Almanac (Local) Cricket: Pomborneit Cricket Club 2020/21 Season – December Review



Welcome to the Pomborneit Cricket Club’s December review newsletter, published with many thanks to John Harms and the team at




Two wins, and an interestingly poised match abandoned for the Division 1 Bulls in December.


Round 8-
Pomborneit 6/210 (Steve Murphy 62*, Tharaka Sendanayake 57*, Dave Murphy 37) v
Noorat 1/34 (Brad Hillman 1/12)
Match abandoned due to rain


Round 9-
Pomborneit 8/211 (Tharaka Sendanayake 56*, Steve Murphy 44, Grant Place 33, Lahiru Fernando 22) def.
Terang 80 (Lahiru Fernando 5/25, Tharaka Sendanyake 2/12, Brad Hillman 2/23)


Dave Murphy claimed his 100th career stumping in Round 9


Round 10-
Pomborneit 7/260 (Lahiru Fernando 69, Grant Place 54, Steve Murphy 48, Tom Place 35) def.
Simpson 116 (Lahiru Fernando 4/24, Brad Hillman 2/14, Tom Darcy 2/35)




A win, a loss and an abandoned game for the Division 2 Bulls in December.

Round 7-
Pomborneit 8/140 (Luke Reynolds 42, Wes Lenehan 42) v
Match abandoned due to rain


Round 8-
Pomborneit 7/205 (Luke Reynolds 72, Wes Lenehan 41, Charlie Voutier 28, Garry Riches 26) def.
Ecklin 5/194 (Wes Lenehan 3/53)


Round 9-
Pomborneit 9/117 (Luke Reynolds 21, Donnie McInnes 17) lost to
Woorndoo 4/122 (Luke Lenehan 2/29)




Three wins in three games for the Division 3 Bulls in December.


Round 7-
Boorcan 8/69 (Matthew Richardson 3/6, Tony Evans 3/11, Henry Walsh 1/6) lost to
Pomborneit 0/84 (Stephen Hill 44*, Daniel Buck 34*)


Henry Walsh made his debut for the club in Round 7


Tony Evans took his 350th wicket for the club in Round 7


Round 8-
Terang 116 (Henry Walsh 2/2, Tony Evans 2/7, Stephen Hill 2/17, Matthew Richardson 2/27) lost to
Pomborneit 2/119 (Stephen Hill 58*, Tony Evans 19, Daniel Buck 18)


Round 9-
Woorndoo 159 (Brent Noonan 3/7, Stephen Hill 3/20) lost to
Pomborneit 2/161 (Stephen Hill 74*, Daniel Buck 33)




Pomborneit remain undefeated, while Pomborneit A continue to improve. Congratulations to Ella Sadler (Under 16’s) and Nellie Sadler (Under 14’s) on their Hamilton Country Week selections.

Round 4-
Pomborneit had the bye


Pomborneit A 38 (Lauren Murphy 8, Fiona Hewitt 4) lost to
Bookaar 5/109 (Fiona Hewitt 1/3, Honor Rahles-Rahbula 1/9, Annie Johnstone 1/11, Debra Reynolds 1/13, Nellie Sadler 1/16)


Round 5-
Irrewarra Youth 17 (Nellie Sadler 2/1, Samantha LaFranchi 1/2, Jessica Moulden 1/2, Grace Lee 1/10) lost to
Pomborneit 6/122 (Samantha LaFranchi 30 retired, Grace Lee 30 retired, Grace Wilson 22, Narelle Place 9)


Grace Lee and Sam LaFranchi amongst the runs in Round 5


Irrewarra 4/138 (Janelle Whitehead 1/5, Debra Reynolds 1/17, Ella Sadler 1/21) def.
Pomborneit A 6/122 (Belinda Lenehan 22*, Ella Sadler 20)


Janelle Whitehead made her debut in Round 5, taking a wicket with her first ball




A win and a loss for the Under 16 Bulls in December in their two Twenty20 matches. Well done to Riley Bernoth (Under 17’s in Warrnambool), Tyler Parsons, Joe Gleeson and Finn Tolland (Under 15’s in Horsham) on their Country Week selections.


Round 7 (Twenty20)-
Pomborneit 6/99 (Josh Colman 32, Harry Fleming 18, Noah Riches 10*) def.
Camperdown Dragons 9/29 (Gavin Reynolds 5/0 inc. hat-trick, Noah Riches 1/0, Riley Bernoth 1/4, Josh Colman 1/4, Finn Tolland 1/5)


Gavin Reynolds took 5/0 off 3 overs, including a hat-trick, in Round 7



Round 8 (Twenty20)-
Terang/Noorat 4/142 (Finn Tolland 2/40, Gavin Reynolds 1/10, Josh Colman 1/25) def.
Pomborneit 7/84 (Harry Fleming 34*, Gavin Reynolds 22, Noah Riches 7)


Harry Fleming made his highest score in Round 8




Our junior girls continue to show great improvement every week under the coaching of Grace Lee.


Round 4-
Pomborneit 53 lost to
Colac 1 4/146 (Lily Van Es 2/19, Gracie Pearce 1/11)


Round 5-
Pomborneit 7/68 (Stella Horspole 9, Nancy Leonard-Pekin 6) lost to
Birregurra 7/118 (Stella Horspole 2/13, Isla Spokes 1/10, Charlotte Richardson 1/10, Nancy Leonard-Pekin 1/21)




The Under 13’s continue to play great cricket with incredible enthusiasm. A highlight in December was when our two teams played each other in front of a large crowd at Pomborneit.


Well done to Noah Riches, Gavin Reynolds, Ben Whytcross, Fletcher Tolland and Joshua Reynolds on their selection to play at Portland Under 13 Country Week.


Pomborneit Maroon and Pomborneit Gold teams prior to their Round 5 clash




The Bulls Podcast talks join all things Pomborneit CC every week. Brent Noonan, Narelle Place and Dave Murphy all featured as co-hosts in December. You can find all episodes of the Bulls Podcast on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.





The club, in particular our women’s teams, feature on ABC Radio Saturday morning sports show ‘Grand National’. In December the hosts Catherine Murphy and Tony Armstrong spoke to Grace Lee, Jessica Moulden and Samantha LaFranchi. Make sure to tune into ABC Melbourne or ABC Grandstand on digital radio around 11.50am each Saturday. It’s worth tuning in just for the Pomborneit theme song they’ve come up with!





The club’s coterie group, the ’12th Man Club’ is doing a brilliant job raising funds and engaging supporters. Now with well over 40 members, it’s a great time to join in on the fun, contact Churchy or a committee member for info on how to be involved.





We were lucky enough to finally hold a function in 2020/21, with our annual Christmas party going ahead. Thanks to everyone who attended, especially Santa!


Thanks Santa!





Division 1-
9th v Cobden at Cobden
16th v Mortlake at Pomborneit
23rd v Camperdown at Camperdown
30th v Bookaar at Frederick St Oval


Division 2-
16th v Boorcan at Boorcan
23rd v Simpson at Simpson
30th v Mortlake at Pomborneit


Division 3-
16th v Princetown at Princetown
23rd v Camperdown at Pomborneit
30th v Bookaar at Frederick St Oval


Senior Women-
31st- Pomborneit v Irrewarra at Colac Secondary College Oval
31st- Pomborneit A have the bye


Under 16 Boys-
24th v Bookaar at Frederick St Oval
31st v Cobden at Pomborneit


Under 14 Girls-
31st v Colac 1 at Colac Lake Oval





Fennell West Financial Freedom
Waldig Civil Construction
Five Star Stockfeeds
Camperdown Country Roasts & Salads
MNT Construction
Swayn & McCabe
Think Water Colac
Richardson’s Liquid Waste & Water Cartage
Hillman Building & Maintenance
Hillec Electrical Services
Sweet Giftz
GBM Technology
Country Road Farm Supplies
Camperdown BP Roadhouse
R & B Walters Gardening
TLC Tyres
Camperdown Bakery
The Butcher’s Cut Cobden
Dean Reynolds Painter
Sadler Transport
Pizza & Pasta Magic Camperdown
Benallack’s Sports
Cobden AB Co-Op
Koallah Farm
Lawrie Voutier Demolition
Stephens Agricultural Services
The Camperdown Nursery and Market




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  1. Brilliant as always,Luke-The commentary of Gavin’s hatrick the highlight made,Bill Lawrys enthusiasm pale in to insignificance

  2. An excellent wrap up, as always

  3. Kevin Densley says

    Great grassroots, stuff Luke! Reminds me of my brief bush cricket career!

  4. Love the mullet on young Fleming

    Hope Janelle’s career continues as Nathan Lyon’s did, having also taken a wicket first test delivery

    Some handy Sri Lankan all rounders in your ones I see.

    Good to see Reynold, L still knocking up big scores in the 2s

    Congrats to Walshy’s debut wicket too

    Who are your traditional rivals/grudge match Luke?


  5. Luke Reynolds says

    G’day Sean,

    Camperdown CC are probably our biggest rivals, we play them annually for the Graham Hillman Shield, an important game for both clubs. Some other rivalry’s are more recent in existence, while other rivals from days gone by no longer exist or play in different competitions now.

    Harry Fleming already has the mullet of the year title all sown up!

  6. The Pombo Green v Pombo Gold rivalries were the best Luke.
    Is Simpson in Divison 2 the biggest long-time rival, I suppose apart from yourself in that team, nobody played in TSCA.

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