News – 6 February 2022
Greenway Park Community Centre update
Great news during the week that we have received approval for $980,000 funding to complete Stage 1 of the Greenway Park Community Centre. This covers:
- Old (existing) building – existing change rooms to be converted to toilets; Canteen – an All Abilities toilet
- New building – tiered seating under the building; 2 change rooms;
Work is to start by June 2022 with target completion by October / November.
Storage is a stage 3 initiative and is either going to be under the top level veranda or some other space – target date 2023. Air conditioning is required for summer and would be a later stage initiative.
So this is the final piece to make the Greenway Community Centre the best community centre in the Region.
Seniors Competition structure
The Association has determined the structure of the remaining rounds of the Competition. It had been an open issue what Rounds 15 & 16 would look like – 1-dayers or 2 x 2-dayers consistent with the season. The decision has been advised:
“The majority of Clubs, 10 to 4, have indicated that they would prefer the current structure with One Day games to be played for Round 15 & 16. The remainder of the draw will be reviewed by the SCC and where necessary adjusted to ensure that teams have had an equal opportunity to play each other proportionately where possible.
The next General Meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday 1/2/2022 where the format for finals will be discussed with a view to having these formalised as soon as practicable.”
At this stage both the Semi Final and Finals will be played as 2-day games but this is subject to review by the Senior Competition Committee.
Greenway Cup Event & Pink Stumps Day – inaugural Event
Save the Date:
Saturday 12th Feb. Regular game times + BBQ + fun after Stage 2 games.
We are holding our inaugural “Greenway Cup” celebrating the Spirit of Girls Cricket and participating in Pink Stumps Day Fund raising events.
Girls will play their regular game of cricket as scheduled and then we’d love to see everyone head down to Greenway Oval to watch Stage 2 games and then have a BBQ, parent’s v kids matches and a few “Spirit of Cricket” awards.
Each WPHCCC team is encouraged to bring some pink food to share at their regular match (for a gold coin donation).
North Shore teams playing against WPHCCC are very welcome to join in our celebration by donning pink gear, making a donation for pink food (cupcakes etc) and are welcome afterwards at Greenway Oval for a 5:30 BBQ.
DRESS CODE: Pink / Hawaiian
Everyone is welcome.
Covid is going to be with us for a long time and fortunately, cricket is a game that has natural social distancing so provided simple guidelines are followed we should get through the season largely unaffected. The Association website has all the details – here
Key requirements are:
- OBEY Physical Distancing, both on and off the field
- NOT use saliva or sweat to polish the ball
- NOT lick your fingers
- NOT high five or shake hands in the celebration process
- AVOID spitting
- NOT share towels
- NOT share drink bottles”
Girls & Social Cricket
Women’s Social Smash
The phenomenally successful initiative is gearing up. Details are:
- New name – Women’s Social Smash – Northern District CC
- Venue – Asquith Park, Asquith (new this season while Mark Taylor Oval is being upgraded)
- Times – 6:45pm – 8:15pm
- 7-week Program (plus free launch night)
- Program starts Wednesday 9th Feb after a washout last week
- Program ends Wednesday 16th March
- Cost – $70 ($10 a week)
- Equipment – Soft ball, everything is provided so just wear active wear and bring a water bottle!
- Social – After each session we encourage everyone to hang around and have a glass of wine together (BYO)
To register for the Come & Try night on the 19th Jan and blowout the cobwebs please register her – Come and Try/ Launch Night by clicking here
Skin Cancer Check-up Clinic
After three successful Skin Check Clinics conducted in Albury, Coffs Harbour and Campbelltown, the fourth and final clinic of the summer will occur at Nolan Reserve, North Manly on Sunday January 23. These clinics have been funded through the Cricket NSW Foundation to provide a potentially life-saving opportunity for our cricket community. You can find more information and register here – here .
Social Women’s Smash
Social Women’s Smash is back in Term 1, 2022! All information is located further down in the News.
Key points are:
- When: 9th Feb to 16th March 2022
- Time: 6.45 pm to 8.15 pm
- Where: Asquith Oval, Asquith
- Cost: $70
Participants can register here
At the beginning of the season, registration fees were set without knowing how much of the season we would get due to Covid-019 lockdowns. We set an expectation that we would review fees around this time of the year once we know our costs – some fees would increase and some will decrease.
Everyone will get a note before we go back to play but as an early ‘heads-up’ fee adjustments are:
|Age Division||Current fee||New fee||Change|
|Junior Blasters||$100||$100||No change|
|Girls only||$100||$100||No change|
$50 top-up payment
$60 top-up payment
$70 top-up payment
This represents a significant reduction in the standard fee that would apply to a normal season:
- Junior Blasters – $130 (standard fee without a Covid affected season) reduced to $100
- Girls only – $130 reduced to $100
- 8 to 10 years – $185 reduced to $150
- U11 to U13 – $205 reduced to $160
- U14 to U16 – $215 reduced to $170
- All age – $300 reduced to $260
- Juniors playing Seniors only – $250 reduced to $160
- Juniors playing both Seniors & Juniors – $190 reduced to $160
Blowfly Cricket support
Channel 10 – The Project story
Check out the News report during the week on Channel’s 10 ‘The Project’ –Blowfly TV item from about 1:43 secs.
One of our great achievements is to setup and run a Blowfly Cricket program for our young people with autism. Bill Peterkin and Mike Kinchington have our on the ground leaders who have seen Blowfly cricket develop into an important part of our Community.
Bill is now also involved with his son’s MasterBlasters cricket and Mike is going to live on the South Coast in the New Year. So we need to start planning succession.
This is an early shout out for someone who can be at James Henty Oval on Friday nights between 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm to just be present and to supervise the program that pretty much runs itself.
If you are interested in making a difference to the lives of people with disability and their families, then think about becoming involved. So if you want to make a difference and can set aside 90 minutes on a Friday night for a rewarding experience then think about this wonderful opportunity.
To find out more, without any commitment, contact Bill Peterkin on here or 0488 110 942.
After 10 Rounds, the standings of our Teams are:
- U16/17s – Blue (2nd); Red (3rd); Orange (4th); Gold (=5th)
- U15s – Blue (2nd); White (=3rd); Red (=3rd)
- U14s – Blue (=1st ); Green (=7th); Orange (10th)
- U13s – Blue (1st); Red (=5th); Orange (=9th ); Gold (=9th ); Green (=12th)
- U12s – White (3rd); Purple (=4th); Gold (6th); Red (=7th); Green (=10th); Blue (16th)
- U11s & U10s – no competition points
- MasterBlasters – no competition points
Our free Skills Clinics have been a great success with 96 players participating within the first half of the season. It was also great to see developing coaches learning the craft and gaining more experience (Trinity and Ben especially).
Do to the success we are now running 2 more skill sessions for the younger age groups. Dates are:
- 7th Feb – U8 & U9
- 14th Feb – U10 & U11
Our Girls play in the North Shore JCA. Standings are:
- Stage 3 (U17) – 7th
- Stage 2 (13 to 17 years) – Haynes (7th); Gardner (10th); McPherson (12th)
Best Performances of the Round
Round 13 (Seniors) & Round 10 (Juniors) results follow. During the week we will update the best Junior performances of the Round with competition starting up again this weekend (5th February).
- 75* by Lachlan Edwards (D1 Red) Vs Kissing Point
- 70 by Dylan Bish (C2 Blue) Vs Hornsby
- 4/2 by Aiman Hasan (U12 Red) Vs Castle Hill
- 4/2 by Srivanth Balaguruswamy (U12 Purple) Vs WPHC Gold
- 4/7 by Ravi Gunna (D2) Vs Kissing Point
- 4/12 by Rizul Gulati (U14 Blue) Vs Castle Hill
- 4/15 by Rashminthaz Walawage (U15 White) Vs Oakhill College
- 4/21 by Kyle Townsend (B2 Red) Vs WPHC Blue
Highest Team scores
- 8/173 – U13 Red Vs Castle Hill
- 97 by Dylan Bish (70) & Connor Hindmarch (40) in C2 Blue for the 1st wicket Vs Hornsby
We can’t use the Schools this season due to Covid restrictions so training will be limited to fewer venues.
Your Team Manager / Coach has the details about training days and venues and everyone should now be ready to go.
Training days and times are:
- Where – Sports Club Nets
- Time – 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm
- Where – George Thornton Reserve
- Time – 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm