News – 15th January 2017

All Club Social Function

We are organising a whole Club end of season Social function so keep the following details in your diary:

  • When: –           Saturday 4 March 2017
  • Where::            Dural Country Club
  • Cost:                $65 / head plus a great night’s entertainment
  • Special guest:   Kerry ‘Skull’ O’Keefe
  • Numbers:         limited to 300 with tickets on sale shortly through the website.

This is a not to miss night so book it in the schedule and more details to follow.

Juniors Boys

The Junior Boys are in recess and start up again on Saturday 28 January 2017. Our U15s played in the Armidale Carnival last week.

This week it was the turn of our U14s in Tamworth. The Competition had the following Teams – Manly, Tamworth Blues, Nambucca/Bellingen, Hawkesbury DCA, Peel River Renegades, Lismore, Armidale.

The boys had an amazing Carnival winning 4 out of 5 games and finishing 3rd. To quote Rob Hanich (Coach):

“…even more important than how the boys performed on the cricket field, is the way they bonded as a unit and became great mates and had loads of fun. I am sure there were times when they could have skipped the cricket and just headed straight to the pool. The boys didn’t all know each other before this week, but it didn’t take long. There were no ego’s, no friction, just great fun. I hope they remember this trip for a long time!”

Details are:

Game 1 – win

A great win against Armidale. We batted first on the Riverside 5 turf ground and scored an imposing 8/213 in 50 overs. Jude Boyle (41*), Aidan Jackson (40) and Oliver Linschoten with 27 top scored. In a thriller that went down to the last over Armidale finished with 7/205. Wickets were spread with Oliver being the best with 2/25 off 5.

Game 2 – win

Another great win, this time against the Peel River Renegades. Bowling first we kept Peel River to 7/144 off their 50 overs at Riverside 1 turf Oval. Aidan Jackson took 3/15 and Joseph Calusic 2/15 with the remaining wickets spread. In the batting we finished at 5/146 in 45 overs with Luc White 57* and Alistair Fullerton 50* putting on 94 for the 2nd wicket to get us across the line. The following link to the Northern Daily Leader is a good read –

Game 3 – win

Three from 3 and the only undefeated Team in the Competition. Bowling first we restricted Lismore to 140 in 46 overs. Kieran Jackson had the amazing figures of 3/3 off 7 overs with the remaining wickets spread. Our turn to bat and we got there in 46 overs and 6 wickets down. Well done to Oliver Linschoten who top scored with 39* and Jude Boyle (26*). Good contributions also from Louis Madison-Hanlon (22) and Luca Vasic 22. The unbeaten 7th wicket partnership between Oliver and Jude of 60 runs saw us through –

Game 4 (Semi Final) – loss

Going into the Semi as the only undefeated Team we played Hawkesbury DCA. We bowled well to keep them to 7/155 off their 50 overs. Kieran Jackson and Ben Dunkerley were our best, each with 2/16. We struggled with the batting and were dismissed for 52 in 30 overs. Jude Boyle was the only player to get double figures with 11.

Game 5 (Plate Final) – win

Batting first we scored 6/197 against the home side Armidale in 40 overs. Aidan Jackson scored a superb run-a-ball ton to be 100* and Joseph Calusic 31. We then kept Armidale to 8/169 in their 40 overs. Louis Madison-Hanlon with 4/29 at the death with batters swinging was outstanding – . So 4 wins from 5 games against Regional Rep sides and with a lot of fun along the way has made this a tremendous Carnival – well done.

Points table

After 8 Rounds our Teams are coming:

  • U16’s               4th (Blue), Red (7th)
  • U15’s               4th (Gold), 7th (Blue), 8th (White)
  • U14’s               5th (Blue), 8th (Gold), 11th (White)
  • U13’s               2nd (White), 5th (Blue), 8th (Red)
  • U12’s               5th (Green), 7th Orange), 8th (Red), 11th (White), 16th (Blue)
  • U11’s               4th (Orange), 5th (Purple), 9th (Blue), 10th (Green), 21st (Gold)
  • U8s, U9s, U10’s – no competition tables.

Junior Girls

Cricket Australia are now promoting Girls. The advertisement is being shown during all the WBBL and some BBL matches on Ten. Good to see some of our girls and the Club shirts appear

Amy Hale (U17s), Maeve McAllister (U13s) and Khushi Arora (U17s) feature.

T20 Blast (Girls aged 8 to 12 years)

The Spring season finished the spring season on Friday 3 December 2016 at James Henty Oval.

The Summer season will start in late January / early Feb and go through until the end of March. More info will follow on this one.

Saturday afternoon (Girls aged 10 to 16 years)

U13 Spring Season (North)

WPHC Green finished the season in 4th spot. Our top performing players for the Spring Season were:

  • Batting – Aliysa Colbert – 42 runs @ 8.40
  • Bowling – Maeve McAlister – 4 wickets @ 4.50.

Looking forward to seeing the Girls back-up in 2017 for the Summer season.

U17’s – North (Division 1)

The Spring Season finished last weekend and will start up again in 2017 – details to follow:

 WPHC Blue came 4th place, winning 3 and losing 4 games. Our top performing players for the season were:

  • Batting – Anushka Dongre – 114 runs @ 57.00
  • Bowling – Abigail Pereira – 6 wickets @ 10.33

Well done on a fabulous season Girls.

U17’s – Upper North (Division 2)

WPHC White – best performed for us this season were:

  • Batting – Lauren Kua – 139 runs @ 46.33
  • Bowling – Lauren Kua – 4 wickets @ 19.75.

We start up again in late January / early February for the Summer Competition – more details will follow so keep a watch on the website for details.

WPHC Red – best for us during the Spring Season were:

Our best players were:

  • Batting – Jess Phillips – 109 runs @ 15.57
  • Bowling –Ragini Sen – 8 wickets @ 10.63.