Page 10 - West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club Yearbook 2014-15
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What a very exciting year it has been for Girls cricket at WPHCCC. To be launched into my new role was quite daunting and I set myself some big targets. I learned early on that we usually played short last season and clearly needed to sort this out in order to move forwards.
When I took over running the Girls cricket in June we had just 4 returning players from the previous season. Little did I dream how things would work out this season.
The NSGCA was being wound up and Girls cricket in future would be run by Cricket NSW. A new competition was born as the Breakers Junior Cricket League. We were fortunate to attract some new players and eventually managed a squad of nine girls keen to play, ranging in age from 10 to 15. I did have some concerns about the wide age range especially when we played against teams all aged 15 or 16.
The Spring competition involved ten teams and our girls won all 8 of their matches to secure the first ever Breakers Junior Cricket League Spring competition and the girls had the thrill of being presented with their medals by the NSW Breakers team at the SCG.
Jenny’s powerful batting at the top of the order got us off to fast starts most weeks and Darshana, Christina and Jae showed skill, experience and determination in pushing our scores up each week. We had the joy of Khushi’s first season of cricket with balls being smashed in all directions and always providing great theatre for the keen supporters and Ellen enjoying success in her first season too. Minoli and Danielle finished joint second leading wicket takers in the whole competition and our pace attack of Anushka and Darshana was enough to scare most opening batters into submission.
We were fortunate to add a tenth player in Zoya to the squad during the Christmas break and headed
into the Summer competition with excitement. Sadly we were soundly beaten by our local rivals (Castle Hill) in the round robin matches but we bounced back in style to finish 2nd on the ladder with Anushka excelling with the ball and Zoya having a great start to her cricketing life with runs and wickets. We again played Castle Hill in the Semi Final and sadly got the wrong side of a very close game to finish the season.

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