News – May 2024

Club News

For the diary

  • Mid-June 2024 – Registrations open for 2024/25 season
  • Late June – Club & Seniors Annual General Meeting
  • Saturday 27th July – 1st pre-season training session (125 days or 4 months & 3 days)
  • Saturday 7th September – 1st T20 game of the new season (167 days or 5 months & 14 days)

The website will be updated as News breaks so stay up to date and check-in on the website to see what is going on / coming up for next season.

Annual General Meeting – Committee nominations

Our Annual general Meeting is on in June. Details are:

  • When: Tuesday 25th June 2024
  • Time: 30 pm
  • Where: WPH Sports Club

This is our most important meeting of the year and gives every Club Member (Player, parent, Life Member, Coach & Manager) the opportunity to vote on key decisions for next season.

Nomination for Executive Committee positions

Nominations are now open for all Executive Committee (ExCo) positions that become vacant at this meeting.

The positions available for nomination are:

  • Chair
  • President
  • Vice President (2)
  • Vice President (Greenway Park Community Centre)
  • Director Cricket Blast
  • Director Diversity & Inclusion
  • Director Finance
  • Director Girls
  • Director Juniors (Mixed)
  • Director Operations / Secretary
  • Director Seniors
  • Director Social Media & Communication
  • Director Sponsorship

To nominate

Formal nominations need to be submitted to the Director Operations – operations @wphccc.com.au by Monday 17th June 2024.

The registration form is at the following link – Committee nomination form

New website

Development work is proceeding with our new website. Our next review is in mid-May and it will be operational for the start of the 2024/25 season. The website will have a new look, be quicker and have all the latest social media capability integrated into the front-end.

Stay tuned.

New playing uniform

The new playing uniform for Juniors (Mixed) and Seniors is also progressing well. Final designs are being reviewed in May and the plan is to have these ready to roll-out for the start of the new season. The design has an Indigenous approach that links it to the Award winning Girls uniform and is also the preferred design selected by our members in the Survey Monkey survey we ran back in February. Stay tuned for more progress.

Major Award winners

Seniors

Congratulations to our major Award winners for 2023/24:

  • President’s AwardWill McLennan & Connor Hindmarch
  • Player of the YearLakshya Rao
  • Outstanding ProspectJack Hutchinson

Juniors (Mixed & Girls)

Congratulations to our major Junior Award winners that were presented at our Presentation day on Saturday 23rd March 2024:

  • Junior Mixed Player of the Year (John Coulthard Trophy)Kevin Bandaranayake
  • Girls Senior Player of the Year (Lisa Sthalekar)Halle Newbury
  • Girls Junior Player of the Year (Tina McPherson)Anvi Bhanage
  • Charles Booth Award (U13) – Joel Pagano
  • Ross Anderson Trophy (U11)Thomas Weeden

Volunteer Awards

  • Junior Mixed:
    • U8 to U11 Perpetual TrophyPaul Keating
    • U12 to U17Matt Kohlhagen
  • Girls:
    • Darren McKeon

Congratulations to all of our Major Award winners and also a big thank you tp all of our Volunteers who are the reason we have such a great Club.

Blowfly Cricket

Season arrangements

Blowfly Cricket is now finished for the season. To find out more about Blowfy cricket for next season checkout the website – https://wphccc.com.au/blowfly/

What if I need more information?

Please contact Bill Peterkin at here

How do Register?

You can register and pay online through the following link.

Register | PlayHQ

Channel 10 – The Project story

Check out the News report on Channel’s 10 ‘The Project’ –Blowfly TV item from about 1:43 secs.

Girls

The Pathway for Girls this season is:

Friday (HK&HDCA)

  • All-Girls Blaster Hub (5 to 7 years + new to cricket / soft ball program) Friday Twilight hub at Thornleigh Oval
  • Stage 1 (7 to 11 years of age – new / a bit of experience) – Friday twilight Girls-only cricket (played in the Hornsby district)

Saturday (NSJCA)

  • Cricket Blast (5 to 7 year olds for boys & girls);
  • Stage 1 (a) – 7 to 11 years of age – new / a bit of experience. Saturday (played at local grounds and in the North Shore area
  • Stage 1(b) – 10 to 11 years. Saturday afternoon home & away hardball
  • Stage 2 & Stage 3 (ages 12 to 17 years of age)Saturday afternoon Girls-only competitive cricket.

To learn more then checkout – Girls Playing information

Grand Finalists

Congratulations to our Grand Finalists:

  1. Stage 1 Sutherland (Afternoon) – 3rd Vs Lindfield Gardner
  2. Stage 2 (McGrath) – 1st Vs St Ives (Campbell)

Final Competition Ladder

After 16 Rounds (2nd March) the final competition table follows:

Stage 1 (morning)

  • WPHC Jonassen:                 =3rd (4th on quotient)

Stage 1 (afternoon)

  • WPHC Sutherland              3rd
  • WPHC Schutt                      7th

Stage 2

  • WPHC McGrath                  1st
  • WPHC Litchfield                 =6th (7th on quotient)

Stage 3

  • WPHC King:                        3rd

The Girls are playing in the strong NSJCA Comp and this is the best year-end performance we have had in our history for the Girls. Again, this has been achieved in the context of a total commitment to Participation over Results by Suz & Grant and is a remarkable performance

Juniors (Mixed)

Presentation Day

Congratulations to our major Junior Award winners that were presented at our Presentation day on Saturday 23rd March 2024:

  • Junior Mixed Player of the Year (John Coulthard Trophy)Kevin Bandaranayake
  • Girls Senior Player of the Year (Lisa Sthalekar)Halle Newbury
  • Girls Junior Player of the Year (Tina McPherson)Anvi Bhanage
  • Charles Booth Award (U13) – Joel Pagano
  • Ross Anderson Trophy (U11)Thomas Weeden

Volunteer Awards

  • Junior Mixed:
    • U8 to U11 Perpetual TrophyPaul Keating
    • U12 to U17Matt Kohlhagen
  • Girls:
    • Darren McKeon

Our Grand Finalists

Congratulations to our Juniors Mixed Premiers who played their Grand Finals on the weekend (10th March 2024):

Premiers

  1. U12 Gold (3rd)
  2. U14 Purple (Minor Premiers)
  3. U17 (Minor Premiers)

Runners-up

  1. U12 Purple (Minor Premier)
  2. U13 Red (Minor Premier)
  3. U15 Red (Minor Premier)

Final Points table

The final Competition table after 18 Rounds (24th February 2024). This is the final Competition Round of the season.

U12s

  • WPHC Purple =1st; Yellow 2nd, Gold 3rd, Blue =4th, Red =6th, Green 8th

U13s

Hazlewood Comp:

  • WPHC Gold =4th , Green 6th

Starc Comp

  • WPHC Red 1st, White 9th; Blue 10th

U14s

  • WPHC Purple =1st, Gold 11th, Blue 13th

U15s

  • WPHC Red 1st; Orange 4th; Gold 7th,

U17s

  • WPHC 1st

Note: there is no competition for U8 to U11’s.

Seniors

Major award winners

Congratulations to our major Award winners for 2023/24:

  • Player of the YearLakshya Rao

Lakshya played D1 Blue and scored 763 runs @ 58.7 and this is the 9 highest season aggregate in our history.

  • Outstanding ProspectJack Hutchinson

Jack played B1 Blue and took 28 wickets @ 10.1

  • President’s AwardConnor Hindmarch & Will McLennan

Connor is our Head Coach who has done great things with the Academy. Will is on our Club Executive and looks after our Social Media & Communication. He also initiated a very successful Juniors Leadership program.

Premiers

Congratulations to our Premiers & Runners-up who played on the 16th & 17th March 2024:

B2 (Warren) 120 & 4/31 defeated outright St Ives Wahroonga 42 & 108

D1 Blue (Agniva) 4/137 defeated Beecroft 133

Runners-up

Red (Fieds) 111 lost to Normanhurst Warrawee 9/218 declared

Presentation Night

  • When: Friday 3rd May
  • Where: Castle Hill RSL
  • Time: 30 pm to around 11.00 pm
  • Dinner: 2 x courses with selections to be determined.

More details to follow.

Final Competition table

After 14 Rounds – competition completion:

A1 Grade (Cameron):       55 points (3rd)

A2 (Campbell):                    63 point (3rd)

B1:

  • Red (Shomik):      48 points (5th)
  • Blue (Todd):         50 points (4th )

B2 (Warren):                        67 points (1st)

C1 (Indranil):                       61 points (4th)

C2:

  • Red (Arun):           48 points (4th)
  • Blue (Mat):           39 points (8th) Note: +9 points adjustment following re-grading

C3:

  • Red (Fieds):          52 points (4th)
  • Blue (Rob):           49 points (6th ) Note: -9 points adjustment following re-grading

C4:

  • Red (Ross S)         58 points (5th)
  • Blue (Hiresh):       33 points (9th)

D1:

  • Red (Diggers)        36 points (9th)
  • Blue (Agniva):     68 points (1st)

D2 (Roger):                           28 points (8th)

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