News – 24 February 2019

Pink Stumps Day

It’s only 2 weeks (Saturday (9th March) to go for the Pink Stump Day. So far we have made good progress towards achieving our fundraising target for this year. But we still need your generous donations/contributions for this worthy cause.

We were able to collect few items to be auctioned off to collect money towards our fundraiser. We have made following Facebook page to Auction as many items we can before the Pink Stump Day.

Please visit our Facebook Auction page and bid generously. Auction ends Sunday 03rd March at 12 midnight.

How to bid for an item:

  • Visit the Facebook page here
  • Go to each Photo to view Items available
  • Bid for items as a comment

How to pay

  • If you are the highest bidder after the Online Auction ends you will be contacted through Facebook
  • You have to pay for your item before Friday 08thMarch using our fundraising page: here
  • Remember it’s all tax deductible when you pay online
  • Just add your name and the item you won when you do the payment
  • After the payment is received we will contact you to organise a pickup / delivery

Finally Bid generously and tell your family and friends. Remember it is all tax deductible. And your money will go towards a worthy cause. Together we can make a difference.

Association News

With Finals starting next weekend, the Association has asked for anyone interested in Umpiring the Senior and Junior Finals. The Association has advised:

Umpires for Senior and Junior Semi-Finals

Expressions of interest are called for players with Captain ticket’s or umpire qualifications who want to help in officiating in our junior and senior semi-finals.


Semi-Finals: Sunday 10th March

Grand Finals: Sunday 17th March

Playing Times

Under 11s: 10am to 4:00pm

Under 12s to 16s: 10am to 5.10pm


Semi-Finals: Saturday 9th and 16th March

Playing Times

A to A Reserve: 11am to 6pm

B to D Reserve: 1pm to 6pm

Grand Finals: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March

Playing Times

A to B Reserve: 11am to 6pm

C to D Reserve: 12pm to 6pm

If interested, contact the Umpire’s secretary Simon Moore at here  ph 0413 611 294

For details on payments, refer to here

Rep trials

Registration information is available under the Representative Cricket Tab above – here

Net trial details are:

  • When – Sunday 24th March & Sunday 31st March 2019
  • Where: Action Indoor Sports, 7 Gundah Rd Mt Ku-ring-gai
  • Details:
  • Trial 1 (24th March):
    • U12s – 9:00am to 11:00am
    • U11 – 11:30am to 1:30pm
    • U10 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
  • Trial 2 ( 31st March):
    • U13 – 9:00am to 11:00am
    • U14 – 11:30am to 1:30pm
    • U15 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    • U16 – 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Social Functions

We have a number of Functions coming up:

Presentation Days

Junior Blasters (Kanga)

The Presentation Day will be run on the last day of cricket with a game and Presentation – the same approach as in previous seasons. Details are:

  • When:              Saturday 2nd March
  • Where:             Edward Bennett Oval
  • Time:               Starting at around 9.15 am

Juniors Presentation

Details will be confirmed after the Juniors Committee Meeting on 19 February, 2019. Likely details are:

  • When:              Saturday 30th March – a week later than normal due to the State election.
  • Where:             Oakhill Drive Public School
  • Time:               starting time 9.00 am


Details to be confirmed but so far:

  • When:              Saturday 16th March
  • Where:             James Henty Oval
  • Time:               Starting at 9.30 am

Seniors Presentation Night

One for the diary. We have now booked our ‘Night of Nights’. More details will follow but for the diary:

  • When:              Friday 26th April 2019
  • Where:             Castle Hill RSL – Sovereign Room
  • Time:               7.30 pm

More details to follow.

Junior Boys

Season Program

Remaining Competition dates are:


  • 23rd February (Round 9 – Day 2)
  • 2nd March (Round 10 – 1-Dayer)


  • 10th March (Semi Finals – all day games played on Sunday)
  • 17th March (Finals – all days games played on Sunday)

Round highlights


  • Zac Morris (U16 Blue) Vs Hornsby – 86 runs
  • Cam Tunks (U16 White) Vs Thornleigh – 73 runs


  • Aditeya Nair (U16 White) Vs Hornsby – 4/46
  • Yash Shivpuri (U13 Blue) Vs WPHC Green – 3/12

Competition Tables

Team standings after Round 9 – this will be updated at the end of the current Round next week:

U16sBlue 3rd, White 6th

U15s – 4th

U14sRed 3rd, Orange 4th, White 8th

U13sRed 1st, Purple 3rd, Green 5th, Blue 6th, Orange 8th

U12sOrange 2nd Gold 7th, Green 9th, Red 11th, Blue 12th

U11s – Green 6th, Blue 7th, Red 13th,, Gold 17th

U10s – non competition

U9s – non competition

U8s – non competition

Girls Cricket


Our Girls Division is doing great things in developing the cricket pathway for Girls – take a bow Mr Chivers. Northern District CC has entered a Team in the new U15 Brewer Shield which is the Representative stream for Girls in the Sydney Grade Competition. We now have a record 10 Girls playing in the U15 Brewer or U18 Brewer this week plus two more on standby so 12 in all. How good is that!

Summer Competition

The Summer Competition started up again on the weekend. Our Team entries are:

  • 1 x U13
  • 2 x U15s

If you are interested in playing, have a family member or know someone interested in playing then you are most welcome. Please direct any questions on Girls Cricket to Graham Chivers or or 0415 891 004.

Round Results


WPHC Vs Bye – no game this week


WPHC Reds drew with WPHC Blue – no play today due to wet weather.

Competition standings

Under 13s

  • 1st

Under 15s

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



  • Will Harvey (C2 Red) 68 runs Vs WPHC Blue
  • Josh Banner (A2) 58 runs Vs Hornsby
  • Peter Lees (C2 Red) 53* Vs WPHC Blue
  • Vinod Kumar (C2 Red) 50 Vs WPHC Blue


  • Nandu Ramesh (C1) 4/21 Vs Kissing Point
  • Steve Burrows (C3) 3/21 Vs Berowra

High achievers

Top 5 batsmen

  1. Josh Banner (A2) – 484 runs @ 53.78
  2. Zac Morris (B2) – 433 @ 39.36
  3. Asees Rajput (C1) – 391 @ 35.55
  4. Brent Larkham (B1 Red) – 383 runs @ 34.82
  5. Matt Watts (B1 Red) – 376 runs @ 37.60

Top 5 Bowlers

  1. Luke Herzog )A2) – 30 wickets @ 11.57
  2. Napier Gryst (C1) – 25 wickets @ 10.68
  3. Amit Sen (C2 Red) – 23 wickets @ 9.78
  4. Nirav Desai (D2) – 23 wickets @ 10.22
  5. Ben Meikle (B1 Red) – 23 wickets @ 12.13
  6. Asees Rajput (C1) – 23 wickets @ 15.91

Top fielders

  1. Brent Larkham (B2) – 10 catches
  2. Connor Mayoh (D1) – 9 catches
  3. Dan Schwartzel (C2 Blue) – 8 catches
  4. Mitch Keetels (D1) – 8 catches

Top 3 wicket-keepers

  1. Indranil Mukherjee (C2 Red) – 16 dismissals (11 catches + 5 stumpings)
  2. Matt Schwartzel (C2 Blue) – 15 dismissals (13 + 2)
  3. Alex Robertson (A1) – 14 dismissals (13 + 1)

Points Table

Standings after Round 13 follow:

  • A1 Grade – 4th
  • A2 – 1st
  • B1:
    • Blue (Rick) – 8th
    • Red (Gunny) – 1st
  • B2 – =2nd (3rd on quotient)
  • C1 – 6th (5 points off 4th spot)
  • C2:
    • Blue (Fieds) – 1st
    • Red (Indranil) – 4th
  • C3 – 1st
  • D1 – 3rd
  • D2 – 6th


Training has been running since the season start but with Daylight savings now in place it becomes more of an option for people to turn-up who have work or other commitments. Details are:

  • Wednesday @ John Purchase from 4.30 pm
  • Friday @ WPH Sports Club nets also from 4.30 pm.

“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.