News – 12th March to 19th March 2017

Coming up

With the season now into his final leg, the key dates to look out for are:

  • End of season:
    • Girls last Round – Saturday 11th March
    • Juniors:
      • Grand Final – Sunday 12th March
    • Seniors:
      • Semi’s Finals (11th & 18th March)
      • Final (25th & 26th March)
  • Juniors Presentation Day – 18th March 2017 at Oakhill Drive Public School
  • Seniors Presentation Night – Friday 5th May at Dural Country Club.

Pink Stumps day

Pink Stumps Day, run by the U9s was held on Saturday 11 March– the last day of the Junior Competition. This weather, for a change, was perfect and was a great day. It is still possible to make a contribution by bidding in the Silent Auction.

Also, the raffle will run right up to the junior Presentation Day next Saturday. The following link will take you to our Fundraising site – here

Our Facebook page has the fliers with more detailed information on the prizes and what the day’s program.

Association News

Ground closures

After a week of wet weather Council (Friday 17 March 2017) has closed the following grounds:

  • Parklands Oval – A1 Vs St Ives
  • Kenthurst Park – A2 Vs Kenthurst Upper Hills.

This means that A1 progress through to the Grand Final and 3rd placed A2 misses out.

Club Champions

Our Seniors have won the Association Club Championship for the first time since 2008/09. This is a great achievement as the qualification criteria is designed to even the playing field and tends to favour smaller Clubs.

Having missed out last year by 1/1000th of a point, the doctrine of inevitability has shone on those who believe in fate and destiny. Having said that, congratulations also to Normo (2nd) and St Ives Wahroonga (3rd) on their outstanding seasons.

Paid Umpiring opportunity for Semis / Finals

The Umpires Association has asked us to nominate players not qualifying for the Finals for Umpiring duty on the following dates:

  • Senior Finals: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March
  • Junior Finals: Sunday 12th March

Minimum qualification to be appointed is a current Captain’s Ticket. Obviously preference will be given to those holding current Umpires Certification.

All persons appointed to these fixtures will be paid the current umpire rate of $20 – $22 / scheduled hour of play, dependent upon whether one or two umpires are in attendance.

Specialist Off-Season Coaching Program

The Coaches’ Association is taking registrations for its annual off-season Specialist Coaching Program.


  • Who can attend – U/12 – U/15 players covering batting, pace & spin bowling and wicket-keeping, and is designed for representative standard players and/or stronger club players
  • Where – James Park, Hornsby
  • When – Sunday 30 April; 21 May; 18 June & 30 July 2017
  • Cost – $120 for one skill (e.g.; batting) and $240 for 2 skills (e.g.; batting & bowling)

This Specialist Coaching Program sold out in advance in 2015 and 2016, with great feedback from the players and their parents, so please register early.

To register please access the following link – here

Representative Selection Trials


The Association is holding selection trials for 2017/18 as follows:

  • Ages – U13, U14, U15 and U16 (determined by your age as at 31 August 2017)
  • When – Sunday 19 March 2017
  • Where – Action Indoor Sports, 7 Gundah Rd, Mt Ku-ring-gai
  • Starting times –a 8.30 am to 4.00 pm
  • Registrations closure date – Thursday 16 March at 7.00 pm.


  • Ages – U10, U11, U12
  • When – Sunday 26th March
  • Other details – as above.


  • Ages – U13 and U15 Age Groups
  • When – Sunday 26th March
  • When – 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
  • Other details – as above.

Full details are located at the following link – here

Juniors Boys

Grand Finalist

Congratulations and good luck to our U13 Whites who played Pennant Hills at Greenway 2 on Sunday. The result was:


WPHC White 9/108 lost to Pennant Hills 131. Best batsman for us was Shaan Bakshi with 20 and best bowler was Arya Tyagi with 3/25.

Presentation Day

Is on next Saturday 18 March at Oakhill Drive Public School. The Presentations are under cover and there is a free BBQ, Speed Gun, coffee and ice creams for sale plus Team photos will be available.

Details are:

U12 – U16s

  • 30 am start

U8 – U11s

  • 45 am start

Semi Final results

Congratulations to our Semi Finalists who played on Sunday:

  • U16 – WPHC Blue lost to Normanhurst
  • U15 – WPHC Gold drew with Kenthurst (lost on quotient)
  • U14 – WPHC Blue lost to Berowra
  • U13 – WPHC White defeated Hornsby
  • U11:
    • WPHC Purple lost to Hornsby Green
    • WPHC Orange lost to Castle Hill

Points table

Final standings are:

  • U16’s               4th (Blue), Red (7th)
  • U15’s               4th (Gold), 5th (Blue), 8th (White)
  • U14’s               1st (Blue), 8th (Gold), 11th (White)
  • U13’s               4th (White), 5th (Blue), 9th (Red)
  • U12’s               5th (Green), 6th (Red), 10th (Orange), 14th (White), 16th (Blue)
  • U11’s               3rd (Purple), 4th (Orange), 13th (Blue), 16th (Green), 21st (Gold)
  • U8s, U9s, U10’s – no competition.


The last leg of the season finished last Saturday (4th March) with our Presentation Day. Due to a wet weekend the Presentation was held in the Sports Club and some photos are loaded on the Gallery. This now brings the season to a close and a big thank you to all of our players, parents and supporters.

A special thanks to the Sports Club who kindly allowed us into the Club before opening hours and at short notice to help us out – really appreciated folks.

Junior Girls

The normal season finished on the weekend and the match reports follow. Our focus now moves to our Presentation Day next Friday and then the Rep trials for those keen to give this a go.


  • Ages – U13 and U15 Age Groups
  • When – Sunday 26th March
  • Where – Action Indoor Sports, 7 Gundah Rd, Mt Ku-ring-gai
  • Starting times –a 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
  • Registrations closure date – Thursday 16 March at 7.00 pm.

Full details are located at the following link – here

T20 Blast (8 to 12 years)

Our T20 Blast Girls finished for the season and we are looking forward already to the start of the 2017/18 season – stayed tuned in the off-season on more information later this year.

Sixers Girls Cricket League (10 to 17 years)

As the weather has affected so many games, this Round has been rescheduled around the games washed out twice. As the season has been badly interrupted by heat and then rain CNSW has decided against having a Finals series which makes sense due to the disrupted nature of the season.


WPHC 4/85 lost to Mosman 5/86 – the final game in this 4th Vs 5th match ended in a close one. Our batting struggled with a massive 65 sundries included in our total. Our bowlers though delivered with Caelon Meredith the star with 2/8. Well done also to Matilda Shade and Sienna Shade who both took a wicket in their 2 overs.


WPHC lost to on forfeit Forest Fire – this 4th Vs 1st game didn’t go ahead due to a late illness withdrawal.

Division 2

WPHC Red 6/52 lost to Castle Hill Thunder 4/106 – in a 3rd Vs 1st game we were overpowered by a dominant Castle Hill. Best for us with the bat was Amy Harkin with 12. For our bowlers, Danielle Chivers was the star again with 2/11 off 4 overs and Amy Harkin with 1/9 from 4 overs.

WPHC White 2/85 defeated Mercy College 7/45 – in a 2nd Vs 5th game we finished the season with a dominant win. Top score was Lauren Kua with 14 runs. The bowlers though finished the job with a strong performance. Best for us was Amy Sherlock with 3/10 off her 3 overs. Well done also to Ashlie MacPhee who took 2/4 from her 3 overs and Varsha Krithivasan 1/1 and an amazing 1/0 from 3 overs by Lauren Kua. Well done girls.

Bumpty Report – the February edition

The February edition of the ‘Bumpty Report’ is on the website – here. The Report has a hard hitting look into the impact of the heat abandoned Round last weekend on family life and how WPHCCC players got through this traumatic experience. The Bumpty Report goes searching for answers.