News – 21 February 2021

Greenway Park Community Centre – Official opening next week

The Greenway Park Community Centre was to be opened this Sunday (28th February).

Unfortunately, due to rain causing delays in external features such as ramps, paths and stairs the official start date has been put back until March. Details are:

  • When: Sunday 21st March 2021
  • Time: 30 am
  • Who is invited: all the Clubs and their members turn up (in uniform) for the ribbon cutting by Julian Leeser.

There will be a relaxed “breakfast format” where we will providing breakfast to all in attendance, including bacon and egg rolls, muesli and yoghurt.

Remaining games

The season is now coming to a rapid conclusion with Semi Finals and Finals next month (March):

Program When played Last Comp game Finals
Women’s Social Cricket Wednesday twilight 24 March NA
Girls Only Master Blasters Friday twilight 12 March NA
Blowfly Friday twilight 12 March NA
Junior Blasters Saturday 13 March NA
Juniors Saturday 06 March 14 & 21 March
Girls Saturday 20 February 27 February
Seniors Saturday 06 March 13th & 20th;

27th & 28 March

Presentation Day / Night

As long as we don’t have any further lockdowns Presentations are on again this season. What we know so far:

Junior Blasters

The last game is on Saturday 13th March and the Presentations will be on in the morning. The venue will be Edward Bennett Oval. Details to follow.

Juniors – Girls & Boys

Details will be known next week but it is likely to be held at the new Greenway Park Community Centre. The likely date is Saturday 27th March.

We will also have a combined Presentation involving the Girls & Boys.

Details will be provided shortly but a degree of normality is returning.


With present Covid-19 restrictions applying the 2 metre rule applies to any indoor function. This means that we can again run our Presentation Night indoors.

Details are:

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

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

Blowfly Cricket

Blowfly Cricket started up on Friday 29th January 2021. 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


Season break

The standard Competition finishes with the final Round on 6th March – just 1 week away. The remaining season looks like:

  • Final game is on 6 March – a 1-Day games
  • Kimbo Cup – for Teams missing out on the Finals
  • 14 March – Semi Finals (all day games starting at 10.00 am)
  • 21 March – Final (all Day game)

Round highlights

Going into the final Rounds of the season there have been some big performances:


  • 100* – Rigved Sodal (U15 Green) Vs Hornsby


  • 4/1 – Anish Patel (U15 Purple) Vs Oakhill College
  • 4/12 – Ryan Diblasio (U15 Orange) Vs Castle Hill RSL
  • 4/13 – Vishnu Raman (U15 Green) Vs Hornsby

Highest Team score

  • 3/235 by U15 Green Vs Hornsby Gold

Highest partnerships

  • 93 for the 1st wicket by Rigved Sodal (100*) & Deeptanshu Rawat (43) for U15 Green
  • 92 for the 3rd wicket by Rigved Sodal (100*) & Harry Flower (36*) for U15 Green

Points table

Team standings are updated during the week once result from all Clubs are updated in MyCricket.

As at the end of Round 13 (20th February 2021) standings are:



Orange 1st  ,Red 3rd; White 4th
U15s Purple 1st; Blue 4th; Green 7th ; Orange 8th


U14s Blue =3rd (3rd on quotient), Red =3rd (5th on quotient); White 7th


U13s Green 1st ; Blue =6th (7th on quotient); Orange 14th


U12s Blue 1st; Green =2nd ; Orange =3rd (4th on quotient); Red 7th; Gold 13th


U11s No competition


U10s No competition


MasterBlasters No competition

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


If your daughter is interested in playing then contact Grant & Suzanna Colburt on Grant (0413 594 077) or Suzanna (0413 594 082) or by email here

Registration for the Summer Comp is open and you can register via the following link – here

Active Kids vouchers

If you are going to register and you have children at School, the NSW Govt announced on 1 January that a new tranche of funding is available to get access to the $100 funding. All you need to do is register through the following link and follow the process – here

Girls cricket

Round highlights

The Senior Sixers are playing in a combined competition with the North Shore Comp .

  • We now play in an 11 Team Comp rather than a 3 Team Comp
  • Teams include: Lane Cove; Mosman; Lindfield; Epping; Abbotsleigh; Gordon; PLC & Abbotsleigh + Castle Hill RSL from the existing Comp
  • Games start at 3.30 pm rather than 1.00 pm

Round results


WPHC Annetts 51 defeated by WPHC Sthalaker 0/89

Batting first the Sthalekar side scored a solid 89 off their 20 overs. Top score was by Teyana La Brooy with 16.

The Annetts Team turn to bat and we were all out in 15 overs for 51with Sundries top scoring with 41. Best bowler was Maya Singh-Grewal who took 2/3.

U15 Senior Girls Sixers (North Shore)

A new season, a new comp and lots of Teams. Round 1 results from 30th January are:

WPHC Lanning 33 lost to Lane Cove Lanning 2/35

Batting first we struggled to 33 off 13 overs with Trinity Newbury top scoring with 6 runs. Chasing a modest total, Lane Cover cruised past us 10 overs Trinity again being our best bowler with 1/2.

Senior Sixers Lanning =8th
 Note: we have won 1 out of 3 while Teams in this Comp have already played 9 games.
U13 Sixers Sthalaker 3rd
  Annetts 5th



With the Juniors underway again, all senior players now need to use Club nets only on Wednesdays and Fridays. This will avoid scheduling conflict with the Juniors.

Locked & loaded

While there is still 1 Round to go we have a number of Teams locked in to the Semi’s already:

  • A1 (Phil)
  • B1 Blue (Rob)
  • B2 (Phill)
  • C2 Blue (Buzz) – Minor Premiers
  • C2 Red (Stu)
  • C4 (Rob) – Minor Premiers
  • D1 Blue (Ross S)
  • D2 (Nirav) – Minor Premiers

Add to this Teams that control their own destiny with wins (1st innings / outright) – A2 (Gunny); B1 Red (Rick); C1 (Joseph); D1 Blue (Diggers).

So with one Round to go wed have 8 Teams locked in to Semi’s; 4 x Teams with legitimate chances and just the one Team (C3) out of reach.

Personal achievements

Congratulations to the following players who reached significant Personal milestones:


Round 11, Day 2 (20th February 2021) highlight:


  • 76* by Aniket Mahindre (D1 Blue)
  • 63* by Alistair Fullerton (C4)
  • 60 by Luke Fullerton (C4)


  • 5/5 by Michael Richards (A1)
  • 4/9 by Jack Hutchinson (C2 Red)


  • 115 for 4th wicket by Alistair Fullerton (63*) & Luke Fullerton (60) – C4 – Association C4 Grade record
  • 87* for the 2nd wicket by Aniket Mahindre (75*) & Waman Tamhankar (16*) – D1 Blue

Team standings at the break are below and are as at the end of Round 11 (20th February 2021):

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 (4th on quotient)


D2 1st

COVID – Return to playing Conditions

The Association CovidSafe Playing conditions are:


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:

  1. OBEY Physical Distancing, both on and off the field.
  2. NOT use saliva or sweat to polish the ball.
  3. NOT lick your fingers.
  4. NOT high five or shake hands in the celebration process.
  5. AVOID spitting.
  6. NOT share towels.
  7. NOT share drink bottles.


  • The Fielding Team Captain, or their delegate, is responsible for the cleaning of the ball, using an alcohol-based spray and microfibre cloth at the fall of a wicket and scheduled breaks in play.
  • The umpire(s) (CAPTAINS), are to supervise this practice and ensure that it is carried out as prescribed.

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.


At the fall of a wicket, the player in possession of the ball should place the ball at the base of the stumps from which the next delivery will be bowled.

At the conclusion of a session, the fielding captain should place the ball back in the original box OR a plastic bag and give it to the umpire; this process is repeated at the end of play.



If a player unintentionally, through habit, in the opinion of the umpire, deliberately applies saliva or sweat on the ball (this includes a player licking his/her finger prior to gripping the ball), the umpire, in the first instance, should:

  1. Call dead ball
  2. Call the player and their captain and inform them of the breach of the Playing Condition
  3. The umpire will issue a first warning to the player and their captain, and record the name of the offending player and the time of the incident.
  4. The umpire will direct the captain to undertake the ball cleaning procedure prior to play recommencing.
  5. Play may then continue.

If a player, following a second and final warning, in the opinion of the umpire, deliberately applies saliva or sweat on the ball (this includes a player licking his/her finger prior to gripping the ball), the umpire should:

  1. Call Dead Ball.
  2. Call the player and their captain and inform them of the third or thereafter breach of the Playing Condition.
  3. The umpire will report the incident as a repetitive breach, to the Executive Officer of the HKHDCA by email within 24 hours of the conclusion of the days play.
  4. The umpire will direct the captain to undertake the ball cleaning procedure prior to play recommencing.
  5. Play may then continue.

NOTE: Umpires (including player umpires) will award a five-run penalty to the batting side, if in their opinion, the offence has been committed more than twice by a player within the innings, and continue to do so if further breaches by that player are observed and noted.

NOTE: It is recommended that the SQUARE LEG Umpire be primarily responsible for observing the fielding team’s adherence to the above protocols with regard to the cleaning/polishing of the ball, in concert with their colleague, however, it is not to be considered that only they are monitoring the observations.


If the bowler wishes to bowl without their cap or hat, there are three options:
The bowler may leave their hat/cap outside of the boundary, if they are fielding near or on the boundary, when not bowling.


 2. The bowler may place their hat/cap behind the keeper, as is the usual situation with helmets at rest, however, no penalty runs will be awarded if the ball hits the hat/cap on the ground behind the keeper.


 3. The bowler may, with the permission of the umpire, place their hat/cap at the mark commencing their run, however, no penalty runs will be awarded if the ball hits the hat/cap on the ground behind the BOWLERS END STUMPS.


The umpires should be the only people to set the stumps prior to play, each umpire responsible for their end stumps only, initially and when resetting the stumps.

When only one umpire is present, they will be responsible for the stumps at both ends.

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT: To be supplied by each captain/team/club

  1. Hand sanitizer
  2. Alcohol based spray (ISOCOL) and microfibre cloth.


Paper Team Sheets are to be completed in line with the competition rules, but NOT exchanged. It is recommended that the Umpires and the captains may take a photo of the team sheets to enable the information to be accessible throughout the match.


Each team should IDEALLY have the necessary electronic scoring device available for live scoring on MYCRICKET.