News – 2nd December 2018

Weekend highlights

A snapshot of achievements this week:

  • In Junior Boys:
    • The U13 greens had an amazing day out:
      • Rigved Sodal 63* (U13 Green) Vs Berowra
      • Harry Flower 50* (U13 Green) Vs Berowra
      • Vishnu Raman 5/19 (U13 Green) Vs Berowra
      • Plus, the boys put on a record score of 5/326 to break the previous record of 4/316 set in 2015.
    • In the U14s, Sidhant Singh also had a blinder:
      • 75* (U14 Red)
      • 5/9 in the bowling
  • In the Girls – they had their Grand Finals on Saturday and our U13s went through undefeated and won the Premiership.
  • In Seniors:
    • Alex Chidgey (C2 Blue) took his 100th wicket
    • Asees Rajput (C1) scored 105*which is our 483rdton
    • Dave Larkham (D1) took an amazing 7/60 which is just the 144th time a player has taken 7 wickets in an innings.

Association News

The Association has advised that all 6 WPHCCC players who sat for this year’s Captain’s Certificate exam, with flying colours, but no-one achieved 100%. Congratulations to:\

  • Matt Digby (B1)
  • Ian Digby (D1)
  • Andrew Fiedler (C2 Blue)
  • Stuart Fiedler (C2 Blue)
  • Andy Meikle (A2)
  • Michael Gunn (B1 Blue).

Blowfly Cricket

Damien Tudehope, our NSW State Member came down to spend some time with our Blowfly cricketers last Friday (30th November).

Damien has been a great supporter of this initiative and helped us to be able to provide clothing and coaching support for our Blowfly cricketers. It is great having such visible support from our local political Leader who is so active in our community.

Our Banner photo is from the day and a special call out to our special Volunteers who make this happen – Alex Robertson (A1 and 3rd from left), Mark Rushton (holding bat), Mike Kinchington (back row wearing West Penno cap) and Bill Peterkin (far right).

It is never too late to be involved as a player in Blowfly cricket. It is open to young people aged between 5 and around 25 years with autism, cerebral palsy and down syndrome the chance to play organised 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


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 0434 820 806

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

Junior Boys

Competition results

High achievements for Day 2 of Round 6 will be updated as scores come through but the best so far are:


  • Sidhant Singh 75* (U14 Red) Vs U14 Orange
  • Rigved Sodal 63* (U13 Green) Vs Berowra
  • Harry Flower 50* (U13 Green) Vs Berowra


  • Sidhant Singh 5/9 (U14 Red) Vs WPHC Orange
  • Vishnu Raman 5/19 (U13 Green) Vs Berowra

Team score

How about our U13 Green’s. In their game against Berowra at Campbell Park the boys put on 5/326 in their game against Berowra. This is also a new record Team score for the U13s, passing the previous record of 4/316 Vs Mt Colah on 10 October 2015.

Competition Tables

Team standings after Round 6:

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

U15s – 4th

U14s – Orange 1st, Red 2nd; White 7th

U13s – Red 3rd, Purple =4th, Orange =7th (7th on quotient), Green 9th, Blue 10th

U12s – Orange 1st, Gold =5th (5th on quotient), Green =10th (10th on quotient), Red =10th (11th on quotient), Blue =13th (14th on quotient)

U11s – Green 5th, Blue 6th, Red 10th(11th on quotient), 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 4/76 defeated Thornleigh 56 – our amazing team went undefeated through the Competition and despite a low score with the bat today they bowled out Thornleigh to win by 20 runs. Special mention to Trinity who was undefeated with the bat and followed up with 3 wickets plus 2 run outs. Our team ranged in age from 7 through to 12 and for almost half the team it is their first season of cricket.


WPHC Red 2/91 defeated Thornleigh 7/90 – a plate final for the Reds. Tight bowling with wickets shared around meant chasing 91 to win. Ellen and Danielle added 48 without taking any chances to chase down easily the Thornleigh score

WPHC Blue 77 lost to Castle Hill 4/79 – contested the Grand Final and we failed to post a big total. However they fought back well with the ball and got Castle Hill 4 down with 34 still needed but they just could not break the 5th wicket but a great effort by the girls.

Competition table


  • WPHC 1st


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

Spring Season finished

Congratulations to the Girls who now finished the Spring season and have a break over the Christmas / New Year period before staring up again in the New Year.

Well done to our Undefeated U13s who won the Grand Final.


Round highlights – Round 8, Day 1

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

  •  Asees Rajput (C1) scored 105*which is our 483rdton
  • Dave Larkham (D1) took an amazing 7/60 which is just the 144th time a player has taken 7 wickets in an innings.


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