News – 19 December 2021

Happy Christmas & New Year & Festive Season

To all of our fabulous Club Members – players, parents and supporters – have a fantastic Christmas, New Year, Festive season. We have come through our 3rd straight season where there have been significant challenges – drought, fires, flood and ofcourse the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thanks to everyone for your contribution in making this another successful season.

Stay safe over the break and we look forward to playing the 2nd part of the season in 2022.

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
Already paid
Full  season fee
Junior Blasters



No change

Girls only



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




$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 – $190 reduced to $160

Key dates

The last Round before the Christmas / New Year break and key dates are:

  • Saturday 18th December – last game of 2021
  • 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

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 program please click here!

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 weekend we had 4 significant personal achievements. Congratulations to:

  • John Rose (C3) – 100 wickets
  • Rob Knapman (B1) – 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:

  • 18th December – last Round Christmas drinks
  • Early Feb 2022 – Back to West Penno Day
  • 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

Stay tuned.

Association news

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.

Details are:

Montview Oval

  • When –  Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12th January

Greenway Park

  • 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

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.

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

Best Partnerships

  • 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)

Juniors (mixed)

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 is developing and running a Leadership program for our older Girls that runs for a half day rather than over 5 weeks as originally scheduled. The program covers:

  • Understanding Leadership
  • Getting your message across
  • Teamwork
  • 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.