News – June 2020

Website updates during the Off-season

While the season is over, lots of things are happening in the background to get ready for next season. Check the website regularly as it is updated with everything you need to know.

2020/21 Season – starts 24th October 2020

The Association has advised (15 June 2020):

“The New South Wales State Sporting Organisations (SSO) Season Collaborative Agreement 03 June 2020 is an agreement to amend the changeover dates between the delayed winter season due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions and the summer cricket season. The winter season is to conclude no later than 11 October 2020 (including finals); and the conduct of community cricket affiliated competitions to conclude no later than 5 April 2021.

 In line with the New South Wales State Sporting Organisations (SSO) Season Collaborative Agreement 03 June 2020, Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai councils have announced the following changes to sporting season dates in response to the shortening of the 2020 winter season due to COVID-19:

    •  2020 Winter Season concludes Monday 5 October 2020
    • 2020/21 Summer Season starts Saturday 24 October 2020
    • 2020/21 Summer Season concludes Sunday 28 March 2021 (1 week later than normal).”

This is 7 weeks later than the normal start date and the finish is 1 week later than normal.

What it means to us

  • We can train at available nets in groups of 10 people (max) with social distancing applying
  • Registration / Information Day is likely to be Sunday 30th August (to be confirmed)
  • Seniors Training will start Saturday 29th August
  • Season start dates will be:
    • Junior Boys & Seniors – Saturday 24th October
    • Girls – TBA
    • Junior Blasters – TBA but likely to be delayed by a further couple of weeks
    • Blowfly – TBA but likely to be mid-November

The Association is meeting on 30th June to work through further start and end date arrangements – things like formats (Juniors) and mix of 2-day Vs 1-day games.

Girls Reps Trials

Details are:

  • Registrations close Friday 24 July 2020 at 7.00 pm
  • If a Girl is 13 years old on 31st August 2020 then they are eligible for selection in the U15s

Full details are including the Registration process is via the following link: here

CEO Sleepout

On Thursday 18 June, Sreeni Pillamarri (C2 & Club Executive Committee Member) is participating in the Vinnies Sleepout.

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is a one-night event over one of the longest and coldest nights of the year. Hundreds of CEOs, business owners as well as community and government leaders sleep outdoors to support the many Australians who are experiencing homelessness and people at risk of homelessness.

Support Sreeni in his efforts to help people to help break the cycle of homelessness. You can donate here

Greenway Park development

We are getting close to the new $3.6m Community Centre at Greenway Park being installed. The Centre is to be located on the grass bank between the top and bottom ovals and will become a major enhancement that can be used during the season. It will have viewing balconies, storage, meeting rooms, kitchen, air-conditioning, change rooms and function facilities. Most importantly, our players , parents and supporters will have a great viewing platform to watch the game in comfort.

The Centre is being built in modular form and will be transported from Somersby to Cherrybrook and installed in June.

Check out our Facebook page to as a video of the latest development.

SBS ‘Life Time Community Service Award’

Congratulations to Sreeni Pillamarri (C2 and Executive Committee Member) who was announced as runner up in the SBS ‘Life Time Community Service Awards’ (26th May 2020).

His contribution is amazing. Apart from his volunteer effort with our Club, Sreeni is a Board Member of Radio station Alive 90.5 FM, former President of the Telugu Association and United India Association.

In 2018 he organised and walked from Parramatta to Canberra in the ‘Walk for Farmers’ to support drought stricken farmers. This year he organised a major funding raising for the SFS volunteers during the bushfires.

This is outstanding and is yet another example of what makes our Club great – the depth and quality of our amazing volunteers in all capacities.

Well done Sreeni.

Danielle Chivers:

National winner: ‘Young Community Leader of the Year’ &

CNSW ‘Young Community Leader of the Year’

On 21 May 2020, Cricket Australia selected Dani Chivers (pictured left in the Banner photo together with Ellen Hall) as the national ‘Young Community Leader of the Year’. Danielle topped list ahead of 5 other State nominations making her the highest ranked Young Community Leader in Australia.

To reach this distinguished level, Cricket NSW announced (13 May 2020) that Danielle was named the Young Community Leader of the Year! Her achievements, among many, are:

  • Dani is a key member of our Schools Clinic/ Coaching teams
  • Is actively involved in our Blowfly Cricket initiative
  • Is a Coach in the HK&HDCA Coaching Program run by the legendary Bruce Wood
  • Last season she won the Association Rookie Coach of the Year Award
  • Her playing record is also outstanding. Playing cricket for our Sixers Girls Cricket League and won the prestigious Lisa Sthalekar Award as the outstanding Girls cricketer for 2019/20.

The prestigious ‘A Sport for All’ Awards run by Cricket Australia are the highest honour a volunteer can receive and Dani has taken out one of only 3 individual categories. We have over 275 active volunteers who all do an amazing job to support our Club and Dani is a great representative of what our club is all about.

Well done Dani – we are very proud of your achievements.

Major Club Award – Presidents Award

Rob Hanich

We have over 275 active Volunteers with everyone making a significant contribution. To be acknowledged as the outstanding Volunteer of the Year is something special.

Outside Life Membership, the ‘President’s Award’ is the most prestigious Award that is available in our Club. The Award acknowledges the most outstanding Volunteer effort for our Club over the last season, also taking into account long service and outstanding contribution.

Rob is Deputy Juniors Director, Club Vice President, Seniors D1 Captain. Add to this, Juniors Secretary of the Association for a 2nd season plus being a former Club Juniors Director (2016-19), Junior Coach and Age Convenor. These are amazing contributions not just for this season but over many years.

Well done and well deserved Rob.

Major Award Winners (Juniors) 2019/20

Whilst we were unable to hold our usual Presentation Day for this past Season due to COVID-19, the Junior Committee have still had the difficult task of assessing the many worthy nominations for our Perpetual Awards.

We now take great pleasure in being able to acknowledge our Major Award winners for Season 2019/2020.

John Coulthard Award – Outstanding Junior U16 Player : Shaan Bakshi

Lisa Sthalekar Award – Outstanding Girls Player (Senior): Danielle Chivers

Charles Booth Memorial Award – Outstanding Junior U13 Player: Benjamin Burrows

Tina McPherson Award – Outstanding Girls Player (Junior): Sofia Culas

Ross Anderson Award – Outstanding Junior Player U11: Oscar Honeysett


Volunteer of the Year Awards

Volunteer of the Year (U12-U16): Duminda Thenuwara

Volunteer of the Year (Girls): Neil Jackson

Volunteer of the Year (U8-U11): Mick Dalton


Arthur Souter Award (Players graduating U16 who have played every season from Kanga – U16)

Cory Brookhouse

Danielle Chivers

Seth Sweeney

Luchith Thenuwara

Aryan Tyagi

Congratulations to all the Award winners.

Major Award winners (Seniors) 2019/20

With the Seniors Presentation cancelled due to COVID-19 we don’t have any formal end of season recognition for outstanding achievement. Our 2 Major Awards though are still being made and trophies will be awarded once the season start is known.

Congratulations to our major Award winners:

Player of the Year

Michael Richards (A1).

Michael won the prestigious Award for taking 28 wickets @ 14.7 to be our top A1 wicket taker + 2nd highest wicket taker in the Club. This is also the 2nd time he has won the Award (2015/16) plus winning the Charles Booth Memorial Award (U13s) in 2005/06.

Outstanding Prospect

Alastair Fullerton (D1 Blue)

Alastair won the prestigious ‘Outstanding Prospect’ of the year award by scoring 532 runs @ 59.2 and taking 13 wickets @ 18.6.

Team based awards

We are going to be acknowledging best batting & bowling achievements in all Senior Grades. The winners will be published on the website in May.

Girl’s cricket


Results of the GF played on Saturday 7 March 2020:


WPHC (Sthalekar) 2nd defeated Thornleigh 4th in the Plate Final.

The 5th placed Annetts Team just missed the Finals by finishing 5th.

Final Competition standings are:

  • WPHC Sthalekar – 2nd (45 points)
  • WPHC Annetts – =4th (5th on quotient) – 29 points

Sixers League


Congratulations to our Grand Finalists:

Grand Final

WPHC Healy 84 lost to Castled Hill Thunder 2/91

Plate Final

WPHC Perry 4/31 lost to Castle Hill RSL 30 in the Plate Final.

Final Competition standings are:

  • WPHC Healy 1st (49 points)
  • WPHC Perry – 3rd (43 points)


Grand Final results

  • U11:
    • Blue (2nd) 76 lost to Normanhurst-Warrawee (1st) 93
  • U15/16
    • Orange (3rd) 135 lost to Hornsby (1st) 141

Team standings

After the last competition Round – 29th February, Team standings:

  • U15 /U16s – Orange =2nd (3rd on quotient); Blue 7th; Red 8th; White 10th
  • U14s – Red 1st; Purple =2nd (3rd on quotient), Blue 6th; Orange 7th, Green 9th
  • U13s – Red 6th, Green 7th, Blue 10th, White 11th
  • U12s – Blue 4th; Green 8th; Orange 15th; Gold 17th; Red 19th.
  • U11s – Blue 2nd; Orange 3rd; Gold 9th; Red 12th; Green 14th
  • U8s to U10s – no competition points allocated.

Awards Presentation

As mentioned above, the Juniors Presentation has been cancelled. Awards for each Team and major Perpetual Awards will still be presented – the timing and process have yet to be determined. As a minimum, we will use our Club Social Media to let everyone know who won the various awards.

Seniors (All Age)

Presentation Night & Awards

The Senior Presentation Day, scheduled for Friday 1 May 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID 2020.

Award winners for each team have been distributed and our major Award winners have been announced:

  • Player of the Year – Michael Richards (A1)
  • Outstanding Prospect – (Alastair Fullerton)

Semi-Finals & Grand Finals

Congratulations to our Minor Premiers and Premiers (declared after finishing highest on the Competition table):

  • C1 Red (Phill)
  • C3 (Buzz)

Commiserations to our Teams that missed out in the Semi Finals – wet weather ensured drawn games meaning our 4 lower placed sides missed out:

  • A2 Blue (Gunny)
  • C2 (Indranil)
  • D1 Blue (Rob)
  • D2 (Mike)

Points table

Team standings after the final Round (14) follows:

  • A1 – 5th (37 points)
  • A2:
    • Blue (Gunny) – 3rd (53 points)
    • Red (Andy) – 5th (47 points)
  • B1 – 6th (38 points)
  • B2 – 8th (33 points)
  • C1:
    • Red (Phill) = 1st
    • Blue (Fieds) – 8th
  • C2 – 4th (42 points)
  • C3 – 1st (70 points)
  • D1:
    • Blue (Rob) – 3rd 48 points)
    • Red (Diggers) – 5th (44 points)
  • D2 – 3rd (52 points)