News – 20 February 2022

Association News

Umpires required for Finals

With the big games about to start, the Association requires assistance from Clubs to encourage those players and parents not involved to officiate games.

Details of eligibility, final dates and payments can be found on the Association website – here

Representative trials 2022/23 season


The Association is holding selection trials for: U10; U11; U12; U13; U14; U15 & U17 age groups during March for the 2022/23 season. Details are:

  • Sunday March 20th 2022:
    • U12 – 08.00am – 10.00am
    • U11 – 10.30am – 12.30pm
    • U10 – 01.00pm – 03.00pm
  • Sunday March 27th 2022:
    • U13 – 08.00am – 10.00am
    • U14 – 10.30am – 12.30pm
    • U15 – 01.00pm – 03.00pm
    • U17 – 03.30pm – 05.00pm

Please complete the registration process at HK&HDCA Representative Trials Registration.

Registrations close on Sunday 13 March 2022 at 10pm. No late registrations will be accepted.


The Association is also holding selection trials for Girls U13 and U15 age groups during March for the 2022/23 season.

  • When – Sunday March 20th 2022 at 3.30pm – 5pm
  • Registration link here

Registrations close on Sunday 13 March 2022 at 10pm. No late registrations will be accepted.

Semi Finals & Grand Finals (Seniors)

The Seniors Competition Committee has decided (11th February) that both Semi-finals & Grand finals will be conducted as 2 day games in the same format as previous seasons.

Dates for these matches are:

  • Semi-finals – Saturday 5/3 (day 1) & Saturday 12/3 (day 2),
  • Grand finals – Saturday 19/3 (day 1) & Sunday 20/3 (day 2).
  • Playing times, locations, etc will be advised shortly.

Replacement players for Covid absences:

  • U15, U16 & U17 players currently playing in the HK&HDCA Junior competition may be used as emergency fill in players & play unrestricted without a current rating in C3 grade and above.
  • U14 players & younger currently playing in the HK&HDCA Junior competition may be used as emergency fill in players & play unrestricted without a current rating in any grade.


Details of the Juniors & Seniors Presentations have been set. Details are:

Juniors – Mixed & Girls

  • When:                    Saturday 19 March 2022
  • Where:                   Oakhill Drive Public School
  • Time:                     run in Age Divisions with dates to be advised.


  • When:                    Friday 7 May 2022
  • Where:                   Greenway Park Community Centre
  • Time:                     from 7.00 pm
  • Catering:               2 course
  • Cost                        costs to be determined.

Details will follow including bus transport to and from the evening.

Girls & Social Cricket

CNSW latest

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 at any time here: here

Juniors (mixed)

Competition rounds

After 12 Rounds, the 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


Our Girls play in the North Shore JCA. Standings are:

  • Stage 3 (U17) – 5th
  • Stage 2 (13 to 17 years) – Haynes (7th); Gardner (9th); McPherson (11th)

Best Performances of the Round

Round 15 (Seniors) & Round 12 (Juniors) results follow. During the week we will update the best Junior performances of the Round.


  • 85* by Arun Chaudhuri (D2) Vs St Ives Wahroonga
  • 74 by Rudhra Iyer (U17 Red) Vs WPHC Orange
  • 68* by Prasant Kumar (C2 red) Vs Berowra
  • 66 by Liam Everett (U17 Red) Vs WPHC Orange
  • 65 by Anshuman Mahajan (U17 Blue) Vs Oakhill College


  • 4/2 by Hiren Pathak (U13 Blue) Vs Oakhill College
  • 4/17 by Haseeb Rehman (C3 Red) Vs Berowra

Highest Team scores

  • 8/196 by D1 Blue Vs Kenthurst
  • 3/184 by U17 Red Vs WPHC Orange

Best Partnerships

123* by Arun Chaudhuri (85*) & Ravi Gunna (30*) for the 1st wicket (D2) Vs St Ives

Blowfly Cricket support

Channel 10 – The Project story

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

Volunteer support

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.



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

Fees review

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
Juniors mixed

  • U8 to U10
  • U11 to U13
  • U14 to U16









$50 top-up payment

$60 top-up payment

$70 top-up payment

Seniors $300 $260 $40 refund

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
  • Juniors:
    • 8 to 10 years – $185 reduced to $150
    • U11 to U13 – $205 reduced to $160
    • U14 to U16 – $215 reduced to $170
  • Seniors:
    • All age – $300 reduced to $260
    • Juniors playing Seniors only – $250 reduced to $160
    • Juniors playing both Seniors & Juniors – $190 reduced to $160.