News – 7 November 2021

Parent and Player Umpire Webinar

CNSW has developed a webinar to help Parent and Player Umpires so that they can confidently understand the most basic laws of cricket – because no one likes seeing a dodgy LBW!

The Webinar will be delivered by the amazing Claire Polosak who you would have seen on TV many times and will address the basics of umpiring – targeted at those who are new to the game.

The Webinar will be best suited to any Parent or Coach, mums, dads, grandparents who would like a better understanding of the basics of umpiring and gameplay. We recommend that you encourage at least 1 representative for your junior teams (and seniors who need to umpire their own games) to register for the webinar as it could greatly enhance the quality of our parent/ player umpires.


This 1.5 hour Webinar will be delivered on multiple nights, so you will be able to find a night that suits you. The session will comprise of an engaging 60min presentation, followed by 30min Q&A.


  • Monday 15th November 2021 – 7pm – 8:30pm
  • Thursday 18th November 2021 – 7pm – 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 23rd  November 2021 – 7pm – 8:30pm


Just scan the QR Code or click here here and complete your registration details.

Club branded playing pants

We are trialling Club branded playing pants (short and long) with a view to opening this opportunity at the start of next season. The pants will be branded with our logo and will be delivered direct to your door.

You have the chance to be the first in our Club to have these pants and give us your feedback.


  • Adults – $38.00
  • Shorts – $25.00

How do I get them

  • Order on-line at here or call John on 0400 802 467
  • Orders close at on 10th November so that that they can be delivered before Christmas so don’t delay

Registration status

Registration status is:

  •  Blowfly Cricket – OPEN (all season)
  • Junior Blasters – OPEN (Junior Blasters remains open all season)
  • Juniors (mixed):
    • Master Blasters – OPEN (will remain open all season)
    • U10 – CLOSED
    • U11 – CLOSED
    • U12 – CLOSED
    • U13 – CLOSED
    • U14 – OPEN
    • U15 – OPEN
    • U16/17 – CLOSED
  • Girls:
    • Stage 1 (U11) – Open
    • Stage 2 (U13) – CLOSED
    • Stage 3 (U17) – CLOSED
  • SeniorsCLOSED

You can register at: 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 Round 1

Round 2 will be updated mid-week once all the weekend results are loaded on the system.


  • Vedant Vermani (C3) – 103* (499th Club ton)
  • Nadi Jayakody (U15 Blue) – 85
  • Will McLennan (C4) – 83
  • Arun Chaudhuri (D2) – 82*
  • Vikas Goel (D1 Blue) – 76*
  • Rick Turner (B1 Blue) – 69


  • Lachlan Edwards (D1 Red) – 5/6
  • Muditha Dissanayake (C4) – 4/2
  • Soham Agarwal (U17 Blue) – 4/13
  • Luke Fullerton (U17 Gold) – 4/28

Highest Team scores

  • WPHC Gold (U12s) 8/271 Vs WPHC Red
  • WPHC Blue (U15) 8/254 Vs Normanhurst-Warrawee
  • WPHC (C3) – 5/206 Vs Castle Hill

Best Partnerships

  • 140 for the 4th wicket – Ben Burrows (28) & Nadil Jayakody (85) – U15 BlueVs Normanhurst-Warrawee
  • 129* for the 4th wicket – Vikas Goel (76 retired) & Chetan Chandrasekhar (34*) – D1 Blue Vs Hornsby

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 5 weeks with sessions of 30 minutes each. Training will be integrated into the regular training weeks. 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.

Greenway Park Community Centre

We are now up and running and had our first Club functions over the last couple of weeks. The Seniors season launch held last weekend was a great success and showed that this facility is going to be a great facility.

For the diary, so far, we have the following major events planned at the Club house:

  • 27th November – Club Comedy night
  • 18th December – Christmas BBQ
  • February 2022 – Back to West Penno Day

What the season looks like

  • Everyone involved as a player, match day official or spectator will need to be fully vaccinated
  • Club Training can start effective from Monday 11/10
  • Playing conditions will be very similar to last season:


Players are advised to use a hand sanitiser prior to taking the field at the start of a match and prior to resumption of play following a break. Players should:

  • 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.


  • Neither saliva nor sweat shall be purposefully applied to the ball.
  • The ball shall be cleaned with an alcohol-based disinfectant wipe at every scheduled break in play including drinks breaks, tea breaks and lunch breaks.
  • In the instance that saliva has been applied to the ball, it shall be immediately wiped with an alcohol-based disinfectant wipe.
  • At the fall of a wicket or a break in play, the ball shall be rolled near or placed next to stumps at the non-striker’s end.2 • Umpires shall not be required to handle or otherwise touch the ball.
  • A fielder may:
  • Polish the ball on their clothing provided that no artificial substance or saliva or sweat is used.
  • Remove mud from the ball under supervision of the umpire
  • Dry a wet ball on a cloth that has been approved by the umpire.