News – 20 January 2019

Club Social function

We have now set a date for our Club function. Jane Bish and Indranil Mukherjee are organising a whole Club function as follows:

  • When:              23rd February
  • Where:             WPH Sports Club
  • Function:         Trivia, Pizza and lots of fun.

More details will be available as they become available.

Season recommencement dates

Re-commencement dates for the season are:

Blowfly Cricket

  • Next game: Friday 1st February 2010


  • Next game: Saturday 2nd February 2019 (Summer Season)

Junior Blasters (Kanga)

  • Next game: Saturday 2nd February 2019

Junior Boys

  • Next game: Saturday 2nd February 2019


  • Next game: Underway – started again 12th January


Competition dates

Next weekend (26th January) most of the Competition has a weekend off for Australia Day. Not so for our Teams in 6 Teams Competitions – A2 D1, and D2. These Teams play a 1-Day game before the season recommences the following Saturday (2nd February).

Round highlights – Round 11


  • Dylan Bish 1,000 career runs
  • John Rose (C3) was out top batsman with 69*
  • Andrew Morris (B2) scored 63


  • Shankar Ravi (C2 Red) took his 200th career wicket
  • Stu Fiedler (C2 Blue) took his 100th career wicket
  • John Rose took his 50th career wicket
  • Napier Gryst (C1) had the best bowling figures for the day with 4/22
  • Dylan Bish (C3) with 3/7 and
  • John Rose (C3) with 3/15 were the top performers with the ball.

Points Table

Standings after 10 Rounds (to be updated as other Association Teams update scores) are:

  • A1 Grade – =4th (4th on quotient)
  • A2 – 1st
  • B1:
    • Blue (Rick) – 8th (13 points off 4th spot)
    • Red (Gunny) – 1st
  • B2 – 5th (1 point off 4th spot)
  • C1 – 7th (5 points off 4th spot)
  • C2:
    • Blue (Fieds) – 1st
    • Red (Indranil) – 5th (2 points off 4th spot)
  • C3 – 1st
  • D1 – 2nd
  • D2 – 6th

Country Carnivals

Our Club is the only Club in NSW to be invited to play in the big Junior Country Carnivals played over the New Year. These Carnivals are Representative standard and it gives players from our Club a wonderful opportunity to enjoy time away in Country NSW playing some great cricket and just having a lot of fun.

U14s Tamworth JCU Carnivals

The Carnival was played between 7th and 11th January against Teams representing: Armidale, Gold Coast, Invitational X1, Lismore, Manly Presidents Cup Reps, South East Queensland and Tamworth.

The Team won 2 games (Armidale and an Invitational X1) and lost 3 games in a successful Carnival.

Well done to our top performing players:

  • Batting:
    • Steve Easton – 106 runs @ 26.50
    • James Stuart-Gray – 100 runs @ 33.33
  • Bowling:
    • Lachlan Edwards – 8 wickets @ 8.38

U15 Walter Taylor Shield (Armidale)

The Carnival was played between the 2nd and 5th January against Teams from: Armidale, Lismore, Hunter Valley, Mid-North Coast and Tamworth.

We played 5 games and lost all games against strong opposition but pushed Hunter Valley and Manly-Warringah to close games.

The following TV News article from Prime 7 this week shows our players in action – here

Well done to our top performing players:

  • Aryan Tyagi – 107 runs @ 26.75
  • Jack Hutchinson – 6 wickets @ 6.00

U16 Stan Austin Cup (Taree) (7 January to 10 January)

The Carnival was played between the 7th and 10th January against Teams from: Armidale, Gold Coast, Hunter Valley, Manly-Warringah, Tamworth.

While we went down in all 5 games against strong Opposition it was a lot of fun and a great learning experience.

To quote our Manager, Rob Hanich:

“The boys had a cracking time in Taree. They may not have won a game (it was clear the team we had was outclassed), but they bonded extremely well and had more fun than I have seen on any other country carnival.  A great bunch of boys that are a real credit to their parents and excellent ambassadors for our club. They fell short each day on the field, but never gave up. The support crew (parents, siblings and grandparents) were also fantastic.”

Well done also to our top performing players:

  • Andrew Cooper – 42 runs @ 17.25
  • Louis Madison-Hanlon – 7 wickets @ 16.00

Blowfly cricket

The BlowFly cricketers had their last game before the Christmas / New Year break on Friday 22nd December and it was a great success. Santa turned up and all the players an Volunteers had their new West Penno Blowfly shirts presented by our great sponsor – John Rennie from Sommers.

Check out the photos on in Blowfly section of the Photo Gallery. To quote the legendary Mark Rushton:

“Great teamwork from everyone involved is delivering a wonderful, fun and incredibly enriching experience for all of our players, families, carers and volunteers.

Well done everyone…the dream continues.”

It is never too late to be involved as a player in Blowfly cricket. It is open to young people aged between 5 and around 25 years with autism, cerebral palsy and down syndrome the chance to play organised sport. Check out the website link to find more information – here

If someone in your family is affected or if you know someone who would love to participate then please contact Bill Peterkin on here or 0488 110 942

Junior Boys

Competition results

Competition finished for the break on Saturday 15th December. We return again on Saturday 2nd February 2019.

Competition Tables

Team standings after Round 7:

U16s – Blue =2nd (2nd on quotient), White 4th

U15s – 4th

U14s – Red =2nd (2nd on quotient), Orange =2nd (3rd on quotient), White 8th

U13s – Red 2nd, Purple 4th, Green =7th (7th on quotient), Blue 9th, Orange 10th

U12s – Orange 1st, Gold 7th Green 10th, Red 11th, Blue 15th

U11s – 7th, Blue 8th, Red 11th,, Gold -18th (18th on quotient)

U10s – non competition

U9s – non competition

U8s – non competition

Top 5 Batsmen

  1. Cameron Tunks (U16 White) – 292 runs @ 97.33
  2. Shaan Bakshi (U16 White)) – 286 @ 47.67
  3. Soham Chawla (U13 Green) – 266 @ 53.20
  4. Rigved Sodal (U13 Green) – 257 @ 51.40
  5. Jehan Polwaththe (U14 Orange) – 240 @ 26.67

Top 5 Bowlers

  1. Aiden Hall (U12 Gold) – 11 wickets @ 3.27
  2. Aditeya Nair (U16 Blue) – 11 @ 8.36
  3. Jehan Polwaththe (U14 Orange) – 11 @ 13.27
  4. Dylan Ranjan (U16 White) –11 @ 14.55

Girls Cricket

The results from the Final Round of the Spring Competition, played on Saturday 1st December are listed below. Congratulations to our Undefeated Premiership winning U13s:


WPHC 4/76 defeated Thornleigh 56 – our amazing team went undefeated through the Competition and despite a low score with the bat today they bowled out Thornleigh to win by 20 runs. Special mention to Trinity who was undefeated with the bat and followed up with 3 wickets plus 2 run outs. Our team ranged in age from 7 through to 12 and for almost half the team it is their first season of cricket.


WPHC Red 2/91 defeated Thornleigh 7/90 – a plate final for the Reds. Tight bowling with wickets shared around meant chasing 91 to win. Ellen and Danielle added 48 without taking any chances to chase down easily the Thornleigh score

WPHC Blue 77 lost to Castle Hill 4/79 – contested the Grand Final and we failed to post a big total. However they fought back well with the ball and got Castle Hill 4 down with 34 still needed but they just could not break the 5th wicket but a great effort by the girls.

Competition table


  • WPHC 1st and Premiers


  • Blue = 2nd (2nd on quotient)
  • Red = 2nd (3rd on quotient)

Spring Season finished

Congratulations to the Girls who now finished the Spring season and have a break over the Christmas / New Year period before staring up again in the New Year.

Well done to our Undefeated U13s who won the Grand Final.

“Bistro WPH” Photo of the Month

Congratulations to Jane Bish who has won the Bistro WPH Photo of the Month prize. Jane has provided us with a number of photos this season but series of Photos taken at BlowFly Cricket have been great. Check them out – here

Jane has won a $50 voucher at the fabulous Bistro for – here

To is easy to enter:

  • 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.

Next steps

For our next winner, just take a photo and send it to Ross Anderson (here ) with some brief commentary and it is that easy.