News – 3 September to 10 September 2017

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.

Blowfly Cricket

Congratulations to Bill Peterkin, Our Director, Kanga / In2Cricket has been made Vice President of Blowfly Cricket. This is a wonderful initiative for children with disability.

Bill, along with others in our Club will also be developing a Blowfly Cricket chapter for West Penno for later this year – stay tuned on this for more information shortly. Well done and thanks Bill!

Season start

Junior Boys

The Season starts on Saturday 9th September 2017. The draw is now on the Association website – here

This season we are entering Teams in the following Grades:

  • U8s x 5 Teams
  • U9s x 3
  • U10s x 4
  • U11s x 6
  • U12s x 5
  • U13s x 3
  • U14s x 2
  • U15s x 2
  • U16s x 3

Good luck for the season.


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.


A reminder that Registrations are now due. The pre-payment discount of $50 ends after Round 2 of the T20s (16th September) so make sure you pay as soon as possible to avoid this increase.

T20 Draw

You will be advised by your Captain who you are playing once the draw is announced this week. You can tough track this through the Association website – here

Player milestones and achievements

The system that tracks Player stats and personal milestones is now working and will be refreshed on the website shortly. To trigger though you need be registered so once this is done all the personal stats will be available.


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.

Level 1 Coaching Course

At our request, CNSW has created an extra 10 spots that will fill quickly, for our people who missed out. 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 .

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.

The Age Groups that are open and still taking registrations are:

  • U9s – open
  • U16s – open.

The following Age Groups are closed:

  • U8s
  • U10s
  • U11s
  • U12s
  • U13s
  • U14s
  • U15.


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

Professional Cricket Coaching opportunity

We have a great Club based Coaching capability that provides professional, paid coaching for our players who have come through our ranks. Our current Coaches (Daniel Anderson, Josh Banner, Danielle Chivers (Girls U17), Daniel Heidegger, Connor Hindmarsh (U15s) , Andy Meikle, Jess Meikle (Girls U17), Bailey Miedler, Tis Mistry and Harrison Norrell) have done an amazing job and will confirm how much fun this has been.

We are now looking to welcoming new folk who want to be involved.

What is involved

Coaches are rostered according to their availability. They look after:

  • Juniors squad coaching each week
  • Schools Clinics in July and early August
  • Our soon to be launched Academy.

Who can be involved

  • Anyone who wants to give professional coaching and can relate with children
  • Typically, our Coaches have come through our Juniors so that they understand our culture and what the Junior competition involves. They are also typically Uni students but we also have U15s and U16s and our Girls U17s. – basically anyone who is a good communicator with a passion for cricket and sharing knowledge.

What is required

Everyone is required to have a Working With Children clearance. Plus we put everyone through a Level 1 Accreditation. Our Head Coach will be put through a Level 2 Accreditation which is a sought after Coaching qualification.

Next steps

If you are interested in this opportunity then drop me a note. We have a few spots available so if we have too many nominations we will work out a solution.

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 –

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


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.