News – 20 November 2022

WBBL Final

The Sydney Sixers WBBL team are into the Final! The Sixers are hosting the WBBL Final this Saturday at North Sydney Oval. First ball at 5:20pm.

Tickets went on sale today at 10am. You can purchase your tickets online.

Women’s Social Smash – starting soon

Great news about the highly successful Women’s Social Cricket Smash starting up again in the New Year. Details are:

  • When:                    Wednesday 1 February 2023
  • Where:                   Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara
  • Time:                     6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
  • Cost:                      $70 for 7 weeks

What is the Social Smash

For those new to this concept it is as much about having a game of cricket with other women in a safe and non-judgemental environment as it is about laying out a blanket on the ground after the game and sharing a glass of wine and nibbles with friends and new found friends without having to rush home.

What happens next?

Contact Danielle Chivers on 0408 597 645 to find out more.


This year, WPHCCC is actively supporting the Mo-vember initiative to raise funds for Men’s Mental Health.

On Saturday 26th November we ask that players/parents make a donation to this cause and then wear a mo  (to be provided) whilst playing their matches, or at least have a team photo afterwards. Parents are invited to join in the fun too.

 Please send your team photos to Ross: Ross email link

Donations can be made to –Movember donation link

Association News

The Season calendar is: Season calendar

Ground changes

The Association has advised of the following change in grounds for the coming (Round 6) round:

  • C1 Grade –WPHC Vs Normanhurst-Warrawee – this game is now at Greenway #2

Club President’s meeting

At the Ordinary General Meeting in September, there was a request to hold a President-style meeting in response in part to the low number of teams who nominated for higher senior grades. Meeting details are:

  • When – Tuesday 22nd November
  • Time – 7.30pm
  • Where – Hornsby RSL

Blowfly Cricket

Season arrangements

Blowfly Cricket is underway with games at James Henty Oval. It is never too late to register so to find out more info go to our Blowfly website page –

What if I need more information?

Please contact Bill Peterkin at here

How do Register?

You can register and pay online through the following link.

Register | PlayHQ

Channel 10 – The Project story

Check out the News report on Channel’s 10 ‘The Project’ –Blowfly TV item from about 1:43 secs.



There are 4 x formats for Girls and the details are below:

  • Junior Blasters – girls & boys aged 5 to 7 years of age – Saturday morning
  • Stage 1(a) – Master Blasters (Girls Only who are new to cricket)
  • Stage 1 (b) Sixers Girls Cricket – Saturday afternoon (1.00 pm)
  • Stages 2 & 3 – Sixers Girls Cricket League Saturday afternoon

Check out full details, including how to register then go to the following link – Girls Registration – here

Round 6 (coming up)

Stage 1 (U11)

  • WPHC (Barty) Vs North Sydney (Silver-Holmes) @ James Henty
  • WPHC (Gardner) Vs St Ives (Gardner) @ Hassall Park

Stage 2 (U13)

  • WPHC (Darlington) North Sydney (Perry) @ Primrose Park
  • WPHC (Thomas) Vs Abbotsleigh @ John Purchase

Stage 3 (U17)

  • WPHC (Learoyd) Vs St Ives (Lanning)

Competition Tables

After 6 Rounds, the latest status is:

Stage 1

  • Gardner (8th) – Saturday morning
  • Barty (6th ) – Saturday afternoon

Stage 2

  • Thomas (=4th); Darlington (=6th);

Stage 3

  • Learoyd (=6th)

Juniors (mixed)

Season format

The season format is: Season calendar .

In summary:

  • Round 14 – 17th December  with a 5-week break over Christmas / New Year
  • Round 15 – starts again on Saturday 28th January with 5 weeks of normal Comp games
  • Semi Finals – Saturday 4th and 11th February 2023
  • Grand Final – Sunday 12th March 2023

Round highlights

Normally we would highlight every week the standout achievements from each Saturday. Unfortunately, with a few systems bugs with PlayHQ we can’t identify individual highlights without going through each scorecard. So until this bug is fixed we can’t provide this update.

Competition Tables

After 9 Rounds, the latest status is:

  • U16/17: White (=1st); Red (=3rd)
  • U15: Green (=1st ); Blue (=3rd)
  • U14: Blue (1st); Gold (=6th); Red (9th)
  • U13:
    • HazlewoodOrange 1st; Red (8th)
    • Starc – Purple (=1st); Gold (6th); Blue (8th)
  • U12: Red (2nd); Gold (4th ); Blue (=8th); Green (13th)
  • U11: No competition tables available (6 Teams)
  • U10: No competition tables available (6 Teams)
  • U9: No competition (4 Teams)
  • U8: No competition (5 teams)


The season calendar is: Season calendar .

Personal achievements

The PlayHQ issues are making the tracking outstanding performances that little bit more difficult but we had some good ones on the weekend:

  • In one of the slowest season starts to our century makers list we had the double in D2 Grade. Well done to:
    • Ray Howard with 127* (our 503rd ton) & Brahadesh ‘Ram’ Ramamurthy (D2) who scored 100* (our 504th ton)
    • the boys also put on 188 for the 6th wicket. Not a record but a great performance
  • Michael Richards (A1) took 6/13 from 14 overs. While not a record, it is the best bowling performance by an A1 Grade bowler since Sol Tomlinson took 7/26 Vs Kenthurst on 1 November 2014
  • Steve Quanborough (D1 Red) scored 30 * in 56 overs and was well supported by Parin Pillamarri (14*) in 25 overs to steer the Team through avoiding a potential outright loss.

Sunday Games

The schedule for Sunday matches, up to & including Rd 8 (18/12/2022) are:

Round Date Grade
6 20/11 & 27/11 C2
7 4/12 & 11/12 C1
8 18/12 B2

Round highlights

Normally we would highlight every week the standout achievements from each Saturday. Unfortunately, with a few systems bugs with PlayHQ we can’t identify individual highlights without going through each scorecard. So until this bug is fixed we can’t provide this update.


Seniors training schedule is:

  • Wednesday – WPH Sports Club nets from 4.00 pm until dark
  • Friday – John Purchase Oval from 4.00 pm

Competition structure

Main Season

  • One day games – Rounds 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 (7 matches)
  • Two day games – Rounds 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 13 & 14 (7 matches)
  • Finals:
    • Semi’s – 4th & 11th March 2023
    • Grand Final – Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th March 2023

Cricket NSW latest

Cricket Central – net hire

With what looks like another La Nina affected summer, you may want to think about getting an indoor net session to keep your players in some sort of form and add a bit of excitement to not being able to play. The new Cricket Central complex at Silverwater is open and has a massive indoor cricket net facility that can be hired. Details are:

  • Send an email to with your request.
  • Our CNSW staff will be able to action the booking request and assist you to find a suitable time and date.
  • The pricing is done per hour and per net. The price guide is below:

Indoor Centre




Off Peak – Monday to Friday

9.00 am to 5.00 pm

$60.00 / hour

Peak – Monday to Friday

5.00 pm to 10.00 pm

$75.00 / hour

Saturday & Sunday

8.00 am to 10.00 pm

$60.00 / hour

200 Women in Cricket – invitation

A Cricket NSW initiative, led by the amazing Julie Stafford, has set-up a network of amazing women doing great things across NSW. To quote Julie:

“We’d like to harness these collective experiences by creating a network of “Wicket Wisdom”  – to share best practice, tips and tricks and resources. We’ll host short videos, create resources, and share your great ideas to help us all make a difference at your Club or Association.

 So, if you’re a female in a cricket club, whether as a player, a Mum, a young adult or as a current committee member– we’d like to invite you to join in our WiCKETS network.

 More about us info here:

 Please fill in below and we’ll send you a link to join in the group or join our Facebook page directly! Once you’re in the group – you can then invite others to join too.