News – 29th November 2020

Christmas Gift ideas

With life starting to approach normality, Christmas is less than 1 month away here are a couple of ideas worth considering:

Kingsgrove Sports Special offer

At the beginning of the season we ran, a tremendously successful pre-season special offer arrangement with Kingsgrove Sports (Northmead). A special discount day is being organised before Christmas to allow our folk to buy any cricket gear at special process.

The likely day is either Thursday 10th December of Saturday 12th December subject to Kingsgrove confirmation. More to follow.

Monopoly cricket

One of our Cricket community has a supply of Monopoly Cricket games available. This is the genuine Monopoly game we are all familiar with but with a cricket theme. It is not available through any retail outlet and can only be obtained here. This is a fabulous initiative and the game is a quality production.

The cost is only $20 and has been reduced from $60. This is an amazing offer and would make a fabulous gift for family or friends. To get a copy contact details follow:

  • Who – Kate Davis
  • Phone – 0428 793 011
  • Suburb – Castle Hill

Just call Kate and she can arrange collection.


Fielding Masterclass

Cricket NSW is running a Coaching Masterclass session on fielding. Fielding is so often the difference between winning and losing that to have a Masterclass on fielding skills will be invaluable for any coaches serious about developing their players. Details are:

  • When: Friday 11th December
  • Where: Mark Taylor Oval (Waitara)
  • Time: 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm
  • Cost: $NIL

Spaces are limited and all Coaches are encouraged to give this a go.


A simple 2 step process:

  1. Register for a CA coach Member number on the website Register as a CA Coach – here
  2. Click on the link to complete the registration form – Register – here

School Holidays Clinic – January 2021

The Coaches’ Association has scheduled three junior cricket clinics (8.30am – 2.00pm each day) in the January 2021 school holidays, in partnership with Northern District CC.

The dates and venues are as follows:

  • Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th January at Mark Taylor Oval
  • 13th & Thurs. 14th January @ MTO
  • 20th & Thurs. 21st January @ Normanhurst Oval

These clinics will be advertised shortly on the Coaches’ Association’s Facebook page and the HK&HDCA MyCricket website.

Change in nets training allocation

Due to potential safety concerns the U15 Purple side and Seniors will swap training venues starting this week. The issue is that the ground is being shared with Little A’s and the risk is too great with Seniors who can hit the ball a long way.

This means that from Wednesday 2nd December the U15 Purple side will train at Greenway Park and the Seniors will train at the Sports Club nets.

Association News

Girls Only Cricket program – January 2021

Cricket NSW / Sydney Sixers have selected dates and venues for two Girls-only Cricket Programs in January 2021 (see below).

  • Tuesday 12 January – Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara
  • Beginners Come and Try Program – Fri. 22 January – Normanhurst Oval

The Coaches’ Association will again assist in promoting these events, as well as supplying accredited coaches at each session.

These cricket programs are suitable for girls aged between 5 – 12 years. Similar programs have been held in recent years and were always successful. These junior programs provide a great pathway for Girls wishing to get involved in Junior Blasters (ages 5-7), and Girls Only Master Blasters (ages 7-12)

Blowfly Cricket

Blowfly Cricket has started its 3rd season under the West Penno banner and is an amazing opportunity. We have between 12 and 20 participants each Friday. Games 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 – 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


Round highlights – Round 6

Each week we will highlight the outstanding performances of the weekend in batting, bowling & fielding. The highlights from Round 6 (28th November) follows. These will be updated each week as scorecards are updated during the week.


  • No significant batting performances this Round


  • Alex Poimer (19) & Archie Smith (U14 Blue) – 94 3rd wicket parthership Vs Glenorie


  • Rashmintha Walawage (U14 White) – 5/9 Vs Hornsby

Points table

As at the end of Round 6 (28 November 2020):



Orange 1st  Red 2nd, White =3rd (3rd on quotient).
U15s Purple =1st (2nd on quotient); Blue =9th (11th;Green =7th (8th on quotient)


U14s Red =2nd (2nd on quotient); Blue =4th (4th on quotient); White 7th


U13s Green =1st (2nd on quotient); Blue =9th (11th on quotient); Orange 17th


U12s Blue =1st (2nd on Quotient); Green =1st (3rd on quotient); Red = 4th (5th on quotient); Orange =6th (6th on quotient); Gold =15th (15th on quotient).


U11s No competition


U10s No competition


MasterBlasters No competition

Women & Girls Cricket

Master Blaster – Girls Only (aged 7 to 12 years)

After the great success last season the Girls Only Master Blaster program is on again this season. Games are run in local Hubs (our hub is Thornleigh Oval) with Girls from:  West Penno / Cherrybrook, Normanhurst/ Warrawee, Beecroft, Pennant Hills, Thornleigh & Castle Hill.

Details are:

  • When:
    • Friday’s from 30th October to 11th December
    • Restarting 29th January to 12th March
  • Time: 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
  • Where: Thornleigh Oval
  • Cost: $100 for the pre-Christmas season and $150 for the full season

Round highlights

Senior Sixers Girls League (Round 5)

U13 Sixers Girls League

WPHC Annetts drew with Castle Hill Thunder

No play due to games being called off due to extreme heat conditions.

WPHC Sthalaker drew with Kissing Point

Also no play due to heat.

U16 Sixers Girls League

WPHC Lanning drew with CHRSL Lightning.

No play today due to extreme heat forcing the abandonment of games.

Points table

As at the end of Round 5 (28 November 2020):

Senior Sixers Lanning 3rd
U13 Sixers Sthalaker =3rd (3rd on quotient)
  Annetts =3rd (5th on quotient)


Round highlights

Highlights from Round 3 (Day 2) follows:


  • Nikhil Ninan 151 (B1 Blue) Vs ARL – 496th century
  • Gavin Taylor 114 (A1) Vs Kenthurst – 497th century
  • Andrew Fiedler 96 (D1 Red) Vs Kissing Point


  • 86 run 2nd wicket – Hari Sankar (51*) & Tarun Lath (47*) – C2 Blue Vs St Ives
  • 77 run 8th wicket – Nikhil Ninan (151) & Ryan Loveridge (41*) – B2 Blue Vs ARL
  • 66* run 9th wicket – Brahadesh Ramamurthy (44*) & Sachman Maini (25*) – D1 Blue Vs Castle Hill


  • Nirav Desai (D2) – 6/23 Vs Berowra
  • Waris Trehan (C2 Red) – 5/17 Vs Hornsby


Details are:

  • When: Wednesday
  • Time: 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm
  • Where: WPH Sports Club nets

Match Reports

Check out the Match Report section of the website to get the latest match updates of every grade.

Personal achievements

The Home page of our website has updated accomplishments and tracking updates to personal milestones. This is always current.

Points table

The updated points table follows – as at the end of Round 3 (28th November 2020):

A1 2nd
A2 =3rd (4th quotient)

Red (Knapper)

Blue (Rick)



=4th (5th on quotient)

B2 =5th (6th on quotient)
C1 =3rd (4th on quotient)






C3 =3rd (5th on quotient)
C4 6th




=4th (5th on quotient)


D2 =2nd (3rd on quotient)

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.