Almanac (Local) Cricket: Pomborneit CC 2019/20 Season – January Review



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The Division 1 Bulls were unable to defend the Twenty20 title won in 2018/19, bowing out in the semi-final.


Quarter Final-
Pomborneit 4/171 (Dave Murphy 57*, Lahiru Fernando 51, Tom Place 39) def.
Simpson 77 (Tom Darcy 2/4, Tim Place 2/7, Peter Glennon 2/12, Brad Hillman 2/20)


Dave Murphy 57* from 48 balls in the T20 Quarter Final


Lahiru Fernando made 51 off 28 balls in the T20 Quarter Final


Peter Glennon and Tommie Doolan both made their T20 debut for the club in the Quarter Final


Cobden 9/103 (Tim Place 3/17, Tharaka Sendanayake 2/8) def.
Pomborneit 84 (Steve Castle 26, Tom Darcy 13)




A win and a loss for the Division 1 Bulls as 50 over cricket resumed after the Christmas break and Twenty20 weekend.


Round 12–
Heytesbury 141 (Tom Place 2/12, Tharaka Sendanayake 2/18, Jack Darcy 1/10, Lahiru Fernando 1/15) lost to
Pomborneit 4/145 (Tom Place 47*, Tharaka Sendanayake 35, Grant Place 20)


Round 13–
Pomborneit 74 (Brad Hillman 16, Dave Murphy 13, Tom Darcy 12) lost to
Mortlake 1/82 (Jack Darcy 1/15)


Jack Darcy (centre) has joined his brothers Sam & Tom in the Bulls Division 1 team




Two losses to the Division 2 Bulls in January.


Round 12–
Pomborneit 89 (Dan Lenehan 23*, Jimbo Reynolds 19) lost to
Princetown 6/102 (Donnie McInnes 2/1, Dan Lenehan 2/37)


Round 13–
Mortlake 6/163 (Hunter Reynolds 2/18, Wes Lenehan 1/14, Harley Reynolds 1/30, Luke Reynolds 1/34, Dan Lenehan 1/37) def.
Pomborneit 9/100 (Luke Reynolds 24, Wes Lenehan 21, Hunter Reynolds 13)


Wes Lenehan (centre) with his sons Luke & Dan are regulars in the Division 2 team


Jimbo Reynolds (2nd from right) played alongside his children (L-R) Harley, Tayla and Hunter in Division 2 in Round 13




A win and a loss to the Division 3 Bulls in January.


Round 12–
Pomborneit 141 (Tony Evans 38, Stephen Hill 22, Josh Place 21) lost to
Princetown 3/151 (Matthew Richardson 2/43, Stephen Hill 1/21)


Round 13–
Boorcan 82 (Travis Beal 3/6, Sam Alexander 3/14, Stephen Walters 2/11, Matthew Richardson 1/8, Stephen Hill 1/10) lost to
Pomborneit 0/101 (Stephen Hill 55*, Josh Place 36*)




Dan Lenehan was part of the South West CA Under 17 team that played at Warrnambool Colts Country Week in early January. Dan performed well with the ball and finished the week opening the batting, playing a disciplined innings on the Thursday.


Dan Lenehan representing the South West CA


Finn Tolland, Gavin Reynolds & Ben Whytcross were part of the South West CA Under 13 team that played in the Country Week tournament at Portland. Finn contributed well with both bat and ball throughout the week, Gavin opened the bowling in every game and had some good success with the ball, while Ben played some handy knocks with the bat and kept wicket very well. A fantastic experience for the boys, with Gavin & Ben still eligible for the Under 13 tournament next season.


Finn Tolland, Gavin Reynolds and Ben Whytcross in the colours of the South West Under 13 team




Two bus loads of participants from our Woolworths Blast program, our Under 13 team, our Under 16 Boys and Under 16 girls teams and several parents made the trip to the Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers game in Geelong. Many thanks to Sam Walsh and Matthew Richardson for driving the buses, to Steve Lucas who always looks after us with the bus hire, and to the Melbourne Renegades for allocating us fantastic seats near the mid-wicket boundary.


The Bulls Big Bash crew




The Pomborneit Cricket Club is deeply saddened by the recent passing of former player and coach Simon Schlicht. Simon represented Pomborneit in 80 senior matches, including being a member of the club’s 1976/77 premiership team. A determined, technically correct left hand batsman, he scored 1446 runs for the club at an average of 18.78, with a highest score of 75. As a part time change bowler, he took 48 wickets at 20.52, with best figures of 6/23. Simon went on to pursue cricket at District level with the North Melbourne CC (now Greenvale Kangaroos CC), making it to their 2nd XI. Upon returning to the area in the 1990’s, Simon coached our Under 16 teams for several years, including the 1993/94 & 1994/95 premiership winning teams. When the club re-started our junior program in the 2011/12 season, Simon was extremely generous with his time and equipment donations. Always a great supporter of the club, Simon will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by everyone at the Pomborneit Cricket Club.


Vale Simon Chester William Schlicht





As announced last month, 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!




Our annual “Bullnanza” function is on February 8th, always a fun night, great prizes and fantastic music from local band “In Progress”. See any club member for tickets and get along for one of the best nights on the Pomborneit calendar!





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. 100% of your ticket price comes straight back to the club, with all money raised going towards the clubroom extensions. This year tickets are all online, get on board at




Our coterie group, the “12th Man Club”, has now ticked over 40 memberships! 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. Steve Murphy has done a magnificent job 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.




Division 1
1st v Camperdown at Camperdown
8th v Terang at Terang
15th v Noorat at Noorat
22nd v BYE
29th v Simpson at Pomborneit


Division 2
1st v Simpson at Pomborneit
8th v Cobden at Cobden
15th v Ecklin at Pomborneit
22nd v Boorcan at Boorcan
29th v Woorndoo at Woorndoo


Division 3
1st v Bookaar at Camperdown Showgrounds
8th v Noorat at Pomborneit
15th v Camperdown at Camperdown
22nd v Simpson at Pomborneit
29th v Woorndoo at Pomborneit


Under 16 Boys
2nd v Mortlake at Mortlake
9th v Terang/Noorat at Pomborneit
16th v Cobden at Cobden
23rd v Ecklin at Pomborneit


Under 13’s
7th v Cobden at Pomborneit
14th v Princetown at Princetown
21st v Boorcan at Pomborneit




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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Click here for the Pomborneit Cricket Club’s December Review


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  1. Luke awesome as always,Gavin looks very tall in that photo I heard the milkman was 6 foot 4 inches

  2. Is Gavin your boy, Luke?

  3. Luke Reynolds says

    Rulebook, if Gavin keeps eating the way he does he will top 6 foot 4 easily.

    Pete- yes, indeed he is!

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