News – 9 January 2022
Welcome to 2022
Seniors started up again on Saturday (08 January) with the rest of the Club starting on Saturday 29th January.
No one wants to go back to living life like a hermit again so enjoy the opportunity of getting out in the open air, follow the simple playing guidelines in the link below and enjoy the last half of the season.
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”
Greenway Cup Event & Pink Stumps Day
Keep a look out for the inaugural ‘Greenway Cup’:
Save the Date:
Saturday 12th Feb. Regular game times + BBQ + fun after Stage 2 games.
All our girls teams will be playing at either Greenway Park (the Seniors teams have very kindly moved their games) or close by at John Purchase.
All our Girls Teams will then come to Greenway / John Purchase after their games to cheer on our other teams and then head to Greenway for BBQ dinner, parent v kids games, raffle + “Spirit of Cricket” awards.
DRESS CODE: Pink / Hawaiian
More info to come…..
Cricket Australia recognition
Cricket Australia contacted us during the week to firm-up details about 2 of our Girls players appearing on a Cricket Australia promotion for Grassroots cricket.
We are one of just 6 Clubs nationally (1 from each State) to figure in a Grass Roots cricket promotion that will include social media and TV coverage during Channel 7’s coverage during the Ashes.
The reason – we are acknowledged by Cricket Australia as being one of the best Community Cricket Clubs in Australia and meets all the criteria they have for excellence – Coaching program, inclusiveness, promotion of women, Junior Blasters, Junior Boys and Girls and disability cricket.
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
Key dates are:
- Season re-start:
- Saturday 8th January 2022 – Seniors season restart
- Friday 28th January – Blowfly cricket re-start
- Saturday 29th January 2022 – Juniors (mixed & Girls only) re-start
- Saturday 29th January – Junior Blasters
- Saturday 12th February 2022 – Greenway Cup – special Girls cricket Event
Girls & Social Cricket
Girls only Holiday program
Our Club is a powerhouse for Girls playing cricket. Did you know that we have 80 girls playing in various competitions for our Club which is 10% of our entire Club. The message being – there is a place for Girls of all abilities to play cricket.
In January 2022 the Sydney Sixers, in partnership with the Coaches Association will be hosting 2 Girls Only School Holiday Programs that are perfect for all girls aged 5-12.
Girls Only Holiday Programs are all about fun and learning some new cricket skills, in addition to plenty of non-cricket activities like dance battles and craft sessions. No prior experience is required so everyone is welcome from current players to those who just watch the BBL on TV sometimes.
If you have a child who already plays cricket but a daughter who doesn’t, this is the perfect opportunity for them to give cricket a go! Details are:
Greenway Park, Cherrybrook
- Friday 14th January 2022, 9am-3pm, Only $50!
- Register HERE for girls aged 5-12
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
- Come & Try/ Launch Night – Wednesday 19th Jan 2022 (due to no session on Australia day on 26th Jan)
- 7 Week Program (plus free launch night)
- Program starts Wednesday 2nd Feb
- 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
Last Round before the Christmas / New Year break we had 3 significant personal achievements achieved. Congratulations to:
- John Rose (C3) – 100 wickets
- Rob Knapman – 200 wickets
- Rick Turner (B1) – 3,000 runs
- James Makin (A1) – 6,000 runs
Well done folks.
Greenway Park Community Centre – coming up
After the highly successful Comedy Night at the new Community Centre there are a number of Events being planned for the remainder of the season. Keep a lookout for the following Events that are planned:
- 26th Feb – Last Round drinks
- February – Girls Gala day using John Purchase & Greenway Park
- March – Juniors (Girls & Boys) Presentation Day
- May – Seniors Presentation Night
- To be decided – Trivia /Comedy nights
Seniors Team Re-gradings
- A1 grade St Ives Wahroonga to A2 grade – 15 points
- A2 grade Normanhurst-Warrawee to B grade – 18 points
- B grade West Pennant Hills Red to B2 grade – 13 points
- C grade Mt Colah to B2 grade – 23 points
- C grade Glenorie District to C2 grade – 18 points
- C3 grade Hornsby District to C2 grade – 23 points
- C4 grade West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook to C3 grade – 18 points
- D grade Beecroft to C4 grade – 18 points
This means that that we will now have Teams as follows:
- A1 x1 (Phil)
- A2 x 1 (Andrew)
- B1 x 1 (Rick)
- B2 x 2 (Shomik & Phill)
- C1 – Nil
- C2 x 2 (Buzz & Indranil)
- C3 x 2 (Rob & Cameron)
- C4 – Nil
- D1 x 2 (Diggers & Ross S)
- D2 x 1 (Nirav)
This also means we now have set a record by a country mile of having 4 Teams doubling up for Sheep Station Trophies with C3 the latest addition.
Coaches Association – Junior Cricket Clinics
It is coming around quickly – the New Year Junior Coaching Clinics in the January 2022 school holidays. Check out the flyer – here
These are highly recommended by our Club and have a long history of excellence. They are run by the legendary Bruce Wood on a not for profit basis and have among the best Coaches in the Association.
Over the past decade alone, there have been 60 successful school holiday clinics for boys & girls aged 6 – 14 years of all abilities.
- When – Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12th January
- When – Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th January
George Thornton Reserve
- Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th January
- $135 / clinic
- $200 for 2 x clinics
Please use the following link – here
Blowfly Cricket 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 om to 7.30 pm
- Where – George Thornton Reserve
- Time – 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Best Performances of the Round
Round 8 results are.
- Archie Smith (U15 Blue ) – 92 Vs Beecroft
- Lachlan Edwards (D1 Red) – 84 Vs ARL
- Jay Nanda (U17 Gold) – 68 Vs Hornsby
- Sean Clarence (A1) – 68 Vs ARL
- Jay Nanda U17 Gold) – 5/35 Vs Hornsby
- Paul Vink (C2 Blue) – 4/19
- Alec Silins (B2 Blue) – 4/22
- Tanay Hira (A2) – 4/25
Highest Team scores
- 4/268 (U13 Blue) Vs ARL
- 91 between Lachlan Edwards (84) & Ramil De Silva (49) for the 2nd wicket Vs ARL (D1 Red)
- 87 between Archie Smith (92) & James Gerlach (22) for the 3rd wicket Vs Beecroft-Kenthurst (U15 Blue)
After 8 Rounds, the standings of our Teams are:
- U16/17s – Blue (2nd); Red (3rd); Orange (=4th); Gold (=4th)
- U15s – Red (1st); Blue (=3rd ); White (=5th)
- U14s – Blue (=1st ); Green (=8th); Orange (11th)
- U13s – Blue (=1st); Red (6th); Orange (8th ); Gold (=10th ); Green (=14th)
- U12s – White (=2nd); Gold (5th), Green (=6th); Red (=6th); Purple (9th); Blue (16th)
- U11s & U10s – no competition points
- MasterBlasters – no competition points
Our Girls play in the North Shore JCA. Standings are:
- Stage 3 (U17) – = 6th (7th on quotient)
- Stage 2 (13 to 17 years) – Haynes (6th); Gardner (=9th ); McPherson (12th)
Girls Leadership Program
This season we are doing something special for the Girls in our older Age Groups – a first for any Clubs in our Association.
Kirsty Newbury has developed and will be running a Leadership program for our older Girls that runs for a half day rather than over 5 weeks as originally scheduled. The details are:
- When – Tuesday 25th January 2022
- Where – Greenway Park Community Centre
- Time – 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
The program covers:
- Understanding Leadership
- Getting your message across
- Empowering others
- Walk Tall, Lead with Heart
Our aim to develop a program that is repeatable and will benefit Girls players in the future.
In effect we are providing our Girls players with an opportunity for personal development and growth that no one else provides will be something special for all WPHC girls and their families.