News – 3 December 2022


Indoor Cricket Holiday competition

CNSW is hosting an indoor cricket competition this January holidays called the ‘Hornsby PCYC Holiday Indoor Blast’!

This indoor competition will take place in the January school holidays and is to support our 10, 11 and 12 year old’s over the break.


  • Where – Indoor courts at the Hornsby PCYC at Waitara.
  • When – Thursday 12 January, Monday 16 January, Thursday 19 January and Monday 23 January 20
  • Game times – either 3:30pm or 4:30pm.
  • Competition set up – a round-robin style competition over four weekday afternoons.
  • Game structure – 60-minute Master Blast style games
  • Team structure:

– 6 x mixed gender teams with eight players per team

– 2 x girl only teams with eight players per team.

Other important information about the competition

  • If your child wants to play in a team with their best friends from school, and their cousin and their neighbour, then this is the competition for them. The team can even nominate a team name!
  • A player does not need to be involved in a cricket club/association affiliated to the HK&HDCA.
  • A player can register as a single, pair or any group number. Cricket NSW will allocate them to a team to make up eight players.
  • This competition is being run using the Cricket NSW internal competition administration team who will complete all administrative duties including registrations, PlayHQ, draws, scoring, tables, etc.


The registration period ends when the competition reaches 64 players.

Express to register here – LINK

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.

Integrity Workshop

Details of the first Integrity Education workshop that follows on from the CNSW Integrity Framework in early October are:

  • When – Monday 19 December 2022
  • Purpose – this involves policies and procedures to ensure that we are providing safe, welcoming and inclusive cricket environments across New South Wales.
  • Where – St Ives Junior Cricket Club in Hassall Park, St Ives
  • Time – from 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available.

Further background

The session will be run by Hannah Barnes, CNSW Head of Integrity, Risk and Legal and will cover the relevant changes to the CNSW By-laws and policies and:

  • What is “Prohibited Conduct” and what happens if you find out it has happened at your Club/Association;
  • Practical tips and tricks to make managing integrity matters easier, including conducting an effective investigation;
  • An overview of the Terms and Conditions for Player Registration coming into effect for the 2023-24 season.

Who can attend

This session is open to everyone involved in cricket, including coaches, administrators, child safe officers, parents, players and umpires. It is designed to be a practical session that will involve real-life “war stories” and problem solving.


Please use this link to register your attendance for catering purposes

Association News

The Season calendar is: Season calendar

Junior Cricket Clinics

The Coaches’ Association (HKHDCCA) has scheduled three cricket clinics in the January 2023 school holidays.

  • Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara – Wed 11 & Thurs. 12 January, 2023
  • Greenway 2 Oval, Cherrybrook – Mon 16 & Tues. 17 January
  • Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara – Tues 24 & Wed. 25 January

During the past 12 years, HKHDCCA has conducted 67 successful school holiday junior cricket clinics.

These clinics are designed for boys and girls aged from 6 – 14 years and they cater for all standards from beginners to representative level players.

  • Hours – 8.30am – 2.00pm each day.

How do I register?

Link to the attached flyer – Cricket Clinic flier

Online registrations can be made via this link – Cricket Clinic Registration

For more information, go to the Coaches’ Association’s Facebook page – Coaches Association Facebook

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 9 (coming up)

Stage 1 (U11)

10.30 am game (Junior)

  • WPHC (Gardner) Vs Epping Bulls Girls (Blue) @ TBC

1.00 pm game (Senior)

  • WPHC (Barty) Vs Mosman (Perry) @ TBC

Stage 2 (U13)

  • WPHC (Darlington) Vs North Sydney (Litchfield) @ TBC
  • WPHC (Thomas) Vs North Sydney (Perry) @ TBC

Stage 3 (U17)

  • WPHC (Learoyd) Vs Castle Hill Lightning @ TBC

Competition Tables

After 8 Rounds, the latest status is:

Stage 1

  • Gardner (5th) – Saturday morning
  • Barty (6th ) – Saturday afternoon

Stage 2

  • Thomas (7th); Darlington (8th)

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 11 Rounds, the latest status is:

  • U16/17: White (=1st); Red (3rd)
  • U15: Green (2nd ); Blue (=3rd)
  • U14: Blue (1st); Gold (5th); Red (7th)
  • U13:
    • HazlewoodOrange (1st); Red (8th)
    • Starc – Purple (2nd ); Gold (6th ); Blue (8th),
  • U12: Red (2nd); Gold (=4th); Blue (=9th); Purple (=9th); Green (=12th)
  • 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 big one – Lachlan Edwards (C3 Blue) converted his 186* last week into 209*. This is our:

  • 7th double hundred
  • 5th highest score
  • It also makes Lachlan our youngest ever double century scorer (17 years).

Sunday Games

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


Date Grade


4/12 & 11/12


8 18/12


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.