News – 9th December 2023

Club News

Sports Club Christmas Tree Decorating competition

With just 3 weeks until Christmas and the Sports Club is currently gearing up for a big silly season.

As you walk in the front door of the Sports Club you can’t miss the 4 x Christmas trees. The 4 main Sporting clubs each have a decorated tree – West Penno cricket, Demons (AFL), Lions Football & Giants (Baseball).

The Sports Club is running a competition between 1st December & 31st December 2023 with the most popular tree, as voted on by the Club members, gets a $1,000 donation.

It works this way. Every time someone makes a $5 purchase or more at the Bar or Restaurant they get a paper voucher and patrons are invited to choose the best decorated tree. The winning entry gets the $1,000 donation – simple as that.

We might be biased but our tree is a beauty. There are 200 red baubles with hand-painted seams to look like a cricket ball, hand-made decorated cricket bats by our Girls players, a Warnie angel on top of the tree and much more.

For the benefit on Michael Banner the voting process is easy:

  1. For every purchase of $5 you get a paper receipt for each $5 spent – a $20 purchase gets 4 x paper vouchers
  2. Go to the Christmas tree at the front of the Club
  3. Find our tree and put the paper voucher in the Perspex in front of the tree – simple as that.

So if you needed any incentive to come on down to the Club, get something at the bar or restaurant and then use the token this is a pretty good one.

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.

Women’s Twilight Cricket League – a new playing option

Due to the success of the HK&HDCA Women’s Social Cricket, CNSW is now setting up a Twilight Women’s Social League for Sydney West – Caterson Reserve.

The aim is to provide a further social, fun playing opportunity to women (16+) from West Pennant Hills / Cherrybrook / Castle Hill to Parramatta & Blacktown. Details are below.

Details are:

  • When:                    February to March 2024 – start date to be confirmed
  • Where:                   Caterson Reserve (Castle Hill)
  • Time:                     6.30 pm to 7.30 pm
  • How long:             8 weeks
  • Cost:                      TBA

How do I register?

You can register via the following link – – Register here.

Association News

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:
    • Mark Taylor Oval (Waitara) – Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th January 2024
    • 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: School Holidays – find out more

How do I register?

Online Registrations are via the following link: Register here

Key collection roster – 16th December 2023

game date

game time grade Ground Key Collection Responsibility home team Oval Key

Amenities Key

16-Dec-23 8:00 AM Saturday U9 Cherrybrook PS WPHC Blue WPHC Blue N Y
Saturday U8 WPH PS WPHC Blue WPHC Blue Y Y
8:30 AM Saturday U15 Greenway Oval WPHC Orange WPHC Orange N Y
Saturday U14 Campbell Pk WPHC Purple WPHC Purple N Y
Saturday U13 (Hazlewood) Northholm School WPHC Gold WPHC Gold Y Y
Saturday U12 Holland Reserve WPHC Blue WPHC Blue N Y
James Henty WPHC Purple WPHC Purple N Y
John Purchase PS WPHC Green WPHC Green N Y
9:00 AM Saturday U11 (South) Thomas Thompson WPHC Red WPHC Red N N
10:30 AM Saturday U10 Mixed Cherrybrook PS WPHC White WPHC White N Y

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

Competition Ladder

After 10 Rounds (9th 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                  6th

Stage 3

  • WPHC King:                        5th

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

Points table

Competition table after 13 Rounds (9th December 2023)


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


  • WPHC 1st

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



Competition table after 7 Rounds.

A1 Grade (Cameron):       21 points (5th)

A2 (Campbell):                    23 point (3rd)


  • Red (Shomik):      29 points (3rd)
  • Blue (Todd):         24 points (5th )

B2 (Warren):                        31 points (=2nd)

C1 (Indranil):                       24 points (5th)


  • Red (Arun):           31 points (3rd )
  • Blue (Mat):           14 points (9th) Note: points adjustment pending


  • Red (Fieds):          23 points (8th )
  • Blue (Rob):           36 points (1st) Note: points adjustment pending


  • Red (Ross S)         31 points (4th)
  • Blue (Hiresh):       16 points (10th )


  • Red (Diggers)        24 points (=5th )
  • Blue (Agniva):     34 points (=1st)

D2 (Roger):                           21 points (5th)