News – October 2021

Season start

Status as at 26th October 2021

Cricket is starting as follows:

  • Juniors (mixed) & Seniors – Saturday 30th October
  • Blowfly cricket – Friday 5th November
  • Junior Girls – Saturday 6th November
  • Junior Basters – Saturday 6th November

Registration status

Registrations are filling up fast. You can register at: here .

  •  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
  • SeniorsCLOSED

Clothing collection

Junior Blasters

All orders are sent by courier to the address specified in the registration. The lead time is about 1 week from order to distribution.

Juniors

Team Managers / Coaches collect the clothing / cap & hat orders on Sunday 23rd October between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm. They will be able to distribute orders to players in their Teams before next weekend.

Seniors

Clothing orders were distributed at the Season launch on Saturday 23rd October at Greenway Park. If you didn’t collect the gear you will need to collect them from Jane Bish. Your Captain will know the address.

Training

Now that the season is about to start we move into the normal training cycle with Teams training mid-week.

Juniors

We can’t use the Schools this season due to Covid restrictions so training will be limited to fewer venues. Your Team Manager / Coach will have details about training days and venues.

Seniors

We are finalising training times and venues and details will be advised later this week. The complexity has been even tougher this season due to Schools being unavailable because of access being restricted due to Covid.

What happens next

Juniors mixed and Seniors start next Saturday 30th May 2021.

  • The Association meets this Tuesday and will announce the draw for both Competitions
  • Teams being finalised early this week and will be advised mid-week

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.

Academy

The highly successful Academy is again being run this season. This is run exclusively for WPHC players. No other Club offers professional coaching to this standard.

The Program is run for 10 weeks and offers structured skills based training skills from some of the best coaches in the District – Premier 1st Grade players, WBBL players and own Academy coaches.

What you get

  • 10 weeks of professional coaching batting, bowling, w/k and fielding, game sense, innovation (batting, bowling and captaincy)
  • Separate Boys (Wednesday) & Girls (Thursday) Academy sessions that run for 90 minutes

When

Between 7th November to 15th December and then we finish up with the final 3 sessions between 2nd and 16th February.

Coaches

Among the best in the area – Premier 1st Grade players, Premier Women’s 1st Grade players, WBBL and our own experienced Coaches led by our Club Head Coach (Hazza).

Cost

$225 for a 10 week, high quality program. That is just $25 / session – try getting coaching of this standard at this cost anywhere!

Cap on numbers

We have a cap at a maximum of 24 people per session with a Coach to player ratio of 1:6.

Registration status

  • Junior boys – CLOSED

The Academy filled up within 1 week of opening so we have had to close the Program to make sure that we can deliver focused 1:1 instruction.

  • Junior Girls – OPEN

We still have some spots available and these are also filling up. Please don’t delay as this is a rare opportunity to improve your game and places will fill up soon.

Testimonials

We have lots of great feedback with 100% of respondents from last season rating the program as being wither Excellent (83%) or very good (17%). A testimonial it all:

“Fantastic idea executed well…..great coaches that the kids relate to. A huge plus for the Club.” 

“Very well-structured program, covering many aspects of the game. Really enjoyed!”  

“Very well-structured program, with focus on all aspects of the game” 

“All coaches and special guests made the atmosphere one of fun and confidence building.”

How do I register?

Contact Tovin Honeysett on here or 0435 711 442 with any questions.

What the season will look like

The latest NSW Government roadmap (08/1) is:

  • 70% full vaccination target – here
  • 80% full vaccination target – here
  • Opening up for everyone (1st December 2021) – here

Playing arrangements

  • 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:

PLAYER BEHAVIOUR

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.

 THE BALL

  • 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.

 Keep a look out

Keep a lookout for CBA sponsor cricket ads as the Season starts to ramp-up.

Because of our reputation as an inclusive Club and recognition as Community Club of the Year multiple times, we have been approached to ask our Women high achievers to participate in the ad. Specifically, they have sought:

“….inspiring stories of girls, women, and non-binary people within the Sydney region cricket community.

We are planning to film a range of stories from ages 7 to 50 – stories about pioneers in the game, highlighting and promoting inclusivity, people both on and off the field who have an incredible story to share, who are elevating or changing the game with their contribution. This could be players, coaches, other people behind the scenes.”

Keep a look out later this year to see our high achieving Women, both on and off the field in action.

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