News – 27 November 2022

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 – Flyer

Online registrations can be made via this link – Register here

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


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

This weekend, 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: send photos

Donations can be made to –Movember 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.

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 –

Round 8 (coming up)

Stage 1 (U11)

10.30 am game (Junior)

  • WPHC (Gardner) Vs Mosman (Gardner) @ Northbridge

1.00 pm game (Senior)

  • WPHC (Barty) Vs St Ives (Healy) @ James Henty

Stage 2 (U13)

  • WPHC (Darlington) Vs Abbotsleigh @ John Purchase
  • WPHC (Thomas) Vs PLC @ James Henty

Stage 3 (U17)

  • WPHC (Learoyd) Vs Concord Briars (Maroon) @ John Purchase

Competition Tables

After 7 Rounds, the latest status is:

Stage 1

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

Stage 2

  • Darlington (=6th); Thomas (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 10 Rounds, the latest status is:

  • U16/17: White (=1st); Red (3rd)
  • U15: Green (2nd ); Blue (=3rd)
  • U14: Blue (1st); Gold (5th); Red (6th)
  • U13:
    • HazlewoodOrange (1st); Red (8th)
    • Starc – Purple (=1st); Blue (5th)
  • U12: Red (2nd); Blue (=5th); Gold (=5th); Purple (=10th); 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

A couple of fantastic achievements:

  • Cam Northrop (B1 Birdcage) took 6/55 with 5 of these bowled
  • Michael Richards (A1) took 4/10 meaning that in his last 2 innings he has taken 14 wickets for 23!

The big one though – Lachlan Edwards (C3 Blue) with 186*. Going into the game needing just 8 runs for his 1,000 career runs he smashed this milestone. Refer to the Anecdotes for a detailed summary.

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.