News – 17 September to 24 September 2017

School Holidays Cricket Clinic – 2017

Registrations are still open for the acclaimed Coaches’ Association / Northern District CC’s Junior cricket coaching clinics for boys & girls aged 6 to 15 years during the next school holidays.

The Coaches’ Association is a not-for-profit organisation and has scheduled 3 junior clinics between 25 September and 4 October 2017 in north-western Sydney.

The venues are:

  • Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara;
  • George Thornton Reserve, WPH; and:
  • Curtis Oval, Dundas Park.

These popular school holiday clinics have been in operation since 2010 and have a proven track-record in developing the skills of players of all standards, ranging from beginners and Club players to experienced representative cricketers.

The online registration process is easy – see the attached flyer, which can also be accessed via this link –

The timing of these school holiday junior coaching clinics provides the perfect lead-in to the 2017/18 cricket season.

 Girl’s Representative selections

Congratulations to our 8 Girl’s selected in the U15 Representative Margaret Peden Shield Squad on the weekend. There are only 14 Girls in the squad that is open to Girls across the District. Our Girls selected are:

  • Danielle Chivers
  • Lauren Kua
  • Amy Harkin
  • Amy Hale
  • Ellen Hall
  • Jess Meikle
  • Esha Tiwana
  • Ragini Sen

Well done Girls.

Photo of the Month

The new Bistro WPH at the Sports Club is sponsoring us this season for our popular ‘Photo of the Month’ Competition.

Bistro WPH have kindly offered us Dinner vouchers to the value of $50 each Month for the best photo to use in the bistro – here . Every photo goes on the website and a selection of these go into our Annual Yearbook.

To enter it is simple:

  • Just take a photo of anything to do with our Club – Kanga, Girls, Boys and Seniors
  • The photo can be of our players batting, bowling or fielding
  • Also, we are keen to get any ‘quirky’ photos that are a bit of fun.

Our Photo Gallery is a bit like a family photo album so the more variety the better.

Next steps

Just take a photo and send it to Ross Anderson (here ) with some brief commentary and it is that easy.

Association News

New Pitches

Campbell and Headen Parks are about to get a makeover with new pitches being laid after this weekend and will be ready to go for the first game of Seniors on the 23rd September.

Senior Competition Gradings

The Association will be announcing the Grades our Senior Teams are playing in next Tuesday – details of what we know so far is covered below in the Seniors update.

2017 MCC Code Update

Details are in the Calendar –  . Briefly though, this meeting is to update our Senior Captains with the significant changes to the 2017 Umpires Code. Details are:

  • When:              Tuesday 18 September
  • Where:             WPH Sports Club
  • Time:               7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

Further Courses for Junior Managers and Coaches, and Representative Managers, Coaches and older captains will be announced shortly.

Junior Boys

Round highlights

Great performances on the weekend by the following Teams and players:

  • Oscar Keyes 75* (U14 Blue) Vs Kenthurst Upper Hills
  • Cameron Tunks 60 (U14 Blue) Vs Kenthurst Upper Hills
  • Jordan Netto 60* (U13 White) Vs Castle Hill RSL Red
  • Andrew Cooper 4/19 (U16 Blue) Vs Berowra Glenorie
  • Jacob Adam (50 retired) & Oscar Irwin (52 retired) put on an opening partnership of 130 for the U13 Reds Vs Castle Hill RSL Blue which was the 4th highest partnership in the Association on the weekend.

Well done fellas.


Personal Milestone achievements

Congratulations to Rohit Ninan (T20 2nd Grade / B2) for scoring his 1,000th career run last weekend. This is the first of our Milestone achievements this season – well done Rohit.

Gradings for Round 1

Gradings for Round 1 of the standard Competition have been confirmed:

  • A1 (James Makin Captain)
  • A2:
    • Blue (Rick Turner)
    • Red (Simon)
  • B1 (Aaron Carlini)
  • B2:
    • Blue (Tim Worthington)
    • Red (Rob Knapman)
  • C1 (Tarun Lath)
  • C2 (Buzz Burrows)
  • C3(Indranil Murherjee)
  • D1 (Gautam Ayyar)
  • D2 (Mike Kinchington)

The Association confirmed these Team gradings at the Tuesday meeting. The draw will be on the website by Thursday (21/9). The Competition will be reviewed after 3 or 4 Rounds to change any Teams that are either too strong or too weak for each Grade.

A bit of history from this is that this is the 1st time in the Association’s history that a Club has had 3 Teams in the A Grade Competition (A1 & A2) and 6 in the top 4 Grades.

Team Selections

These are largely completed and will be announced in the next day or so now that the Gradings have been determined.

Match Reports

These are updated and are on the website Match Reports tab.



Registrations remain open all season but to play in the same Team as your friends please don’t delay registering. Once registered, you are guaranteed a game and in the Team of your choice.

Season starts on Saturday 14th October.

In2Cricket (Kanga)

Registrations are open all year. Once Teams fill up we can’t guarantee you the chance to play with your friends. So register quickly to make sure of a place in your Team of choice.

Dates to look out for are:

  • Parents Information Night:
    • When:              Tuesday 28th September 2017
    • Time:               7.30 pm to about 8.30 pm
    • Where:             WPH Sports Club
  • Season starts on Saturday 7th October with all games at Edward Bennett Oval, Cherrybrook.

Bumpty Report

One of the ‘Must read’ updates is the Bumpty Report that is now loaded. This is an irregular and irreverent view about West Penno cricket and if you wanted any insight into our Club Culture – this is it – unadulterated and amusing. Here is the link – here

WPHCCC Cricket Academy

Our Club Executive has approved us establishing our own Academy to start in November and will run for 10 weeks. The Academy will provide a specialised coaching service for:

  • Talented and aspiring Junior players, boys and girls, with the aim of nurturing, developing and retaining this talent
  • Senior players who are interested in specialised coaching and improving their game or having an extra training session each week.

This is an exciting initiative so stay tuned for more information.

Professional Cricket Coaching opportunity

We have a great Club based Coaching capability that provides professional, paid coaching for our players who have come through our ranks. Our current Coaches (Daniel Anderson, Josh Banner, Danielle Chivers (Girls U17), Daniel Heidegger, Connor Hindmarsh (U15s) , Andy Meikle, Jess Meikle (Girls U17), Bailey Miedler, Tis Mistry and Harrison Norrell) have done an amazing job and will confirm how much fun this has been.

We are now looking to welcoming new folk who want to be involved.

What is involved

Coaches are rostered according to their availability. They look after:

  • Juniors squad coaching each week
  • Schools Clinics in July and early August
  • Our soon to be launched Academy.

Who can be involved

  • Anyone who wants to give professional coaching and can relate with children
  • Typically, our Coaches have come through our Juniors so that they understand our culture and what the Junior competition involves. They are also typically Uni students but we also have U15s and U16s and our Girls U17s. – basically anyone who is a good communicator with a passion for cricket and sharing knowledge.

What is required

Everyone is required to have a Working With Children clearance. Plus we put everyone through a Level 1 Accreditation. Our Head Coach will be put through a Level 2 Accreditation which is a sought after Coaching qualification.

Next steps

If you are interested in this opportunity then drop me a note. We have a few spots available so if we have too many nominations we will work out a solution.


NSW Community Cricket Club of the Year 2017


Sports NSW Community Club of the Year 2017 (Runner-up)

We are delighted have been recently selected by Cricket NSW (CNSW) as ‘Community Cricket Club of the Year – 2017’.

On Thursday 29 June we attended the Sport NSW Community Sports Awards at NSW Parliament where Award winners from all Community Sports attended. We are thrilled to have been selected by Sport NSW as Runner-up in the category of ‘Community Club of the Year’ covering all community sports in NSW.

This is an amazing achievement as this covers more than 80 NSW sporting organisations and 20 Industry Bodies covering 670,200 adult volunteers – here .

This is great recognition for our 260+ volunteers, our culture of giving everyone a ‘fair go’ and ofcourse the legacy achievements of Leaders – past and present.

There is a lot more to achieve and we have big plans for 2017/18 especially for the Girls and Blowfly cricket – stay tuned.