News – July 2019


On-line Registrations are open and Registration / Information Day was on Sunday 28 July, To register on-line please use the following link – here

Next steps

We do encourage Registrations to be made as soon as possible please. Our Club is popular and Teams fill-up quickly. 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.

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 Awards

CNSW announced the Clubs and Individuals they have endorsed as their selections for the 2019 NSW Community Sports Awards to be announced at State Parliament House on Thursday 20 June – here

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

Distinguished Long Service Award

During this function, Barry 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”

Club Award

Let’s not forget also our Club was nominated for the 2nd time in 3 years as the CNSW Nominee as Community Club of the Year. To get this nomination once is special, to be nominated by CNSW as the outstanding Community Cricket Club in NSW twice is amazing. A big thanks to all of our players, supporters, Coaches, Managers and volunteers who make these special awards possible.

Club Award

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 was a fantastic acknowledgement of what everyone in our Club has contributed to.

Coming up

Club Events

The season might be over but there is still a lot going on. The website will be updated regularly throughout the off-season so keep a look out for the latest News updates.


The major Events to look out for are:

  • First Seniors Training – Saturday 3rd August


  • Seniors Presentation Night – Thursday 1 August
  • AGM – Thursday 1 August 2019

Baby News

Congratulations to Bec and Bill Peterkin on the birth of their twin daughters on Wednesday 15 May at 1.45 pm –Olivia Kate and Charlie Grace at Norwest Private Hospital. Check out the Photo Gallery ‘Miscellaneous’ for a great photo of elder brother Harry with the Girls.

Well done Bec and Bill – we are all proud of you.

Seniors Presentation Night

The Seniors Presentation Night was held on Friday 26th April and it was another great night. Congratulations to our major Award winners:

  • Presidents Award (Jim Fuggle Trophy) – Bill Peterkin
  • Player of the Year – Josh Banner
  • Outstanding Prospect – Zac Morris

Peter Lees – Life Member

A special moment was the induction of Peter Lees as our 23rd Life Member in 88 years! Peter has played since 1994/95 and had a distinguished playing career. Peter has scored over 5,000 runs and is in the top 10 run scorers in our history.

Peter has been Seniors Treasurer since 2010. In 2013 he took on the Club Finance Director’s role. Traditionally, the Juniors and the Seniors have had their own Treasurer. The Club Treasurer has usually been one of these folk.

Since 2013, Peter took on all three roles which is an onerous job, especially at Registration time.

The quality of his work has been first class with Corporate level reporting standards and quality budgeting. The Club is in strong financial position despite significant headwinds and this is a credit to Peter’s financial guidance.

Invitation Cricket game

In recognition of our great support of the McGrath Foundation since 2011/12 in raising over $40,000 the McGrath Foundation invited us to play in the prestigious annual game against Army at the historic Victoria Barracks Oval – the site of the very first game of cricket played in NSW way back in 1854.

The game was played on Saturday 30 March 2019.

This is a significant event. Apart from being an important fixture in the Army Cricket Club schedule, there is also a VIP Cocktail session after the game.

The Photo Gallery has all the photos posted – here

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.

Junior Grand Final Results

Congratulations to our Grand Finalists this season. Unfortunately after a day of rain, no matches got on so the higher placed Team who the Premiership. Match results are:


WPHC Blue (3rd) drew with Hornsby (1st) – Runner up


WPHC Red (3rd) drew with Castle Hill White (1st) – Runner up


WPHC Red (1st) drew with WPHC Purple (3rd) – Premier & Runner up

Competition Tables

Team standing’s after the last Round (Round 10). Congratulations to our Teams who made it through to the Semi’s, they are highlighted below:

U16sBlue 3rd, White 4th

U15s – 4th

U14sRed 3rd, Orange 4th, White 8th

U13sRed 1st, Purple 3rd, Blue 5th Blue 7th, Orange 9th

U12s – Orange 5th ,Gold 7th, Green 9th, Red 11th, Blue 13th

U11s – Green 6th, Blue 7th, Red 13th, Gold 18th

U10s – non competition

U9s – non competition

U8s – non competition

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

Summer Competition

Round Results

Congratulations to our U15 Red’s who won the Minor Premiership in a close fought Competition. There is no Grand Final in the U15s with a 1st past the post approach. The final game was the decider against Castle Hill who came 2nd in a close fought contest.

Congratulations to the Blues also who finished 3rd and just 6 points off 1st place. Well done to both Teams and everyone involved.

U13s – Grand Final

WPHC 100 lost to Castle Hill 1/102 – well done to Trinity Newbury who top scored with 23 in just 46 deliveries. We just ran out of overs with Castle Hill scoring the runs in the last over of the 20.

Congratulations to the Season’s best performers:

  • Batting – Trinity Newbury (116 runs with infinity average)
  • Bowling – Shiloh David (11 wickets at 8.09)
  • Team Award – Halle Newbury

U15s – 1st past the post

WPHC Red 6/31 drew with Castle Hill – rain affected game

Congratulations to the Season’s best performers:

  • Batting – Ellen Hall 155 runs @ 51.6
  • Bowling – Andrea Bennett 9 wickets at 6.89
  • Team Award – Jess Phillips

WPHC Blue 4/107 lost to Thornleigh 6/110 – best for us with the bat was Amy Hale with 21 from just 21 deliveries and Nidhi Kukubooru with 20 runs.

Congratulations to the Season’s best performers:

  • Batting – Esha Tiwana 173 runs @ 86.5
  • Bowling – Riya Pradeep 10 wickets at 8.3
  • Team Award – Grace Keane and Aliya Colburt


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!


The Seniors Grand Finals were played on Saturday and Sunday 23rd & 24th March 2019). Congratulations to our Premiers:

  • C2 Blue (Fieds) 9/106 drew with Galston-Glenorie 157
  • C3 (Buzz) 119 defeated Berowra 97

Commiserations to our Runners up who both won the Minor Premiership:

  • A2 (Simon) 188 lost to Berowra 3/200
  • B1 (Gunny) 121 & 5/25 lost to Berowra 195

Match Reports will be on the website by tomorrow.

Grand Final highlights


  • Josh Banner (A2) 55 Vs Berowra @ Parklands Oval
  • Kyle Townsend (B1 Red) 52 Vs Berowra @ Kenthurst Park
  • Brent van Wyk (C3) 47 Vs Berowra @ Greenway Park


  • Jack Barry (C2 Blue) 4/42 Vs Galston-Glenorie @ The Glade.

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)

Points Table

Final standings follows. The Grand Finalists have been highlighted:

  • A1 Grade – 4th
  • A2 – 1st
  • B1:
    • Blue (Rick) – 8th
    • Red (Gunny) – 1st
  • B2 – 3rd
  • C1 – 6th
  • C2:
    • Blue (Fieds) – 1st
    • Red (Indranil) – 5th
  • C3 – 1st
  • D1 – 3rd
  • D2 – 6th

“Bistro WPH” Photo of the Month

Congratulations to Ben Meikle (B1) who has won the Bistro WPH Photo of the Month prize. Ben has provided photos through the season but the ones he took of A2 were beauties. Check them out – here

Ben has won a $50 voucher at the fabulous Bistro for – here

Thanks to everyone who sent in photos throughout the season.