News – 11th February 2024

Club News

New Club playing & training uniform

Next season we are introducing new Club playing and training shirts for the Juniors (Mixed) and Seniors. The Girls had a very successful new playing uniform in 2021/22. We have gone out to our people to get their preferences on a choice of:

  • 3 x playing shirt designs – ranging from a Darug Custodian Aboriginal Corporation approved Indigenous theme to get a shared theme across the whole Club to a standard design
  • 2 x training shirts again ranging from DCAC approved Indigenous theme to a standard design
  • We are also developing a spectacular Indigenous design for our Volunteers that is given to our Volunteers to say ‘thank you’

The Survey has gone out via email and responses are coming in. Voting closes on Sunday 25th February. Once voting closes and our Club Executive approves the final design we will share the results with you – stay tuned.

Key collection – Friday 16th November

game date game time grade Ground Key Collection Responsibility home team
17-Feb-24 8:00 AM Saturday U8 Mixed Cherrybrook PS WPHC White WPHC White
8:30 AM Saturday U15 Mixed Greenway Oval WPHC Gold WPHC Gold
Caddies Creek WPHC Orange WPHC Orange
Saturday U14 Mixed Campbell Pk WPHC Gold WPHC Gold
Saturday U13 (Starc) Mixed John Purchase PS WPHC White WPHC White
Saturday U13 (Hazlewood) Mixed Northholm Grammar WPHC Green WPHC Green
Saturday U12 Mixed James Henty WPHC Purple WPHC Purple
9:00 AM Saturday U11 (South) Mixed Holland Reserve WPHC Yellow WPHC Yellow
Thomas Thompson WPHC Gold WPHC Gold
10:30 AM Saturday U10 Mixed Cherrybrook PS WPHC Green WPHC Green
1:00 PM


Holland Reserve WPHC WPHC


Campbell Pk WPHC Blue WPHC Blue


Caddies Creek WPHC Blue Castle Hill


Greenway Oval WPHC Red WPHC Red

Greenway Park nets

Hornsby Council has advised that the net repairs at Greenway Park have been completed are now ready for use.

WPH Sports Club nets

The Sports Club has also advised that the nets have re-opened after repairs after a tree branch fell on the nets.

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 –

How do I register?

More details will follow.

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

How do I register?

Via our website Register here .

Association News


  • Tuesday 27th February – online. Meeting prior to junior and senior finals
  • Monday 11th March – Hornsby RSL. Meeting prior to senior grand final
  • Tuesday 9th April – online. Season wrap up

Ross Turner and Glenn Hourigan Cups

  • Sunday 11th February 10am
  • Turramurra Memorial and Karuah ovals


  • SF – Sunday 3rd March
  • GF – Sunday 9th March


  • SF – Saturday 2nd & 9th March
  • GF – Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March

Tom Richmond oval (Old Dairy – Brooklyn)

The normal parking area near the road has been reserved for a film crew up until Sunday 11th February. Players and parents are requested to park along the western side of the oval.

James Park

The Hornsby Hospital Helipad is undergoing repair works from Monday 05 February 2024 for approximately 5 weeks.

During this time, James Park will be used as an alternative helicopter landing location for Hornsby Hospital in emergency circumstances.

Emergency services can use any ground, occurring twice in a day for T20 finals. Just raising a raised likelihood at James Park.

Caddies Creek

The Hills Council website lists the field as closed, but Council has confirmed it is open for use for competition games of cricket.

Parts of the oval was returfed approx. 3 weeks ago. Unfortunately irrigation was left on last Saturday. This should be rectified this weekend.

Rep trials

Details are still to be confirmed, but registrations normally open late February, with trials in late March.

Information will be published on the website and Facebook account.

If you field queries from parents or players, please provide the above timelines.

Coaches’ Clinics – wrap-up

As requested, below is a table showing the attendance of boys & girls, aged 6 – 14, at our six clinics so far in 2023-24 (we have one more clinic planned for April 2024).

  • Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara – 11 – 12 July 2023 with 76 children and 13 coaches (sold out)
  • Greenway 2 Oval, Cherrybrook – 27 – 28 September 2023 with 60 children and 10 coaches;
  • Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara – 3 – 4 October 2023 with 93 children and 14 coaches (sold out);
  • Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara – 10 – 11 January 2024 with 91 children and 13 coaches (sold out);
  • Greenway 2 Oval, Cherrybrook – 18 – 19 January 2024 with 62 children and 8 coaches;
  • Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara – 23 – 24 January 2024 with 92 children and 14 coaches (sold out).

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 –

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’ –Blowfly TV item 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

Spirit of Cricket Cup

Set the data side for Saturday 10th February 2024 – the annual T20 Spirit of Cricket gala day for our Girls. Details are:

  • Friday night – Stage 1; 6:00pm at John Purchase


  • Stage 1 (softball) @ 10:30 – Johnassen playing at Kent Oval
  • Stage 2 1 (Handball) @ 1:00pm –Schutt Vs Sutherland at James Henty
  • Stage 3 @ 1:00 pm – WPHCCC Vs Castle Hill – John Purchase Oval
  • Stage 2 @ 3:30 pm – McGrath VS Litchfield – at John Purchase

This is an exciting Festival of Cricket with our Girls playing Teams from North Shore JCA. There will be a BBQ, pr1zes and a Pink Stumps Day fund-raising.

Come along, support and get to see Girls cricket first hand.

Competition Ladder

After 13 Rounds (10th February 2024) the competition table is:

Stage 1 (morning)

  • WPHC Jonassen:                 3rd

Stage 1 (afternoon)

  • WPHC Schutt                      9th
  • WPHC Sutherland              4th

Stage 2

  • WPHC Litchfield                 12th
  • WPHC McGrath                  3rd

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 16 Rounds (10th February 2024)


  • WPHC Purple =1st; Gold =2nd;Yellow 3rd, Blue =4th, Red 6th, Green 7th


Hazlewood Comp:

  • Green =4th ; WPHC Gold =4th

Starc Comp

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


  • WPHC Purple =2nd, Gold =11th; Blue 13th


  • WPHC Red =1st; Orange =4th; Gold 7th,


  • WPHC 1st

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


Competition table after 12 Rounds.

A1 Grade (Cameron):       46 points (3rd)

A2 (Campbell):                    54 point (3rd)


  • Red (Shomik):      44 points (4th)
  • Blue (Todd):         39 points (5th )

B2 (Warren):                        61 points (1st)

C1 (Indranil):                       49 points (4th)


  • Red (Arun):           41 points (6th)
  • Blue (Mat):           33 points (8th) Note: +9 points adjustment following re-grading


  • Red (Fieds):          56 points (5th)
  • Blue (Rob):           26 points (10th ) Note: -9 points adjustment following re-grading


  • Red (Ross S)         56 points (5th)
  • Blue (Hiresh):       26 points (10th )


  • Red (Diggers)        34 points (7th)
  • Blue (Agniva):     59 points (1st)

D2 (Roger):                           26 points (8th)