Almanac Cricket: Pomborneit CC Finals & End of Season Wrap

 

 

After the heartbreak of three consecutive grand final losses, the Pomborneit Gold women have finally tasted the ultimate success with a 34 run win over Bookaar in the CDCA women’s grand final at CMTP Oval in Colac. Sent in to bat, Gold got off to a quick start with opener Ella Sadler striking the ball well to make 19 from 14 balls. But it was a 40 run partnership for the 3rd wicket between the team’s leaders Samantha Coxon and Jessica Moulden that set up the innings. Skipper Coxon played fluently, especially through the off side for 28 from 24 balls, while Moulden made it to the 30 retired mark from 34 balls. Rachel Dendle hit the ball hard in a quickfire 14 from 13 balls, while Nellie Sadler played a huge role in finishing off the innings strongly with 27 from 21 balls as Gold finished on 7/145 from their 20 overs. Bookaar batted well to start their innings and while Pomborneit Gold couldn’t get an early wicket, they did manage to keep the run rate down and build pressure. Once both Bookaar openers retired the wickets started to fall, with both Samantha Coxon and Nellie Sadler striking multiple times and drying up the runs as Pomborneit Gold restricted Bookaar to 6/111 from their 20 overs to record Pomborneit’s first premiership in the open women’s competition and the club’s second senior women’s premiership after it’s Division 2 title in the 2021/22 season. Nellie Sadler was awarded grand final MVP for her double of 27 runs and 3/13 from 4 overs.

 

 

 

 

The 2023/24 CDCA women’s premiers!

 

 

30 retired in the grand final to Jess Moulden

 

 

Grand final MVP Nellie Sadler

 

 

The Pomborneit Division 1 men’s team made it through to their first grand final since 2020/21 with a thrilling 2 wicket win over Heytesbury/Princetown at Camperdown. The grand final, played before a massive crowd at the Cobden Recreation Reserve, was a high class game of cricket, Cobden ending a 23 year premiership drought with a 17 run win in a high scoring game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pomborneit made it through to their first ever Division 2 grand final in the 27 year history of the South West CA with an upset win in the semi-final over top of the ladder Heytesbury/Princetown at Timboon. Unfortunately the Division 2 Bulls were outclassed by Bookaar in the grand final at Camperdown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Division 2 Bulls ahead of their semi final at Timboon

 

 

Pomborneit’s Under 17 girls have made it back to back premierships with a commanding display in the decider at Colac’s CMTP Oval. Batting first, openers Nellie Sadler and Neave Thompson got the team off to an explosive start, with 37 runs coming off the first 3 overs before Thompson was the first dismissed for 16 from 11 balls. Sadler went on to make 30 retired from 22 balls as Pomborneit continued to tick the score over. Jada Mahony made her 5th score of 30 retired for the season, Isla Nolan continued her strong form in the back half of the season with 19 and Lucia Clarke finished the innings off well with 26 as Pomborneit finished on 4/141 from their 20 overs. A direct hit run out from Jada Mahony on the 4th ball of the innings put Colac on the back foot early as a great team bowling and fielding effort saw constant wickets fall, Colac all out for 89 in the 19th over to give Pomborneit a 52 run win. Lily Van Es, Jada Mahony and Neave Thompson took 2 wickets each, with a single wicket to Lucia Clarke. Jada Mahony was awarded the MVP medal for a brilliant all-round game.

 

 

The 2023/24 Under 17 girls premiers!

 

 

Grand final MVP Jada Mahony

 

 

After being undefeated all season, the Under 14 boys fell at the last hurdle, losing a tight grand final to Colac at CMTP Oval by 8 runs.

 

 

 

 

The Under 14 boys grand final team

 

 

Five Pomborneit women were selected in the CDCA women’s representative team that played Warrnambool, well done to Samantha Coxon, Jess Moulden, Tayla Reynolds, Rachel Dendle and Janelle Whitehead on their selection.

 

 

CDCA rep team selection for Samantha Coxon, Jess Moulden, Tayla Reynolds, Rachel Dendle and Janelle Whitehead

 

 

The club was honoured at the South West Sport awards in Warrnambool, taking out the Women’s and Girls Participation Initiative of the Year award for creating participation opportunities for women and driving gender equity in sport. Pomborneit Gold women’s captain Samantha Coxon and club treasurer Julie Whytcross were in attendance to receive the award.

 

 

 

 

At the South West CA presentation night, Dave Murphy tied with Bookaar’s Simon Baker for the Division 1 Cricketer of the Year award, Luke Reynolds became the club’s first ever SWCA Division 2 Cricketer of the year winner while Dave Murphy, Tharaka Sendanayake and Danussika Bandara were named in the SWCA team of the year.

 

 

SWCA Cricketers of the Year- Dave Murphy (Division1) and Luke Reynolds (Division 2)

 

 

At the CDCA female presentation night Pomborneit had the following award winners-
Women’s team of the year: Janelle Whitehead, Samantha Coxon, Rachel Dendle & Nellie Sadler
Women’s spirit of cricket: Jessica Moulden
Under 17 girls most runs: Neave Thompson
Under 16 representative player of the week: Neave Thompson
Under 17 girls most wickets: Nellie Sadler
Under 14 representative player of the week: Lucia Clarke
Under 13 girls cricketer of the year: Charlotte Richardson
Under 13 girls most runs: Isla Spokes
Under 13 girls most wickets: Charlotte Richardson

 

 

CDCA women’s team of the year Janelle Whitehead, Samantha Coxon, Rachel Dendle & Nellie Sadler

 

 

Women’s spirit of cricket winner Jess Moulden

 

 

Under 17 most runs and under 16 rep player of the week Neave Thompson

 

 

Under 17 girls most wickets Nellie Sadler

 

 

Under 14 girls rep player of the week Lucia Clarke

 

 

Under 13 girls cricketer of the year and under 13 most wickets Charlotte Richardson

 

 

Under 13 girls most runs Isla Spokes

 

 

Pomborneit CC held it’s senior and junior presentations recently, the following winners were-

 

Division 1 Men-
Cricketer of the year: Tharaka Sendanayake
Twenty20 Player of the Year: Tharaka Sendanayake
Most Runs: Dave Murphy 524
Most Wickets: Danussika Bandara 36
Century: Tharaka Sendanayake 103 v Camperdown
5 wickets in an innings:
Danussika Bandara 5/6 v Camperdown
Danussika Bandara 5/4 v Camperdown
Gavin Reynolds 5/12 v Bookaar (Twenty20)

 

 

Division 1 Cricketer of the Year Tharaka Sendanayake

 

 

Pomborneit Gold Women-
Cricketer of the Year: Samantha Coxon
Most Runs: Samantha Coxon 287
Most Wickets: Nellie Sadler 16
5 wickets in an innings: Nellie Sadler 6/8 v Stoneyford

 

 

Pomborneit Gold Women’s Cricketer of the Year Samantha Coxon

 

 

Division 2 Men-
Cricketer of the Year: Luke Reynolds
Most Runs: Luke Reynolds 403
Most Wickets: Charlie Voutier 24
Century: Tom Darcy 112 v Heytesbury/Princetown
5 wickets in an innings: Hunter Thompson 6/30 v Heytesbury/Princetown

 

 

Division 2 Men’s
Cricketer of the Year Luke Reynolds

 

 

Pomborneit Maroon women-
Cricketer of the Year: Janelle Whitehead
Most Runs: Janelle Whitehead 215
Most Wickets: Lily Van Es 7

 

 

Pomborneit Maroon
Cricketer of the Year Janelle Whitehead

 

 

Division 3 Men-
Cricketer of the Year: Garry Riches
Most Runs: Tony Evans 199
Most Wickets: Tayla Reynolds 12

 

 

Division 3 Men’s
Cricketer of the Year Garry Riches

 

 

Under 17 boys-
Cricketer of the Year: Gavin Reynolds
Most Runs: Gavin Reynolds 271
Most Wickets: Gavin Reynolds 17

 

 

Under 17 boys
Cricketer of the Year Gavin Reynolds

 

 

Under 17 girls-
Cricketer of the Year: Nellie Sadler
Most Runs: Jada Mahony 225
Most Wickets: Nellie Sadler 18
5 wickets in an innings: Nellie Sadler 5/2 v Bookaar

 

 

Under 17 girls
Cricketer of the Year Nellie Sadler

 

 

Under 16 boys-
Cricketer of the Year: Ben Whytcross
Most Runs: Gavin Reynolds 266
Most Wickets: Josh Reynolds 6 & Ollie Delaney 6

 

 

Under 16 boys
Cricketer of the Year Ben Whytcross

 

 

Under 14 boys-
Cricketer of the Year: George Sadler
Most Runs: George Sadler 274
Most Wickets: George Sadler 19

 

 

Under 14 boys
Cricketer of the Year George Sadler

 

 

Pomborneit Gold Under 13 girls-
Cricketer of the Year: Charlotte Richardson
Most Runs: Isla Spokes 157
Most Wickets: Charlotte Richardson 12

 

 

Pomborneit Gold Under 13 girls-
Cricketer of the Year: Charlotte Richardson

 

 

Pomborneit Maroon Under 13 girls-
Cricketer of the Year: Emily Reynolds
Most Runs: Emily Reynolds 43
Most Wickets: Emily Reynolds 5, Pippa Murphy 5, Jayde Melano 5

 

 

Pomborneit Maroon Under 13 girls
Cricketer of the Year Emily Reynolds

 

 

Pomborneit Gold Under 13 boys-
Cricketer of the Year: Sam Tolland
Most Runs: Sam Tolland 95
Most Wickets: Alex Huggins 6, Ollie Rahles-Rahbula 6

 

 

Pomborneit Gold Under 13 boys
Cricketer of the Year Sam Tolland

 

 

Pomborneit Maroon Under 13 Boys-
Cricketer of the Year: Miller Murphy
Most Runs: Miller Murphy 118
Most Wickets: Jonty Richardson 7, Miller Murphy 7

 

 

Pomborneit Maroon Under 13 Boys
Cricketer of the Year Miller Murphy

 

 

Benallack’s Sports Junior Girls Rising Star: Jada Mahony
Benallack’s Sports Junior Boys Rising Star: Ollie Delaney

 

Most catches in a senior team: Grant Place 9 in Division 1
Most catches in a junior team: Josh Reynolds 13 in the Under 14 boys

 

Club Volunteer of the Year: Gavin Reynolds

 

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Comments

  1. Great work Luke and great year by Pombo
    Making 6 Grand Finals for 3 premierships is a magnificent achievement

  2. Luke Reynolds says

    Thanks Rodney, was actually 4 premierships from 7 grand finals. A great year all round despite the disappointment of losing two senior men’s grand finals!

  3. Sorry Luke I forgot one,
    Great year though

  4. What a great member you are enjoy reading all your work looking forward to your next Footy I would think GO CATS

  5. Rulebook says

    Congrats Luke comprehensive as always – Congrats personally and love and admire you’re passion for the bulls – Go The Reynolds CC ( no need to employ a detective re Gav geez he looks like your bloody twin )

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