News – 15 October 2016

Main News items

o Well done Andrew Fiedler who scored 20 runs in the T20 Semi Final on Sunday. This took Andrew to 6,367 career runs – beating his brother Greg who scored 6,363to be the 2nd highest run scorer in our 86 year history
o Congratulations to our T20 semi Final winners – 4th Grade Blue (C2 Red); 5th Grade Red. The Final is played on 23 October
o Congratulations also to Rohit Ninan (C1 Grade) who scored 115* – our 450th Club century
o A massive weekend in the Seniors with outright wins to A1, A2 and C3 – details below
o A special mention to our Girls who kicked off on the weekend – we will update performances during the week as scorecards are updated.
o Our popular coaching sessions run by our Level 1 and 2 accredited coaches starts on Monday 19/10 with our U8s.

Junior Coaching sessions

On Monday we kick-off our Club Coaching sessions for our junior Boys and Girls where every player gets free skills coaching from Level 1 and Level 2 Coaches from our Coaches who have already come through our Juniors and are playing a high level of Senior cricket. These sessions are very popular and are great value. Our first session kicks off this coming Wednesday.

Festival of India and Australia

In just over 2 weeks, the doors to the Cricket Connect Exhibition will open for the first time on October 20th and is offered by @festivalofindiainoz – an organisation that aims to strengthen relationships between India and Australia by highlighting artistic, sporting and cultural ties.

Brought to the Sydney Cricket Ground as part of Confluence; Festival of India in Australia, the Cricket Connect Exhibition seeks to celebrate India-Australia relations by showcasing some spectacular cricket artefacts of Australia and India cricket. The event is free of charge and runs from 10 am – 6 pm between 20th – 27th of October in the Arthur Morris Room at the SCG.

The exhibition will highlight a number of distinct periods, feats, accomplishments and eras of the game. These include cricket during the age of Empire, Australia’s first tour to India, Bradman’s extraordinary accomplishments, the pinnacle of success for both nations, the Cricketing Gods, bilateral ties, the IPL, the cricketing heroes from both India and Australia, and more. This will be delivered through a range of archival sources, images, documentary, visual and audio components, touch screen, and interactive multimedia in order to showcase the passion and love for cricket in both India and Australia.

If you want to register for free or learn more about either Cricket Connect or Confluence: Festival of India in Oz, follow the following link –

Junior Girls

T20 Blast (Girls aged 8 to 12 years)
The first session started on Friday 14th October starting at 5pm at James Henty Oval. This is a fun night where the girls play cricket with music and dancing and a perfect way to introduce the girls to the game.

Saturday afternoon (Girls aged 10 to 16 years)
Saturday afternoon (Girls aged 10 to 16 years)

U13 Spring Season (North)

WPHC Green 34 lost to North Sydney Juniors 1/123 – not a lot to report on our first game with our Girls being rolled in 9 overs chasing the big North Sydney score.

U17’s – North (Division 1)

WPHC Blue 4/93 lost to Wakehurst Redbacks 4/95 – a game that went down to the wire. Bowling first our top wicket takers were Anuska Dongre 1/12, Caroline Dongre 1/7, Minola De Silva 1/6. In the batting our two top scorers were both retired not out – Anuska scored 18and Abigail Pereira 16.

U17’s – Upper North (Division 2)

WPHC 4/84 lost to Castle Hill Thunder 1/86 – our Girls batted well to get 84 in our 20 overs. Best for us was Lauren Kua 17 and Jyothi Krithivasa 16. In the bowling, the Thunder blew us away, getting the runs in just 8 overs with only Ashlie MacPhee making an impact with 1/25.

WPHC 2/77 defeated Gordon /St Ives 1/ 76 – a powerful win. After keeping Gordon to a competitive 76 in their 20 overs (Ellen Hall 1/8) we smashed the runs in just 14 overs with Jess Phillips a dominant 22 retired.


Registrations are open all season as we want as many girls as possible playing cricket. We are keen to encourage all the sisters, daughters, grand-daughters, nieces and any other relations or friends to sign up to play in either or both of these formats. If you are interested in playing then please contact Graham Chivers on or on 0415 891 004.

Juniors Boys

Best performances from Day 1 of Round 2 are:
o Daniel Schwartzel (54*) & William Coffey (67*) who have put on an unbeaten 130 in just 20 overs Vs Berowra
o Selwyn Sweeney (U14 Gold Vs Kenthurst Upper Hills) scored 63
o Jordan Netto (U12 White Vs Kissing Point) scored 50 retired.

New website update

Our new website is nearing completion. We will have a Test version up and running this month and once OK we will move to our new website . This will have a more user friendly layout with all the Info a maximum of one click away.

We are also trialling the use of Team App that allows Score updates to be given during a game and also has a Team Chat capability.

Stay tuned for more information on these exciting initiatives.