News – 27 August to 3 September 2017

Level 1 Coaching Course

At our request CNSW has created an extra 10 spots for our people who missed out. The spots will fill quickly. This is a valuable accreditation, especially for our younger age groups. The window to register will be short as it is a popular course.

Details are:

  • When:              Sunday 17 September
  • Time:               10.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • Where:             Edward Bennett Oval
  • Cost:                $Nil – Cricket Australia is subsidising the cost which is usually $120

To register please go into the website – here .

Kingsgrove Sports special offer

Kingsgrove Sports have been great supporters of ours for over 40 years. They also have the largest range of cricket gear anywhere in Sydney with pricing among the best you will find, especially now that Triforce no longer exists.

On Saturday 2nd September, Kingsgrove North Parramatta store (570 Church Street, North Parramatta) is offering anyone from our Club a special discount for one day only:

  • 10% discount on all clothing and cricket gear (cricket balls excluded)
  • 5% discount on items already discounted.

All you need to do is to identify yourself as being part of our Club and the discount applies.

Local Council elections

On Saturday 9th September our Local Council elections are being held.

For those of us who live in the City of Parramatta Council area our own Sreeni Pillamarri is standing for election as a Councillor for Parramatta Ward. Sreeni is on our Juniors Executive, runs all o the clothing across the whole Club, a massive job, has a son (Parin) who plays Juniors and he also plays C2 in Seniors.

We usually stay clear of promoting any specific person in elections but Sreeni knows our local area as well as anyone plus he is deeply connected to the local community and has a high level of personal integrity. He would make an outstanding local candidate.

So if you live in the Parramatta Ward please give Sreeni’s nomination serious consideration.

Registrations for 2017/18

Registrations for the 2017/18 season are open for secure on-line payment – here

Registration status

Current status is:

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.

Junior Girls

Registrations also 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.

Juniors Boys

Registrations are closed as soon as we reach a maximum of 12 / 13 players per Team so please don’t delay.

Please note:

  • U8s – closed
  • U10s – closed
  • U12s – closed
  • U13s – closed
  • U14s – closed
  • U15s – closed

All other Age Groups are open for the moment but are filling quickly so please don’t delay as Teams are closed once the cap / team of 12 / 13 players is reached:

  • U9s – open
  • U11s – open
  • U16s – open.


Registrations are open and the season early payment discount of $50 ends at the end of Round 1.

Season start

Junior Boys

The Association has confirmed that the season will start on Saturday 9th September 2017. The draw will be announced just before the start once Teams are entered.


Pre-season training is underway. Details are:

  • When:              Our last training session is on Saturday – 2nd September
  • Where:             WPH Sports Club nets, 103 Newline Road
  • Time:               1.00 pm to around 4.00 pm.

Season launch

After our last pre-season training session on 2nd September we have our Season launch. Everyone is welcome back to the Sports Club (Iron Bark room) after training to enjoy a few cold drinks and finger food.

Competition start

  • T20 – Saturday 9th & 16th September
  • Competition – Saturday 23rd September

The Competition will consist of 7 x 2 days games and 7 X 1 one-dayers.


Congratulations to our Captains for 2017/18:

  • A1 – James Makin
  • A2 – Simon Smyth
  • B1 – Rick Turner
  • B2 – Aaron Carlini
  • C1 – Rob Knapman
  • C2:
    • Tim Worthington
    • Tarun Lath
  • C3:
    • Steve Burrows
    • Indranil Mukherjee
  • D1 – Gautam Ayyar
  • D2 – Mike Kinchington


Season starts on Saturday 14th October.

In2Cricket (Kanga)

Starts Saturday 7th October with all games at Edward Bennett Oval, Cherrybrook.

School Holidays Cricket Clinic – 2017

Registrations are now 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 – here

The timing of these school holiday junior coaching clinics provides the perfect lead-in to the 2017/18 cricket season.

Level 1 Coaching

Each year we have a sought-after Level 1 Cricket Coaching Program run by CNSW at Edward Bennett Oval. This is open to all West Penno folk who are Coaches or are involved in some coaching capacity.

This is a sought after accreditation with only 3 Levels available – Level 1 (Club Coaching), Level 2 (Representative Coach) and Level 3 (Senior Grade Coach including Australian National side level).

Details are:

  • When:              Sunday 17 September 2017
  • Where:             Edward Bennett Oval\
  • Time:               10.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • Cost:                FREE.

There are just 2 places left so please register quickly so that you don’t miss out.

How do I register?

Go to the CNSW website and register online – here

2016/17 Yearbook available

Our 2016/17 Yearbook is now on the website – .This is a great record of the season for every Team across our Club. It has reports on each Team, anecdotes plus Team photos.

Outstanding achievement

We are home to 2 of the greatest Women players to have ever played the game – Lisa Sthalekar (Australia 2003-2013) and Denise Annetts (Australia 1985 to 1993).

Lisa played all her Junior cricket with us (1989/95) and Denise played Seniors and managed and then coached Junior sides between 2003/2014.

On Sunday (23 July) Denise was formally Inducted as an Honorary Life Member of the MCC (Lord’s) to be one of only 320 people worldwide to receive this honour. There are only 75 Australians and 19 Women on this list.

MCC Life Membership is offered by the MCC Committee “….to any person who in its opinion has given long and distinguished service to the game and as such offers are comparatively rare”

Lisa was inducted 2 years ago and our other MCC Life Member is former Prime Minister John Howard (Seniors 1963/63 to 73/74). So our Club has 3 of the global list of Life Members in this distinguished list.

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.