News – 1st November 2020

Greenway Park Community Centre – it’s all happening

A lot has happened this week with major progress being made – refer to the banner photo on the Website:

  • 10 modules arrived from Parkwood to Cherrybrook this week
  • The Crane arrived on Thursday 29 October and has now left.

There is now a building standing where there was just a construction zone a few days ago. Check out the ‘Anecdotes’ section for a more detailed explanation of what the Community Centre will deliver.

Farewell and thank you

During the week, Jason Read who has been the Secretary Manager of the Sports Club for 23 years left to try out new opportunities in Queensland.  To quote Bill Peterkin:

“After 23 years with the club it was probably time for a change (personally it is a big change for me, Ray gave Jason the job and I guess it’s the last link to the Club for us as a family after over 40 years!!!”

Jason has been a tremendous supporter for us over many years and we wish him all the very best for the future and for a job very well done.


The season is now underway and we have 729 unique registrations this compares to 670 Registrations at the same stage of the season 2019/20. 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 1)

Each week we will highlight the outstanding performances of the weekend in batting, bowling & fielding. The highlights from Day 1 (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 – Day 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.


Registration fees

There are still a few folk with fees outstanding. We need to get this sorted asap please as it exposes those who are not registered to having no Insurance cover. We also have between 13 and 15 players / Team so selection preference will be given to those who are financial.

Also, from Monday night, Seniors fees will be increased by $50 so get in and avoid the increase.

Round highlights

Highlights from a rain affected Day 1, Round 2 follows:


  • Steve Rochow (B1) – 79 Vs Sydeny 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.