News – 28 February 2021
Congratulations to Maddie Jones who, on Wednesday (24 February) won, the Good Sports Award for:
- NSW Club Champion Winner, and;
- Australian Club Champion Runner-up
Blowfly Cricket, also was awarded NSW Club of the Year.
Maddie is one of our Blowfly Cricketers and is also one of our Junior Blasters Coaches.
This is a follow-up to the great recognition that Danielle Chivers (Head Coach Junior Blasters & Sixers Girls player) received last year as NSW & Australian winner of the Young Community Leader of the Year.
Well done Maddie.
Umpires for Finals
The Association is seeking expressions of interest for umpiring in the upcoming Seniors cricket finals. To be eligible, you require either a Level 2 NSW umpire accreditation or a current HKHDCA Captain’s ticket. Games are:
- Semi finals (13th and 20th March)
- Grand finals (27th & 28th March)
Payment is $25/hr for games with single umpire, $22/hr for games with two umpires.
If interested, contact Simon Moore at here or call 0413 611 294
Trails for the mixed Rep Teams will be held for: U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15 and U17 age groups during March and April for the 2021/22 season.
A players age group is determined by their age on 31 August 2021. If a player is 10 years old on 31 August 2021, then they are eligible for selection in the U11 age group etc.
- Registration – here
- Registrations close on Sunday 14 March 2021 at 7pm. No late registrations will be accepted.
The mixed registration will be open on 21st March 2021, if you register prior to 21 March 2021, you will be registering for the mixed competition, not the girls competition.
A players age group is determined by their age on 31 August 2021. If a player is 13 years old on 31 August 2021, then they are eligible for selection in the U15 age group etc.
- Registrations – from 21 March 2021
- Registrations close Sunday 11 April 2021 at 7pm. No late registrations will be accepted.
MyCricket migration to PlayHQ
As advised earlier, Cricket Australia has made the decision to transition, over the next 2 years, MyCricket to a new digital platform – PlayHQ. Check out the background – here
CA is now sending monthly Project updates.
There will soon launch PlayHQ webinars. Anyone registered is welcome to attend. These will be delivered quarterly, detailing new platform features and general project updates. You can register to get details – here
Greenway Park Community Centre – Official opening put back to 21 March
The Greenway Park Community Centre was to be opened this Sunday (28th February).
Unfortunately, due to rain causing delays in external features such as ramps, paths and stairs the official start date has been put back until March. Details are:
- When: Sunday 21st March 2021
- Time: 30 am
- Who is invited: all the Clubs and their members turn up (in uniform) for the ribbon cutting by Julian Leeser.
There will be a relaxed “breakfast format” where we will providing breakfast to all in attendance, including bacon and egg rolls, muesli and yoghurt.
The season is now coming to a rapid conclusion with Semi Finals and Finals next month (March). A snapshot:
|Program||When played||Last Comp game||Finals|
|Women’s Social Cricket||Wednesday twilight||24 March||NA|
|Girls Only Master Blasters||Friday twilight||12 March||NA|
|Blowfly||Friday twilight||26 March||NA|
|Junior Blasters||Saturday||13 March||NA|
|Juniors||Saturday||06 March||14 & 21 March|
|Girls||Saturday||20 February||27 February|
|Seniors||Saturday||06 March||13th & 20th;
27th & 28 March
Presentation Day / Night
As long as we don’t have any further lockdowns Presentations are on again this season. Latest details are:
The last game is on Saturday 13th March and the Presentations will be on in the morning. The venue is Edward Bennett Oval. Details to follow.
Juniors – Girls & Boys
Details will be known next week but it is likely to be held at the new Greenway Park Community Centre. The likely date is Saturday 27th March.
We will also have a combined Presentation involving the Girls & Boys.
With present Covid-19 restrictions applying the 2 metre rule applies to any indoor function. This means that we can again run our Presentation Night indoors.
- When: Friday 7th May
- Where: Castle Hill RSL
- Time: 30 pm.
More info will be advised once known but subject to any further lockdowns occurring our ‘night of night’ will be going ahead.
Blowfly Cricket continues until Friday 26th March and is open to anyone interested in playing. 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.
The last Round is on 6th March – next week. The remaining season looks like:
- Final game is on 6 March – 1 x 1-Day games
- Kimbo Cup – for Teams missing out on the Finals
- 14 March – Semi Finals (all day games starting at 10.00 am)
- 21 March – Final (all Day game)
Last weekend (Round 14 – 27th February) saw some big performances:
- No performances of note
- No stand out performances
- 102 for the 2nd wicket – Siddarth Ramachandran (49*) & Arjan Aujla (44) for U15 Blue
- 73 for the 1st wicket – Blake Morrison (19) & Nadil Jayalody (50) for U14 Blue
Team standings are updated during the week once result from all Clubs are updated in MyCricket.
As at the end of Round 14 (27th February 2021) standings are:
|Orange 1st ,Red 3rd; White 4th|
|U15s||Purple 1st; Blue 4th; Green =7th (7th on quotient); Orange =7th (8th on quotient)
|U14s||Blue =3rd (3rd on quotient), Red =3rd (5th on quotient); White =6th (6th on quotient)
|U13s||Green 1st ;Blue 9th ; Orange 16th
|U12s||Blue 1st; Orange =2nd (3rd on quotient); Green =2nd (4th on quotient); Red =8th (10th on quotient); Gold 13th
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
With the season finishing on Saturday 13th March, the season is just about over so there is only limited to get a game – this season.
If you have any queries about the possibility of playing or playing next season then contact Grant & Suzanna Colburt on: Grant (0413 594 077) or Suzanna (0413 594 082) or by email here
The Senior Sixers are playing in a combined competition with the North Shore Comp:
- 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
WPHC Annetts drew with Kissing Poi8nt
No play due to wet weather
WPHC Sthalaker drew with CHRSL Thunder
Also rain affected with no play possible.
U15 Senior Girls Sixers (North Shore)
A new season, a new comp and lots of Teams. Results from Round 14 (27th February 2021)
WPHC Lanning 4/70 defeated Mercy Mangoes 69
After the loss last week we lost the toss and batted first. In our 20 overs no one dominated Sundries dominating with 24. What was encouraging was the spread of scores where players got off the mark.
Our bowling won us the game with Mercy being bowled out in just 15 overs and just 1 run behind in a thrilling finish. Trinity Newbury was our best with 2/8 (2).
|Senior Sixers||Lanning =6th|
| Note: we have won 1 out of 3 while Teams in this Comp have already played 9 games.
|U13 Sixers||Sthalaker 3rd|
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.
Congratulations to the following players who reached significant Personal milestones:
Congratulations to our Semi Finalists
Our Semi Finalists are
- A1 (Phil) – 3rd
- B1 Blue (Rob) – 3rd
- B2 (Phill) – Minor Premiers
- C2 Blue (Buzz) – Minor Premiers
- C2 Red (Stu) – 4th
- C4 (Rob) – Minor Premiers
- Blue (Ross S) – Minor Premiers
- Red (Diggers (3rd)
- D2 (Nirav) – Minor Premiers
Round 12, Day 1 (27th February 2021) highlight:
- 62 by Adam van Saarloos (C2 Red)
- 7/36 by Josh Elliott (C2 Blue)
- 6/7 by Nirav Desai (D2)
- 6/26 by Todd Hutchinson (B1 Red)
- 115 for 4th wicket by Alistair Fullerton (63*) & Luke Fullerton (60) – C4 – Association C4 Grade record
- 87* for the 2nd wicket by Aniket Mahindre (75*) & Waman Tamhankar (16*) – D1 Blue
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:
- OBEY Physical Distancing, both on and off the field.
- NOT use saliva or sweat to polish the ball.
- NOT lick your fingers.
- NOT high five or shake hands in the celebration process.
- AVOID spitting.
- NOT share towels.
- 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.
WHEN A WICKET FALLS, END OF SESSION.
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.
USE OF SALIVA OR SWEAT ON THE BALL
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:
- Call dead ball
- Call the player and their captain and inform them of the breach of the Playing Condition
- 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.
- The umpire will direct the captain to undertake the ball cleaning procedure prior to play recommencing.
- 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:
- Call Dead Ball.
- Call the player and their captain and inform them of the third or thereafter breach of the Playing Condition.
- 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.
- The umpire will direct the captain to undertake the ball cleaning procedure prior to play recommencing.
- 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.
BOWLER’S HAT OR CAP.
If the bowler wishes to bowl without their cap or hat, there are three options:
1. 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
- Hand sanitizer
- 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.