Almanac Cricket – Pomborneit Cricket Club December/January Review


Welcome to our review for December & January, to help keep you updated on all the happenings at the Pomborneit Cricket Club.




Two wins from two 50 over games and nine wins from nine Twenty20 games to be South West CA Twenty20 premiers & champions in December & January for the Division 1 Bulls. Winning the SWCA T20 tournament qualified us for the Warrnambool Sungold Twenty20 knockout event, where we lost our quarter-final.

Round 8-

Bookaar 91 (Lahiru Fernando 3/5 (off 9 overs), Steve O’Neill 3/25, Tharaka Sendanayake 2/8, Clinton Place 2/26) lost to
Pomborneit 8/98 (Tim Place 49)


Round 9-
Terang 102 (Lahiru Fernando 4/26, Tharaka Sendanayake 4/32) lost to
Pomborneit 6/110 (Tharaka Sendanayake 27, Clinton Place 21*, Luke Reynolds 15, Brad Hillman 14*)



Jake Last made his debut for the club in the Round 9 Division 1 game at Terang.


T20 Round 1-
Pomborneit 4/143 (Grant Place 54*, Lahiru Fernando 34, Dave Murphy 28, Sam Darcy 15*) def.
Cobden 8/81 (Tharaka Sendanayake 4/9, Steve Walters 2/12)



Skipper Grant Place faces up against Cobden


T20 Round 2-
Pomborneit 7/123 (Tim Place 64, Lahiru Fernando 32) def.
Mortlake 8/108 (Lahiru Fernando 2/12, Brad Hillman 2/13, Tim Place 2/21)


T20 Round 3-
Camperdown 87 (Brad Hillman 6/15, Clinton Place 2/21) lost to
Pomborneit 3/88 (Dave Murphy 48, Grant Place 19)


T20 Round 4-
Pomborneit 7/187 (Tim Place 59, Tom Place 38, Grant Place 35, Lahiru Fernando 31*) def.
Noorat 76 (Lahiru Fernando 4/7, Tharaka Sendanayake 2/8)



Lahiru Fernando in action with the bat


T20 Round 5-
Heytesbury 9/99 (Lahiru Fernando 3/20, Steve Walters 2/7, Tim Place 2/30) lost to
Pomborneit 3/101 (Dave Murphy 38*, Tim Place 25)



A late cut from Tharaka Sendanayake


T20 Round 6-
Pomborneit 7/111 (Clinton Place 25*, Sam Darcy 19*, Tom Place 18) def.
Terang 8/102 (Clinton Place 4/15)


Clinton Place in full flight with the bat


T20 Round 7-
Pomborneit 7/154 (Tharaka Sendanayake 58, Lahiru Fernando 54) def.
Bookaar 9/118 (Clinton Place 3/31, Brad Hillman 2/16)



Tharaka Sendanayake & Lahiru Fernando put on a partnership of 93 for the 5th wicket against Bookaar


T20 Semi-Final-
Pomborneit 5/141 (Tom Place 50*, Lahiru Fernando 19) def.
Heytesbury 6/107 (Lahiru Fernando 2/8)



Tom Place with an unbeaten 50 off 43 balls in the Twenty20 Semi-Final


T20 Grand Final-
Bookaar 97 (Lahiru Fernando 3/20, Brad Hillman 2/14, Tharaka Sendanayake 2/21) lost to
Pomborneit 7/101 (Tharaka Sendanayake 33*, Tim Place 18)



2018/19 Twenty20 Premiers & Champions!




Skipper Grant Place with the Fonterra Twenty20 Cup



South West CA Twenty20 player of the series Lahiru Fernando



Club secretary Luke Reynolds and president David Murphy with the Twenty20 Cup



Some more Twitter love from Boof!


Sungold Warrnambool Twenty20 Quarter Final-
Stoneyford 117 (Clinton Place 4/9, Brad Hillman 3/15, Tim Place 2/23) def.
Pomborneit 99 (Dave Murphy 24, Tharaka Sendanayake 20, Steve Walters 16)



Wicket taken against Stoneyford in the Sungold T20 Quarter Final in Warrnambool


Three wins and two losses for the Division 3 Bulls through December & January.


Round 7-
Bookaar 6/271 (Tony Evans 2/33, Daniel Missen 2/46) def.
Pomborneit 6/181 (Garry Riches 54*, Tony Evans 32)


Round 8-
Simpson 7/194 (Daniel Missen 3/31) def.
Pomborneit 146 (Wes Lenehan 78, Matthew Richardson 21)


Round 9-
Mortlake 79 (Tony Evans 4/5, Harley Reynolds 3/15) lost to
Pomborneit 4/88 (Josh Place 34*, Matthew Richardson 17)


Round 10-
Pomborneit 207 (Steve Walters 89, Wes Lenehan 33, Matt Richardson 21) def.
Bookaar 205 (Luke Lenehan 4/64, Harley Reynolds 2/6, Wes Lenehan 2/25, Daniel Missen 2/53)


Round 11-
Pomborneit 6/190 (Wes Lenehan 45, Garry Riches 40, Daniel Missen 38*, Robbie McInnes 24) def.
Mortlake 166 (Daniel Missen 4/32, Wes Lenehan 3/21, Robbie McInnes 2/18)



Mark McInnes played his 150th game for the club in Round 11



Two losses in two Twenty20 games in December before the holiday break for the Under 16 Bulls.


Round 8 (T20 game)-
Camperdown 3/106 (Charlie Voutier 1/12, Kayleb Bignell 1/12) def.
Pomborneit 6/88 (Charlie Voutier 18, Harry Fleming 8, Josh Colman 7)


Round 9 (T20 game)-
Simpson/Heytesbury 1/157 (Tayla Reynolds 1/23) def.
Pomborneit 50 (Kayleb Bignell 13, Harry Fleming 7)


Well done to our Under 16 skipper Dan Lenehan who represented South West CA at Warrnambool Under 17 Country Week in early January.



All the Under 13’s & Woolworths Cricket Blast participants played with much enthusiasm throughout December before the holiday break. Some of these players were lucky enough to run out on the ground with the players ahead of the Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes WBBL game at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong.






A couple of weeks later the club ran three bus loads of Woolworths Blast, Under 13 & Under 16 players plus parents to the Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat game also at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong. Many thanks to Dave Murphy for organising and to our bus drivers, David Bateman, Peter Bignell & Trevor Sadler.



Rows of Bulls at the BBL



Mitchell Starc got to meet Lahiru Fernando at the WBBL/BBL game in Geelong




A fantastic turnout and a great evening was had by all at the club’s annual Christmas party. S.Claus even turned up and was in great form.



Santa at the club’s Christmas Party


Saturday February 16th- Bullnanza night. The club’s annual reverse raffle. Tickets available now.




2/2- v Camperdown at Camperdown
9/2- v Heytesbury at Timboon
16/2- v Noorat at Noorat
23/2- v Cobden at Pomborneit


2/2 v Camperdown at Pomborneit
9/2 v Princetown at Beech Forest
16/2- v Noorat at Pomborneit
23/2- v Terang at Terang Turf


3/2- BYE
10/2- v Cobden at Cobden
17/2- v Camperdown at Camperdown


1/2- v Simpson at Simpson
8/2- v Boorcan at Boorcan
15/2- v Cobden at Pomborneit
22/2- v Woorndoo at Pomborneit


Five Star Stockfeeds
Fennell West Financial Freedom
Koallah Farm
Waldig Civil Construction
Camperdown Country Roasts
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
Camperdown Compost Company


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2019/20 South West CA Division 1 & Division 3 premiers! #gopombobulls


  1. Excellent as always,Luke good to see Boof continue to be involved.Well down on winning the 20 20 title.
    A tad disappointing to go down to Stoneyford in what looks like a low scoring game ?
    How did Stoneyford finish up ? Huge respect re how much work goes in to a newsletter like this !

  2. ELIZABETH fryers says

    Gee Luke no end to your talent

  3. Comprehensive, Crackers

  4. Luke Reynolds says

    Rulebook, Stoneyford lost their next game (the semi-final) to the team that went on to win the competition.

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