News – 26 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):
    • Grand Finals – Sunday 5th March
  • Seniors:
    • Competition – 25th February
    • Semis & Finals – 4th March & 11th March with GF on 18th & 19th March

Club Survey

Every 2 years we run a Club-wide Survey to identify what we do well, what needs improvement and to capture thoughts on what we need to build into our future strategies. Covid-19 caused the survey due last season to be deferred but we can now run the Survey after a ‘normal’ season.

Within the next 2 weeks, everyone will receive an email with a link to the Survey that is applicable to your Division – Academy, Junior Blasters, Juniors Mixed, Junior Girls & Seniors.

All replies are anonymous and all input is valued so once you get the link then please spend 3-4 minutes to respond and help make a difference.

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

Coaches Association – Cricket Clinic

The renowned Coaches Association has scheduled another Cricket Clinic in April. Details are:

  • When:                    Wednesday 12th 7 Thursday 13th April
  • Where:                   Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara
  • Time:                     8.30 am to 2.00 pm each day
  • Who can attend:  Boys & Girls aged 6 to 14 years from all standards
  • Cost:                      $145 with a $25 discount for each sibling who registers.

We thoroughly recommend this Clinic that is run on a not-for-profit basis. During the past 13 years, HK&HDCCA has conducted 70 successful school holiday junior cricket clinics.

The following link provides all the details – Coaches Association link


Online registrations can be made via this link – Register here

Umpiring – Junior & Senior Finals

The Association has asked for expressions of interest to umpire Junior and Senior 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


Umpires are paid as follows:

  • $23 / hour with a partner
  • $26 / hour if solo.

Next steps

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

Representative cricket

Junior Mixed

Registration and trial details for the mixed teams can be found on the Association website using the link below. Registrations close Sunday 12 March – Register here for Reps

First division U12 to U17, as well as 2nd division U12 and U13 play in Cricket NSW Youth Championship competition. This competition traditionally play 8 rounds on Sundays in October and November, followed by QF, SF and GF in December.

Under 10, under 11 and 2nd division teams for under 14, 15 and 17 play in the IDCA/President’s cup competition. They traditionally play on Sundays, with 3 rounds from late November, then another 4 weeks after Australia Day.


Separate registration details for the U13 and U15 girls will be distributed in the coming weeks.

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 – Blowfly TV item

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.


Representative cricket

Registration details for the U13 and U15 Girls will be distributed in the coming weeks – stay tuned for updates.

International Women’s Day

We recently entered a CNSW competition and won $250 to celebrate International Women’s Day – we WON!

We are going to celebrate this important day with all 3 x Stages (1, 2 & 3) joining together for a combined training session at John Purchase Oval with pizza at the end of the session. Details are:

  • When:                    Tuesday 7th March
  • Where:                   John Purchase Oval
  • Time:                     5.30 pm to 7.00 pm

Photos 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 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 – Girls info

Round 17 (coming up – 04 March 2023)

Stage 1 (U11)

10.30 am game (Junior)

  • WPHC (Gardner) Vs Bye

1.00 pm game (Senior)

  • WPHC (Barty) Vs North Sydney Healy @ Tunks Park 3

Stage 2 (U13)

  • WPHC (Darlington) Vs WPHC (Thomas) @ John Purchase Oval

Stage 3 (U17)

  • WPHC (Learoyd) Vs North Sydney Goszko @ John Purchase Oval

Competition Tables

After 16 Rounds, the latest status is:

Stage 1

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

Stage 2

  • Darlington (8th); Thomas (13th);

Stage 3

  • Learoyd (9th)

Juniors (mixed)

Season format

The season format is: Season calendar .

In summary:

  • Semi Finals – Sunday 26th February 2023
  • Grand Final – Sunday 6th March

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.

Semi Finals

Results from the Semi Finals played last weekend (26/02):


  • WPHC White (1st) 84 lost to Kissing Pint (4th) 4/88
  • WPHC Red (3rd) 89 lost to Hornsby (2nd) 6/189


  • WPHC Green (4th) lost to Castle Hill Green 5/117
  • WPHC Blue (2nd) Vs Kissing Point @ Dural Park – TBA


WPHC Blue (1st) 7/209 defeated Kissing Point (4th) 9/177


  • WPHC Orange (1st) 2/68 defeated WPHC Purple 8/64


  • WPHC Red (2nd) 7/120 defeated ARL8/88
  • WPHC Gold (4th) 8/77 lost to Pennant Hills / Beecroft Red 6/153

Grand Finals

The Grand Finals are played this coming Sunday as all-day games. Details are:


WPHC Blue (1st) Vs Normanhurst-Warrawee (2nd) @ Greenway Park


WPHC Orange (1st – Hazlewood Comp) Vs Kissing Point White (1st – Starc Comp) @ Normanhurst Park


WPHC Red (2nd) Vs Pennant Hills / Beecroft (1st) @ Cheltenham Oval.

Good luck to all our Teams.

Competition Tables

After the Final Competition games (18th Round – 18 February, 2023), the final points table is:

  • U16/17: White (=1st ); Red (3rd)
  • U15: Blue (2nd), Green (4th);
  • U14: Blue (1st); Red (5th); Gold (6th);
  • U13:
    • HazlewoodOrange (1st); Red (8th)
    • StarcPurple (2nd ); Gold (6th); Blue (8th),
  • U12: Red (2nd); Gold (4th); Purple (9th); Blue (11th); Green (14h)
  • U11: No competition tables available (6 Teams)
  • U10: No competition tables available (6 Teams)
  • U9: No competition (4 Teams)
  • U8: No competition (5 teams)


Well done to all Teams and a special mention to our 3 x Minor Premiers and 7 x Teams making it through to the Semis.


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

With the main season now over, congratulations to all Teams who played Seniors this season. A special congratulations to our Semi Finalists:

  • A1 (Cameron) – 2nd Vs Berowra White @ Parklands Oval
  • A2 (Campbell) – 4th Vs Glenorie @ Les Shore 1
  • B1 Red (Birdcage) – 4th Vs Normanhurst @ Normanhurst Oval
  • B2 (Todd) – 1st Vs Sydney Lions @ Greenway
  • C3 Red (Cameron) – 3rd Vs Kissing Point @ Mimosa
  • D2 (Ross) – 4th Vs Beecroft 2 Cheltenham

We won our first Premiership in 1951/52 (C1 Grade) and since then we have participated 165 Grand Finals. We won 91 and been Runners up 74 times.

Also we had 2 century scorers on the weekend:

  • Sean Clarence (A1) – 100 no (our 515th ton)
  • Will McLennan (C2 Blue) – 100 no (516th ton)

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.