Page 23 - West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club Yearbook 2014-15
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 The Team is (left to right) – Barry McDonald (umpire), Andrew Driscoll, Earl Driscoll, Tim Coverdale, Andrew Watt, Simon Smyth (Capt), Michael Banner, Ryan Francis, Simon Paris, Derek Bridgman, Simon Davies, Tim Leyshon, Matt Davidson (also scored his 3,000th run in the Final), Allan Raffel and Alf James (Umpire).
Blue (Runners up):
Rob Aitken (C), Doug Briggs, Adam Hutchings, Rowan Keating, Sam Kleinhans, Carl Madsen, Steve Miller, Kapil Mistry, Jackson Preedy, Harpreet Singh, Nathan Tripolone.
“I’m not really sure”
Ramil De Silva (D1), playing his first game for West Penno was given the ball to have a bowl. His Skipper Rob Knapman brought him on to bowl and being his first-up effort was asked: “What do you bowl?” Ramil’s response was: “Ummm, I’m not really sure.” After agreeing to bowl a couple of deliveries to work out
what he does bowl he pulled out the big off-cutter to take out middle stump with his first ball. 3 balls later, wicket number 2.
Highest and lowest
Kyle Faber (U16s and centre receiving our John Coulthard Junior Player of the Year Award from John Coulthard and Steve Burrows) is now part of a record that may never be broken. Kyle scored his 2nd ton in the B2 record score of 4/516. What isn’t generally known is that Kyle was also part of the U14 White Team (15/12/2012) that was bowled out for a total of 2 in 5 overs. Kyle’s contribution in this game was 0. So Kyle holds a Club record of playing in the highest ever and lowest ever team scores in our long history.
Brotherly love
Star A1 Grader, Lachie Vile is fast making a name for himself as the man for all seasons. After playing an important role in guiding A1 to a competitive score on a difficult early season Turramurra Oval he backed up for the 1st Grade T20 the following day. He smashed one shot so far and high that it brought snow. The problem is that it landed right on a car windscreen and destroyed it. The added problem is that it
was his brother’s car who had just come down to watch the game with their dad, Steve. The dinner table conversations would have been worth hearing.
Lightning strikes twice
Scott Henderson is easily the quickest bowler in A1 and has intimidated batsmen for just on 5 years in
A1. In the Round 1 game against Hornsby, Hendo, to the accompaniment of lighting and storm clouds, delivered his own brand of lightning on the field. Playing on a flat Parklands deck that offered little, Hendo generated such pace that in one dismissal he snapped a stump and for good measure a bail in the process. Is it little wonder that the big fella is a feared competitor.
Cricket, the Musical – this girl is on fire
A D2 game against Kissing Point coincided with the Cherrybrook Chinese Lantern Festival being held on Greenway Oval No 1. The latter stages of the game was played out against a background of traditional Chinese tunes, prompting some rather original dance improvisations from our fielders, followed by some more contemporary pieces. This resulted in Chetan Deshpande bowling to the tune of “This Girl is on Fire”.
Our future is in good hands
Justin Edwards (D1) is one of our outstanding young players on his way to bigger things. Justin is also a Year 12 English Extension student. Back at the Club, when talking about Ryan Gunn’s ton he referred to an “autobiographical synopsis of his hundred”. Now we know why Justin is such a brilliant student – no one can understand what he is saying.

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