News – 24 September to 30 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.

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 –

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.

Junior Boys

Round highlights

Our Juniors played their last game before the School Holidays break on the weekend. Outstanding performances were:

  • Zac Morris (U16 Blue) 100* Vs Glenorie District
  • Akith Ekanayake (U11 White) 4/14, Vs WPHC U11 Red
  • Andrew Cooper (U16 Blue) 4/19 Vs Glenorie District

Well done fellas.



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.

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.


Match reports

Match Reports from the weekend Rounds are updated and can be seen on the Match Reports section of the website.

Personal Milestone achievements

We have had a big couple of week. Congratulations to the following great achievements

  • Indranil Mukherjee (C3) who scored his 1,000th run against Glenorie last weekend
  • Andrew Morris (B2 Red) scored his 3rd ton and our 461st with his 101
  • John Rose (D2) scored 102 – our 462nd ton
  • Ron Knapman (B2 Blue) took his 100th wicket.

Well done boys.


Seniors Registration fees are now due and the early season discount of $50 ends on Sunday night 24th September so if you haven’t paid yet then please give this priority to save paying the extra cost.

Season Gradings

The Association released Gradings for the season earlier in the week. They are:

  • 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)

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 – . 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 ( ) with some brief commentary and it is that easy.

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.

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 ––networking/2017-nsw-community-sports-awards/ .

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.