News – 13 October 2019

A big week coming up

Last week was going to be a big one with the Girls Only Master Blaster; Blowfly Cricket and Junior Blasters (Kanga), the Girls T20 Comp starting plus recommencement of the Junior Boys after the School holidays but….wet weather has pushed everything back by a week.

Blowfly Cricket

Our 2nd season of Blowfly Cricket kicks off next Friday (18th October). We are thrilled to be able to offer this wonderful initiative again.

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

 If there anyone in your family, or if you know someone who would like to play Blowfly, games are played as follows:

  • When – every Friday starting 18th October
  • Where –James Henty Oval
  • Time – 6.00 pm until around 7.30 pm

How do you register?

Just contact Bill Peterkin on here or 0488 110 942

Sydney Sixers Special offer

West Penno is a signed up member of the Sydney Sixers. This gives us special offers available only to Sixers Member Clubs.

Sydney Sixers 3 game members are exclusively discounted for Club partners:

  • $5 off individual (adult, junior & concession) and $15 off family (2a+2J) memberships.
  • Memberships can be purchased from here
  • After clicking ‘add promo code’ they will need to type MAGENTACLUB into the text box to access the discount.

Any questions, please reach out to Aaron Wharton at the Sixers – 0438 507 374 or here

Photo of the Month

Our Photo of the Month is on again this season. Our good supporters, Bistro WPH, have sponsored us with a gift voucher to the value of $50 for the best photo of the month. Bistro WPH run the Bistro at the Sports Club and make the best pizza’s in the District plus lots of other eating options. Check out their website on here

Photos are always welcome from across our Sections – Junior Blasters, Junior Boys & Girls plus Seniors.

They can be traditional photos of players batting and bowling, team shots, family and friends who are spectators – anything. In the past, the some of the best photos have been fun shots of people having fun.

How do I participate?

Just take a photo of anything cricket related and send it to Ross Anderson – here . The photo will be put on the website and our Club Chairman will make a decision on the best photo. The winner will get a $50 dinner voucher – it is that easy.

Club Coaching


The Academy starts on Monday 21 October and is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to improve their cricket.

This is high quality training program over 10 weeks that no other Club in our Association offers and very few Clubs in Australia. It is targeted at Boys (U12 to U16) and Girls (U13 to U17). A few things:

  • The Coaches are elite Premier 1st Grade and International (Test) players
  • For the Girls we have Premier Women’s 1st Grade & WBBL players
  • Senior (All Age) players will also be available
  • The cost is a ridiculously low $225 for 10 sessions – just $22.50 per session! The equivalent cost of privately run Clinics is between $800 & $1,000.

How do I participate?

Please contact the following people who will be able to explain next steps and arrange registration:

  • Junior Boys – Tovin Honeysett – here
  • Junior Girls – Suzanna & Grant Colburt – here

Skills Clinics

Skills Clinics for our Junior Boys and Girls start next week. These Clinics are free and run throughout the season where our Juniors get high quality coaching that is an add-on to the normal Team based coaching.

Girls cricket

Season start

Congratulations to our 8 girls chosen for the HK&HDCA Rep side that played in the Kookaburra Cup at the ACT last week. Photos are on the Photo Gallery. Our representatives were:

  • Danielle Chivers
  • Ellen Hall
  • Amy Hale
  • Tuvini Jayakody
  • Aliya Colburt
  • Grace Keane
  • Trinity Newbury
  • Sahana Anand.

Girls Only Master Blasters (7 to 10 years of age) – start date Friday 18th October

The starting date of the Girls-only Cricket Blast Program has been pushed back until next week (Friday 18th October) due to wet weather. The games are at Thornleigh Oval.

We have a really good turnout with 12 Girls already registered from West Penno plus Girls from Thornleigh, Castle Hill, Kenthurst, Galston-Glenorie, Normanhurst, Pennant Hills and Beecroft.

We take registrations throughout the season so it is never too late to give it a go.

So if you have a daughter, sister, grand-daughter or have a neighbour who hits a ball around at a Park or in the backyard then please let them know about this great initiative.

Some brief details:

  • When does this start – Friday 18th October and ends 29th November (8 weeks)
  • Where are the games played – Thornleigh Oval
  • What time – 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
  • What is the cost – $100
  • What do the Girls wear – we will have special coloured shirts for the girls plus they get a Big Bash League hat of their preference.

How do I register?

Register via our website Registration page or contact Suzanna or Grant Colburt at here or by phone: Grant: 0413 594 077 / Suzanna: 0413 594 082.

Junior Blasters (aged 5 to 7 years)

Wet weather has pushed back our start date by 1 week to next Saturday (19th October). Registrations are open throughout the season but it is wise to register soon so that friends can play together in the same team.

Girls aged 8 to 16

We have 4 x Teams this season who play T20s on Saturday afternoons:

  • U13s (x 2 Teams)
  • U15s
  • U17s

We start on Saturday 19th October so there is still time to register but the sooner you register, it helps us to plan and get things like training schedules organised.

Juniors Boys

After the first Round game last week the Competition has a break during the School Holidays and started again on Saturday 12th October.

Round highlights


  • 102* – Jordan Netto (U15/16 White) Vs Castle Hill RSL
  • 50* Ashywn Tyage (U13 Red) Vs Castle Hill RSL


  • 3/4 – Direin Ratnasiva (U11 red) Vs Kissing Point Blue

Team standings

After the Round 2& 3, our Team standings are:

  • U15 & U16s – Orange =1st (2nd on quotient); White =4th (4th); Blue =4th (5th); Red 8th
  • U14s – Orange =1st (1st); Red =1st (2nd); Blue =10th (10th); Green =10th (12th) Purple 13th
  • U13s – Green =2nd (3rd); White =6th (7th); Blue =10th (10th); Red =10th (11th)
  • U12s – Blue =3rd (3rd); Green 9th; Gold 10th; Orange =11th (11th); Red =16th (17th)
  • U11s – =1st Red (2nd), Blue; 6th; Gold =9th (10th); Orange =11th (11th); Green -13th (15th)
  • U8s to U10s – no competition points allocated

Seniors (All Age)


Well done to our 1st players who notched up significant personal milestones:

  • 2,000 runs – Alex Robertson (A2)
  • 1,000 runs – John Rose (C2)
  • 100 wickets – Andy Meikle (A2)

Personal Achievements / Milestones

The Home page of the website has an update of personal Milestones – who has an approaching milestone and who achieved one. The system is now working and each week we will have the latest updates on performances.

Captains Certificate

A reminder that all Captains need to have a current Captain’s Certificate that is an Umpires qualification.  The course is on as follows:

  • When – Monday 14th & 21st October
  • Where –Asquith Bowling Club
  • Time – 7.00 pm to 9.45 pm

Match Reports

Match Reports of every game are on the Match Report section of the website.


Seniors Train at the WPH Sports Club nets on Wednesday and Fridays between 5.00 pm and dusk.

Points table

After 2 Rounds, Team standings are below. The table will be updated once all Association scores come through for Round 3:

  • A1 – 7th
  • A2:
    • Red (Andy) – =1st
    • Blue (Gunny) – =1st
  • B1 – =1st
  • B2 – =3rd (6th on quotient)
  • C1:
    • Red (Phill) – =1st (2nd on quotient)
    • Blue (Fieds) – =3rd (6th on quotient)
  • C2 – =3rd (3rd on quotient)
  • C3 – =6th (9th on quotient)
  • D1:
    • Red (Diggers) – =6th (7th on quotient)
    • Blue (Rob) – =6th (8th on quotient)
  • D2 – =3rd (5th on quotient)

Sydney Sixers membership

Included in the Registration form is an option to become Sydney Sixers Members. This is your choice to accept or decline to opportunity. It is though worth noting the benefits of Membership:

  • Benefits:
    • Discounts of $5 for single membership and $15 for families
    • Club priority for donation requests (Please note we are expecting an increase in Club Partners this season, so we highly recommend registering if you think that you may need any donations to ensure that you don’t miss out)
    • W/BBL team signed bat.
    • Entry to 3 matches (including Sydney Smash).
    • Blast Squad on-field opportunity during home games.

So if you would like to signup it is as easy as doing so when you register.

New Constitution

One to look out for is a Special General Meeting to consider a new Constitution to replace the Model Form we have had since the early 1980s.

Since our Cub became an incorporated body all those years ago, we adopted the Model Constitution under the Act which with our growth/development since has now become somewhat irrelevant to our needs.

A revised, updated document has now been prepared and has been approved by the Executive Committee. For this to be adopted, the law requires it to be presented and approved at a special general meeting of members for which they have been given 21 day’s notice.

All members, who attend the meeting, may vote provided they are financial and over 18 years of age. The formal notice, showing venue, time, date and attaching the new constitution document, will be sent to you in the coming weeks.

Please understand that the only business allowed at that meeting will be a motion to adopt the new constitution as submitted.

More information will follow on this so stay tuned.