designs for a training shirt
  • Volunteers will receive a new design with no vote on the design option.

The new shirts will be subsidised so the transition cost will be low.

Stay tuned.

New website

Next season we will be launching a new website. It will be using the latest technology to allow us to ramp-up our social presence.

The new system will be:

  • Have a new look and feel plus will be quicker
  • Have links to PlayHQ to pick-up important playing information (e.g.; Draw & results)
  • Incorporate a booking system for all Club events that will save collecting money on the day
  • Dropbox for all key Club documents
  • Public notice board
  • A Public Notice Board
  • Detailed analytics

More info will follow.

Association News

Competition re-start

With the passing of the Christmas / New Year period the Season re-commencement dates are:

  • Seniors – underway
  • Cricket Blast – Saturday 3rd February 2024
  • Girls – Saturday 3rd February 2024
  • Juniors (Mixed) – Saturday 3rd February 2024

Changes to Seniors Competition

The Association Seniors Competition Committee has advised the following changes:


  1. Following a review of Grades the SCC have regraded Asquith Rugby League from B Grade down to B2 Grade to take effect at the completion of Round 9 (6/1/2024)
  2. ARL B1 Grade side has been regraded to B2
  3. There will also be some minor changes to the D2 draw to remove inconsistencies.

C2 & C3 re-grade points allocation

Following the re-grading of our C2 Blue & C3 Blue sides there will also be a points adjustment of 9 competition points to the WPHC Blue teams in C reserve (+9 points) and C3 (-9 points) grades as a result of a regrade earlier in the season.

Coaches’ Association School Holiday’s Clinics

The Association Coaches’ Association is calling for registrations for their January 2024 School Holidays Clinics.

The Coaches’ Association is a not-for-profit body that has built an outstanding reputation for excellence. It is also is highly recommended by our Club.

Details of the Clinics are:

  • Where & When:
    • Greenway Park – Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th January 2024
    • Mark Taylor Oval (Waitara) – Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th January 2024
  • Time:
    • 8.30 am to 2.00 pm each day
  • Details – check out the following flyer for full details on Clinics: Holiday clinics

Registration status

The Clinics are approaching capacity at MTO (2 clinics). There is still capacity at Greenway Park and it is expected to fill within the next couple of weeks. So don’t delay if you are interested in sending the kids to these great clinics.

How do I register?

Online Registrations are via the following link: Register here

Greenway Oval – cricket nets repairs

Repairs works have been scheduled to the Greenway Oval 2 cricket practice nets synthetic grass on:- (weather permitting). Details are:

  • Monday 29 January 2024 7am to 3pm
  • Tuesday 30 January 2024 7am to 3pm
  • Wednesday 31 January 2024 7am to 3pm.

During the above times the Greenway Oval 2 cricket practice nets and possibly a small section of the outside athletics track lanes in that area will be unavailable.

Cricket Australia updates

PlayHQ updates

Player statistics in the PlayCricket app

When viewing statistics in the PlayCricket app, some users are noticing error messages or incomplete statistics.

What can I do if my statistics are missing or not displaying correctly in the PlayCricket app? – Play Cricket Support  explains the issues users might be facing, and any steps they can take to rectify them.

The article will be updated as the issues are resolved, so please share this freely with anyone who would like to stay informed.

Answers to common e-scoring questions, all in one place

With several weeks of matches now complete, we have fielded e-scoring questions around a few common themes. We’ve pulled these together in a handy eScoring FAQs – Play Cricket Support, which is a great supplement to the Full eScoring Guide – Play Cricket Support for your scorers.

Registrations for 2023/24

Registration status is OPEN for:

  • Cricket Blast (5 & 6 year old) – OPEN
  • Juniors (Mixed):
    • U8 – OPEN
    • U9 – OPEN

All other Age Divisions are Closed.

How do I Register?

Registrations can be made via the following link – Register here

Blowfly Cricket

Season arrangements

Blowfly Cricket is now finished for the season. To find out more about Blowfy cricket for next season checkout the website – Blowfly cricket

What if I need more information?

Please contact Bill Peterkin at here

How do Register?

You can register and pay online through the following link.

Register | PlayHQ

Channel 10 – The Project story

Check out the News report on Channel’s 10 ‘The Project’ –Blolwfly TV article from about 1:43 secs.


The Pathway for Girls this season is:

Friday (HK&HDCA)

  • All-Girls Blaster Hub (5 to 7 years + new to cricket / soft ball program) Friday Twilight hub at Thornleigh Oval
  • Stage 1 (7 to 11 years of age – new / a bit of experience) – Friday twilight Girls-only cricket (played in the Hornsby district)

Saturday (NSJCA)

  • Cricket Blast (5 to 7 year olds for boys & girls);
  • Stage 1 (a) – 7 to 11 years of age – new / a bit of experience. Saturday (played at local grounds and in the North Shore area
  • Stage 1(b) – 10 to 11 years. Saturday afternoon home & away hardball
  • Stage 2 & Stage 3 (ages 12 to 17 years of age)Saturday afternoon Girls-only competitive cricket.

To learn more then checkout – Girls Playing information

Competition Ladder

After 11 Rounds (16th December 2023) the competition table is:

Stage 1 (morning)

  • WPHC Jonassen:                 3rd

Stage 1 (afternoon)

  • WPHC Schutt                      9th
  • WPHC Sutherland              5th

Stage 2

  • WPHC Litchfield                 12th
  • WPHC McGrath                  =4th

Stage 3

  • WPHC King:                        =4th

Juniors (Mixed)

The only registrations open are for:

  • U8 – OPEN and remain open all season as this is a non-competitive age group
  • U9 – OPEN – as above

All other Divisions are CLOSED.

If anyone is still interested in playing in these ages please contact our Juniors (Mixed) Director, Steve Burrows on Juniors Mixed email

Points table

Competition table after 14 Rounds (16th December 2023)


  • WPHC Purple =1st; Gold =2nd ; Blue =2nd; Green =2nd ; Yellow =5th; Red =8th


Hazlewood Comp:

  • Green 4th ; WPHC Gold 5th;

Starc Comp

  • WPHC Red 1st; White 9th; Blue 10th


  • WPHC Purple =1st; Gold 10th; Blue 13th


  • WPHC Red =1st; Orange =4th; Gold 6th


  • WPHC 1st

Note: there is no competition for U8 to U11’s.


Competition table after 11 Rounds.

A1 Grade (Cameron):       40 points (4th)

A2 (Campbell):                    48 point (3rd)


  • Red (Shomik):      43 points (4th)
  • Blue (Todd):         33 points (5th )

B2 (Warren):                        55 points (1st)

C1 (Indranil):                       43 points (4th)


  • Red (Arun):           40 points (=4th)
  • Blue (Mat):           32 points (8th) Note: +9 points adjustment following re-grading


  • Red (Fieds):          37 points (6th)
  • Blue (Rob):           36 points (7th ) Note: -9 points adjustment following re-grading


  • Red (Ross S)         50 points (5th)
  • Blue (Hiresh):       25 points (10th )


  • Red (Diggers)        33 points (7th)
  • Blue (Agniva):     53 points (1st)

D2 (Roger):                           25 points (8th)