News – 5 February 2023

Remaining Season details

All Competitions are now underway after the Christmas / New Year break. The final season details are:

  • Blowfly Cricket – Friday 10th March
  • Junior Blasters – 11th March (last game)
  • Juniors Girls:
    • Competition – 18th March
    • Semis & Finals – 18th & 25th March
  • Juniors (Mixed):
    • Competition – 18th February
    • Semis & Finals – 26th February & 5th March
  • Seniors:
    • Competition – 25th February
    • Semis & Finals – 4th March to 19th March

Women & Girls cricket

Cricket Australia awards

Great news during the week that CNSW has nominated West Penno for the Cricket Australia ‘Women & Girls initiative of the Year’. This is one of the most prestigious annual national awards within Australia and to even be nominated is an amazing achievement. We won it last season so the opportunity to go back to back is special.

The nomination is based on the implementation of our new playing & volunteer uniforms that have been received amazingly well by our players and opposition players.

Girls Festival of cricket

The Girls Festival of cricket is being run again next Saturday (11 February). This is an amazing initiative, run by our Girls Division (Grant & Suz), who runs a Carnival of cricket over next Saturday and combines this with a Pink Stumps initiative.

We host T20 games at Greenway Park and John Purchase Ovals all day Saturday and use this to raise money for the McGrath Foundation.

This is an amazing experience for everyone who attends and to get the support of the Association by allocating one of our best grounds to the Girls is recognition of the importance the Girls game has within our Association.

More details will follow.

Women’s Social Cricket – underway

Great news about the highly successful Women’s Social Cricket Smash started last Wednesday (1 February) and continues to 15 March. Details are:

  • When:                    Wednesday 1 February to 15th March 2023
  • Where:                   Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara
  • Time:                      6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
  • Cost:                      $70 for 7 weeks

It is never too late to join so if you want to form a Team or just turn up as a single player – everything can be arranged.

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.

How do I register?

You can register via the following link – Register here

Who can I contact?

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

WPH Lions Football Club registrations

We support all local Sporting groups within our community and have a great relationship with our community sporting colleagues from other Codes. Our relationship with the Lions goes back to when they started in 1969 with members of the West Penno Cricket Club playing a key part in setting up the Club.

Our shared passion is to see more children playing organised sport for Community Clubs – in winter and summer.

With the Women’s World Cup being played in Australia this year it is a wonderful opportunity to promote the opportunities for Girls to play Football.

Registrations are now Open for the 2022-23 season via Lions Registration for everyone aged Under 6s to over 40’s.

PlayHQ issues

If you are experiencing any PlayHQ issues, please have a look at two new landing pages which will provide greater support and clarity about future updates and bug fixes.

  1. Known Issues Page – You can also log issues here so that the helpdesk can notify you when it is resolved
  2. Delivery Roadmap

Association News

Season calendar

The Season calendar is: Season calendar

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’ – 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 – Register here

Round 14 (coming up – 11 February 2023)

Stage 1 (U11)

10.30 am game (Junior)

  • WPHC (Gardner) Vs North Sydney Haynes @ TBA

1.00 pm game (Senior)

  • WPHC (Barty) Vs St Ives (Campbell) @ TBA

Stage 2 (U13)

  • WPHC (Darlington) Vs WPHC (Thomas) @ TBA

Stage 3 (U17)

  • WPHC (Learoyd) Vs Abbotsleigh @ TBA

Competition Tables

After 13 Rounds, the latest status is:

Stage 1

  • Gardner (8th) – Saturday morning
  • Barty (7th ) – Saturday afternoon

Stage 2

  • Darlington (=5th); Thomas (=12th);

Stage 3

  • Learoyd (8th)

Juniors (mixed)

Season format

The season format is: Season calendar .

In summary:

  • 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 16 Rounds (04 February, 2023), the latest status is:

  • U16/17: White (=1st ); Red (3rd)
  • U15: Blue (2nd), Green (=4th);
  • U14: Blue (1st); Red (6th); Gold (7th);
  • U13:
    • HazlewoodOrange (1st); Red (8th)
    • Starc – Purple (2nd ); Gold (=5th); Blue (8th),
  • U12: Red (2nd); Gold (3rd ); Blue (=6th); Purple (=7th) ; Green (14th)
  • 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 .

Competition structure reconfigured

The Association has updated the draw (10 January 2023) and this can be accessed via PlayHQ – Draw

Personal achievements

We had some fantastic personal achievements on the weekend (Day 1 of Round 13).

  • Dylan Bish took his 50th wicket last week
  • C2 Reds had a mighty game:
    • Centuries by Akith Ekanayake (118 – our 512th ton) and Ansh Pratheesh (100 – 513th ton) put on a C2 Club record 4th wicket partnership of 191. This broke the previous record of 127 standing since 2004.
    • Both players are U15s!
  • Brent Larkham (B1 Red) scored our 514th ton and 3rd of the day with 101*
  • Connor Mayoh (D1 Red) Just missed out on his first ton with 95 – being caught in the 71st over of the day!
  • So far this season we have scored 12 tons – the most since 2017/18. The record is 23 in a season in 2012/13.

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:

  1. Wednesday – WPH Sports Club nets from 4.00 pm until dark
  2. Friday – John Purchase Oval from 4.00 pm

Competition structure

Main Season

  • The remaining games (Round 13 & 14) are both 2-day games
  • Finals:
    • Semi’s – 4th & 11th March 2023
    • Grand Final – Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th March 2023