News – 7 March 2021

Pink Stumps Service Award

The McGrath Foundation has awarded us the prestigious ‘Pink Service Award’ – one of only 7 Clubs Australia wide! In a media release that will go out this week the McGrath Foundation says:

West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club has been recognised by the McGrath Foundation as one of just 7 Clubs nation-wide awarded with a Pink Service Award for their ongoing support and dedication to fundraising…

 ….It’s incredible that Club’s like West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club turnout each year to show their support and raise funds for McGrath Breast Care Nurses…It is only through this generous support that we can continue to provide these vital nurses for free”

We have been running Pink Stumps Day over the last 9 years and have raised $42,500 with Pink Stumps Day being run in conjunction with the Juniors Presentation Day on Saturday 27 March.

This is yet another example of the leadership role our Club has taken in the Community – well done to everyone involved.

Pink Stumps Day 2021

More on Pink Stumps Day. Our Juniors Presentation is on Saturday 27th March @ Greenway Park Community Centre. Running parallel to this will be our Pink Stumps Promotion with games being played, lots of pink food and things to eat. More on this shortly but this is a must attend, especially as we will have the first function at the new Centre.

Timings of Preso Day are:

  • Blasters – 9.30 am to 10.45 am
  • U11 to U16/17 – 11.00 am to 12.15 pm

Stay tuned for more info.

Remaining games

The season is now coming to a rapid conclusion with Semi Finals and Finals next week. 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 13 March 14 & 21 March
Girls Saturday 20 February 27 February
Seniors Saturday 06 March 13th & 20th;

27th & 28 March

Greenway Park Community Centre – Official opening this week

The Greenway Park Community Centre is to open next Sunday. 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.

Association News

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

Representative trials

Junior Mixed

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 player’s 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.

Girls Trials

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

Presentation Day / Night

As long as we don’t have any further lockdowns Presentations are on again this season. Latest details are:

Junior Blasters

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 are:

  • When: Saturday 27th March
  • Where: Greenway Community Centre
  • When:
    • Blasters – 9.30 am to 10.45 am
    • U11 to U16/17 – 11.00 am to 12.15 pm

This will be the first function in the new Community Centre so it will be history in the making.


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.

Details are:

  • 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

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.

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

The last Round is on 6th March – next week. The remaining season looks like:

  • Final game was played on Saturday (6th March)
  • Kimbo Cup – for Teams missing out on the Finals (13th March)
  • 14 March – Semi Finals (all day games starting at 10.00 am)
  • 21 March – Final (all Day game)

U9 Red’s opportunity

Our U9 Red’s entered an Instagram competition for the Sydney Sixers during the season. With over 1,000 entries they won! The prize? A training session with the Sydney Sixers at Homebush next Thursday. Lots of great photos are to come!

Round highlights

Last weekend (Round 14 – 6th March) major performances are:


  • No performances of note


  • No stand out performances

Highest partnerships

  • No significant performances

Points table

Final standings at the end of the standard competition (6th March) are:



Orange 1st  ,Red 3rd; White 4th
U15s Purple 1st; Blue 4th; Green =7th (7th on quotient); Orange =7th (8th on quotient)


U14s Red =3rd (4th on quotient), Blue 5th; White =6th (6th on quotient)


U13s Green 1st ;Blue 8th ; Orange 14th


U12s Blue 1st; Orange =2nd (3rd on quotient); Green =2nd (4th on quotient); Red =7th (8th on quotient); Gold =11th (11th on quotient)


U11s No competition


U10s No competition


MasterBlasters No competition

Congratulations to our Semi Finalists

Games are played on the 13th & 20th March.

  • U17s: Orange (1st); Red (3rd); White 4th
  • U15s: Purple (1st); Blue 4th
  • U14s: Red (3rd)
  • U13s: Green (1st)
  • U12s: Blue (1st); Orange (3rd); Green (4th)

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

Girls cricket

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

Round results


WPHC Annetts 3/99 defeated Kissing Point 4/91

A great win with the batting and bowling coming together. Batting first, Point scored a competitive total in their 20 overs. Wickets were shared between Aarappi Muthutamby, Olivia Lownds, Amy Ede & Janumi Kondasinghe – each taking one wicket.

Top score was by Janumi with a solid and important 15 not out.

WPHC Sthalaker 4/96 defeated CHRSL Lightning 5/95

Another great win in a hard fought game. Bowling first, we kept CHRSL to 5/95 which required a lot of batting to reach. Our best bowler was Lily Hayhurst with 1/13.

This took a lot of batting to reach and we got there with just 3 balls remaining. The dominant batter was Maya Singh-Grewal who hammered 31 in just 27 deliveries. This win places the girls just 1 out of the top 4.


U13 Sixers


Sthalaker 3rd

  Annetts 5th

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 3/45 defeated Epping 37

The 2nd last game before the end of the season and we had a big win, our 2nd on the trot. Batting first, Epping struggled to 37 in 15 overs. Best of our bowlers were Elysa Oliveri with 2/7 and Cassidy McArthur with 2/9.

Our turn to bat and we crusied to victory in just 10 overs. Aliya Colburt (13) and

Elysa Oliveri (13) finished the game off with wickets in hand.

After playing just 8 games, with a starting allocation of 18 points, we are just 6 points out of the top 4.

Senior Sixers Lanning =6th



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.

Personal achievements

Congratulations to the following players who reached significant Personal milestones:

  • Brent Larkham (A2)- 2,000 runs
  • Amith Ninan (D2) – 100 wickets

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
  • D1:
    • 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

Personal Milestones

Congratulations to the following players who achieved significant Personal Milestones last weekend (27/02):

  • 2,000 runs – Brent Larkham (A2)
  • 100 wickets – Amith Ninan (D2)

Well done fellas.

Team standings at the break are below and are as at the end of Round 11 (20th February 2021):

A1 (Phil W) 3rd
A2 (Gunny) 5th

Red (Rick)

Blue (Knapper)



B2 (Phill H) 1st
C1 (Joseph) =4th (5th on quotient)

Red (Stu)

Blue (Buzz)



C3 7th
C4 1st



=3rd (4th on quotient)


D2 1st

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.