News – 26 November to 2 December

Association News

School Holidays Coaching Clinics

Registrations are now open for the HK&HDCA Coaches’ Association / Northern District CC’s Junior cricket coaching clinics for boys & girls aged 6 – 15 during the Christmas school holidays.

The Coaches’ Association is a not-for-profit organisation and has scheduled 4 junior clinics between 8 – 18 January 2018.

The venues are: Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara and George Thornton Reserve, WPH (2 clinics at each location).

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 – here

We thoroughly recommend these Clinics and it would be great to see good support from our Club – especially at George Thornton Reserve in our own backyard.

“Bistro WPH” Photo of the Month – November photo decided this week

Our Photo of the Month is getting lots of interest with all photos loaded into each Gallery. Just search the Gallery by entering ‘2017’ into the Search section to see all the photos.

The winning photo will receive a $50 Dinner voucher to use in Bistro WPH – here .

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

WPHCCC Cricket Academy – only a few spots are available


Our Academy kicks off this week and is a great initiative that no other non-Grade Club in Sydney offers. Our Academy is to anything on the market – we use the best Academy approach of the Grade Clubs and have adapted it to our culture and needs. At a cost of $200 for 10 sessions this is a ridiculously low price – $20 / session for high quality tuition.


We have capped numbers at 18 for Junior Boys and 12 for Girls and Seniors. Registrations so far are:

  • Junior Boys:
    • U12 – U13 – 18 players (waiting list in place)
    • U14 – U16 – 15 players
  • Junior Girls:
    • 7 registrations
  • Seniors:
    • 9 registrations


The Program schedule is by week:

  1. General skill level assessment/ Intro
  2. Batting
  3. Fast Bowling
  4. Spin Bowling
  5. Keeping/ Fielding
  6. Mental Game/ Strength and Conditioning
  7. T20/ One day cricket Skills and Approach
  8. 2 Day cricket
  9. Individual Needs
  10. Individual Needs/ Conclude/ Put it all together

Our Coaches

Our Coaches are among the best in the Shire. All of our Coaches are ‘Home grown’ playing Juniors are now playing high level Cricket with us or elite 1st Grade Premier Division cricket. All the Coaches have a minimum Level 1 Cricket Australia accreditation with specialists Senior Level 2. They have also run our Schools Clinics over the last few years that have involved over 4,000 children so they understand how to communicate.

We also have specialists for fast and slow bowling, batting and wicket-keeping –all 1st Grade cricketers of note.

How do I register?

Spaces are now limited and a waiting list will apply once we hit our Cap. If you are interested in being part of this initiative the please contact the person below for more information and details on next steps:

  • Girls – Graham Chivers on here or 0415 891 004
  • Junior Boys – Rob Hanich, here or 0414 551 546
  • Seniors – Ross Anderson on here or 0422 841 169


Round 7 results

Round 7 was played on the weekend.

  • The U13 and U17 Teams both made it into the Grand Final next weekend, terrific performance by our young U13 team who are almost all new to the game this season
  • Note our massive score in the U15’s, we registered 6 players High Scores in the one innings

U13 Hills

WPHC 4/121 defeated Thornleigh Healy 73 – match report to follow.

U15 Spring Comp

WPHC 2/184 defeated Abbotsleigh 2nd X1 4/92 – the U15 Girls took on Abbotsleigh at Thomas Thompson Park on probably the hottest afternoon of the summer so far. As we also wanted to bowl first it was great to lose the toss and be sent in to bat. Dani and Esha then got things going with a great opening stand which included heaps of boundaries.

Esha was strong on the leg-side and launched a great six. Both girls retired after facing the maximum number of balls, with Dani getting 22 runs and Esha 35. The opening stand was backed up by the rest of the team and the runs continued to flow. Jess M batted really well and when she retired she had made 29. The innings closed off with Nidhi and Andrea keeping the scoreboard moving and the team ending on a huge total of 184 runs off the 20 overs.

The Abbotsleigh batters struggled with some tight bowling from WPHCCC and from early on the run rate was always going to be too much. All the girls in the team bowled well. The highlight of the innings was Izzy’s 2 wickets in one over and this really turned the game in WPHCCC’s favour. Nicole and Jess P also picked up a wicket each. In the field Nidhi pulled off one of the best catches of the season and Dani also took a good one at mid-wicket.

After the 20 overs, Abbotsleigh managed to get 92 runs…. for a 92 run victory to WPHCCC. A good game where everyone played their part and showed what how they have improved over the season.

U17 Spring Comp

WPHC 4/92 defeated Abbotsleigh 1st X1 5/90 – our Girls won the toss and sent Abbotsleigh into bat in the heat.

Abbotsleigh were 5 out for 90 runs when they finished their 20 overs with a high score of 24 runs. Minoli, Lauren and Lily took wickets for WPHCCC with some solid fielding all round and the Opposition couldn’t achieve the runs of Ellen’s steady bowling style.

Anushka and Lily opened the batting for WPHCCC and at the end of 18 overs were 4 out for 91 with a high score of 24 by Lily. WPHCCC wickets fell by run outs and a catch, none bowled directly.


The Spring season is about to end with Semi Finals now being played. The Summer Season will start-up again after the Christmas / New Year break. Full details of how to Register will be provided early in the New Year so continue to watch the website for details.

Junior Boys

Round highlights

Our Juniors played Day 1 of Round 6 on Saturday. Highlights from Day 1 are:


No outstanding batting performances this week.


  • Dylan Bish (3/7) – U16 Blue Vs WPHC (Gold). Dylan now has an amazing 21 wickets @ just 12.2
  • Ritish Manocha 3/15 – U14 Blue Vs Kissing Point
  • Rahul Das 3/26 – U16 White Vs Kenthurst Upper Hills.

Points table

After 5 Rounds the standings are below:

  • U16s – 2nd (Blue), 3rd (White), 4th (Gold)
  • U15s – 4th (Blue), 6th (White)
  • U14s – 4th (White), 5th (Blue)
  • U13s – 7th (Red), 8th (Orange), 14th (White)
  • U12s – 5rd (Purple), 6th (Blue), 7th (Red), 12th (Orange), 17th (Green)
  • U11s – 1st (White), 2nd (Orange), 3rd (Gold), 4th (Green), 8th (Blue), 14th (Red).
  • U10s; U9s & U8s – non competition.


Round 6, Day 1 Highlights

Some great performances this weekend:

  • Congratulations to our latest player to reach major Personal milestones:
    • Alex Turner (A2) for his 2,000 career runs
    • Andrew Morris (B2 Red) Vs Berowra – scoring his 1,000 career runs and more about this performance in the Anecdotes
  • Nathaniel Chidgey (B2 Red) 5/25 took the 2nd best bowling performance in the Association
  • Cody Waters (C2) got 4 w/k dismissals and 1 run-out to be the top performing wicket-keeper of the Round for the Association.

A special mention to our B2 Blue side who scored 7/301 declared on the weekend. Not only was this the highest score by any Senior Team on the weekend but is also a great turn-around from their 2nd innings last week when they were rolled for 37.

Match reports

Match Reports have been updated and can be seen on the Match Reports section of the website.

Personal Milestone achievements

The list of Current season high achievers and Personal Milestones has been updated on the website. It lists:

  • Season top run scorers & wicket takers
  • Personal Milestone achievements.

Have a browse to see who has a major approaching Milestone.

Champion Player

Champion player points standings as at the end of Round 5 are:

  1. Dylan Bish (D1) – 91.2
  2. Brent Larkham (B2) – 84.3
  3. Andrew Morris (B2) – 75.5
  4. John Rose (D2) – 59.2
  5. Indranil Mukherjee (C3) – 56.7
  6. Ben Kinchington (D2) – 56.5
  7. Ray Khamis (B2) – 50.9
  8. Richard Hughes (B2) – 41.9
  9. Michael Banner (A2) – 41.5
  10. Rob Knapman (B2) – 41.5