News – 31 January 2021

Sydney Sixers opportunity

Want to win $5k for yourself and our Club – it is easy and fun.

To celebrate the Sydney Sixers playing in the BBL Final this Saturday all you need to do is:

  • Film your own (or a friend’s) BIG cricket moment on your phone – this could be funny or serious, in your backyard, in the nets or at your game, it really doesn’t matter!
  • Upload it to a public Instagram account
  • Tag your cricket club, @shophumm and #hummBIGmoment

There’s also two runners-up prizes of $1k each + a signed bat or shirt! One of these will be chosen by you, the fans, so get your friends, family and club to vote for your video once it appears on the competition page.


It is easy – just go to the following link: here

Welcome back

The Summer break is now over for all Teams and we are underway for the final run into the Finals. This is just 6 weeks away from the Finals. We now have the following Teams playing:

  • Women’s Social Cricket – Mark Taylor Oval, Wednesday nights from 6.00 pm
  • Blowfly Cricket – Friday @ James Henty starting at 6.00 pm
  • Junior Blasters – Edward Bennett Oval from 8.00 am
  • Girls-Only MasterBlasters – Friday @ Thornleigh Oval starting at 6.00 pm
  • Junior Girls – Saturday afternoon
  • Juniors (mixed) – Saturday morning
  • Seniors – Saturday afternoon

If you are interested in playing in any of these Comps / Programs the just read on – below.

Coaching opportunities

Players interested in Coaching

We have a fantastic record over many years in developing our own Coaches who run our Schools Clinics, Club Skills Clinics and ultimately, the specialised Academy.  We source our Coaches from within our own Club.

With a number of Coaches graduating to Seniors and being time poor, there is an opportunity for players, Junior & Senior, to join our Coaching ranks.

These are paid positions and provide a wonderful pathway especially for Juniors wanting to pursue this pathway. We provide training, the opportunity to learn from the best and get paid for the privilege.


Contact our Head Coach, Harrison Norrell here or call him on 0477 888 491 for more details.

Personal Coaching

Our own Coaching Team is highly skilled and anyone who has attended the Academy will understand the quality of Coaching that we offer. With the season re-starting anyone who wants personal coaching there is an opportunity to get this coaching from the best around.

If you want to improve your skills with quality 1:1 coaching from Level 2 Accredited Coaches then then contact Harrison (here ) who will be able to provide this coaching.

Blowfly Cricket

Blowfly Cricket started up on Friday 29th January 2021. Game details are;

  • When – every Friday night
  • Time: 00 pm to around 7.15 pm
  • Where: James Henty Oval

Blowfly Cricket gives young people with autism, special needs &/or disabilities the chance to play organised sport. It also gives families the chance to be involved and enjoy seeing their children having fun and just enjoying life. The following link provides a great insight into Blowfly Cricket – here and the Photo Gallery – here

If you have someone in your family or know someone with this disability then let them know about Blowfly cricket. Registrations are open all season and everyone is welcome. Games finish with a BBQ and at times it is hard to work out who enjoys the Blowfly season more – the players or families / carers.

If you want to know more then check out our website here or give Bill Peterkin a call on 0488 110 942 or here


Season break

Competition started up again on Saturday 30th January and finishes with the final Round on 6th March. This means that the Comp looks like:

  • 30 January to 6 March – 6 x 1-Day games
  • 14 March – Semi Finals (all day games starting at 10.00 am)
  • 21 March – Final (all Day game)

Round highlights


  • 88* by Dylan Ranjan (U17 Orange) Vs WPHC Red
  • 66 by Rigved Sodal (U15 Green) Vs Oakhill College
  • 64 by Nathan Joyce (U15 Green) Vs Oakhill College


  • 4/6 by Daniel Fagg (U12 Green) Vs WPHC Red
  • 3/0 by Dhuryah Sapra (U12 Orange) Vs Castle Hill RSL Blue
  • 3/28 by Rigved Sodal (U15 Green Vs Oakhill College)


  • 118 for the first wicket by Rigved Sodal (66) & Nathan Joyce (64) U15 Green Vs Oakhill

Points table

Team standings will be updated during the week once result from all Clubs are updated in MyCricket.

As at the end of Round 10 (30th January 2021) standings are:



Orange 1st  ,Red =3rd (3rd on quotient); While =3rd (4th on quotient)
U15s Purple 2nd; Blue 4th; Green =8th (8th on quotient); Orange =8th (9th on quotient)


U14s Blue =3rd (3rd on quotient), Red =3rd (4th on quotient); White =7th (7th on quotient)


U13s Green =1st ; Blue =9th (10th on quotient); Orange 17th


U12s Blue 1st; Green =2nd (2nd on quotient); Orange =4th (4th on quotient); Red ==4th (7th on quotient); Gold =16th (16th on quotient)


U11s No competition


U10s No competition


MasterBlasters No competition

Girls & Women’s Programs

Women’s Social Cricket

Register as an individual, small group (2-5 players), or a team (6-10 players). Register here here


If your daughter is interested in playing then contact Grant & Suzanna Colburt on Grant (0413 594 077) or Suzanna (0413 594 082) or by email here

Registration for the Summer Comp is open and you can register via the following link – here

Active Kids vouchers

If you are going to register and you have children at School, the NSW Govt announced on 1 January that a new tranche of funding is available to get access to the $100 funding. All you need to do is register through the following link and follow the process – here

Girls cricket

Round highlights

The Comp started up again on Saturday 30th January 2021. The Summer season has an exciting change. The Senior Sixers have now combined with the North Shore Comp to provide a bigger Comp. The main changes are:

  • We now play in an 11 Team Comp rather than a 3 Team Comp
  • Teams include: Lane Cove; Mosman; Lindfield; Epping; Abbotsleigh; Gordon; PLC & Abbotsleigh + Castle Hill RSL from the existing Comp
  • Games start at 3.30 pm rather than 1.00 pm

This is a new Comp so the points table below reflects the old Competition structure. This will be updated once results are available.

Senior Sixers Lanning 3rd
U13 Sixers Sthalaker 3rd
  Annetts = 4th (5th on quotient)



With the Juniors underway again, all senior players now need to use Club nets only on Wednesdays and Fridays. This will avoid scheduling conflict with the Juniors.


Round 8 (23 January 2021) highlights are:


  • 88 by Nikhil Ninan (B1 Blue)
  • 77 by Dylan Bish (C2 Blue)
  • 59 by Aniket Mahindra (D1 Blue)


  • 6/12 by Shankar Ravi (C3)
  • 4/10 by Rob Knapman (B1 Blue)
  • 4/11 by Michael Richards (A1)
  • 4/17 by Raunak Sethi (C2 Red)


  • 5 – 4 x stumping & 1 x catch by Indranil Mukherjee (C3)


  • 90 runs by Dylan Bish (77) & Hari Sankar (26) for the 1st wicket (C2 Blue)
  • 81 runs by Nirav Desai (40) & Amith Ninan (31) for the 7th wicket (D2)
  • 77 runs by Steve Rochow (29) & S Bakshi (46) for the 2nd wicket (B1 Red)

Team standings at the break are below. They will be updated once result are declared:

A1 (Phil W) 2nd
A2 (Gunny) 5th

Red (Knapper)

Blue (Rick)



B2 (Phill H) 2nd
C1 (Joseph) =4th (5th on quotient)

Red (Stu)

Blue (Buzz)


=2nd (2nd on quotient)

C3 =7th (7th on quotient)
C4 1st





D2 1st

Greenway Park Community Centre – Official opening

The Official opening date has been set:

  • When: Sunday 28th February 2021
  • Time: 30 am
  • Who is invited: all the Clubs and their members turn up (in uniform) for when Julian Leeser cuts the ribbon.

There will be a relaxed “breakfast format” where we will providing breakfast to all in attendance, including bacon and egg rolls, muesli and yoghurt.

Building update

  • Painting finished
  • Flooring down
  • Internal furniture, AV equipment, and kitchen equipment has all been ordered

There are a number of minor building items remaining with the most material items being the installation of the kitchen which is due in the week of 2 February 2021.

External ramps, stairs, tiered seating

This is the most significant item remaining and we have just received the engineering for the concreter to price. We are hoping all external works completed by the end of January or early February.

COVID – Return to playing Conditions

The Association CovidSafe Playing conditions are:


Players are advised to use a hand sanitiser prior to taking the field at the start of a match and prior to resumption of play following a break. Players should:

  1. OBEY Physical Distancing, both on and off the field.
  2. NOT use saliva or sweat to polish the ball.
  3. NOT lick your fingers.
  4. NOT high five or shake hands in the celebration process.
  5. AVOID spitting.
  6. NOT share towels.
  7. NOT share drink bottles.


  • The Fielding Team Captain, or their delegate, is responsible for the cleaning of the ball, using an alcohol-based spray and microfibre cloth at the fall of a wicket and scheduled breaks in play.
  • The umpire(s) (CAPTAINS), are to supervise this practice and ensure that it is carried out as prescribed.

A fielder may:

  • Polish the ball on their clothing provided that no artificial substance or saliva or sweat is used.
  • Remove mud from the ball under supervision of the umpire
  • Dry a wet ball on a cloth that has been approved by the umpire.


At the fall of a wicket, the player in possession of the ball should place the ball at the base of the stumps from which the next delivery will be bowled.

At the conclusion of a session, the fielding captain should place the ball back in the original box OR a plastic bag and give it to the umpire; this process is repeated at the end of play.



If a player unintentionally, through habit, in the opinion of the umpire, deliberately applies saliva or sweat on the ball (this includes a player licking his/her finger prior to gripping the ball), the umpire, in the first instance, should:

  1. Call dead ball
  2. Call the player and their captain and inform them of the breach of the Playing Condition
  3. The umpire will issue a first warning to the player and their captain, and record the name of the offending player and the time of the incident.
  4. The umpire will direct the captain to undertake the ball cleaning procedure prior to play recommencing.
  5. Play may then continue.

If a player, following a second and final warning, in the opinion of the umpire, deliberately applies saliva or sweat on the ball (this includes a player licking his/her finger prior to gripping the ball), the umpire should:

  1. Call Dead Ball.
  2. Call the player and their captain and inform them of the third or thereafter breach of the Playing Condition.
  3. The umpire will report the incident as a repetitive breach, to the Executive Officer of the HKHDCA by email within 24 hours of the conclusion of the days play.
  4. The umpire will direct the captain to undertake the ball cleaning procedure prior to play recommencing.
  5. Play may then continue.

NOTE: Umpires (including player umpires) will award a five-run penalty to the batting side, if in their opinion, the offence has been committed more than twice by a player within the innings, and continue to do so if further breaches by that player are observed and noted.

NOTE: It is recommended that the SQUARE LEG Umpire be primarily responsible for observing the fielding team’s adherence to the above protocols with regard to the cleaning/polishing of the ball, in concert with their colleague, however, it is not to be considered that only they are monitoring the observations.


If the bowler wishes to bowl without their cap or hat, there are three options:
The bowler may leave their hat/cap outside of the boundary, if they are fielding near or on the boundary, when not bowling.


 2. The bowler may place their hat/cap behind the keeper, as is the usual situation with helmets at rest, however, no penalty runs will be awarded if the ball hits the hat/cap on the ground behind the keeper.


 3. The bowler may, with the permission of the umpire, place their hat/cap at the mark commencing their run, however, no penalty runs will be awarded if the ball hits the hat/cap on the ground behind the BOWLERS END STUMPS.


The umpires should be the only people to set the stumps prior to play, each umpire responsible for their end stumps only, initially and when resetting the stumps.

When only one umpire is present, they will be responsible for the stumps at both ends.

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT: To be supplied by each captain/team/club

  1. Hand sanitizer
  2. Alcohol based spray (ISOCOL) and microfibre cloth.


Paper Team Sheets are to be completed in line with the competition rules, but NOT exchanged. It is recommended that the Umpires and the captains may take a photo of the team sheets to enable the information to be accessible throughout the match.


Each team should IDEALLY have the necessary electronic scoring device available for live scoring on MYCRICKET.