News – June 2022

Coming up

  • AGM – Wednesday 29th June
  • On-line Registrations open – Friday 1st July 2022
  • Seniors Club training starts – Saturday 30th July
  • Season start 2022/23 season – TBA but likely to be Saturday 10th Saturday

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on later this month. This is an important meeting where we set the framework for next season. There is also a short (10 minutes) Special General Meeting (SGM) to agree changes to the Constitution (name changes of Executive Committee members).

Details are:

  • When: Wednesday 29th June 2022
  • Time: 30 pm to around 8.30 pm
  • Location: WPH Sports Club and Zoom

Zoom details are:

Zoom AGM Meeting link

Meeting ID: 893 2231 4405

Passcode: 875892

Everyone is welcome to attend for this important meeting. More details will follow.

New Girls playing uniform

What an exciting time for Girls Cricket in our Club. This season we are launching a brand new coloured playing uniform (shirt & pants) that features an impressive Indigenous design specific to our local area that has been enthusiastically approved by the local Darug Custodian Aboriginal Corporation (DCAC).

The playing shirt and Volunteers shirt (reverse colours) is approved by the DCAC for the use of Women and Girls only.

We are having a launch in mid-September that will involve:

  • Come & Try Day
  • A Darug Elder to explain the design and the responsibilities of everyone who wears the playing gear
  • An Indigenous current WBBL / WTest player to present the clothing to each player
  • Channel 7 is likely to come along and give it coverage
  • Local Councillors and much more.

Stay tuned for more details.

Congratulations Kirsty Newbury

Well done Kirsty our being chosen to participate in a 7-week program on ‘Women Leader’s in Sport (WLIS) Program’ Women Leaders in Sport through the Australian Institute of Sport. Kirsty is our Diversity & Inclusion Officer and has done great things for Girls cricket in our Club.

This will give Kirsty the opportunity to strengthen our offering to the girls in time for this coming season. It will also give Kirsty the opportunity to connect with other women leading through sport all around the country.

Well done Kirsty.

Association News

Junior & Rep Presentation

When:  Sunday 26th June

Where: Greenway Park Sports Community room

Format: The event will be a daytime event broken into probably 2 sections.

July Clinics

The renowned Association Coaches’ Association (HKHDCCA) has scheduled a junior cricket clinic in the July 2022 School holidays, in partnership with Northern District CC. Details are:

  • When:                    Mon. 4th & 5th July 2022
  • Hours:                    8.30 am to 2.00 pm each day
  • Where:                   Greenway # 2 Oval, Shepherds Drive, Cherrybrook
  • Registrations:       Register here

During the past decade, the Coaches’ Association has conducted 65 successful school holiday junior cricket clinics, refer – Previous 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.

The school holiday clinics usually sell out in advance, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

Play HQ Update

Competitions will be established shortly and clubs will receive invitations to join those competitions.

National Community Cricket Awards – Winner  

The Community Cricket Awards celebrate the amazing work of volunteers from across the country and provide an opportunity to recognise the best of the best from across the season.

On Thursday 19 May, Cricket Australia announced our Girls as the winners of the ‘Women & Girls Initiative of the Year’ for the amazing work done by our Girls Leadership (Grant & Suz Colburt & Kirsty Newbury). This includes:

  • Leadership program
  • Nutrition seminar
  • Umpiring sessions led by Claire Polosak
  • Festival of Girls cricket at Greenway Park culminating in a Pink Stumps initiative

To quote Kirsty Newbury, our Child Protection Officer:

“What an amazing night! We are all pretty excited to have had the program recognised at this level.

We could not have done it without such a supportive team, including Darren McKeon our Stage 3 Coach, and our amazing girls!

 Most of all, to Grant and Suzanna for their commitment to improving outcomes and working tirelessly to create an equal playing field for all girls within our Club and Association.

 Looking forward to backing it up again this coming season.”

This is now the 14th major NSW or Australian award we have won over the last 7 years so this recognition also acknowledges our Volunteers across our Club.

Congratulations on this wonderful achievement.

PlayHQ platform

Cricket Australia has agreed to bring forward implementation of the new PlayHQ system to replace MyCricket effective next season.

The latest information (20 May) from CNSW is that the new PlayHQ page will be launched on the on the CNSW website. In addition, this will include the release of a training calendar for the Clubs and Associations which will include a mixture of webinars and face-to-face sessions.

Check out the out the latest YouTube webinar for an insight into what to expect – PlayHQ webinar

Keep up to date on progress through our website.

Seniors Presentation Night

The Seniors Presentation Night, was held on Friday 6th May and was another fabulous celebration of a successful season. It was run for the first time at the Greenway Park Community Centre. Congratulations to our major Award winners:

  • President’s Award (Volunteer Service) – Suz & Grant Colburt and Kirsty Newbury for Service to Girls cricket
  • Player of the YearJack Hando (A2) – 29 wickets @ 9.2
  • Outstanding ProspectLachlan Edwards (D1 Red) – 585 runs @ 53.2 & 17 wickets @ 19.1

Congratulations to these winners of these outstanding awards.

Check out the Photo Gallery to see the photos from the night – Photo Gallery

George Thornton Reserve – ground upgrade

Council has approved a major upgrade to George Thornton Oval. The key objective of the Master Plan was to address a significant shortfall of playing fields in West Pennant Hills, with the proposal aimed at adding one additional field at George Thornton Reserve. Council received 56 submissions during the exhibition period between 17 February 2022 and 17 March 2022.

Council proposes to construct an additional field at the Reserve, scheduled to commence later this year. The field will be initially constructed as natural turf and also include associated sports field lighting, drainage, irrigation and the relocation of the cricket pitch to a north[1]south aspect as requested in the submissions.

Congratulations to our Premier’s & Grand Finalists

Juniors

Congratulations to our U13 Blue Premiers and commiserations to our 2 x Runners-up:

  • U14 Blue
  • U16 Blue

Seniors

Seniors Grand Finals were played on Saturday 19th March & Sunday 20th March. Congratulations to our Premiers:

  • A2 (Andrew Morris)
  • D2 (Nirav Desai)

Commiserations to our Runners up:

  • A1 (Phil Wurth)
  • C2 Blue (Buzz)
  • D1 Blue (Ross)

While Finals glory is special, the amazing contribution from everyone in our Club to complete a largely un-interrupted season is the best result of the season. So well done and thank you to every Team and support crew that played this year irrespective of where you came in the Competition table.

Association News

Junior Club Championship

It is great to win the Junior Club Championship for the 2nd time in succession. Prior to last season the last time we won this Trophy was way back in 2008/09. What makes this special is that after our win in 2008/09 the Association changed the points allocation to make it almost impossible for a large Club to win the Award to level the playing field with smaller Clubs. This win is the result of high percentage of our Teams our ‘finishing high in the order. Our Participation over Results’ policy over many years that has made this possible by strengthening all Teams and supporting it with extensive coaching.

Award winners

Congratulations to our Association Award winners who are the elite performers in their Grade.

Batting

  • A2 Grade – Steven Rochow (311 runs @ 28.3)
  • D2 – Arun Chaudhuri (582 runs @ 48.5)
  • U15 – Archie Smith (349 runs @43.6)

Bowling

  • A2 Grade – Jack Hando (29 wickets @ 8.5) Note: the top 4 places were taken by WPHC players!
  • U17s – Soham Agarwal (20 wickets @ 6.4)

Association record

  • 101 for the A2 Grade 10th wicket by Matt Phillip (47*) & Tanay Hira (47) in the Grand Final.

Pink Stumps Day

At the Junior Presentation Day, Simon Joyce and his Team of fantastic volunteers raised $3,500 for the McGrath Foundation on Pink Stumps day.

This is a great result for this wonderful cause.

We also passed an amazing $50,000 in Club funding support to the Foundation since we started in 2010/11! Last season we were awarded the prestigious ‘Pink Service Award’ for being in the top 7 sporting Clubs nationally for funds raised. It is a great credit to everyone involved on Saturday selling raffle tickets, sourcing items for auction and being available. We are very proud of all of our volunteers and this was a fantastic way to end the season on such a high.

Seniors

Champion player points

The top 6 players this season are:

  1. Lachlan Edwards (D1 Red) – 124.5 points
  2. Dylan Bish (C2 Blue) – 90.9
  3. Arun Chaudhuri (D2) – 89.2
  4. Vikas Goel b(D1 Red) – 83.7
  5. Daniel Vink (C3 Blue) – 73.6
  6. Happy Rana (D1 Blue) – 72.3

Season in review

Batting

  • Lachlan Edwards lead the way with 585 runs @53.2 in D1, followed by Arun Chaudhuri (582 @48.5 in D2) and Dylan Bish (479 @34.2 in C2 and B2)
  • Lachlan also had the best average
  • Highest score for the season was Connor Hindmarch’s 107no.  That was the club’s 502nd century (after Happy Rana scored the club’s 500th century)
  • Andrew Fielder became only the 2nd player to score 7,000 runs.  Can he catch the GOAT (Ross 8,038)?
  • Rowan Keating (4,011) and Alan Raffel (3,942) moved into the top 20 of all time
  • BTW we’re getting close to 1,000,000 runs for the clubs.  Next year…

Bowling

  • Jack Hando was the highest wicket taker for the season with 29 @9.2, followed by Shomik (B2), Ravi Gunna (D2) and John Rose (C3) each with 24
  • Zia Ahmed had the best average out of those who took more than 10 wickets – 7.4
  • Jack’s 6/7 in A2 (wow!) were the best figures for the season
  • Eric Junkkari became only the 3rd person to pass 500 wickets
  • Luke Herzog needs just one more wicket to break into the top 20
  • Rowan Keating became the highest wicket taker of all time in A2
  • John Rose is now number 5 on the all time best bowling averages (players taking over 100 wickets).  He also has the 5th best economy

Fielding

  • Luke Christensen, Ross Smith, Samuel Kirkegard and Steven Rochow tied for the most dismissals on 17.  All keepers
  • Ross took the most catches (17) and Luke the most stumpings (6)
  • Vikas Goal, Lachlan Edwards and Amith Ninan took the most catches as non-keepers

Juniors Presentation Day – Major Award winners

Congratulations to the major Award winners who were announced at the Juniors Presentation Day (Saturday 19th March 2022):

Mixed

Players

  • Junior Player of the Year (John Coulthard Trophy) – Rudhra Iyer
  • Charles Booth Memorial Award (U13) – Finlay Hitchcock
  • Ross Anderson Trophy (Outstanding U11 to U13) – Mitchell Ryle

Volunteers

  • U8 to U11 Volunteer of the Year – Jo Wilson
  • U12 to U16 Volunteer of the Year – Muditha Dissanayake

Girls

Players

  • Player of the Year (Lisa Sthalekar Trophy) – Olivia McKeon
  • Junior Player of the Year (Tina MacPherson Award) – Maya Singh-Grewel

Volunteer

  • Volunteer of the Year Award – Kirsty Newbury

Congratulations to our Premier’s & Runners-up

Grand Finals were played on Sunday (13/03). Results are:

  • U16/17:
    • Blue 27 lost to Hornsby Green 2/28 – Runners up
  • U14:
    • Blue 144 lost to Oakhill College 9/175 – Runners up
  • U13:
    • Blue 3/170 defeated Hornsby Green 8/26 – Premiers

 

A special callout to those 5 x Teams that missed out due to all Semi-Finals being abandoned:

  • U16/17 – Red & Gold sides
  • U15 – Blue & Red
  • U12 – White.

Competition rounds

Final standings of our Teams are:

  • U16/17s – Blue (2nd); Red (3rd); Gold (4th); Orange (5th)
  • U15s – Blue (3rd ); Red (4th); White (5th )
  • U14s – Blue (1st ); Green (=7th); Orange (12th)
  • U13s – Blue (1st); Red (7th); Gold (8th); Orange (10th); Green (=13th)
  • U12s – White (=2nd); Purple (=6th); Gold (=4th); Red (=8th); Green (11th); Blue (17th)
  • U11s & U10s – no competition points
  • MasterBlasters – no competition points

Girls

Competition Rounds

Final Standings are:

  • Stage 1 – 7th
  • Stage 2 (13 to 17 years) – Haynes (6th); Gardner (10th); McPherson (11th)
  • Stage 3 (U17) – 7th

Major Award winners

Refer to Presentation details above.

Blowfly Cricket

Channel 10 – The Project story

Check out the News report during the week on Channel’s 10 ‘The Project’ –here from about 1:43 secs.

 

 

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