News – 11 August 2019


On-line Registrations are open. To register, please use the following link to our Home page – here

Next steps

Please Register as soon as possible. Our Club is popular and Teams fill-up quickly  with many Junior Teams getting close to being closed. In Junior Boys especially, once we get 13 players in a Team, Registrations close.

For our younger Teams, Junior Blasters and Master Blasters we also encourage you to register as soon as possible as this makes sure that your son/ daughter is able to play in the same team as their mates.

Association News

Association Leadership

Congratulations to Andrew Miedler and Rob Hanich for their re-election to major Association leadership roles:

  • Andrew Miedler – Association President
  • Rob Hanich – Association Junior Boys Organising Secretary.

These are both major Leadership roles and what makes this even more special is that both Andrew and Rob were re-elected un-opposed. The recent history at the association has been a constant churn of people in roles and to be elected unopposed shows that they have both done a great job. Well done fellas.

Season start

Details of the Seniors season has been released by the Association. Key dates are:

  • Saturday 14th & 21st September – T20 Competition
  • Saturday 28th September – main competition.

Details of the Junior will be advised when available.

Season start


Clothing orders made through the Registration process will be available before the season starts.

Junior Boys

Registrations will close shortly. Once Teams are known, players will be allocated into Teams and Training sessions will then worked out around when the coach can make it plus training facility availability. Stay tuned.

Junior Girls

Likewise with Girls – once Teams are settled we will be able to let everyone know about the next steps.

Seniors (All Age)

Key dates for your schedule are:

Pre-season training

  • When – every Saturday with the last training on 7 August
  • Where – West Pennant Hills Sports Club nets, 103 New Line Road, WPH
  • Time – 1.00 pm to around 4.00 pm


Selections will be advised by the 7th September.

Season start

  • Saturday 14th September 2019 with 2 x T20 games over the 14th & 21st September
  • The full season competition starts on Saturday 28th September.

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.

Major Award

NSW Cricket Club of the Year

CNSW selected our Club as their nomination for the 2019 NSW Community Sports Awards – here

Our selection as NSW Club of the year is the 2nd time in 3 years we have received this prestigious award.

We are both thrilled and humbled to be CNSW’s nomination for the following major Awards:

  • Distinguished Long Service Award – Barry McDonald
  • Community Club of the Year – WPHCCC

Australian Cricket Club of the Year nomination

Cricket NSW has also advised us recently that we have been selected by the Sydney Sixers Metro Community Cricket team for Community Cricket Club of the Year for the annual A Sport for All Awards held by Cricket Australia. They commented that:

“WPHCCC has been a great example of bringing people of the community together. The Club has proven that hard work and great volunteers can achieve fantastic outcomes for the cricketing community! The Club encompasses a number of attributes that we believe contribute to what is a great cricket Club.”

Cricket Australia announced at the end of May that Quinns Rock Cricket Club in Perth was the worthy winner of this Award but to be the NSW nomination for Australian level recognition was a fantastic acknowledgement of what everyone in our Club has contributed to.

Distinguished Long Service Award

During the 2019 NSW Community Sports Awards, Barry McDonald was awarded a Distinguished Long Service Award. He was one of 20 amazing recipients and photos of the night are on the website Photo Gallery (Miscellaneous photos). What was special on the night is that Barry was invited by the CEO of SportNSW to speak on behalf of all the Recipients. He reason for this honour is that Barry’s CV was seen as the most impressive of an impressive group of people – here

When asked to speak on behalf of the 20 Distinguished Long Service Award recipients, Barry McDonald, who has volunteered with the West Pennant Hills Cricket Club for 34 years, shared this about spending so long in grassroots sport:

“It’s a very simple message – we get more out of doing it than what we put in”

Junior Boys

Juniors Presentation

Congratulations to our Major Award winners who were announced at the Juniors Presentation Day on Saturday 30 March 2019:

  • Junior Player of the Year(John Coulthard Award) – Cameron Tunks (U16 White)
  • Charles Booth Memorial Award – Trinity Newbury (Girls U13s)
  • Volunteers of the Year Award:
    • U8 to U11 – Lyndal Fraser and Dave Weeden
    • U12 to U16 – Alicia Evans
  • U11 Player of the Year (Ross Anderson Trophy) – Angus Weeden

Arthur Souter Award

Congratulations to those U16 players who have graduated after starting in Kanga:

Shaan Bakshi, Shashank Darapuneni, Alastair Fullerton, Aden Hanich, Oscar Keyes, Avikshiti Lath, Sachman Maini, Vinoshan Parathan, Cameron Tunks, Luca Vasic, Thomas Vella.

Girls Cricket

Major Award Winners

Congratulations to our Major Award winners:

  • Charles Booth Memorial Award – Trinity Newbury

Trinity becomes our 1st Girl player to win our longest standing Award (since 1969).

  • Lisa Sthalekar Trophy (Player of the Year) – Ellen Hall
  • Volunteer of the Year – Anthony Hale


Our Girls Division is doing great things in developing the cricket pathway for Girls – take a bow Mr Chivers. Northern District CC has entered a Team in the new U15 Brewer Shield which is the Representative stream for Girls in the Sydney Grade Competition. We now have a record 10 Girls playing in the U15 Brewer or U18 Brewer this week plus two more on standby so 12 in all. How good is that!


Season highlights


  • A2 lead the way this season with Josh Banner (613 @ 56) and James Partridge (457) the top run scorers
  • Brent Larkham (443), Asees Rajput (434) and Richard Hughes (427) rounded out the top 5
  • Josh’s 561 runs in A2 is now the record season tally for that grade (passing Matt Venables’ 546)
  • The highest individual score for the year was Alex Chidgey’s 134 in C2, followed by Josh’s 123no in A2


  • A2 were again at the top, with Luke Herzog the leading wicket taker (40). Napier Gryst was 2nd with 29
  • Tis Mistry (28), Ben Meikle (26) and Amitava Sen (26) completed the top 5
  • Aaron Hawkins (9.5 in B1) had the best average out of those who took more than 20 wickets
  • Rob Knapman’s 7/35 were the best figures for an individual innings.  Dave Larkham was next best with 7/60, taking 7 of his 18 wickets for the season in one innings
  • Simon Smyth moved to 6th on the all-time wicket taking tally, and is now clear 1st in the all-time A2 tally


  • Lachie McBrien took the most dismissals for the year – 22

Season High Achievers

Top 5 batsmen

  1. Josh Banner (A2) – 613 runs @ 55.8
  2. James Partridge (A2) – 457 runs @ 28.6
  3. Brent Larkham (B1 Red) – 443 runs @ 31.6
  4. Asees Rajput (C1) – 434 runs @ 33.4
  5. Richard Hughes (C1) – 427 runs @ 28.5

Top 5 Bowlers

  1. Luke Herzog )A2) – 40 wickets @ 11.7
  2. Napier Gryst (C1) – 29 wickets @ 12.7
  3. Tis Mistry (A2) – 28 wickets @ 12.5
  4. Amit Sen (D1) – 26 wickets @ 10.3
  5. Ben Meikle (B1 Red) – 26 wickets @ 13.9

Top fielders

  1. Brent Larkham (B1 Red) – 11 catches
  2. Connor Mayoh (D1) – 10 catches
  3. Riley Paton (C3) – 10 catches
  4. Napier Gryst (C1) – 9 catches
  5. Jack Barry (C2 Blue) – 9 catches
  6. Bailey Miedley (A1) – 9 catches
  7. John Rose (C3) – 9 catches

Top 3 wicket-keepers

  1. Lachlan McBrien (A2) – 18 dismissals (16 catches & 2 stumpings)
  2. Indranil Mukherjee (C2 Red) – 17 dismissals (12 catches + 5 stumpings)
  3. Matt Schwartzel (C2 Blue) – 15 dismissals (13 + 2)