News – April 2021

2020/21 – a Season of achievement & staying in touch

The season came to a finish with the Seniors Grand Finals played on the 27th & 28th March 2021.

Thank you to all of our players, Volunteers, parents and supporters for an amazing contribution this season. This season was like no other and the effort of so many people to get the season underway and to achieve so much is remarkable.

We now look forward to 2021/22 – our 91st season.

While the season is now over, cricket doesn’t stop with lots of work going on in the background. Our website is always kept current with breaking news so make sure you lock us into your favourites and check the Club News regularly.

Coming up

A snapshot of what is coming up in the off-season:

Initiative When
Seniors Presentation Night Friday 7 May
Club AGM Wednesday 23 June
On-line Registrations open Monday 28 June
Registration / Information Day Sunday 1st August
Seniors pre-season starts Saturday 7 August
Season start Saturday 11 September

Seniors Grand Finals

Congratulations to our 4 x Seniors Premiers:

  • B2 Grade (Phill)
  • C4 Grade (Rob)
  • D1 Red (Ross S)
  • D2 Grade (Nirav)

Commiserations to our Runners-up who missed out on their 3-peat attempt:

  • C2 Blue (Buzz)

Reports are in the ‘Match Report’ section of the website.

Junior Club Championship

Congratulations to our Juniors on winning the Club Championship – our first since 2008/09. After a long winning record in the early 2000’s a change in qualification criteria significantly limited the ability of large Clubs from winning.

This result doesn’t happen overnight but is the result of the collective actions of many people. The contribution of our Junior’s Directors, Julian Bish, Rob Hanich and Buzz have all contributed significantly. In our case we had 10 x Semi Finalists and 4 x Minor Premiers in the 5 Grades that have Finals with most of our Team clustered around the middle / top.

Well done to the many people who contributed over many years to get this result.

Juniors (Girls & Boys) – Presentation Day

The Presentation Day was held on Saturday (27th March) and congratulations to our major Award winners:

  • Junior Player of the Year (John Coulthard Award) – Luke Fullerton
  • Senior Girls Player of the Year (Lisa Sthalekar Award) – Trinity Newbury
  • Junior Girls Player of the Year ( Tina McPherson) – Teyana LaBrooy
  • Charles Booth Memorial Award (U13s) – Jacob Dawson
  • Ross Anderson Award (Rising Star) – Suhas Abeysinghe

Volunteer Awards

Without our Volunteers we wouldn’t have a Club. Congratulations to the outstanding Volunteers for this season:

  • U8 – U11 Volunteer of the Year – Indranil Mukherjee
  • U12 – U16 Volunteer of the Year – Craig Hutchinson
  • Girls Volunteer Award – Christina Phillip

Well done to all of our Award winners.

Greenway Park Community Centre – now open

The official opening of the Greenway Park Community Centre was on Tuesday 30th March 2020. Check out the Miscellaneous Photos on the website for photos of the opening.

This is an amazing Community facility that offers:

  • Seating for 350 people
  • Viewing balcony
  • Apart from a main meeting area, there is a bar and fully equipped professional kitchen
  • The main wall has 2 giant HD TV screens with the best being a roof mounted super HD video projection unit (worth $55k) that projects onto the wall. Next season the balcony will have a HD camera allowing live streaming of the game while player’s lounge inside with air conditioned comfort
  • There will also be Trophy cabinets where each Sporting Group will be able to display major awards
  • In the Meeting Room there is a large wall where each Club will be able to display Special achievements – Life Members, Highest run scorers and wicket takers and so on

There is a lot to look forward to next season as our Club will have access to these wonderful facilities.

Association News

Representative trials

Junior Mixed

Trails for the mixed Rep Teams will be held for: U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15 and U17 age groups closed on 14th March.

Girls Trials

Registration Trials close at 7.00 pm, Sunday 11 April 2021.

A player’s age group is determined by their age on 31 August 2021. If a player is 13 years old on 31 August 2021, then they are eligible for selection in the U15 age group etc.

Blowfly Cricket

After a great season, Blowfly Cricket finished on Friday 26th March. Next season will be even bigger and better than the season just completed.

Blowfly Cricket gives young people with autism, special needs &/or disabilities the chance to play organised sport. It also gives families the chance to be involved and enjoy seeing their children having fun and just enjoying life. The following link provides a great insight into Blowfly Cricket –

here and the Photo Gallery – here

If you want to know more then check out our website here or give Bill Peterkin a call on 0488 110 942 or here


Junior Grand Finals

Congratulations to Minor Premiers who were awarded Premierships after all games were abandoned on Sunday (21st March):

  1. U17s: Orange (Minor Premier & Premiers)
  2. U15s: Purple (Minor Premier & Premiers)
  3. U13s: Green (Minor Premier & Premiers)
  4. U12s: Blue (Minor Premier & Premiers)

While everyone wants games to be decided on the field, each of these Teams were the best in their Grade over the season and this is recognition of outstanding performance.

The 4 x Premierships also broke the previous record of 3 set back in 2007/08.

What makes this even more special is that our policy of ‘Participation over Results’ has seen most of our Junior Teams finish the season in a cluster around the middle or higher so well done to every other Team who either made the Semi’s or missed out. We are proud of every Team.

Points table

Final standings at the end of the standard competition (6th March) are:



Orange 1st  ,Red 3rd; White 4th
U15s Purple 1st; Blue 4th; Green =7th (7th on quotient); Orange =7th (8th on quotient)


U14s Red =3rd (4th on quotient), Blue 5th; White =6th (6th on quotient)


U13s Green 1st ;Blue 8th ; Orange 14th


U12s Blue 1st; Orange =2nd (3rd on quotient); Green =2nd (4th on quotient); Red =7th (8th on quotient); Gold =11th (11th on quotient)


U11s No competition


U10s No competition


MasterBlasters No competition

Girls & Women’s Programs

Women’s Social Cricket

Also a great season that had its last game on Wednesday 24th March at Mark Taylor Oval. Keep a look out for next season and experience this amazing opportunity.

Round results


The last game of the season for the Girls was played on 13th March 2021.

Grand Final

WPHC Sthalaker 69 lost to Normanhurst-Warrawee 1/119

A wonderful way to finish the season with the GF match against 1st placed Normo. After being sent in to bat Normo powered to 1/119 in their 20 overs at Karuah Oval. Scores from our Girls aren’t yet loaded but we struggled to 69 all out in 19 overs against a good quality side. While we lost the game we had a great season.

Plate Final

WPHC Annetts 0/20 defeated Kissing Point 19

The Plate Final game finished with a big win for the girls to finish off the season in style. Bowling first, we rolled Point for just 20 in 19 overs with our best bowlers being: Shreeya Jai Krishna Prabhu 2/2; with a wicket each to Olivia Lownds 1/2; Amy Eade 1/5 and Trisha Yadav 1/1.

Batting was over in the blink of an eye – getting the ruins in just 4 overs. So we finished the season on  a high and just 1 point off the top 4.

Final standing

U13 Sixers


Sthalaker 3rd

  Annetts 5th

U15 Senior Girls Sixers (North Shore)

The Final Club Round (16 was played on Saturday 13 March) and Semi Finals on 20th March. Results are:

WPHC Lanning 4/88 defeated Lane Cove Perry 29

After being sent in we cruised to a comfortable 4/88 in our 20 overs. Top score was by Trinity Newbury with 10 retired in 21 deliveries. Our turn to bowl and demolished Lane Cove in just 9 overs. Elysa Oliveri got the best figures with 3/5 and Cassidy McArthur finished with 3/8.

This moved us to =5th spot with 4 wins from our 9 games with one match to go.

Senior Sixers Lanning 5th


Presentation Night

Our Presentation Night returns after a break last season. Details are:

  • When: Friday 7th May
  • Where: Castle Hill RSL
  • Time: 7.30 pm.

More info will be advised shortly but our ‘night of night’ will be going ahead.

Congratulations to our Grand Finalists

Congratulations to our 4 x Seniors Premiers, with game splayed on 27th & 28th March 2020-21.

  • B2 Grade (Phill)
  • C4 Grade (Rob)
  • D1 Red (Ross S)
  • D2 Grade (Nirav)

Commiserations to our Runners-up who missed out on their 3-peat attempt:

  • C2 Blue (Buzz)


Congratulations to our top performers for the season:


  1. Dylan Bish (C2 Blue) – 380 runs @ 38.0
  2. Nikhil Ninan (B1 Blue) – 360 @ 72.0
  3. Praneel Singh (D2) – 344 @ 38.2
  4. Campbell Wallace (B2) – 323 @ 29.4
  5. Vedant Virmani (C3) – 307 @ 43.9


  1. Tom Hando (B2) – 36 wickets @ 8.3
  2. Michael Richards (A1) – 32 @ 7.5
  3. Rob Knapman (B2 Blue) –27 @ 11.6
  4. Nirav Desai (D) – 26 @ 8.0
  5. Steve Ozvatic (B2) – 23 @ 8.6


  1. Campbell Wallace (B2) – 9 catches
  2. Praneel Singh (D2) – 7
  3. Robert Fynes-Clinton (C4) – 7


  1. Sam Kirkegard (C2 Blue) – 19 dismissals (16 catches & 3 stumpings)
  2. Aden Hanich (C4) – 12 catches
  3. Manoj Indulkar (D1 Red) – 10 dismissals ( 9 catches & 1 stumping).

Season highlights


  • Dylan Bish (380), Nikhil Nina (360) and Praneel Singh (344) were the highest run scorers for the season
  • The highest score was Michael Gunn’s 129 (A2), followed by Gav Taylor’s 114 (A1)
  • Not a lot of movement in the highest all-time run tallies.  We have 6 current players in the top 10, which hasn’t changed
  • Steve Quanborough and Praneel Singh now have the best batting averages of all time in D1 and D2 respectively (out of the players who’ve scored more than 1000 runs in that grade)


  • Tom Hando (36), Michael Richards (32) and Rob Knapman (27) were the leading wicket takers for the season
  • Josh Elliott took the best figures of 7 for 36.  Honourable mentions to Parin Pillamarri (6/4), Joseph Siby (6/7) and Nirav Desai (also 6/7)
  • Also no movement in the top 10 wicket takers, with the same 3 current players unchanged
  • Craig Hutchinson now has the best bowling average of all time in C1 (players with over 100 wickets in that grade)


  • Samuel Kirkegard (22) and Ryan Gunn (18) took the most dismissals for the year
  • Ryan made 8 stumpings, which is one short of Steven Rochow’s 2012/13 record (we only have stats back to 2010 for this one)
  • Campbell Wallace and Gihan Thebuwanage took the most non-keeper catches (9), and Andrew Morris the most run outs (3)

Final Team standings at the completion of the normal season (6th March 2021) are:

A1 (Phil W) 3rd
A2 (Gunny) 5th

Red (Rick)

Blue (Knapper)



B2 (Phill H) 1st
C1 (Joseph) =4th (5th on quotient)

Red (Stu)

Blue (Buzz)



C3 7th
C4 1st



=3rd (3rd on quotient)


D2 1st