Semi Finals - Day 2 (12 March 2016)
Main News items
• Congratulations to our Junior Grand Finalists – U16 Gold; U14 Gold; U13 Gold; U11 Green who played their Grand Finals on Sunday. A special congratulations to our U11 Greens who won their Competition. Well done to everyone who made it this far.
• Pink Stumps day was a great success yesterday and the Team is still taking donations to su[pport this great cause. Details below.
• Last season it was our higher grade sides who led the Premiership charge. This season it has been reversed with C1, C4, D1 and D2 representing us in the Grand Finals. Bad luck to our A1, A2, B1 and B2 boys who will give it a shot next season.
• The Photo gallery has been updated with some more photos so have a look if you get a chance.
Seniors Grand Finals
Last season our top graded Teams brought home the silverwear. This season is the reverse. Our flag bearers are:
• C1 – WPHC Vs SKLPS @ Kenthurst Park
• C4 – WPHC Vs Lankan islanders @ Dural Park
• D1 – WPHC Vs Berowra @ Greenway
• D2 – WPHC Vs St Ives @ Hassell Park (St Ives)
Add to this our SPL boys who have already won the Comp and we are in the running for 4 Premierships.
It would be great if you could make the time to come down and support the boys on Saturday / Sunday from 12.00 noon.
Pink Stumps day
Congratulations to our U9s who ran our Pink Stumps Day on Saturday – a wonderful initiative to raise money for the McGrath Foundation.
You can still show your support for this great cause and can do this via the following link –
Tickets are just $2 each or 3 for $5. Just leave a comment in the comments box as to how many tickets are being purchased and leave a contact number. One of the prizes is the opportunity to drive a BMW for the weekend.
Specialist coaching opportunities
The Association Coaches Association is again running its annual off-season Specialist Coaching Program covering batting, pace, spin bowling and wicket-keeping. Details are:
• Age Groups: U12 to U15 players
• When: 8 & 29 May; 19 June; 17 July 2016
• Who is invited: Representative standard or stronger Club players
Parents register online (see the information flyer at: http://bit.ly/Specialist-2016 ) and they choose which sessions they would like their child to attend. Last year’s program was a sell out with great feedback from the players and their parents, so please register early.
WPHC 2/96 lost to Castle Hill 4/130 – the girls batted first and did well to score 96 in their 20 overs with Christina Phillip top scoring with 19. While we had a competitive total it wasn’t enough with Castle hill powering to 130 in their 20 overs. Zoya Thakur was our best with 2/10 from her 3 overs and one wicket each to Christina and Amelia Bridge. Well done girls.
The Finals are underway and well done to our Girls who are playing this weekend.
WPHC Blue Vs Castle Hill RSL – details not yet received.
WPHC Red Vs WPH C White – details not yet received.
Photo of the Month
With the season now almost over the Photo of the Month competition finishes is just about at its conclusion. Everyone is welcome to participate. Entering is simple – all you have to do is to take a photo and send it to Ross Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The winner gets a dinner voucher for $100 at the fabulous WPH Sports Club Brasserie. The photos can cover anything from action shots through to panoramas and funny shots – anything. All photos go on the website.
The Juniors Presentation Day is on next weekend. Details are;
• When – Saturday 19 March 2016-03-13
• Where – Oakhill Drive Public School
o U12s to U16s – arrive 9.15 am to 9.30 start
o U8s to U11s – arrive 10.30 am for a 10.45 am start
There will be:
• Free BBQ, speed gun and Jumping Castle
• Team photos handed out.
The Grand Finals were [played on Sunday and congratulations to our U11s who won their Grand Final. Results are:
WPHC Gold 107 lost to Normanhurst-Warrawee 124
WPHC Gold 135 lost to Kenthurst Upper Hills 236
WPHC Gold 118 lost to Thornleigh 4/119
WPHC Green 4/149 defeated Castle Hill RSL White 9/147
Note: U10s, U9s and U8s do not have Finals.
Positions becoming available
We are already starting to plan for next season and we need please some volunteers to fill some gaps as our current volunteers have children moving into Seniors next season
I particularly encourage parents or coaches and managers in our younger age groups to put their hands up – as this provides greater continuity as your children progress through juniors. With volunteers for each of the roles the work is good fun and not onerous.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of these roles, what it entails, effort etc – please give us a call or email us as follows:
Clothing Coordinator Brendan Flynn 0415 546 728 email@example.com
Equipment Coordinator Brendan Flynn 0415 546 728 firstname.lastname@example.org
Trophies Coordinator James Trainor 0417 411 938 email@example.com
Grounds Coordinator Julian Bish 0411 272 262 firstname.lastname@example.org
Year Book Coordinator Julian Bish 0411 272 262 email@example.com
WPHC 128 & 2/212 lost to Hornsby 179 & 4/90 – the boys started strong today taking some early wickets leaving Hornsby under a lot of pressure however a strong last wicket partnership had them over come he final 18 runs required to win first innings. The boys managed to dismiss Hornsby by lunch.
With 60 overs left we needed to score some runs quickly and quickly is what they did finishing 2-212 of 25 overs. Alex ‘figjam’ Robertson (74) opened the batting and got the boys of to a flier middling everything and smoking sixes left right and centre and showing everyone what he is truly capable. Just when we thought run rate couldn’t pick up, Gav ‘Scales’ Taylor (60) and Ranga ‘Twanga’ (76) put on clinical display of sustained stroke making that got West Penno to lead of 170 with 38 to bowl giving us every chance to win.
Turning to our second time with the ball Tim ‘buckets’ Scoular and Riley ‘eggnog’ Mielder got off to a flyer taking 3 quick wickets in 20 minutes. However the Hornsby players dug deep and managed to hold strong and defeat the four time rofarian team. All credit to Hornsby who set up their finals appearance with an outstanding day one effort and a resilient day two, more to their credit they were the most consistent team all year. For the West Penno boys whilst the run might be over the hunger is not, we will be back bigger, stronger and better
WPHC 155 lost to Mt Colah 202 – a more detailed match report will follow but in brief, resuming at 1/15 we missed out on the chance to defend our Premiership from last season. We were right in this game with skipper Julian Raffel leading the way with 39 initially and then Tim Starr with an impressive 45 but just not enough to get us across the line. More to follow.
WPHC 55 & 2/70 lost to Kissing Point 79 & 95 – needing 36 runs to win after starting up at 8/42 it was always going to be a tough one but we came so close. With The Glade playing its usual tricks it was more a case of seeing how close we could get and then rolling Point as quickly as possible and then having a go at a run chase.
Trailing but 24 runs on the 1st innings enter Michael Richards who took an amazing 6/25 from 16 overs to give us a shot at running down 119 to win in the 11 overs remaining. We gave it a shot with Tis Mistry smashing 50* but the task was just too much and we finished the day with 2/70 – 49 runs short. So we missed the chance to play in the Final but the Team has a great culture and we will give it another shot next season.
WPHC 110 & 7/131 lost to Lankan Islanders 118 & 4/51 – so close but just not enough. Overnight the Lankan’s were 5/83, still 27 short of our total and 5 down and the boys liking their chances. With first innings points so critical at one stage we had them 8/104 and then 9/107 and a big chance of pulling this off. We just missed out when the winning runs were hit via a snick that was just out of reach and went for 4 runs. Congratulations to Dan Costigan 4/25, Nick Carter 2/38 and Prat. Datar 1/17 who were fantastic.
We finished the innings off quickly and needed to get fast runs to give us a 2nd chance. We batted for 27 overs and got to 7/131 with Alex Turner on fire for 52 and Dinesh De Silva 33 to put on a rapid 61 opening partnership. We declared with a lead of 124 and importantly 29 overs to give us shot at an unlikely win.
A wicket first ball of the innings and it was game on. As expected, they dropped anchor and while we got another 3 wickets with Dan again starring with 2/21 and Peter Flook 1/10 we just didn’t have enough time. It was one of those seasons where we were the best Team throughout the season but the simple story is that we didn’t get enough runs in the first innings in the one that counted. While going down, the boys never lost hope in getting across the line and this was typical of the spirit throughout the season. Well done boys.
WPHC 197 defeated Glenorie 150 – continuing on innings from the overnight score of 8/166 the effort in the first session set us up for the win. Justin Edwards got an important 32 and with Ben O’Meara (11) put on 40 for the 8th wicket and this made it tough for a side that had bowling as its strength.
While we sucked up 11 overs they needed to score at 3 an over on a quick Greenway Park – gettable but against an attack that has proven to be able to control games and defend low scores. Kristoff (3/39) and Ben O’Meara (2/35) did the early damage. In fact it was Ben who had 2/4 after his first over that put us right on top. Justin Edwards contribution of 3/24 with one each to Rahul and Stanton Tam finished the job. There were times when they recovered and looked to again be giving themselves a chance but each time there was a partnership we got wickets in clumps to always give us control of the game.
The upshot is that this is a very well balanced side with great experience that is a serious contender to next week’s Final and a chance to win our first C1 Premiership since 2013/14.
WPHC 211 defeated Hornsby 64 – resuming at 7/191, the plan was to eat up overs while keeping the runs ticking over. We were finally dismissed for 211. Leaving the opposition 59 overs to chase down a great total on a large and slow Fred Caterson 2 oval.
The boys knew that we had to turn up the pressure from ball one! Unfortunately we gave away a single first ball, but ball two brought about the first breakthrough with a sharp caught & bowled from Aaron Hawkins (3/6 from 7). Not to be outdone, David Behlevanas, fresh from 3 weeks off and flying in the day before from the UK, got a wicket with his first ball in the very next over with a great catch at point.
Alex Chidgey found the outside edge of the leading Hornsby season run scorer with the ball rocketing off the bat brilliantly caught at 2nd slip by Ian Paterson. Ian’s face said it all – surprise, joy, pride and then ouch better get some ice on the hand. Stewie Fiedler (3/6) also got a wicket before the tea break and Ran Gunn a fine run out to have Hornsby 6/20. Naps took a wicket straight after tea and could have had more.
Stuart Fiedler continued his fantastic form with the ball, taking 3/6 from his 6 overs. A great effort from our batsmen in the first week really batted the opposition out of the game. We now sit in a great position, waiting to see who we will face in the final and a chance to win our first ever C4 Grade Premiership!
WPHC 267 defeated Kissing Point 167 – after resuming on 4/205 we managed to push the score up to 267 using up a further 27 overs with contributions from all. Max brought up his 50 and Luke finished with a solid 20. Kissing Point was left with a minimum of 45 overs to make the runs.
Kissing Points top order started well, however we were soon into their middle order, with Dean Carlin taking 3 wickets, and Tom Poole also took 3. All the bowlers bowled well in a good hit out for next weekend, and the innings was wrapped up for 167, with 3 overs remaining. A good solid bowling and fielding performance by all, but the win was set up by the fine partnership last week by Raj (110) and Max (52), well done boys.
WPHC 190 defeated Hornsby 112 – match report and details not yet received. In brief though after Hornsby were challenging us at 2/80 we powered through to get a comfortable win. Best for us was Dylan Bish, who was the star with 3/4 from 4 overs. More to follow.
Sunday Premier League – Grand Final Sunday 28 February 2016
WPHC Red 1/103 defeated ARL 8/102 – the big one against long-term rivals was played at Les Shore and the boys had a convincing win. We were playing against a core of the ARL boys who have only recently stopped playing A1 so were a formidable side.
Our bowling and fielding was superb and while we were expecting to contain them to around 220 from their 36 overs to dismiss them for 108 was an amazing effort. Dale van Den Boogaard was the star with 5/11 from just 5 overs. Wickets also to Andrew Driscoll (1/19), Andrew Watts (1/22) were also important. The big one though came from Simon Smyth who took 1/12 and this was also his 350th career wicket settling him at number 8 in the all-time wicket takers list!
As ARL had so many A1 players we started with a 54 run bonus and we did it easily with Michael Banner top scoring with 30*.
The boys have now achieved back to back SPL Premierships – 3 out of 4 and the only one we lost was due to a washout back in 2013/14. Well done boys.
John Hayne Cup (T20 Competition)
Game 1: WPHCCC 121 defeated Castle Hill White 75
After Buzz continued his losing streak of losing the toss, we batted first and against a well drilled fielding side, Zac started well with 14, Rash added 18, the Pete Lees (19*) and Joel Behlevanas (26* 2 x 6’s) managed to make up for the rest of us to post a total of 121.
Bowling wise, Buzz (3/3), Narendra (1/7), Zac (1/5), Rash (1/8), Christian (1/7), Nikki (1/13), Semonn (1/13) plus another stunning run out from Rash cleaned up the opposition for 75.
(The rules of John Hayne Cup state that when a bowler has taken 3 wickets, he must be removed from the attack, so after Buzz had his 3rd, it was left to the rarely spotted Peter Lees to finish his over, much to the delight of the team who have never seen Pete roll his arm over in anger!)
Game 2: WPHCCC Blue 136 defeated WPHCCC Red 119
A fantastic way to finish out the season was this local derby played at the home of WPHCCC cricket, Campbell Park.
The Blue team bowled first with Narendra taking (3/6) – (Pete Lees, now known as the finisher, completed his one ball to finish the day with figures of 0.2 overs, 0/2!) – Zac took 3/12 and Rash 1/11 plus 3 run outs meant the Red team posted 119.
Onto our batting and Rindu made his 20 rtno, as did Pete Lees 22 rtno, and another good knock from Zac 20*. Then it was a bit of a race to see who could get their 20 quickest! Harry smashed 22* off 7 balls, but Rash went up a notch to smash 22 off 5 balls (2×4 2×6).
Thank you to all the players in this side for an enjoyable year, a fantastic way to spend a Saturday arvo with a great bunch of blokes!
All the best of luck to teams in the GF next weekend!
Top run scorers
Harrison Miedler (C3) became our 1st player this season to clock up 600 runs for the season – well done. This is also only the 2nd time in C3 this benchmark has been achieved – the 1st time being by Rick Turner (B1) who scored 737 runs in 2012/13.
Aggregate scores over 600 are achieved but they are not common. What might make this very special is that Robert Love (D1) on 562 runs and Michael Richards (A2) with 526 are also in striking distance. If either of these players get to 600 it will be the 1st time in our history that 2 players, or more, will get to this significant landmark.
A long time between overs
Peter Lees (C3) is one of our top batsmen with over 4,000 runs to his credit but bowling is not one of his more recent achievements. In fact since 1998/99 he has bowled just 6 overs until this week. Playing in the John Hayne Cup a bowler is limited to taking 3 wickets and then needs to be replaced. In the first T20 Buzz Burrows got 3 wickets in the over and had one ball to bowl so enter Peter to kick-start his bowling career. Then the 2nd game and this time Narendra Kulkarni took 3 wickets in the over and Peter again bowled the single ball to finish the over.
A fine record
Our A2 boys may have gone down in the Semi Final but they set a new record in fines. Page 21 of the Photo gallery has a shot of the rather large fines tin. Anyway, after raising $1,750 last season they set a new record of $2,150 for the season – an average of $143 / game. We don’t have records of this type of achievement but it would have to be up there.
Top 5 batsmen (as at 12th March 2016)
1. Harrison Miedler (C3) – 602 runs @ 41.16
2. Robert Love (D1) – 562 runs @ 56.20
3. Michael Richards (B1) – 526 runs @ 37.57
4. Ian Paterson (C4) – 525 runs @ 37.50
5. Ray Khamis (C4) – 475 runs @ 29.69
Top 5 bowlers
1. Dean Carlin (D1) – 43 wickets @ 12.74
2. Tisveer Mistry (B1) – 32 wickets @ 13.97
3. Riley Miedler (A1) – 30 wickets @ 9.17
4. Nathaniel Chidgey (C3) – 30 wickets @ 17.47
5. Tim Starr (A2) – 29 wickets @ 6.07
6. Nick Carter (B2) – 29 wickets @ 11.21
Top 3 fielders
1. James McBrien (A2) – 10 catches (plus 3 as w/k)
2. Tarun Lath (C2) – 10 catches
3. James Makin (A1) –9 catches (plus 1 w/k)
4. Josh Mathias (A2) – 9 catches
5. Patrick Phillips (B2) – 9 catches
Top 5 wicket-keepers
1. Ayyar Gautam (C2) – 20 dismissals (16 catches & 4 stumpings)
2. Nick Bennett (A2) – 19 dismissals (18 catches & 1 stumping)
3. Joel Behlevanas (C3) –17 dismissals (16 catches & 1 fielding)
4. Alex Turner (B2) – 13 dismissals (12 catches & 1 stumping)
5. Aaron Carlini )C1) – 13 dismissals (12 catches & 1 stumping)
6. Kyle Faber (B1) – 13 dismissals (11 catches & 2 stumpings)
7. Ayush Gupta (D2) – 13 dismissals (13 catches)
The big ones coming up:
• Michael Fiedler (C1) – 44 runs to 1,000
• Luke Herzog (A2) – 5 wickets to 150
Batting Grade Performances
Michael McGregor B1 4,000 runs Vs St Ives @ Dural Park 13/2/2016
Gav Taylor A1 3,000 runs Vs Berowra @ Mt Ku-ring-gai 12/9/2015
(youngest player to reach 3,000 runs)
Allan Raffel B1 3,000 runs Vs Kissing Point @ Auluba Oval 28/11/2015
Rowan Keating A2 3,000 runs Vs Galston-Glenorie @ Les Shore 2 19/12/2015
Dinesh De Silva C1 2,000 runs Vs Sydney Lions @ Annangrove Oval 12/9/2015
Pratah Sinnetamby C4 2,000 runs Vs St Ives @ Bannockburn Oval 5/12/2015
Rick Turner B2 2,000 runs Vs Hornsby @ Greenway Park 19/12/2015
Matt Jobson A1 2,000 runs Vs Berowra @ Berowra Oval 27/2/2016
Kyle Faber B1 1,000 runs Vs Normanhurst-Warrawee @ Dural Park 26/9/2015
Michael Richards A2 1,000 runs Vs Normanhurst-Warrawee @ Dural Park 26/9/2015
Aaron Carlini C3 1,000 runs Vs Normanhurst-Warrawee @ Normanhurst Oval 3/10/2015
Neeraj Gupta D1 1,000 runs Vs Glenorie @ Campbell Park 26/9/2015
Tarun Lath C2 1,000 runs Vs Beecroft @ Cheltenham Oval 10/10/2015
Narendra Kulkarni C3 1,000 runs Vs Hornsby @ Headen Park 21/11/2015
Tim Scoular A1 1,000 runs Vs Hornsby @ Storey Park 6/2/2016
Anuj Dhorajiwala A2 1,000 runs Vs Berowra @ Dural Park 27/2/2016
Michael Fiedler D1 956 runs – 44 to 1,000
Simon Smyth SPL 350 wickets Vs ARL SPL Final @ Les Shore 28/2/2016
Matt Spalding A2 250 wickets Vs Castle Hill @ Greenway Park 19/9/2015
Roger Friend D1 200 wickets Vs St Ives @ Samuel King 21/11/2015
Justin Paterson A2 200 wickets Vs Kenthurst Upper Hills @ Kenthurst Oval 21/11/2015
Tim Starr A2 150 wickets Vs Glenorie @ Les Shore 26/9/2015
Sol Tomlinson A1 150 wickets Vs Hornsby @ Storey Park 30/1/2016
Steve Quanborough C4 150 wickets Vs Berowra 2 Foxglove North 27/2/2016
Luke Herzog A2 145 wickets – 5 wickets to 150
James McBrien A2 100 wickets Vs Wahroonga Bladerunners @ Greenway Park 16/1/2016
Peter Flook B2 87 wickets – 13 to 100
Alex Chidgey D1 50 wickets Vs Kissing Point 2 Glenhaven Oval 27/2/2015
Ben Meikle B1 50 wickets Vs Normanhurst-Warrawee @ Dural Park 3/10/2015
Tis Mistry B1 50 wickets Vs Normanhurst-Warrawee @ Dural Park 3/10/2015
Ben Meikle B2 50 wickets Vs Normanhurst-Warrawee @ Dural Park 3/10/2015
Mike Kinchington D2 50 wickets Vs Kissing Point @ Karuah 17/10/2015
Dean Carlin D1 50 wickets Vs St Ives @ Samuel King 28/11/2015
Rob Knapman D1 50 wickets Vs St Ives @ Bannockburn 5/12/2015
Tarun Lath C2 50 wickets Vs Mt Colah @ Foxglove North 5/12/2015
Stu Fiedler C4 50 wickets Vs Thornleigh @ Thornleigh Oval 5/12/2015
Tim Leyshon SPL 50 wickets Vs Hornsby @ Cheltenham Oval 29/11/2015
Ben O’Meara C1 50 wickets Vs Kenthurst Upper Hills 23/1/2016