Page 11 - West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club Yearbook 2016-17
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With our 2016-17 season done and dusted it is time to reflect on what has been another successful season for our great club.
Unfortunately we did not secure any Junior premierships this season. Our club measures success through player retention year to year, and by that measure we were very successful indeed. We added another 13 names to the Arthur Souter shield, which recognizes players who have played continuously for our club from Kanga right through to Under 16s. Our club captain James Makin also shared an interesting fact while addressing our junior presentation day crowd – that all but two of our club’s A1 team played with WPHCCC from juniors.
Well done to our U13 White team who made the grand final.
We fielded 36 junior teams this season across all age groups from Under 8 to Under 16. What is especially pleasing is the very strong Kanga numbers (see Bill’s Kanga report) which means our club is well placed for strong juniors numbers in coming years.
Transition from Kanga to Juniors to Seniors remains a key focus point for our club’s Executive Committee. To that end, I thank Bill Peterkin, Director of Kanga Cricket, for letting us participate in the Kanga end of season presentations. Likewise I thank our Director of Seniors Steve Quanborough for all his effort and assistance encouraging juniors (and graduating juniors) to play senior cricket. A great thing about our club is with ten senior teams across all grades there really is a team for every ability.
Armed with a new website, we took the plunge this season and registered almost all of our junior players online. This proved to be a much more efficient process than the old forms and long queues to process payments on registration day. Our club treasurer Peter Lees was a happy chap on registration day. We will continue this in 2017-18 with “registration day” morphing into more of an “info day” where players and parents can come to ask questions, get information, try on shirts etc – but with all registrations conducted online.
This season we introduced three new perpetual trophies;
1. Ross Anderson Trophy – for an outstanding U11 player. Received by Harry Flower 2. Volunteer of the year (u8-11s) – Received by Phil Carney
3. Volunteer of the year (u12-16s) – received by Rob Hanich
Rowan Love was presented the John Coulthard trophy (Junior Player of the Year) and Shaan Bakshi was presented with the Charles Booth Memorial Trophy (U13s).
Well done to all our perpetual trophy recipients – all well deserved.
It was especially pleasing to me to introduce the Volunteer of the Year trophies. We initially planned for this to be a single trophy for all of juniors, but with so many nominations rolling in it became clear that we should introduce two trophies, one for the U8-11 age groups and one for U12-16s. We are fortunate in our club to have so many great volunteers who work tirelessly on their own time to ensure our success.
There were many outstanding individual performances over the season including a hat-trick (Travis Love 3/15 v Kissing Point). Alexander Dunne, Tom Dickinson and Danielle Chivers each took a five-wicket haul and Jayson Smart, Aidan Jackson and Cameron Tunks each scored centuries (all unbeaten centuries, I might add)
Another significant accomplishment that came to light was that Louis Madison Hanlon (U15s) took 9 for 14 in a President’s Cup game on 11 December. This is the best bowling performance by a WPHCCC junior in any game – let alone a rep game!

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