News – 9th September 2018

Junior Competition start – delayed until 15th September

Due to the severe shortage of grounds a decision was made tonight by the Associations Executive on Tuesday night (4th September) to delay the start of the Junior competitions to Saturday 15th September. This decision was not made lightly and was also impacted by the need to commence the Senior T20 Competition which was suffering from the same ground shortage. By next weekend we will have full availability of all our normal grounds.

2018/19 Registration status

Kanga (Junior Blasters) – OPEN

Like the Girls, we welcome Kanga’s throughout the season. The issue though is that once Teams are put together it gets harder to group mates together so by registering as soon as possible your child gets to play with their friends.

 Junior Girls – OPEN

We always welcome girls throughout the season but, like the Boys, to make sure that you have a chance of playing in a Team with your friends then please register quickly as Teams need to be finalised in 2 weeks.

 Junior Boys (U8s to U16s) – CLOSED

All Teams are now full and no further Registrations are being taken.

Seniors – CLOSED

Registrations for new players are now about full with Teams at or close to capacity. .If you are new our Club and want to play then please contact Andrew Fiedler before registering. Andrew can be contacted on: here or 0414 208 201.

Registration fees are due by Saturday 8th September. On Sunday, 9th September the early season discount comes to an end and all Seniors Fees increase by $50.


Level 1 Coaching initiative

Our Club is again thrilled to be hosting a Level 1 Coaching Accreditation program for anyone who wants to gain this sought after accreditation from Cricket Australia. Details are:

  • When:              Sunday 16th September
  • Where:             Edward Bennett Oval
  • Time:               10.00 am to 2.00 pm
  • Cost:                $Nil – the usual $120 cost is being subsidised by Cricket Australia.

This is now on the CNSW website – here  and is open to the public.

Registrations will fill quickly so if you are a Coach, Assistant Coach or have any interest in helping with a Team then please don’t delay. As at 9th September there are just 5 spots left with 23 already filled!

School Holiday Cricket Clinics

The Association Coaches’ Association is again running their highly successful School Holidays Clinics. We are fortunate to have a clinic in our own back-yard at George Thornton Reserve at View Street.

Details are:

  • Where & When:
    • Mark Taylor Oval (Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd October)
    • George Thornton Reserve, View Street WPH (Thursday 4th & Friday 5th October)
    • Mark Taylor Oval (Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th October)
  • Who can be involved: Boys and Girls aged 6 to 14 years of age
  • Time:
    • 30 am to 2.00 pm
  • Cost:
    • $150 / Clinic (cost recovery) with family discounts

We thoroughly support these Clinics and they are run by our Association Coaches’ Association who have a passion for growing cricket and developing children.

We recommend that you register promptly as places fill quickly.

You can register online via here

The Academy is almost here

Feedback on the Academy last season was amazing – 96% of the 48 participants rated it as being Outstanding. This year will be even better. Our Coaches are among the best around with 1st Grade, 1st Class and International cricketers plus our own Seniors. What to look out for:

  • We are going to start on Monday 15th October when school returns for Term 4
  • Each session will now be 90 minutes (+30 minutes for each session) over 10 weeks
  • A dedicated Girls Academy catering for both experienced and beginners

We will still have the focus on technical drills but we will also include sessions on game sense practice to improve the cricket IQ of our players. We will also include more video analysis.

No Club, anywhere, offers the quality of what we will be providing at a ridiculously cheap price. Stay tuned for more info and be aware that places are capped and fill quickly.

Blowfly Cricket

This season we are starting up a wonderful initiative called BlowFly Cricket – check out the website link to find more information – here

This is a being run as a Chapter under Mark Rushton’s program at James Park Hornsby.

Blowfly Cricket gives young people aged between 5 and 25 years with autism, cerebral palsy and down syndrome the chance to play competitive sport. It also gives families the chance to be involved and enjoy seeing their children having fun and just enjoying life.

Junior Boys

This is an exciting time for Junior Cricket. The association has adopted the new Pathways cricket structure that is being adopted across Australia and will start this season for u8s through to U10s.

Full details of the playing structure can be found at here

Girls Cricket

This season we are entering Teams in the U13, U15 and U17 Age Divisions. We are also looking at running a T20 Blast competition.

Check out the Girls link on our website to find out more – here

Competition structure

Sixers Girls Cricket League – Stage 1 (U11-13) – Spring Season

  • First Round:                 Saturday 20th October
  • Duration:                     7 weeks (of competition)
  • Last Round:                 Saturday 1st December (finals)
  • When:                          Saturday 2pm
  • Special Invite:              Week 8 – Saturday 8th December – WBBL Opening Weekend at Nth Sydney Oval – on ground appearance, medal presentation
  • Format:                                    Junior Format Stage 1


Sixers Girls Cricket League – Stage 2 (U13-15) – Spring Season

  • First Round:                 Saturday 20th October
  • Duration:                     7 weeks (of competition)
  • Last Round:                 Saturday 1st December (finals)
  • When:                          Saturday 2pm
  • Special Invite:              Week 8 – Saturday 8th December – WBBL Opening Weekend at Nth Sydney Oval – on ground appearance, medal presentation
  • Format:                                    Junior Format Stage 2
  • Players:                                   9 on the field


Sixers Girls Cricket League (proposed competition structure)

Summer Season – Stage 1 & 2

  • First Round:                 Saturday 2nd February
  • Duration:                     6 weeks
  • Last Round:                 Saturday 9th March

Possible Saturday afternoon Northern Districts Women’s 3rd Grade team

Northern District DCC is exploring whether there are sufficient numbers to put forward a 3rd Grade team for the 10 rounds to be run from Saturday 6th October until mid-December 2018.

Games are 40 overs and commence at 12.30pm with warm-ups from 12 midday on a Saturday.

This is a more social but still competitive game of cricket but is open to all age groups – young and old.

If you are interested in playing in a 3rd Grade team or know of anyone who might wish to play 3rd Grade, can you please let Tracey Bates know as soon as possible at here



The Nets are available but numbers are typically low until daylight savings kicks-in. Our Training days are:

  • Days:
    • Wednesday’s and Friday’s
  • Time:
    • 30 pm until Day
  • Venue:
    • John Purchase Oval (Wednesday)
    • Sports Club (Friday’s).

Team entrances

Our Team entrances and Captains for this season are:

  • A1 – Justin Paterson (our 23rd A1 Captain)
  • A2 – Simon Smyth
  • B1:
    • Blue – Rick Turner
    • Red – Michael Gunn
  • B2 – Rob Knapman
  • C1 – Tim Worthington
  • C2:
    • Blue – Indranil Mukherjee
    • Red – Andrew Fiedler
  • C3 – Buzz Burrows
  • D1 – Gautam Ayyar
  • D2 – Mike Kinchington

For A1, this will be our 53rd consecutive season in A1 and the 61st overall – an amazing achievement!


TeamApp will again be used this season in all Grades. This allows communication between Teams, updates scores and provide immediate updates on weather.

We deleted most existing members so that distribution lists can be refreshed once Teams are selected closer to the season start. Stay tuned for more info on this important communication tool.

“Bistro WPH” Photo of the Month

The Photo of the Month Competition is on again this season with the best Photo of the month chosen to win a fabulous prize – a $50 dinner voucher at Bistro WPH – 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

Just take a photo and send it to Ross Anderson (here ) with some brief commentary and it is that easy.