News – 3 March 2019

Club Award

Cricket NSW advised us last week that we have been selected by the Sydney Sixers Metro Community Cricket team as the Community Cricket Club of the Year for the annual A Sport For All Awards held by Cricket Australia. They commented that:

“WPHCCC has been a great example of bringing people of the community together. The Club has proven that hard work and great volunteers can achieve fantastic outcomes for the cricketing community! The Club encompasses a number of attributes that we believe contribute to what is a great cricket Club.”

Next steps involve us being considered for Club of the Year against the nomination from the Sydney Thunder Metro Team and a Team from Regional NSW. The winner is then invited to the Cricket Australia Awards for Club of the Year in May.

Irrespective of the next stage results this is a great acknowledgement to everyone involved in our Club.

Survey Monkey

Keep a lookout for our Annual survey using Survey Monkey. This is a whole Club Survey that gives us an opportunity to get your feedback and either build on what we are doing well or make changes where things need improving. Keep a lookout and your support by spending 2 minutes answering the survey would be great.

Pink Stumps Day

Pink Stumps Day is on next Saturday 9th March and we need your generous donations/contributions for this worthy cause. Our fundraising page is: here

We were able to collect few items to be auctioned off to collect money towards our fundraiser. We have made following Facebook page to Auction as many items we can before the Pink Stump Day.

Please visit our Facebook Auction page and bid generously. Auction ends Sunday 03rd March at 12 midnight.

How to bid for an item:

  • Visit the Facebook page here
  • Go to each Photo to view Items available
  • Bid for items as a comment

How to pay

If you are the highest bidder after the Online Auction ends you will be contacted through Facebook

Remember it’s all tax deductible when you pay online. Just add your name and the item you won when you do the payment. After the payment is received we will contact you to organise a pickup / delivery

Finally Bid generously and tell your family and friends. Remember it is all tax deductible. And your money will go towards a worthy cause. Together we can make a difference.

Association News

With Finals starting next weekend, the Association has asked for anyone interested in Umpiring the Senior and Junior Finals. The Association has advised:

Umpires for Senior and Junior Semi-Finals

Expressions of interest are called for players with Captain ticket’s or umpire qualifications who want to help in officiating in our junior and senior semi-finals.


  • Semi-Finals: Sunday 10th March
  • Grand Finals: Sunday 17th March

Playing Times

  • Under 11s: 10am to 4:00pm
  • Under 12s to 16s: 10am to 5.10pm


Semi-Finals: Saturday 9th and 16th March

Playing Times

  • A to A Reserve: 11am to 6pm
  • B to D Reserve: 1pm to 6pm

Grand Finals: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March

Playing Times

  • A to B Reserve: 11am to 6pm
  • C to D Reserve: 12pm to 6pm

If interested, contact the Umpire’s secretary Simon Moore at here  ph 0413 611 294

For details on payments, refer to: here

Rep trials

Registration information is available under the Representative Cricket Tab above here

Net trial details are:

  • When – Sunday 24th March & Sunday 31st March 2019
  • Where: Action Indoor Sports, 7 Gundah Rd Mt Ku-ring-gai
  • Details:
  • Trial 1 (24th March):
    • U12s – 9:00am to 11:00am
    • U11 – 11:30am to 1:30pm
    • U10 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
  • Trial 2 ( 31st March):
    • U13 – 9:00am to 11:00am
    • U14 – 11:30am to 1:30pm
    • U15 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    • U16 – 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Social Functions

We have a number of Functions coming up:

Presentation Days

Junior Blasters (Kanga)

The Presentation Day will be run on the last day of cricket with a game and Presentation – the same approach as in previous seasons. Details are:

  • When:              Saturday 2nd March
  • Where:             Edward Bennett Oval
  • Time:               Starting at around 9.15 am

Juniors Presentation

Details will be confirmed after the Juniors Committee Meeting on 19 February, 2019. Likely details are:

  • When:              Saturday 30th March – a week later than normal due to the State election.
  • Where:             Oakhill Drive Public School
  • Time:               starting time 9.00 am


Details to be confirmed but so far:

  • When:              Saturday 16th March
  • Where:             James Henty Oval
  • Time:               Starting at 9.30 am

Seniors Presentation Night

One for the diary. We have now booked our ‘Night of Nights’. More details will follow but for the diary:

  • When:              Friday 26th April 2019
  • Where:             Castle Hill RSL – Sovereign Room
  • Time:               7.30 pm

More details to follow.

Junior Boys

Season Program

Well done to all of our Teams who played this year. While we celebrate those Teams that are playing in the Finals we also celebrate every Team who took the field and gave their best.

The Matches coming up are:


  • 10th March (Semi Finals – all day games played on Sunday)
  • 17th March (Finals – all days games played on Sunday)

Round highlights


  • Cam Tunks (U16 White) Vs Berowra – 76
  • Jehan Polwaththe (U14 Orange) Vs Berowra


  • No major bowling performances this weekend

Competition Tables

U16sBlue 3rd, White 4th

U15s – 4th

U14sRed 3rd, Orange 4th, White 8th

U13sRed 1st, Purple 3rd, Blue 5th Blue 7th, Orange 9th

U12s – Orange 5th ,Gold 7th, Green 9th, Red 11th, Blue 13th

U11s – Green 6th, Blue 7th, Red 13th, Gold 18th

U10s – non competition

U9s – non competition

U8s – non competition

Girls Cricket


Our Girls Division is doing great things in developing the cricket pathway for Girls – take a bow Mr Chivers. Northern District CC has entered a Team in the new U15 Brewer Shield which is the Representative stream for Girls in the Sydney Grade Competition. We now have a record 10 Girls playing in the U15 Brewer or U18 Brewer this week plus two more on standby so 12 in all. How good is that!

Summer Competition

Our Teams in the Summer Competition are:

  • 1 x U13
  • 2 x U15s

The Competition is coming to an end with just 1 more game to go, next weekend before the season conclusion.

Round Results


WPHC 4/112 defeated Castle Hill 5/90


WPHC Red 3/43 defeated Thornleigh 6/40

WPHC Blue 53 lost to Castle Hill 1/55

Competition standings

Under 13s

  • =1st (2nd on quotient)

Under 15s

  • Red – 1st
  • Blue – 3rd


Round highlights – Round 14, Day 2


  • Michael Barry (C2 Blue) 93 Vs WPH Red
  • James Partridge (A2) 85 Vs Hornsby
  • Nandu Ramesh (C1) 77 Vs Kissing Point


Congratulations to Semonn Olekysn (B1) who took his 100th wicket.

  • Luke Herzog (A2) 6/34 Vs Hornsby
  • Semonn Olekysn (B1) 4/11 Vs Castle Hill
  • Nandu Ramesh (C1) 4/21 Vs Kissing Point

High achievers

Top 5 batsmen

  1. Josh Banner (A2) – 558 runs @ 55.8
  2. James Partridge (A2) – 438 runs @ 29.20
  3. Asees Rajput (C1) – 411 runs @ 34.25
  4. Brent Larkham (B1 Red) – 397 runs @ 33.08
  5. Zac Morris (B2) – 357 runs @ 39.88
  6. Matt Watts (B1 Red) – 397 runs @ 34.45

Top 5 Bowlers

  1. Luke Herzog )A2) – 37 wickets @ 11.03
  2. Amit Sen (D1) – 26 wickets @ 10.31
  3. Ben Meikle (B1 Red) – 26 wickets @ 11.96
  4. Tis Mistry (A2) – 25 wickets @ 11.44
  5. Napier Gryst (C1) – 25 wickets @ 12.60

Top fielders

  1. Brent Larkham (B1 Red) – 11 catches
  2. Connor Mayoh (D1) – 10 catches
  3. Riley Paton (C3) – 9 catches
  4. Mitch Keetels (D1) – 8 catches
  5. Nandu Ramesh (C1) – 8 catches

Top 3 wicket-keepers

  1. Indranil Mukherjee (C2 Red) – 17 dismissals (12 catches + 5 stumpings)
  2. Matt Schwartzel (C2 Blue) – 15 dismissals (13 + 2)
  3. Alex Robertson (A1) – 14 dismissals (13 + 1)

Points Table

Standings after the final Round (Round 14) follows. The Semi Finalists have been highlighted:

  • A1 Grade – 4th
  • A2 – 1st
  • B1:
    • Blue (Rick) – 8th
    • Red (Gunny) – 1st
  • B2 – 4th
  • C1 – 6th
  • C2:
    • Blue (Fieds) – 1st
    • Red (Indranil) – 5th
  • C3 – 1st
  • D1 – 3rd
  • D2 – 6th


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.

“Bistro WPH” Photo of the Month

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