News – 25th November 2018

Weekend highlights

A snapshot of achievements this week:

  • In Junior Boys:
    • Our best partnership of the Round was 105* between Sidhant Singh 75* and Ryan Richards 22* for the U14 Reds Vs our Orange side @ Dural Park.
  • In Seniors – well done to the boys who got tons on the weekend:
    • Well done to Nandu Ramesh (118*) and Matt Schwartzel (C2 Blue) who notched uip their centuries this weekend. This brings us to a record 5 tons in the same Round
    • Peter Lees (C2) brought up his 5,000 career runs to be only the 9th player in our history to reach this imposing milestone.

T20 Feast – Back to Waitara

Northern District Cricket Club are hosting a T20 Double Header with their Premier 1st Grade side at Mark Taylor Oval. Our Kanga Cricketers will be involved during the break and everyone is welcome to come along and see some high class T20 cricket being played by the next generation of stars.

Details are:

  • Date – Sunday 25th of November 2018
  • Time – two games:
    • 10.00 am to 1.00 pm (Northern District Vs Bankstown)
    • 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm (Northern District Vs Parramatta)
  • Where – Mark Taylor Oval (Waitara)

During the lunch break our Kanga and U8s will be providing some entertainment for everyone attending so it will be a great day with a real West Penno flavour.

Team App

TeamApp continues to be very popular. After 7 Rounds all our Seniors  Grades have a lot of historical updates so we are clearing all updates during the week to help save battery consumption. So next weekend when you open up the App don’t be surprised if all the old updates are cleared.

“Bistro WPH” Photo of the Month November winner

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


Association Holiday Coaching Clinics

The HK&HDCA Coaches Association are again running their fantastic School Holiday Clinics. The Clinics are run by the legendary Bruce Wood and have a fantastic reputation extending well beyond our Association. They are targeted at boys and girls aged between 6 – 14 years and all levels of ability.

This season we are running 3 Clinics in the upcoming school holidays – 2 at Mark Taylor Oval (Waitara) and one at George Thornton Reserve (West Pennant Hills). The accompanying link has all the information and is thoroughly recommended – here

At a snapshot though:

  • When:
    • Clinic 1 – Tuesday (8th) & Wednesday (9th) January at Mark Taylor Oval
    • Clinic 2 – Tuesday (15th) & Wednesday (16th) January also at MTO
    • Clinic 3 – Wednesday (23rd) & Thursday (24th) January at George Thornton reserve WPH
  • Cost – $135 for the 2 days or $200 if 2 children register.

These sessions are very popular, are run on a cost recovery basis and have high quality coaches with Rod Hokin (Level 3) running each session.

These are highly recommended and if you want to know more info then feel free to call Josh Miller on 0434 820 806

Please get in early as Registrations always close once places are filled.

Junior Boys

Competition results

High achievements for Day 1 of Round 6 will be updated as scores come through but the best so far are:


  • No major scores received so far and this will be updated once they come though


  • Oscar Keys (U16 White) took 4/35 Vs Kenthurst @ Kenthurst Park

Competition Tables

Team standings after Round 5 are:

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

U15s – 4th

U14s – Orange 1st, Red 3rd; White 5th

U13s – Red 3rd, Purple =4th (4th on quotient), Orange 6th ,Blue 9th , Green 10th

U12s – Orange 4th , Gold 6th , Green =9th (10th on quotient), Red =9th (11th on quotient), Blue =13th (14th on quotient)

U11s – Green = 5th (7th on quotient), Blue 8th, Red 11th, Gold =16th (16th)

U10s – non competition

U9s – non competition

U8s – non competition

Girls Cricket

The results from Round 5 are listed below. Outstanding Individual achievements will be updated as scorecards are updated.



WPHC Vs Bye – no game this week.


WPHC Red 4/118 defeated Castle Hill RSL 11 – details to be updated shortly.

WPHC Blue 13 lost to Thornleigh 0/11 – as above.

Competition table


  • WPHC 1st


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


What a great day with some amazing results. How about these:

 Team level

  • Of our 11 teams we had 7 wins (A1, A2, B1 Red, C1, C3 Blue, C3 and D1) and 1 Draw (C2 Red).


  • We had a record 5 century scorers:
    • Josh Banner (A2) scored 123* (our 478th ton)
    • Nathan Fathers (C2 Blue) – 118 (479th)
    • Josh Mathias (A1) – 108 (480th)
    • Matt Schwartzel (C2 Blue) – 100* (481st)
    • Nandu Ramesh (C1) – 118* (482nd )
  • Peter Lees (C2 Blue) brought s his 5,000th career run – only the 9th player in our history to achieve this great milestone.


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.

Points Table

Standings after 7 Rounds are:

  • A1 Grade – =3rd (3rd on quotient)
  • A2 – 1st
  • B1:
    • Blue (Rick) – 8th
    • Red (Gunny) – 3rd
  • B2 – 4th
  • C1 – =7th (7th on quotient)
  • C2:
    • Blue (Fieds) – 1st
    • Red (Indranil) – 5th
  • C3 – 2nd
  • D1 – 2nd
  • D2 – 5th

Blowfly Cricket

Blowfly Cricket is underway and is proving a great success.

A special call out to our Sponsors – those great people who can make this whole experience affordable for families:

  • Veri Curtains
  • Blanchard Internationa
  • Rotary Club of West Pennnat Hills & Cherrybrook
  • Sommers Sports Clothing

Blowfly Cricket gives young people aged between 5 and 25 years with autism, cerebral palsy and down syndrome the chance to play competitive sport.Check out the website link to find more information – here

If someone if 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

“Bistro WPH” Photo of the Month

Now that the season is underway for everyone, our ‘Photo of the Month’ Competition is underway. All photos are loaded on the website with the best Photo chosen to win a fabulous prize – a $50 dinner voucher at Bistro WPH – 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

Just take a photo and send it to Ross Anderson (here ) with some brief commentary and it is that easy.