News – 12 March 2023

Remaining Season details

The final season details are:

  • Blowfly Cricket – Season finish & Presentation  – Friday 17th March
  • Junior Blasters – 11th March (last game & Presentation)
  • Juniors Girls:
    • Competition – 18th March
    • Semis & Finals – 18th & 25th March
  • Juniors (Mixed):
    • Season finished – Sunday, 5th March 2023
  • Seniors:
    • Semis & Finals – 11th March with GF on 18th & 19th March

Divi Home Loans – Sponsorship

Divi Home Loans, a valued Club Sponsor, offers a service that in the current interest rate environment has the potential to save our members many significant savings on their home loan.

Divi has a business model that supports Sporting Clubs and especially Community based Clubs. If a Club Member finances or refinances a home loan through Divi, they will:

  • Help the family refinance to the best rate available for them from over 35 different lenders
  • Pay or refund the family’s sports fees for the season
  • Pay the Club a percentage of the loan for the lifetime of the loan
  • Review the family’s loan every 12 months to ensure it’s still the best available for them.

We encourage all our members to consider having a discussion with Sam Ryan of Divi with the potential that our people could make significant savings on their monthly outlays.

Contact details

  • Contact Sam Ryan on 0411 019 963 or;
  • Divi Home Loans

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

Next Association meeting

The next meeting is on next Tuesday 14th March at Hornsby RSL 7.30pm.

Representative registrations

Registrations for mixed team trials closed on 12th March.

Registration forms for mixed and girls teams are on the Association website under the Representative tab.

Coaches Association – Cricket Clinic

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

  • When:                    Wednesday 12th & 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 – Senior Grand Finals

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

  • 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 – Umpiring Expression of Interest

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

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.


The HK&HDCA is seeking Expressions of Interest for Girls who are interested to play Representative Cricket for the U13 and U15 age Groups.

If CNSW follows the same playing schedule as 2022/23:

  • U15 Margaret Peden Shield will be played mainly on Weekdays during December – January, and;
  • U13 Mollie Dive on Sundays during December – February.

A player’s age group is determined by their age on 31 August 2023.

Further info

  • All players wishing to register outside the above qualifications must contact the Representative Secretary. Specialized skill training will resume from July\August on weekends for all registered players. From these sessions, U13 & U15 Teams will be selected by November.
  • If you are interested to play Representative Cricket for HK&HDCA and are available on the above Dates, we invite you to register below.
  • All Training and Games are Compulsory.
  • Details regarding Registration and Clothing Fees will be provided before Off-Season training.


Cricket Australia & CNSW

CNSW Girls mental health workshop

Cricket NSW is organising free workshops on mental health for girls aged 13-15.

What does it take to be the best you can be – a mental health workshop for our female cricketer

You’re invited to attend a free workshop designed specifically for our U15 female players. The target group is girls aged 13-15. Each 2-hour workshop is delivered by Alan Mantle, a Sport Psychology Consultant – Enhancement Performance

These interactive workshop will cover the areas of mental health in sport including motivation, goal setting, self-belief, concentration, and anxiety control.

You’ll also be provided with tools you can use in everyday situations. Light refreshments will be provided for each group too.

We have a workshop in our own backyard:

  • When:    Tuesday 2nd May
  • Where:   WPH Sports Club
  • Time:     6.00 pm to 8.00 pm


Apply for your place at one of these workshops in the link below. Closing date to Wed 8th March.  We’ll notify every one of their successful date – Register here

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 website page

What if I need more information?

Please contact Bill Peterkin

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.


Checkout the great SWYSG message from one of our West Penno Alumni – Lisa Stahlekar – all the way from the Women’s IPL. Lisa played all her Junior Cricket (U10s to U16s) with West Penno and has a message for our Girls players as we head into the last games of the season this weekend – SWYSG message from Lisa Sthalekar

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

Checkout the photos in the Photo Gallery.

 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

Semi Finals (coming up – 18 March 2023)

Stage 1 (U11)

10.30 am game (Junior)

  • WPHC (Gardner) Vs Bye

1.00 pm game (Senior) – Cup Semi Final

  • WPHC (Barty) 82 lost to Kissing Point Girls – 156

Stage 2 (U13) – Cup Semi Finals

  • WPHC (Darlington) 8/69 lost to North Sydney Perry 3/95
  • WPHC (Thomas) lost to North Sydney Gardner

Stage 3 (U17) – Cup Grand Final

  • WPHC (Learoyd) 4/99 defeated Mosman Lanning 5/70

The Grand Final is played on 1 April between the winner of the Cup GF and the Championship GF. So, a win in this game will put us into the Grand Final.

Competition Tables

After 18 Rounds, the latest status is:

Stage 1

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

Stage 2

  • Darlington (7th); Thomas (8th);

Stage 3

  • Learoyd (7th)

Juniors (mixed)

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.

Grand Finals

Congratulations to our Premier and Runners-up:

U15 – Premiers

WPHC Blue (1st) 4/92 defeated Castle Hill Green 88

U14 – Runners-up

WPHC Blue (1st) 78 lost to Normanhurst-Warrawee (2nd)

U13 – Runners-up

WPHC Orange (1st – Hazlewood Comp) 5/107 lost to Kissing Point White (1st – Starc Comp) 1/110

U12 – Runners-up

WPHC Red (2nd) 8/110 lost to Pennant Hills / Beecroft (1st) 8/113.

Competition Tables

After the Final Competition games (26th February – 4th March 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.


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:
    • Grand Final – Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th March 2023



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

  • A1 (Cameron) 2nd Vs Berowra (1st) @ Berowra Oval
  • A2 (Campbell) 4th Vs St Ives Wahroonga (1st) @ Parklands Oval
  • B2 (Todd) 1st Vs Mt Colah (2nd) @ Greenway Park
  • C3 Red (Cameron) 3rd Vs St Ives Wahroonga (1st) @ Hassall Park

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.


Congratulations to Dean Carlin (A2) who took his 200th career wicket in the Semi Final.