News – 12 December 2021

Key dates

Just one Round before the Christmas / New Year break and it is worth taking note of key dates coming up. Here goes:

  • Saturday 18th December – last game of the year
  • Season re-start:
    • Saturday 8th January – 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

A timely reminder

While not addressed at our Club the Association has sent a timely note out to all Clubs after a few matters have been raised across the Association – Juniors and Seniors on behaviours that need to be nipped in the bud.

The Association has restated its expectations of all Captains, players & supporters:

Cricket owes much of its appeal and enjoyment to the fact that it should be played not only according to the Laws, but also within the Spirit of Cricket.

 The major responsibility for ensuring fair play rests with the captains, but extends to all players, match officials and, especially in junior cricket, teachers, coaches and parents. 

  • Respect is central to the Spirit of Cricket.
  • Respect your captain, team-mates, opponents and the authority of the umpires.
  • Play hard and play fair.
  • Accept the umpire’s decision.
  • Create a positive atmosphere by your own conduct, and encourage others to do likewise.
  • Show self-discipline, even when things go against you.
  • Congratulate the Opposition on their successes, and enjoy those of your own team.
  • Thank the officials and your Opposition at the end of the match, whatever the result.

 Cricket is an exciting game that encourages leadership, friendship and teamwork, which brings together people from different nationalities, cultures and religions, especially when played within the Spirit of Cricket.”

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.

Councilor Sreeni

Congratulations to Sreeni Pillamarri, Club Executive Member and player (C3 & C4) who was elected as a Councillor on Hornsby Shire Council. Sreeni is the first person in our long history to be an elected Government representative while still playing and will be a great voice to support community sport and obviously cricket at Local Council.

Well done Sreeni!

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 or 0488 110 942.

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
  • C1 grade Mt Colah to B2 grade – 23 points
  • C1 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.

Association Seniors Umpires Captains Course

The Association ‘Captain’s Course’ for Seniors Captains is being run on-line. Details are:

  • Website link –: here
  • Learning resources – under the menu item RESOURCES and LINKS, this will direct you to: The MCC Laws and The 2021/22 HKHDCA Local Playing Conditions
  • Exam link – the on-line exam is on the HKHDCUA Web site, under Learning & On-Line Assessment. You will need your MyCricket ID, your name as it appears on the Mycricket registration, and your email address to check into the exam.
  • Exam details – the assessment must be completed within a period of 90 minutes. Results will be advised directly to your Club Secretary, and to the Senior Competition Secretary.

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



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 6 results are.


  • Aden Hanich (C4) – 102*
  • Cameron Bish C2 Blue – 84*
  • Vedant Virmani (C3) – 74*


  • Anshuman Mahajan (U17 Blue) – 5/16
  • Tis Mistry 5/20 (A1) – 5/20
  • Louie Bennett-Brown (U12 Purple) – 4/3
  • Ansh Gupta (U13 Red) – 4/5
  • Zia Ahmed (C4) – 4/5
  • Shomik Sengupta (B2) – 4/11
  • John Rose (C3) – 4/17

Highest Team scores

  • 3/236 – U13 Blue Vs WPHC Gold

Best Partnerships

  • 165* by A Mukherjee (50*) & A Pratheesh (54) for the 2nd wicket – U14 Green
  • 114 by L Kohlhagen (84) & S Gowda 44) for the 3rd wicket – U15 Red

Juniors (mixed)

After 6 Rounds, the standings of our Teams are:

  • U16/17s – Blue (=1st); Red (=3rd); Orange (=3rd); Gold (5th)
  • U15s – Red (1st); Blue (4th); White (=5th)
  • U14s – Blue (=2nd); Orange (=6th); Green (=6th)
  • U13s – Blue (=1st); Red (=3rd); Orange (=8th); Gold (=10th ); Green (16th)
  • U12s – White (=2nd); Purple (=5th); Gold (9th), Green (=10th); Red (=10th); 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
  • Stage 2 (13 to 17 years) – Haynes (=5th); Gardner (=10th); 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.