Page 12 - West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club Yearbook 2016-17
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  Country Carnivals
Louis Madison-Hanlon – 9 for 14, December 11th 2016.
 Each year our club is invited to send teams to Under 14, 15 and 16 country rep carnivals. We are the only club invited to do so – and so this represents a unique opportunity for players at WPHCCC.
I can say from personal experience these carnivals provide a fantastic experience, not only for the players but for their families and supporters who come along for a week of fun.
This January Rob Hanich and Andrew Morris each led a team of U14s and U15s to Tamworth and Armidale respectively.
Please see the separate reports on the Armidale and Tamworth tours. The teams had a great week both on and off the field.
Pink Stumps Day
In March each year our Under 9 teams and parents hold a Pink Stumps Day fundraiser at Oakhill Drive Public School to raise money for the McGrath Foundation. Led by Lyndal Harrison and her army of volunteers, they made a great morning of it and raised over $4,000! Even the weather cooperated (for a change). Well done to all involved and to all those who came along and supported the cause.
What started six years ago as an initiative from one of our junior teams has now grown into an annual event for our Under 9s. Over the past six years we have raised well over $26,000 for this cause. Please see Lyndal’s report later in the book.
To add to this, our U15 Armidale touring team held an impromptu pink stumps fundraiser at the Armidale cricket carnival in January, raising a further $2,000. This initiative was led by two of our U15 parents, Wendy Paton and Ray Silins, and it was embraced by the carnival organisers and the other participating teams.
West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club is a large club and it takes considerable time and effort from a large group of volunteers to get this show on the road each season.
Firstly I would like to thank all of our team coaches and managers who have all spent countless hours at training and ensuring everything runs smoothly each Saturday. As custodians of our Participation Over Results policy – our team coaches and managers have the tough job of ensuring equal opportunities for all our players.
Thanks also to all of our parent volunteers. However you get involved, whether it is umpiring, scoring, assisting with coaching etc the games simply don’t happen without your help – and I encourage all parents to get involved in some way.

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