News – 19 March 2021

Wet weather this weekend

The Association has advised (Friday 19/03) the following regarding grounds for the weekend:

Turf grounds

  • Kenthurst and The Glade are closed.
  • Turramurra was prepared on Wednesday and has been covered since.
  • Hornsby Council are expected to make a decision in the morning to give every opportunity for finals to get on.
  • Berowra strip cover has been down this week. An attempt will be made to prepare the pitch late Friday, but the square is expected to be too wet to cover.
  • Parklands has not been covered. Square too wet to cover and pitch too wet to prepare.

Sunday’s Junior Grand Finals

Sundays junior grand finals have been moved to synthetic wickets.

  • U15 Normanhurst
  • U17 Warrina St

Synthetic wickets

  • Hills Council has closed all synthetic grounds except for those used for finals.

In Juniors this will affect any Master Blaster, 10s, 11s or Kimbo cup games scheduled at Ellerman Park and Les Shore #1 and #2.

  • The U14s Grand Final at Caddies Creek will proceed.
  • In Seniors any John Hayne cup games on Hills grounds are cancelled.

Greenway Park Community Centre – Official opening next week

The official opening of the Greenway Park Community Centre has been rescheduled due to the heavy rain. Details are:

  • When: Sunday Tuesday 30th March 2021

The opening run sheet will be very simple with a speech and cutting of the ribbon by Julian Leeser at 6.30pm followed by Club and community tours through the new rooms. The timetable is:

  • 6.30pm to 6.45pm – Ribbon Cutting and Official speech by Julian Leeser.
  • 6.45 pm to 7.30 pm Clubs and Community tour


  • Who is invited: all the Clubs and their members turn up (in uniform) for the ribbon cutting by Julian Leeser.

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 Finished (12/3) NA
Blowfly Friday twilight 26 March NA
Junior Blasters Saturday Finished (13/3) NA
Juniors Saturday Finished (13/3) 14 & 21 March
Girls Saturday 20 February 27 February
Seniors Saturday Finished (6/3) 13th & 20th;

27th & 28 March

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:

  • U12s to U17s – 9.15 am for a 9.30 am start
  • Master Blasters to U11 – 10.30 am for a 10.45 am start

Stay tuned for more info.

Association News

Umpires for Grand Finals

The Association is seeking expressions of interest for umpiring in the upcoming Juniors & Seniors Finals. To be eligible, you require either a Level 2 NSW umpire accreditation or a current HKHDCA Captain’s ticket. Games are:

  • 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

School Holiday’s Clinic (Autumn)

The Association Coaches’ Association is running their acclaimed School Holidays Clinics again this Autumn. Details are:

  • When:              7th & 8th April
  • Where:             Mark Taylor Oval (Waitara)
  • Time:               8.30 am to 2.00 pm
  • Cost:                $120 / child

The Clinic is open to both boys & girls aged 6 to 14 years.


Register at the following link – here

Numbers are capped and these Clinics always are fully booked. So….make sure that you get in quickly to make sure of your place.

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 player’s 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.

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 was on Saturday 13th March with Presentations after the session. Photos will be on the website shortly.

Juniors – Girls & Boys

Details are:

  • When: Saturday 27th March
  • Where: Greenway Community Centre
  • When:
    • U12s to U17s – 9.15 am for a 9.30 am start
    • Master Blasters to U11 – 10.30 am for a 10.45 am start

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


With Covid-19 restrictions easing 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


Semi Final highlights

The Semi Finals were played on the weekend (Sunday 14th March) as all-day games Unfortunately, wet weather washed out all games so there are no performances to call out:


  • No games played


  • No game splayed

Highest partnerships

  • No games played

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 Grand Finalists

Our Minor Premiers all progress to the Grand Final Sunday 21st March.

  • U17s: Orange (1st)Vs Hornsby @ Warrina Street
  • U15s: Purple (1st) Vs Hornsby @ Normanhurst Oval
  • U13s: Green (1st) Vs Hornsby @ Greenway Park
  • U12s: Blue (1st) Vs Normanhurst-Warrawee @ Cheltenham Oval

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. Check out the website Photo Gallery that has photos from last Thursday (11/March). Lots of great photos are on the website Photo Gallery.

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


The last game of the season for the Girls.

Grand Final

WPHC Sthalaker 69 lost to Normanhurst-Warrawee 1/119

A wonderful way to finish the season with the GF match against 1st placed Normo. After being sent in to bat Normo powered to 1/119 in their 20 overs at Karuah Oval. Scores from our Girls aren’t yet loaded but we struggled to 69 all out in 19 overs against a good quality side. While we lost the game we had a great season.

Plate Final

WPHC Annetts 0/20 defeated Kissing Point 19

The Plate Final game finished with a big win for the girls to finish off the season in style. Bowling first, we rolled Point for just 20 in 19 overs with our best bowlers being: Shreeya Jai Krishna Prabhu 2/2; with a wicket each to Olivia Lownds 1/2; Amy Eade 1/5 and Trisha Yadav 1/1.

Batting was over in the blink of an eye – getting the ruins in just 4 overs. So we finished the season on  a high and just 1 point off the top 4.


Final standing

U13 Sixers


Sthalaker 3rd

  Annetts 5th

U15 Senior Girls Sixers (North Shore)

Round 16 was played on Saturday (13 March) with the Semi Finals played next weekend (20thj March)

WPHC Lanning 4/88 defeated Lane Cove Perry 29

After being sent in we cruised to a comfortable 4/88 in our 20 overs. Top score was by Trinity Newbury with 10 retired in 21 deliveries. Our turn to bowl and demolished Lane Cove in just 9 overs. Elysa Oliveri got the best figures with 3/5 and Cassidy McArthur finished with 3/8.

This moved us to =5th spot with 4 wins from our 9 games with one match to go.

Senior Sixers Lanning 5th



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:

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

Our Teams that missed out were so close – 1 win away from making it through: – A2 (Gunny); B1 Red (Rick); C1 (Joseph) & C3 (Indranil).


Semi Final, Day 1 (13th March 2021) highlights:


  • 64 by Waman Tamhankar (D1 Blue)
  • 51 by Cameron Bish (C2 Red)


  • 5/13 by Reyhan Ahmed (C4)
  • 4/19 by Rushab Athavale (D1 Red)
  • 4/35 by Tom Hando (B2)


  • 57 by Nick Duck 24 & Cameron Bish 51 (C2 Red)
  • 56 by Cameron Wallace 57 & Tim Worthington 19 (B2)

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.