News – 8th November 2020

Transition from MyCricket

MyCricket has been with us since way back in 2008/09. Before then we used old manually completed scoresheets season summaries. Cricket Australia has advised that a decision has been made on a new Australia-wide system – PlayHQ.

A few things to note:

  • The new system will be providing our future Competition and Program Management digital products. Check out the announcement here
  • Transition will occur over the next two to three seasons to a new intuitive, user friendly platform that reduces time spent on administrative tasks.
  • PlayHQ, has existing project with Basketball Victoria and their recent signing of the AFL.

Your involvement

You can be kept informed of progress and check out early prototypes by simply adding your name to a register and you will receive regular updates. Just register via the following link: here

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the following link to provide answers to the most commonly asked questions about the change – here

Cricket NSW News

Coaching support

CNSW are continuing to do some great things to support Community Clubs like ours.

Our Club has a big focus on Coaching – our Academy, free Skills Clinics, Level 1 Program run at Edward Bennett Oval, Schools clinics plus normal Club coaching. We understand the link between good coaching and retention of players – players are more likely to want to come back next year if they have a positive and engaging experience.

CNSW has developed a great pack provides a one-stop shop with everything you need to know about:

  • The Role of the Coach – How to create a positive learning environment for your players
  • Resources – Where to find new drill ideas, support and coaching networks
  • Coach Education – Coaching Courses and Masterclasses (more on this below)

To receive their pack we recommend that all coaches both new and experienced, sign up to the Cricket NSW Community Coach Register via:


Association News

Captains Course

Every Seniors Captain requires a current ‘Captain’s Certificate’ accreditation. It is recommended that there is at least one backup should the Captain be unavailable for any reason.

The Association is running a dedicated session at the Sports Club exclusively for our Club, given the number of Captains and Covid-19 restrictions on attendance.

Anyone who wants to understand the rules can participate and so far we have 23 registrations from our 13 teams!

Details are:

  • When: Tuesday 17th November 2020
  • Time: 00pm to 9.30 pm
  • Where: WPH Sports Club.

What happens next?

The program is a 2.5 hours lecture sessions with video’s and personal instruction. It is followed by an online exam usually within the following week. To pass you need to get a minimum of 70%.

How do I register?

Just get back to Rick Turner, our Seniors Director who has keeping a record of all registrations. This is needed by this Wednesday 11th November.


We cover the cost of the program which is $18 for the one evening course and $5 for the online exam.


Registrations remain OPEN for the following Grades:


  • Junior Blasters (5 to 7 years)
  • Master Blasters – Girls Only (7 to 12 years)
  • Juniors:
    • U14s
    • U17s
  • Girls
  • Seniors

To register – just go via the following link: here


Round highlights – Round 1 (Day 2)

Each week we will highlight the outstanding performances of the weekend in batting, bowling & fielding. The highlights from Day 2 (last week) follows. These will be updated each week as scorecards are updated during the week.


  • Angus Aoutal (U13 Orange) – 62* Vs Hornsby @ Montview Oval
  • Luke Fullerton (U17 Orange) – 62 Vs Hornsby @ Headen Park


  • Luke Fullerton (U17 Orange) – 5/12 Vs Hornsby @ Headen Park
  • Jacob Dawson (U13 Blue) – 3/1 Vs Kenthurst @ Kenthurst 2
  • Saavar Bajaj (U12 Green) – 3/5 Vs Hornsby @ Northholm


No significant achievements

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 1

WPHC Perry 1/115 defeated Thornleigh 6/108

Outstanding contributions from Trinity Newbury 38* & Grace Keane 27* with the bat. Our bowlers then dominated with Trinity 2/4 and Danielle Chivers 2/8 finishing the job. Well done Girls.

WPHC Healy 1/128 defeated Castle Hill 21

Another good win the T Jayakody 29* & E Tiwana 28* setting up an imposing target. In rely we dismissed Castle Hill in just 8 overs with just one batter getting off the mark.

U13 Sixers Girls League

WPHC Annetts 4/94 lost to Normanhurst 5/163

Normo posted an imposing score after their 20 overs with C Raeburn 3/20 starring. In response we hgot to a solid 4/94 in our 20 overs. Best with the bat for us was C Raeburn who top scored with 8 runs.


Round highlights

Highlights from a rain affected Round 1 follows:


  • Steve Rochow (B1) – 79 Vs Sydney Lions
  • Arun Chaudhuri (D2) – 78 Vs Beecroft


  • Siby Joseph (D2) – 5/18 Vs Beecroft
  • Buzz Burrows (C2) – 5/31 Vs ARL


  • 3 x Catches & 1 x Stumping – Aayush Tamhankar (D1 (Blue)


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.

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.