News – 21 November 2021
It is booked in ready to go – our 1st all Club Event at the new Greenway Park Community Centre. Details are:
- When – Saturday 27th November 2021
- Where – Greenway Park Community Centre
- Time – 7.00 pm doors open with an 8.00 pm start
- Cost – $30 / head (unlimited vegetarian, chicken & beef sausage sandwiches with salad)
- Dinner – from 6.00 pm after cricket finishes
- Other requirements – double vaccination. There is no age limit but there may at times be some coarse language
- Seating – theatre style with general open seating / no tables
Bookings are essential and can be done through book here
Blowfly Cricket support
One of our great achievements is to setup and run a Blowfly Cricket program for our young people with autism. Bill Peterkin and Mike Kinchington have our on the ground leaders who have seen Blowfly cricket develop into an important part of our Community.
Bill is now also involved with his son’s MasterBlasters cricket and Mike is going to live on the South Coast in the New Year. So we need to start planning succession.
This is an early shout out for someone who can be at James Henty Oval on Friday nights between 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm to just be present and to supervise the program that pretty much runs itself.
If you are interested in making a difference to the lives of people with disability and their families, then think about becoming involved. So if you want to make a difference and can set aside 90 minutes on a Friday night for a rewarding experience then think about this wonderful opportunity.
To find out more, without any commitment, contact Bill Peterkin on here or 0488 110 942.
Association Umpires Course
The Association is running a ‘Captain’s Course’ for Seniors Captains. This is a requirement for all Captains. Others just interested in knowing more about the rules are also welcome to attend. Details are:
- When: Thursday 2nd December
- Where: Greenway Park Community Centre
Coaches Association – Junior Cricket Clinics
It is coming around quickly – the New Year Junior Coaching Clinics in the January 2022 school holidays. Check out the flyer – Register here
These are highly recommended by our Club and have a long history of excellence. They are run by the legendary Bruce Wood on a not for profit basis and have among the best Coaches in the Association.
Over the past decade alone, there have been 60 successful school holiday clinics for boys & girls aged 6 – 14 years of all abilities.
- When – Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12th January
- When – Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th January
George Thornton Reserve
- Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th January
- $135 / clinic
- $200 for 2 x clinics
Please use the following link – Register – here
Volunteer exploits of our Club Chair
A great story in the Sydney Morning Herald this week on our Club Chair, Barry McDonald, on his volunteer activity outside cricket. Keep in mind that Barry already has Life Memberships for the Club, Association & Umpires Association. He also has many State Awards for Volunteer contribution.
Checkout the following article on Barry and Marie McDonald in the SMH – here
Well done Barry and Marie!
Covid-19 – latest Public Health Advice
The latest advice (11 November 2021), and how it affects cricket follows
Unvaccinated NSW residents
People who are not fully vaccinated cannot participate in community sport until 15 December 2021, or when the state passes the 95% fully vaccinated rate, whichever comes sooner.
Outdoor cricket activities (community sport and recreation)
An outdoor public gathering is now permitted to have up to 1,000 people without being required to follow a COVID-19 Safety Plan, provided there is space to accommodate 1 person per 2 square metres.
- This includes community sport and recreation activities.
- Only fully vaccinated adults, children under 16 years of age, and people with a valid medical contraindication certificate are permitted to attend.
- This means there is no longer a requirement to implement a COVID-19 Safety Plan or QR codes to check in for outdoor community cricket matches or training when there are fewer than 1,000 people in attendance.
- QR code check-ins are now optional, and individuals can make their own decision about whether or not to complete the sign-in process
- For further information, refer to the Office of Sport website.
Registration status is:
Blowfly Cricket – OPEN (all season)
- Junior Blasters – OPEN (Junior Blasters remains open all season)
- Juniors (mixed):
- Master Blasters – OPEN (will remain open all season)
- U10 – CLOSED
- U11 – CLOSED
- U12 – CLOSED
- U13 – CLOSED
- U14 – OPEN
- U15 – OPEN
- U16/17 – CLOSED
- Stage 1 (U11) – Open
- Stage 2 (U13) – Open
- Stage 3 (U17) – CLOSED
- Seniors – CLOSED
You can register at: Register – here .
We can’t use the Schools this season due to Covid restrictions so training will be limited to fewer venues.
Your Team Manager / Coach has the details about training days and venues and everyone should now be ready to go.
Training days and times are:
- Where – Sports Club Nets
- Time – 4.00 om to 7.30 pm
- Where – George Thornton Reserve
- Time – 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Best Performances of the Round
Round 4 results are.
- Lachlan Edwards (D1 Red) – 93
- Campbell Wallace (A2) – 65
- Soham Agarwal (U17 Blue) – 4/10
- Adhvik Dhurjati (U11 White) – 4/23
Highest Team scores
- 5/227 – WPHC D1 Blue Vs WPHC D1 Red
- 9/214 – WPHC D1 Red Vs WPHC D1 Blue
- 142* by Ryan Manson & P Jha for the 6th wicket – WPHC Orange
- 91 Aayush Kumar (39) & Akith Ekanayake (47) for the 1st wicket – WPHC White
Girls Leadership Program
This season we are doing something special for the Girls in our older Age Groups – a first for any Clubs in our Association.
Kirsty Newbury is developing and running a Leadership program for our older Girls that runs for 5 weeks with sessions of 30 minutes each. Training will be integrated into the regular training weeks. The program covers:
- Understanding Leadership
- Getting your message across
- Empowering others
- Walk Tall, Lead with Heart
Our aim to develop a program that is repeatable and will benefit Girls players in the future.
In effect we are providing our Girls players with an opportunity for personal development and growth that no one else provides will be something special for all WPHC girls and their families.