News – 14 February 2021

Lisa Sthalekar – Australian Hall of Fame Inductee

Congratulations to Lisa on being just the 4th Woman to be inducted into the Australia Hall of fame during the week. Lisa played all her Junior Cricket with us and her story is a good one. Read about this in the Anecdotes section of the website – here

Association News

Covid-19 Update

A note from the NSW Govt:

Please be aware of a revised Health Alert from the NSW government.

 Anyone who has visited Victoria and returns after 11.59pm should not participate in games this weekend – here

Ground changes

Due to the loss of a number of grounds in the Hills Shire there have been some changes to the make-up of Semi-Final & non-Finals matches.

Matches for 13/3 & 20/3

  • For Juniors & Seniors, Semi-finals will be held in the usual format of 1 Vs 4 & 2 Vs 3 with the “Semi Final Draw Rules” being distributed after the completion of Round 11.
  • For the Seniors, those teams missing out on the Semi’s will be offered the option to play for the John Hayne Cup which will consist of 2 one day games. Full rules & conditions of play will be distributed next week.

MyCricket Team Lists

Team Lists need to be entered into MyCricket no later than 10-00am Sunday following the commencement of a match. This requirement forms part of the HK&HDCA ‘on-field’ Covid 19 Policy – Seniors and is an integral part of our ability to comply with contact tracing requirements as set out by NSW Department of Health.

Greenway Park Community Centre – Official opening

The Official opening is fast approaching:

  • When: Sunday 28th February 2021
  • Time: 10.30 am
  • Who is invited: all the Clubs and their members turn up (in uniform) for when Julian Leeser cuts the ribbon.

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

More details will follow as it becomes available.

Business end of the Season

The season is now coming to a rapid conclusion with Semi Finals and Finals next month (March) so enjoy the remaining games in a season that will go down in history as the Covi-19 Season. A snapshot:

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 21 March 27 & 28 March

Presentation Day / Night

After end of season Presentations being cancelled for the 1st time we are on-track to having presentations in a CovidSafe way this season. Juniors and Girls will be held at Oakhill Drive Public School on Saturday 28 March. Seniors are also on track to being back at Castle Hill RSL at the end of May.

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

Coaching opportunities

Players interested in Coaching

We have a fantastic record over many years in developing our own Coaches who run our Schools Clinics, Club Skills Clinics and ultimately, the specialised Academy.  We source our Coaches from within our own Club.

With a number of Coaches graduating to Seniors and being time poor, there is an opportunity for players, Junior & Senior, to join our Coaching ranks.

These are paid positions and provide a wonderful pathway especially for Juniors wanting to pursue this pathway. We provide training, the opportunity to learn from the best and get paid for the privilege.


Contact our Head Coach, Harrison Norrell here or call him on 0477 888 491 for more details.

Personal Coaching

Our own Coaching Team is highly skilled and anyone who has attended the Academy will understand the quality of Coaching that we offer. With the season re-starting anyone who wants personal coaching there is an opportunity to get this coaching from the best around.

If you want to improve your skills with quality 1:1 coaching from Level 2 Accredited Coaches then then contact Harrison (here ) who will be able to provide this coaching.

Blowfly Cricket

Blowfly Cricket started up on Friday 29th January 2021. Game details are;

  • When – every Friday night
  • Time: 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

Competition started up again on Saturday 30th January and finishes with the final Round on 6th March. This means that the Comp looks like:

  • 30 January to 6 March – 6 x 1-Day games
  • 14 March – Semi Finals (all day games starting at 10.00 am)
  • 21 March – Final (all Day game)

Round highlights


No outstanding individual performances


No outstanding individual performances


  • 88 by Anish Patel (38*) & Andrew Murdoch (43) for U15 Purple Vs Berowra @ Headen Park

Points table

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

As at the end of Round 10 (8th February 2021) standings are:



Orange 1st  ,Red =2nd (2nd on quotient); White 4th
U15s Purple 2nd; Blue 5th; Green =7th (7th on quotient); Orange =7th (8th on quotient)


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


U13s Green 1st ; Blue =7th (8th on quotient); Orange 13th


U12s Blue 1st; Green =2nd (3rd on quotient); Orange =4th (4th on quotient); Red =6th (7th on quotient); Gold 16th


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 have now combined with the North Shore Comp to provide a bigger Comp. The main changes are:

  • 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 drew with Kissing Point

No play due to rain.

WPHC Sthalaker drew with CHRSL Thunder

As above – no play.

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 7/69 lost to Gordon 1/75

First loss to the Girls in the new Competition. Bowling first we kept Gordon to a ‘gettable’ score after their 20 overs. The only wicket was a retired batter.Batting 2nd we came so close and just missed out by 7 runs on a win. Best for us was Grace Keane with 28* off just 33 deliveries.

Senior Sixers Lanning =6th

Note: we have won 1 out of 2 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.

Personal achievements

Congratulations to the following players who reached significant Personal milestones:

Nick Duck – C2 Red

1,000 career runs

Connor Mayoh – D1 Red

50 wickets


Round 8 (23 January 2021) highlights are:


  • 88 by Nikhil Ninan (B1 Blue)
  • 77 by Dylan Bish (C2 Blue)
  • 59 by Aniket Mahindra (D1 Blue)


  • 6/12 by Shankar Ravi (C3)
  • 4/10 by Rob Knapman (B1 Blue)
  • 4/11 by Michael Richards (A1)
  • 4/17 by Raunak Sethi (C2 Red)


  • 5 – 4 x stumping & 1 x catch by Indranil Mukherjee (C3)


  • 90 runs by Dylan Bish (77) & Hari Sankar (26) for the 1st wicket (C2 Blue)
  • 81 runs by Nirav Desai (40) & Amith Ninan (31) for the 7th wicket (D2)
  • 77 runs by Steve Rochow (29) & S Bakshi (46) for the 2nd wicket (B1 Red)

Team standings at the break are below and are as at 08 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)


=1st (1st on quotient)

C3 =7th (7th on quotient)
C4 1st



=1st (2nd on quotient)

=1st (3rd 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.