News – 18th 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

Cricket initiative

The Girls Celebration of Cricket last Saturday was a huge success. To quote Grant Colburt, our Girls Director):

“We had over 120 people for the BBQ and presentation. As you can see in the photo’s the girls dressed up and really got into it. Trophies and Books (thanks Barry for suggesting these and Denise for signing them) were presented and this created many happy young girls.

 Whilst this is a celebration of girls cricket and a promotion of the ‘Spirit of Cricket”- We managed to have heaps of fun and also raised over $2,000 for the McGrath foundation in the process.”

Congratulations to our Girls Leaders on this great result.

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 Women’s Twilight Cricket League

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


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


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

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.

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’ –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 14 Rounds (17th 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                 =10th
  • WPHC McGrath                  2nd

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 17 Rounds (17th February 2024)


  • WPHC Purple =1st; Gold =2nd;Yellow 3rd, Blue =4th, Red 6th, Green =8th


Hazlewood Comp:

  • WPHC Gold =4th , Green 5th

Starc Comp

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


  • WPHC Purple =2nd, Gold 12th, Blue 13th


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


  • WPHC 1st

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


Presentation Night

  • When: Friday 3rd May
  • Where: Castle Hill RSL
  • Time: 30 pm to around 11.00 pm
  • Dinner: 2 x courses with selections to be determined.

More details to follow.

Competition table

After 13 Rounds:

A1 Grade (Cameron):       49 points (4th)

A2 (Campbell):                    57 point (3rd)


  • Red (Shomik):      45 points (4th)
  • Blue (Todd):         40 points (5th )

B2 (Warren):                        64 points (1st)

C1 (Indranil):                       55 points (4th)


  • Red (Arun):           42 points (6th)
  • Blue (Mat):           39 points (8th) Note: +9 points adjustment following re-grading


  • Red (Fieds):          46 points (6th)
  • Blue (Rob):           43 points (7th ) Note: -9 points adjustment following re-grading


  • Red (Ross S)         57 points (5th)
  • Blue (Hiresh):       27 points (10th )


  • Red (Diggers)        35 points (8th)
  • Blue (Agniva):     65 points (1st)

D2 (Roger):                           27 points (8th)