News – 22nd November 2020


Rick Turner, B1 Red Captain & our Seniors Director, is doing Movember so let’s support someone doing a great cause and has put in so much to get everyone a game this season.

To quote Rick:

“While growing a mo can look weird (even dodgy) Movember is also serious business. We’re actually doing this to raise awareness for men’s health and suicide prevention.”

Rick has already raised just on $300 and that is before going to our Club Members. Every little bit helps so if you have $5, the cost of a cup of coffee, or better still, more then this all adds up. To support Rick go to his page: here

If anyone else is involved with Movember then let Ross Anderson know so that we can promote this great initiative.

Association News

Selected Teams in MyCricket

One for our Team Managers, Seniors Captains. All Teams need to have those playing listed on MyCricket by 9.00 am Sunday morning to support Covid-19 contact tracing. Penalties are significant if this is not done.

Captains Course

The Seniors Captains Umpires accreditation course was held at the WPH Sports Club on Tuesday night. It will be followed by an online exam. We had 25 people participate. If anyone missed out on attending the Course and still wants to do the exam then please let your Divisional Director know asap.

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.

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 experience for those folk with a disability and their families & friends.  We have between 12 and 20 participants each Friday. Games details are;

  • When – every Friday night
  • Time: 6.00 pm to around  7.30 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


Round highlights – Round 5

Each week we will highlight the outstanding performances of the weekend in batting, bowling & fielding. The highlights from Round 5 (21st November) follows. These will be updated each week as scorecards are updated during the week.


  • Himantha Walawage (U15 Purple) – 97* Vs Hornsby
  • Oscar Irwin (U15 Purple) – 83* Vs Hornsby


  • 1st wicket 195* – Himantha Walawage (97*) & Oscar Irwin (83*) U15 Purple Vs Hornsby
  • 7th wicket 166* – Riley Colburt 52 retired no & Nadil Jayakody 50 retired no (U14 Blue =) Vs Beecroft – Pennant Hills


  • No performances of note.


  • No significant achievements of note this Round.

Points table

As at the end of Round 5 (21 November 2020):

U17s Orange 1st; Red 2nd, White 4th


U15s Purple =1st (2nd on quotient); Blue =4th (6th on quotient); Orange =7th (8th on quotient); Green =9th (10th on quotient)


U14s Blue =2nd (2nd on quotient); Red =2nd (3rd on quotient); White 6th


U13s Green =1st (2nd on quotient); Blue =7th (10th on quotient); Orange 19th


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

U13 Sixers Girls League

WPHC Annetts 0/107 defeated Kissing Point 5/95

After losing last week the Girls put in a great performance to take the points. Chasing 5/95 after our 20 overs our best bowler was Shreeya Jai Krishna Prabhu with 2/16. Wickets were also taken by Amy Ede (1/9), Olivia Lownds (1/12) and Janumi Kondasinghe (1/14). Our turn to bat and we finished at 0/107 to take out a big win.


WPHC Sthalaker 4/103 lost to CHRSL Lightning 4/106

A thriller in which we went down in the last over. Lightning got to 4/106 in their 20 overs. Best for us was ASyati Iyer (2/15), Aanya Siingh (1/7) and Cate Whitten (1/25). Our batting scores are not yet available we fell just short by 4 runs.


U16 Sixers Girls League

WPHC Lanning 6/85 defeated CHRSL Thunder 5/89.

Batting first, CHRSL got to a competitive score of 5/89 in their 20 overs. Wicket takers for us were Halle Newbury (1/6), Aliya Colburt (1/16). Trinty Newbury (16 in 16 balls) led the charge and we just got across the line in the 20th over.

Points table

As at the end of Round 4 (21 November 2020):

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


Round highlights

Highlights from Round 2 (Day 2) follows:


  • Michael Gunn 129 (A2) Vs Castle Hill RSL – our 494th century
  • Happy Rana 102* (D1 Blue) Vs St Ives – our 495th century


  • Alistair Fullerton (C4) – 5/27 Vs St Ives
  • Tarun Lath (C3) – 5/31 Vs St Ives
  • Shaan Bakshi (B1 Red) – 5/35 Vs WPHC Blue


  • No performances of note


Details are:

  • When: Wednesday
  • Time: 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm
  • Where: Greenway Park

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 2.

A1 =2nd (4th on quotient)
A2 =1st )1st on quotient)





=2nd (4th on quotient)

B2 =2nd (3rd on quotient)
C1 =1st (1st on quotient)




=2nd (2nd on quotient)

=2nd (3rd on quotient)

C3 =2nd (2nd on quotient)
C4 4th





=3rd (4th on quotient)

D2 =4th (5th 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.