Almanac (Local) Cricket: Pomborneit Cricket Club 2020/21 Season- November Review



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




Two wins, including retaining the Graham Hillman Memorial Shield against Camperdown, as well as a loss to the Division 1 Bulls in November.


Round 4-
Camperdown 36 (Tom Place 3/11, Brad Hillman 3/16, Daniel Lenehan 2/0) lost to
Pomborneit 1/38 (Dave Murphy 30, Steve Murphy 5*)


The Division 1 Bulls with the Hillman Shield



Round 5-
Pomborneit 173 (Brad Hillman 30*, Dave Murphy 24, Tom Place 20) def.
Cobden 137 (Lahiru Fernando 3/20, Grant Place 2/33)


Round 6-
Heytesbury 8/197 (Grant Place 4/46, Lahiru Fernando 2/31) def.
Pomborneit 173 (Tom Place 49, Dave Murphy 32, Josh Place 27)


Round 7- Bye




One of the true modern day greats of the club in Dave Murphy played his 300th senior game for the club in Round 6. His first 299 games yielded 7028 runs including 6 centuries, a highest score of 154*, four Division 1 premierships and a Twenty20 premiership (35 Twenty20 games which aren’t counted in the 300), plus 318 catches and 97 stumpings as statistically the club’s most prolific wicketkeeper of all time. Add in 3 seasons as Division 1 captain, 7 years all up as president (3 seasons into his second stint), two seasons as treasurer and years of commitment to the club and the Pomborneit Recreation Reserve makes Dave’s achievement one to truly celebrate. Well played Spud!


Got him yes! #DAVE300




This season the club entered a second team in the knockout Twenty20 competition to give some of our younger Division 2 players a taste of Twenty20 cricket. Pomborneit 2 were eliminated in the first round, while our main team have progressed to the semi-final.


Round 1-
Pomborneit 7/157 (Lahiru Fernando 43, Dave Murphy 37, Grant Place 29) def.
Simpson 64 (Brad Hillman 2/6, Stephen Hill 2/17, Lahiru Fernando 2/23)


Pomborneit 2 9/84 (Donnie McInnes 28, Daniel Lenehan 22) lost to
Princetown 2/87 (Dean Tevelein 1/13, Daniel Lenehan 1/20)


Quarter Final-
Princetown 136 (Grant Place 4/18) lost to
Pomborneit 9/137 (Tom Place 43, Sam Darcy 17, Stephen Hill 15, Steve Castle 14, Luke Reynolds 13*)





A win and three losses for the Division 2 Bulls in November

Round 3-
Pomborneit 6/158 (Charlie Voutier 67, Wes Lenehan 36, Luke Reynolds 27) def.
Boorcan 157 (Wes Lenehan 4/37)


Round 4-
Simpson 138 (Luke Reynolds 5/20, Harley Reynolds 3/20) def.
Pomborneit 89 (Hunter Reynolds 15)


Under 16 captain Josh Colman and Under 16 & Under 13 player Gavin Reynolds both made their senior debuts for the club in the Round 4 Division 2 game


5 wickets for Luke Reynolds in Round 4


Round 5-
Mortlake 6/212 (Tyson Kelly 3/33, Wes Lenehan 3/38) def.
Pomborneit 99 (Garry Riches 16)


Round 6-
Princetown 231 (Tayla Reynolds 4/23, Wes Lenehan 3/23, Luke Lenehan 2/27) def.
Pomborneit 70 (Wes Lenehan 41)




Four November wins from four games for the Division 3 Bulls


Round 3-
Pomborneit 3/295 (Stephen Hill 137*, Stephen Walters 123) def.
Mortlake 117 (Brent Noonan 3/11, Stephen Hill 2/23, Tayla Reynolds 2/31)


A maiden century to Stephen ‘Urkle’ Walters, 123 in Round 3


A maiden century, 137 not out, to the ‘Unicorn’ Stephen Hill in Round 3


Round 4-
Bookaar 82 (Dean Tevelein 4/29, Matt Richardson 2/6, Brent Noonan 2/14, Donnie McInnes 2/19) lost to
Pomborneit 5/89 (Daniel Buck 29, Stephen Hill 26)


Riley Bernoth made his senior debut in Round 4


Round 5-
Noorat 88 (Sam Alexander 3/8, Matt Richardson 3/19, Tony Evans 2/6) lost to
Pomborneit 5/92 (Stephen Hill 32*, Matt Richardson 19)


Round 6-
Pomborneit 5/156 (Stephen Hill 64*) def.
Camperdown 8/119 (Donnie McInnes 3/11, Tony Evans 2/13)




Our women’s teams have played their inaugural games, with fantastic crowds in attendance and much enthusiasm.

Round 1-
Irrewarra 48 (Samantha LaFranchi 3/4, Grace Lee 2/17) lost to
Pomborneit 2/153 (Grace Lee 33 retired, Tayla Reynolds 21 retired, Narelle Place 17 retired)


The inaugural Pomborneit womens team


Grace Lee became the first Pomborneit womens player to reach the compulsory retirement score of 30 in Round 1


Pomborneit A had the bye


Round 2-
Bookaar 92 (Jessica Moulden 3/14, Grace Lee 2/16) lost to
Pomborneit 1/61 (D/L) (Samantha LaFranchi 32 retired, Jessica Moulden 15*)


Sam LaFranchi scored a 30 retired against Bookaar


Irrewarra Youth 2/102 (Sheridan Heath 1/4, Belinda Lenehan 1/5) def.
Pomborneit 4/14 (D/L)


The inaugural Pomborneit A team


Round 3-
Pomborneit 7/106 (Samantha LaFranchi 36*, Jessica Moulden 18, Meagan Kerr 2/8, Belinda Lenehan 2/15, Tayla Reynolds 2/16, Debra Reynolds 1/13) def.
Pomborneit A 26 (Nellie Sadler 5/6)


Another 30 for little gun Sam LaFranchi


Nellie Sadler, the first ever Pomborneit woman player to take five wickets in an innings


Pomborneit and Pomborneit A women’s teams and the Pomborneit Under 14 girls all lined up together at the Pomborneit Recreation Reserve




Four losses to the Under 16 Bulls in November


Round 3-
Bookaar 5/91 (Gavin Reynolds 2/6, Finn Tolland 1/3, Joe Gleeson 1/6, Noah Riches 1/21) def.
Pomborneit 8/74 (Gavin Reynolds 34*, Finn Tolland 8)


12yo Gavin Reynolds made his highest score of 34* in Round 3


Round 4-
Pomborneit 5/97 (Noah Riches 27*, Tyler Parsons 20, Josh Colman 16) lost to
Cobden 7/135 (Ben Whytcross 1/1, Brady Bernoth 1/2, Gavin Reynolds 1/13, Riley Bernoth 1/18, Josh Colman 1/22, Finn Tolland 1/24)


Round 5-
Mortlake 5/127 (Gavin Reynolds 4/17, Noah Riches 2/21, Harry Fleming 1/5, Aidan Conheady 1/7, Josh Colman 1/22) def.
Pomborneit 8/106 (Josh Colman 23, Finn Tolland 13, Gavin Reynolds 9, Noah Riches 9)


Round 6-
Pomborneit 84 (Tyler Parsons 27, Joe Gleeson 19*) lost to
Ecklin 4/162 (Josh Colman 2/26, Joe Gleeson 1/18, Brady Bernoth 1/22)




Our junior girls team have started their season and are showing great improvement every time they play. A big welcome to new players Gracie Pearce, Lily Van Es and Ella Riches.


Round 1-
Colac 2 105 def. Pomborneit 77


Round 2-
Apollo Bay 4/117 def. Pomborneit 9/77


Round 3-
Irrewarra 128 def. Pomborneit 4/56


The 2020/21 Pomborneit Under 14 girls team with coach Grace Lee


New girls team players Gracie Pearce, Lily Van Es and Ella Riches




Our two Under 13 boys teams have started their season playing some wonderful cricket, approaching their matches and training sessions with incredible enthusiasm. A big welcome to new players at the club this season in William Paterson, Max Rahles-Rahbula, Noah Boyd, Ollie Horspole, Noah Clarke, Harry Jenkins, Jonty Raven, Aidan Conheady (who had already previously played Under 16s), Max Rees, Jonty Richardson, George Sadler and Hugo Chivell.


Pomborneit Maroon in Round 1


Pomborneit Gold in Round 1


New Bulls William Paterson, Max Rahles-Rahbula, Noah Boyd, Ollie Horspole and Noah Clarke


Under 13 debutantes Harry Jenkins, Jonty Raven, Aidan Conheady, Max Rees, George Sadler and Jonty Richardson


New Under 13 player Hugo Chivell




The 2020/21 Pomborneit CC Woolworths Cricket Blast program has commenced, with a fantastic group of 25 signing up to take part. Brad Hillman has joined Dave Murphy as a Blast coordinator, we look forward to more fun sessions!


The Blasters in action!





The Bulls Podcast has gained a very solid following, it’s been fantastic to hear the voices of former players Anthony Radford and Aidan Watts-Fawkes join regular hosts Luke and Churchy to talk all things Pomborneit CC. You can find all episodes of the Bulls Podcast on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.





The club is thrilled to have new ABC Radio Saturday morning sports show ‘Grand National’ following the fortunes of our new women’s teams every week. So far the hosts Catherine Murphy and Tony Armstrong have spoken to secretary Luke Reynolds, women’s captain Narelle Place and president Dave Murphy. 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.





Division 1-
5th v Noorat at Pomborneit
12th v Terang at Terang
19th v Simpson at Simpson


Division 2-
5th v Heytesbury at Camperdown Showgrounds
12th v Ecklin at Pomborneit
19th v Woorndoo at Pomborneit


Division 3-
5th v Boorcan at Camperdown No.2
12th v Terang at Terang No.2
19th v Woorndoo at Woorndoo


Senior Women-
6th Pomborneit has the bye
6th- Pomborneit A v Bookaar at Frederick St Oval, Camperdown
14th- Pomborneit v Irrewarra Youth at Central Reserve (Hockey Oval), Colac
14th- Pomborneit A v Irrewarra at Pomborneit


Under 16 Boys-
9th v Terang/Noorat at Terang Turf (Twenty20)


Under 14 Girls-
6th v Colac 1 at Pomborneit
13th v Birregurra at Pomborneit


Under 13 Boys-
4th- Pomborneit Gold v Pomborneit Maroon at Pomborneit
11th- Pomborneit Maroon v Cobden at Pomborneit
14th- Pomborneit Gold v Bookaar at Frederick St Oval


Woolworths Cricket Blast-
3rd, 10th & 17th December at the Pomborneit Recreation Reserve




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
QX3 Warrnambool
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. Great to see traditional rivals Pombo v Pombo play in last 7 days.

  2. That young Luke Reynolds bloke might turn out to be a decent player…

  3. Sensational as always,Luke ! Controversy involving a certain,L Reynolds also ?
    Love the huge family connections at your club ( wouldn’t mind a dollar for each time the Reynolds family ventures down to Pomborneit)

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