News – 19 February 2023

Remaining Season details

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

Looking ahead – next season

With the departure of some key people from our Leadership Team an important gap that needs to be filled is our Yearbook co-ordinator.

All the input is provided by our Directors of Blowfly, Junior Blasters, Juniors Mixed, Girls and Seniors. The role we need filled is to consolidate the info and work with the printers to get the final copy. To quote Buzz Burrows, our Juniors Director:

“…the process is straightforward and takes a dedicated soul to put in some time to work with the printer, who I believe are happy to walk the new incumbent through step by step.”

If you would like an opportunity of giving back to our Club and making a difference your contribution would be much appreciated.

If interested then please contact Steve Burrows direct on Juniors (Mixed) email or 0478 965 255.

Association News

Season calendar

The Season calendar is: Season calendar

Umpiring – Junior & Senior Finals

The Association has asked for expressions of interest to umpire Junior and Senior Semi-Finals:

  • Sunday 26th February – junior semi-finals
  • Saturday 4th & 11th March – senior grand finals
  • Sunday 5th March – junior grand final or backup date if junior SF washed out
  • Sunday 11th March – reserve date for junior grand final if either prior 2 dates washed out
  • Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th March – senior grand final

Next steps

Please complete an Expression of Interest via the following link – Umpiring Expression of Interest

Representative cricket

Trials will be held at the end of March. Details for these Trials will be published online on Association link within next few weeks

More details will be provided closer to the trials.

Cricket Australia & CNSW

PlayHQ update

Cricket Australia is building a web-based tool (sitting outside of PlayHQ) that will allow administrators to easily report on ‘bowling, batting, fielding and top performer statistics’ which can then be exported to XLS/CSV for further manipulation, for example to generate a Champion Player results table.

Since the last update in January, core components of the reporting tool has been developed which has undergone multiple days of user testing by several Club & Association volunteers.

The feedback from these focus groups, in conjunction with the statistics validation work undertaken by Cricket Australia and PlayHQ, has CA confident that they will be able to release the reporting tool shortly.

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.


Girls Festival of cricket

The Girls Festival of cricket was run last Saturday (11 February). The website Photo Gallery will be updated with pictures from the day shortly but it was a great Event. To quote Suz Colburt, our Girls co-Director along with husband Grant:

“Saturday was great. The weather was a tad hot, but the girls played well and the “spirit” shown during the day was lovely. Lots of pink and heaps of photos.

 We raised over $1700.”

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 Danielle Chivers or 0408 597 645 to find out more.


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 15 (coming up – 18 February 2023)

Stage 1 (U11)

10.30 am game (Junior)

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

1.00 pm game (Senior)

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

Stage 2 (U13)

  • WPHC (Darlington) Vs Mosman (Healy) @ TBA
  • WPHC (Sthalekar) @ TBA

Stage 3 (U17)

  • WPHC (Learoyd) Vs Concord Briars (Maroon) @ TBA

Competition Tables

After 14 Rounds, the latest status is:

Stage 1

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

Stage 2

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

Stage 3

  • Learoyd (9th)

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

Presentation Day

Final details to be provided but pencil in Saturday 18th March as the likely date to be held at Oakhill Drive Public School.

Competition Tables

After 17 Rounds (11 February, 2023), the latest status is:

  • U16/17: White (=1st ); Red (=3rd)
  • U15: Blue (2nd), Green (4th);
  • U14: Blue (1st); Red (5th); Gold (6th);
  • U13:
    • HazlewoodOrange (1st); Red (8th)
    • Starc – Purple (2nd ); Gold (=5th); Blue (8th),
  • U12: Red (2nd); Gold (4th); Purple (=6th); Blue (10th); 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)

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.


The season calendar is: Season calendar .

Presentation Night

Pencil the date in for our ‘Night of Nights’. Details are:

  • When:                    Friday 5th May 2023
  • Where:                   Castle Hill Sports Club
  • Time:                     7.30 pm
  • Cost:                      TBA

Details to be provided as more details are available.

Competition structure

Main Season

  • The last game starts next weekend (Round 14) and is a 2-day game
  • Finals:
    • Semi’s – 4th & 11th March 2023
    • Grand Final – Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th March 2023

Personal achievements

Congratulations to the following players who had outstanding achievements on the weekend:

  • Harry Whitehouse (U13 Red) who scored 105* – his 2nd ton and an amazing achievement given batting restrictions
  • Muditha Dissanakaya (C2 Blue) with 6 wickets
  • Dave Larkham (D1 Red) took his 100th D1 Grade wicket to be only the 2nd player to reach this milestone achievement.

Also, a big callout to our Girls who had the Greenway Cup Festival of Girls cricket. This was a great success with wonderful ‘spirit’ shown by our own and Opposition Teams plus lots of Pink. The Girls raised over $1,700 for the McGrath Foundation. Photos will be on the website shortly.

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.