News – 22 March 2021

Junior Club Championship

The Association announced (Tuesday 24 March) that our Juniors (mixed) won the Club Championship. This is the first time since 2008/09. After a long winning record in the early 2000’s a change in qualification criteria significantly limited large Clubs from winning.

This result doesn’t happen overnight but is the result of the collective actions of many people. The contribution of 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.

Juniors (Girls & Boys) – Presentation Day

The Presentation Day is on this coming Saturday (27th March). Details are:

  • When: Saturday 27th March
  • Where: Oakhill Drive Public School
  • When:
    • U12s to U17s – 9.15 am for a 9.30 am start
    • Master Blasters to U11 – 10.30 am for a 10.45 am start

Also joining us will be a BBL star ‘Mystery Player’ so come along wearing your BBL cricket shirts. We will also have on display the BBL Trophy won by the Sixers.

Seniors Grand Finals

The Seniors Grand Finals are also on this Saturday & Sunday with our 5 x Minor Premiers playing. Details are:

  • B2 Grade (Phill) Vs Kenthurst @ Kenthurst turf
  • C2 Blue (Buzz) Vs Thornleigh @ Greenway Park
  • C4 Grade (Rob) Vs Berowra @ Thornleigh Park
  • D1 Red (Ross S) Vs Hornsby @ Les Shore 1
  • D2 Grade (Nirav) Vs St Ives @ Cheltenham Oval

B2 Grade starts at 11.00 am and they play 90 overs / day

C2 to D2 starts at noon and bowl a minimum of 80 overs each day.

Greenway Park Community Centre – Official opening rescheduled

The official opening of the Greenway Park Community Centre has been rescheduled due to the heavy rain. Details are:

  • When: Tuesday 30th March 2021

The opening run sheet will be very simple with a speech and cutting of the ribbon by Julian Leeser at 6.30pm followed by Club and community tours through the new rooms. The timetable is:

  • 6.30pm to 6.45pm – Ribbon Cutting and Official speech by Julian Leeser.
  • 6.45 pm to 7.30 pm Clubs and Community tour

Who is invited: all the Clubs and their members turn up (in uniform) for the ribbon cutting by Julian Leeser.

Coming up

The season is now coming to a rapid conclusion with Semi Finals and Finals next week. A snapshot:

Program When played Last Comp game Finals
Women’s Social Cricket Wednesday twilight 24 March NA
Girls Only Master Blasters Friday twilight Finished (12/3) NA
Blowfly Friday twilight 26 March NA
Junior Blasters Saturday Finished (13/3) NA
Juniors Saturday Finished (13/3) 14 & 21 March
Girls Saturday Finished (13/3) 13th March
Seniors Saturday Finished (06/3) 13th & 20th;

27th & 28 March

Pink Stumps Day 2021

More on Pink Stumps Day. Our Juniors Presentation is on Saturday 27th March @ Greenway Park Community Centre. Running parallel to this will be our Pink Stumps Promotion with games being played, lots of pink food and things to eat. More on this shortly but this is a must attend, especially as we will have the first function at the new Centre.

When

Timings of Preso Day are:

  • U12s to U17s – 9.15 am for a 9.30 am start
  • Master Blasters to U11 – 10.30 am for a 10.45 am start

BBL Trophy

In addition to this, the BBL Trophy will be on display for photo opportunities. This is a great trophy that is insured for $40,000 so it is worth seeing.

Association News

Umpires for Grand Finals

The Association is seeking expressions of interest for umpiring in the upcoming Seniors Grand Finals. To be eligible, you require either a Level 2 NSW umpire accreditation or a current HKHDCA Captain’s ticket. Games are:

  • Grand Finals (27th & 28th March)

Payment is $25/hr for games with single umpire, $22/hr for games with two umpires.

If interested, contact Simon Moore at hornsbyumpires@outlook.com or call 0413 611 294

School Holiday’s Clinic (Autumn)

The Association Coaches’ Association is running their acclaimed School Holidays Clinics again this Autumn. Details are;

  • When:              7th & 8th April
  • Where:             Mark Taylor Oval (Waitara)
  • Time:               8.30 am to 2.00 pm
  • Cost:                $120 / child

The Clinic is open to both boys & girls aged 6 to 14 years.

Registration

Register at the following link – http://bit.ly/CA-Rego-April-21

Numbers are capped and these Clinics always are fully booked. So….make sure that you get in quickly to make sure of your place.

Representative trials

Junior Mixed

Trails for the mixed Rep Teams will be held for: U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15 and U17 age groups during March and April for the 2021/22 season.

Registrations closed on 14th March.

Girls Trials

The mixed registration opened on 21st March 2021, if you register prior to 21 March 2021, you will be registering for the mixed competition, not the girls competition.

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.

  • Registrations – from 21 March 2021
  • Registrations close Sunday 11 April 2021 at 7pm. No late registrations will be accepted.

Blowfly Cricket

Blowfly Cricket continues until Friday 26th March and is open to anyone interested in playing. Game details are:

  • When – every Friday night
  • Time: 6.00 pm to around 7.15 pm
  • Where: James Henty Oval

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 have someone in your family or know someone with this disability then let them know about Blowfly cricket. Registrations are open all season and everyone is welcome. Games finish with a BBQ and at times it is hard to work out who enjoys the Blowfly season more – the players or families / carers.

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

Juniors

Junior Grand Finals

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

  • U17s: Orange (Minor Premier & Premiers)
  • U15s: Purple (Minor Premier & Premiers)
  • U13s: Green (Minor Premier & Premiers)
  • 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 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:

U17s

 

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

Congratulations to our Grand Finalists

Our Minor Premiers all progressed to the Grand Final Sunday 21st March:

  • U17s: Orange (1st)Vs Hornsby @ Warrina Street
  • U15s: Purple (1st) Vs Hornsby @ Normanhurst Oval
  • U13s: Green (1st) Vs Hornsby @ Greenway Park
  • U12s: Blue (1st) Vs Normanhurst-Warrawee @ Cheltenham Oval

Girls & Women’s Programs

Women’s Social Cricket

Register as an individual, small group (2-5 players), or a team (6-10 players). Register here here

Round results

U13s

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

Seniors

Presentation Night

With Covid-19 restrictions easing we can again run our Presentation Night indoors.

Details are:

  • When: Friday 7th May
  • Where: Castle Hill RSL
  • Time: 30 pm.

More info will be advised once known but subject to any further lockdowns occurring our ‘night of night’ will be going ahead.

Personal achievements

Congratulations to the following players who reached significant Personal milestones:

Congratulations to our Grand Finalists

With all Day 2 Semi Finals washed out on Saturday (20th March).

Our Grand Finalists are:

  • B2 (Phill) – Minor Premiers
  • C2 Blue (Buzz) – Minor Premiers
  • C4 (Rob) – Minor Premiers
  • D1 Blue (Ross S) – Minor Premiers
  • D2 (Nirav) – Minor Premiers

Bad luck to those Teams that missed out and didn’t have the opportunity to play the games out to a conclusion.

Highlights

Semi Final, Day 2 were washed out without a ball being bowled. Highlights from Day 1 (13th March 2021) were:

Batting

  • 64 by Waman Tamhankar (D1 Blue)
  • 51 by Cameron Bish (C2 Red)

Bowling

  • 5/13 by Reyhan Ahmed (C4)
  • 4/19 by Rushab Athavale (D1 Red)
  • 4/35 by Tom Hando (B2)

Partnerships

  • 57 by Nick Duck 24 & Cameron Bish 51 (C2 Red)
  • 56 by Cameron Wallace 57 & Tim Worthington 19 (B2)

 

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

A1 (Phil W) 3rd
A2 (Gunny) 5th
B1

Red (Rick)

Blue (Knapper)

6th

3rd

B2 (Phill H) 1st
C1 (Joseph) =4th (5th on quotient)
C2

Red (Stu)

Blue (Buzz)

4th

1st

C3 7th
C4 1st
D1

Red

Blue

=3rd (3rd on quotient)

1st

D2 1st

 

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