News – 19th March to 26th March 2017

Coming up

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

  • Seniors:
    • Grand Final (25th & 26th March)
    • Seniors Presentation Night – Friday 5th May at Dural Country Club.

Association News

Paid Umpiring opportunity for Seniors 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

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 hours 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 – 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

Congratulations to our U13 Whites who recently made it through to the Grand Final. 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

Congratulations to our major award winners from the Presentation Day held on Saturday:

  • John Coulthard Award (Junior Player of the Year) – Rowan Love
  • Charles Booth Memorial Award (U13s) – Shaan Bakshi
  • Ross Anderson Trophy (U11 Rising Star Award) – Harry Flower
  • Volunteer of the Year Award:
    • U8s to U11s – Phil Carney
    • U12s to U16s – Rob Hanich
    • Girls – Michelle Boccalatte

Congratulations also to Julian Bish (Juniors Director) who was awarded the prestigious President’s Award for service to our Club. Julian has been Juniors Director since 2013 and has done an amazing job in running the Juniors and building a great Team.

Next steps

The Juniors season is over as we move into winter sports. Our 86th season starts with Registration Day in the last week of July – just on 4 months away.


The last leg of the season finished on 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.

Presentation Day

Our Girls had their end of season Presentation Day on Friday. Congratulations to our major Award winners:

  • Lisa Sthalekar Award (Player of the Year) – Lauren Kua (217 runs at average of 72.33)
  • Volunteer of the Year – Michelle Boccalatte
  • Arthur Souter Award – Christina Phillip

Note – Christina is our first Girl player to be awarded the Arthur Souter Award. This is awarded to those graduating players who have played every season since Kanga and is a great achievement.

Team Awards


  • U13s – Aliya Colbert
  • U17 Blue – Auushka Dongre
  • U17 Red – Jess Phillips
  • U17 White – Lauren Kua


  • U13s – Maeve McAlister
  • U17 Blue – Abigail Pereira
  • U17 Red – Danielle Chivers (plus 5 wickets in an innings)
  • U17 White – Varsha Krithivasan

Team Award

  • U13s – Lauren Dean
  • U17 Blue – Lily Campbell
  • U17 Red – Ellen Hall
  • U17 White – Amy Sherlock


  • 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

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.