Almanac Cricket- Pomborneit Cricket Club 2019/20 Season: December Review



Welcome to the Pomborneit Cricket Club’s December Review Newsletter, published with thanks to



Two wins and a washout in December as Division 1 head into the Christmas break on top of the ladder.

Round 9 –

Pomborneit 142 (Brad Hillman 53, Dave Murphy 35, Grant Place 18, Steve Murphy 9*) def.
Simpson 74 (Tharaka Sendanayake 4/13, Lahiru Fernando 3/3, Clinton Place 2/18)


53 at number 11 in Round 9 from Brad Hillman in a 10th wicket partnership of 67 with Steve Murphy, Brad’s 2nd Division 1 half-century


Round 10 –

Washed out v Cobden at Cobden


Round 11 –

Pomborneit 215 (Lahiru Fernando 53, Tom Place 35, Dave Murphy 25, Clinton Place 22, Tom Darcy 21) def.
Bookaar 8/146 (Tharaka Sendanayake 4/13, Tommie Doolan 1/11, Grant Place 1/12, Tom Place 1/24)



Three December losses as Division 2 enter the Christmas break in 7th place on the ladder.


Round 9 –

Pomborneit 124 (Charlie Voutier 34, Hunter Reynolds 21, Josh Place 17) lost to
Ecklin 6/128 (Tayla Reynolds 3/19, Wes Lenehan 2/22)


Round 10 –

Pomborneit 115 (Luke Reynolds 21, Hunter Reynolds 18, Garry Riches 17, Mark McInnes 15) lost to
Boorcan 5/118 (Dan Lenehan 2/26, Jack Smith 1/4, Luke Lenehan 1/19)


Round 11 –

Pomborneit 8/167 (Daniel Lenehan 35*, Jake Last 33, Luke Reynolds 30) lost to
Woorndoo 1/176 (Charlie Voutier 1/10)



Two wins and a loss for the Division 3 Bulls as they sit 2nd on the ladder heading into the Christmas break.


Round 9 –

Woorndoo 152 (Matthew Richardson 4/22, Craig Boyd 2/14, Stephen Walters 2/17) def.
Pomborneit 9/128 (Stephen Walters 51, Stephen Hill 16, Louis Johnstone 16)


Round 10 –

Mortlake 148 (Stephen Hill 6/17, Sam Alexander 1/0, Jack Darcy 1/15, Daniel Missen 1/39) lost to
Pomborneit 9/153 (Peter Glennon 68*, Matthew Richardson 24, Joe Gleeson 1* (33 balls))


A 58 run 10th wicket partnership between Joe Gleeson (in just his 3rd senior game) & Peter Glennon (who made 68*) took the Bulls from 9/95 to overhauling Mortlake’s 148 in Round 10


Stephen Hill 6/17 v Mortlake in Round 10


Round 11 –

Pomborneit 2/201 (Stephen Hill 79*, Stephen Walters 75) def.
Terang 188 (Stephen Walters 2/18, Daniel Missen 2/22, Stephen Hill 2/41, Sam Whytcross 1/5)


Under 16 co-captain Sam Whytcross made his senior debut in Round 11, taking 1/5 off 3 overs with his left-arm spin



A win, a loss and a bye in the Under 16 Bulls are 4th on the ladder as we enter the Christmas and January holiday break.


Round 8 (Twenty20 match) –

Pomborneit 2/117 (Charlie Voutier 35 retired, Sam Whytcross 23, Harry Fleming 9*, Riley Bernoth 8*) def.
Camperdown/Boorcan Dragons (Tyler Parsons 2/4, Charlie Voutier 2/7, Joe Gleeson 2/10, Kayleb Bignell 1/4, Brady Bernoth 1/5)


Round 9 (Twenty20) –

Bookaar 7/80 (Charlie Voutier 2/10, Riley Bernoth 2/14, Harry Fleming 2/19, Aidan Conheady 1/11) def.
Pomborneit 6/66 (Sam Whytcross 37 retired)


Round 10 –




The club’s girls team had a busy December, playing 3 games, while a planned 4th game was called off due to heat and will hopefully still be played in early 2020. The game against the Colac CC at Pomborneit on December 1st was particulary historic, being the first meeting between the two clubs since our 1st XI’s last met in the old Corangamite CA in the 1932/33 season (Pomborneit did play Colac on several occasions in the early 1900s)!


Round 6 –

Pomborneit 3/68 lost to
Colac 3/88 (Charlotte Richardson 2/12, Jessica Parsons 1/6)


Round 7 –

City United 5/89 (Stella Horspole 2/12, Charlotte Parsons 1/4, Jessica Parsons 1/10, Charlotte Richardson 1/11) def.
Pomborneit 5/48

Round 8 –

Pomborneit 7/52 lost to
Irrewarra Red 3/143 (Charlotte Richardson 1/14, Charlotte Parsons 1/17)


The Pomborneit & Colac Girls teams after the first meeting between the two clubs in 86 years!



Just the one game for the Under 13s in December, with more games scheduled for February & March. All the best to Finn Tolland, Gavin Reynolds and Ben Whytcross who will be representing the South West CA at Under 13 Country Week at Portland in January.




A huge crowd in attendance for our annual Christmas party. Many thanks to everyone who donated prizes, sold Xmas hamper tickets and came along for what was a fun night.


Santa even made his way to the Pomborneit CC Xmas party!


A full room at the Xmas party



Club skipper Grant Place played his 200th senior game for the club in Round 11. Club secretary Luke Reynolds paid tribute to Grant at the Christmas party:




The club is excited to announce that our next project is an extension of our existing clubrooms at the Pomborneit Recreation Reserve. All of our fundraising efforts from the past 12 months and into the immediate future will be directed towards extensions to the clubrooms, which will see two new changerooms, showers, toilets and a storage room added to the existing building to handle our growing roster of senior, junior, girls and womens teams. Contact Dave or Luke if you wish to contribute to the project, but the best way to help out is by supporting us in the Toyota raffle, purchasing a ticket to our “Bullnanza” function or by just being around the club on a regular basis following our teams!



A fantastic fundraiser to get behind as 100% of the ticket money comes back to the club, plus you have a chance to win a car! 1st prize is a Toyota RAV4, 2nd prize a Toyota Camry and 3rd prize is a Toyota Corolla, plus several other great prizes to be won. All money raised will go towards the clubroom extensions. This year tickets are all online, get on board at



Each month Laffs Clothing & Manchester in Camperdown run a sales promotion, where $1 from every sales item sold is donated to a local club/group/organisation. In January 2020, they will be supporting the four local cricket clubs (Pomborneit, Bookaar, Boorcan and Camperdown) with this promotion! Call in and see the Laffs team for all of your ladies wear, menswear, kids wear, baby wear, corsetry, manchester, school wear, suit hire & haberdashery requirements at 163-165 Manifold St and, if you’re lucky, Liam may even take you through each of his 60 wickets he took in 36 senior games for the Pomborneit CC!



Our coterie group, the “12th Man Club”, has now been going for 12 months! 39 memberships in the first year, an outstanding result. For just $6 a week you can join in the fun of social events, cash draws and raising money for the development of the club’s facilities. Already the 12th Man Club has funded the new premiership photos and frames and the new displays in the clubrooms showcasing our history, published the 2018/19 Annual Report, held social functions in and out of season, and looks forward to contributing to the clubroom extension. The Pomborneit CC is indebted to Steve Murphy for his magnificent work in establishing and promoting the 12th Man Club and running the monthly draws. If you’d like to join in the fun, contact Steve AKA ‘Churchy’ on 0400 076 874.


A gathering of the 12th man club




Division 1 Twenty20 (returns to knockout format in 2019/20) –
11th v TBD at Terang (Quarter Final)
Semi-Finals & Final on Sunday 12th January if we get through


Division 1
18th v Heytesbury at Timboon
25th v Mortlake at Pomborneit


Division 2
18th v Princetown at Princetown
25th v Mortlake at Mortlake


Division 3
18th v Princetown at Pomborneit
25th v Boorcan at Camperdown No.2



Fennell West Financial Freedom
Five Star Stockfeeds
Waldig Civil Construction
Camperdown Country Roasts & Salads
MNT Construction
Swayn & McCabe
Think Water Colac
Richardson’s Liquid Waste & Water Cartage
Hillman Building & Maintenance
Hillec Electrical Services
Revamp Hair & Beauty
Gee Bees Media
Country Road Farm Supplies
Camperdown BP Roadhouse
R & B Walters Gardening
B & S Discount Tyres
Icon Sports Warrnambool
Camperdown Bakery
The Butcher’s Cut Cobden
Dean Reynolds Painter
Sadler Transport
Pizza & Pasta Magic Camperdown


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  1. Great coverage as always, Luke. What a classic result in Division 3, Round 10! How old is Joe Gleeson? I’m sure that’s a partnership that will be the talk of the club for many years to come. #gopombobulls!

  2. Luke Reynolds says

    Cheers Ian, Joe is 13 and in his first season at the club as an Under 16 player, the Division 3 boys arrived back at the club very pumped after that win!

  3. Colin Hayman says

    Thanks for the update on all the happenings at Pombo.
    All the best for 2020 as the club looks to extend the facilities.

  4. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says


    I think the Twos need a few more Reynoldseses

    Good luck stockpiling on corsets at Laffs.

  5. ELIZABETH fryers says

    O my god Luke your talent never seems to surprise me, the past members would love to see what’s going on, keep up the good work club crew.

  6. Hey surely that,Luke Reynolds bloke was Father Xmas to he doesn’t do anything else around the club
    Seriously Luke brilliant as always and as some 1 who has sold the odd raffle tick what deluded fool came up with the idea of doing a raffle only re on line sales wow just wow

  7. An enjoyable read as always, Crackers.
    I just love what clubs bring to the local community, and yours is doing a fine job.

    Time to convert those 20’s and 30’s into bigger scores, old mate.

  8. Brilliant Luke. Local sport. So much to like. It’s where my attention is turning as I get older.

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