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


Welcome to our 2020/21 pre-season review, keeping you updated on all the happenings at the Pomborneit Cricket Club, published with thanks to John Harms and the team at

Another busy off-season at the Pomborneit Cricket Club. Two new teams, namely adding a senior women’s team and a second under 13 boys team sees the club fielding 8 teams, as well as our Woolworths Blast program, in the 2020/21 season.


The club held it’s Annual General Meeting on the 25th of August via Zoom due to COVID restrictions. The committee was re-elected unchanged, David Murphy returning as President for a third year in this term and 7th season as president overall, Luke Reynolds as Secretary for a 3rd year in this term, his 19th year in the role all up, Julie Whytcross as Treasurer for a third season, Matthew Richardson as Vice President for a third year and Patrick Johnstone as Junior Vice-President for a second season.


2020 style AGM




After back to back flags, the choice was easily and quickly made to re-appoint Grant Place as Division 1 captain.


Grant Place



Luke Reynolds has been re-appointed to lead the Division 2 Bulls in 2020/21.


Luke Reynolds



After leading the team to the flag in his first season in charge, Matthew Richardson will again captain the Division 3 Bulls in 2020/21.


Richo Richo man



Many thanks to Steve Murphy for compiling our memorable 2019/20 season into print. Full of reviews and colour photos, the Annual Report looks magnificent, clocking in at 100 pages. “Churchy” spent many hours editing the DVD, a wonderful keepsake of the Division 1 & Division 3 flag wins.


Churchy with the results of many hours of work



A most exciting development is the club adding a senior women’s team for the 2020/21 season. Much work has gone into this over the past year, and with the successful launch of our junior girls team last season it was important to be able to offer a senior team for the girls to aspire to. The team will be playing in the new Colac District Cricket Association women’s competition in a 10 week season. A fantastic group has been assembled with several competitive yet highly fun training sessions so far.


women’s players Heidi Van Es, Tayla Reynolds, Hannah Whytcross & Narelle Place


Narelle Place has been appointed as the club’s inaugural women’s team captain. She has previously played at Under 16 and Division 3 level cricket for Pomborneit. The younger sister of Division 1 captain Grant, Narelle’s appointment makes for the unique occurrence of a brother and sister captaining the club’s top men’s and women’s teams at the same time.


Inaugural Pomborneit women’s skipper Narelle Place


The club is thrilled to secure the services of Grace Lee as coach of both our senior women’s and junior girls teams. A current player at Premier women’s team Essendon Maribyrnong Park, Grace has coached the Western Waves Under 14 girls rep team for the last 6 years and is the current Female Development Officer for the Western Waves region.


Women’s team and junior girls coach Grace Lee



With a new order of caps taking place, the club has adopted the PCC monogram used by Pomborneit teams from the 1930’s to the 1960’s, a very successful era in club history. The monogram will also find it’s way on to shirts and club apparel, alongside the Bulls logo. A strong symbol of our past, present and future.


The new caps modelled by under 13 players Miller Murphy and Joshua Reynolds



The club is excited to announce that we have partnered with the Australian Cricket Institute, enabling access for our junior coaches to the ACI’s Coach Assist Platform, full of fun and engaging sessions and drills to help develop junior players. In addition, all junior members will get free access to hundreds of videos, interviews with professional players and regular live online coaching sessions.




With not being able to catch up with your teammates to talk cricket, the time has been right to launch the club’s Podcast. Episode 1 is available now on-


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Hosts Luke and Churchy preview the season, joined by president Dave and senior captains Grant, Richo and Narelle. It’s already topping the Podcast charts in Pomborneit North and Pomborneit East. We’d love you to have a listen!




Unable to train indoors, training has been held at the club under COVID restrictions, including groups of no more than 10, registering attendance online and the clubrooms and canteen being closed. We hope to have some announcements soon about opening up the clubrooms, meals after training etc.


The club’s coterie group the “12th man club” has now passed 40 members, raising valuable funds for the club as we look to continually improve our facilities and make the clubroom extension a reality. Many thanks to Marlin and Caitlin Walsh for adding a voucher for the Steakroad Bar and Grill to the monthly cash prizes on offer. Contact Churchy, Dave or Luke if you’d like to be involved in all the fun.





Registrations for the Pomborneit Cricket Club’s 2020/21 Woolworths Cricket Blast program are now open!

With 5 sessions leading into Christmas (beginning on November 19th) and 4 sessions in February, the Junior Blasters (boys and girls aged 5-7) and Master Blasters (boys and girls aged 8-10) programs are a fantastic introduction to the great game of cricket, offering participants the chance to experience batting, bowling and fielding in a fun filled environment.

Search ‘Pomborneit Cricket Club’ on and join us for a blast!




A fantastic initiative from the South West Cricket Association in that they will be live streaming a game every week in the 2020/21 season thanks to their newly purchased Frogbox technology. Our Division 1 team will feature first when they take on Bookaar at Pomborneit. Tune in via the links posted on the South West Cricket Association social media sites.


Nervous South West CA officials look on as Pomborneit captain Grant Place holds the Frogbox streaming camera equipment for a promo shoot



Division 1
17th- v Bookaar at Pomborneit
23rd- v Terang at Terang Turf
31st- v Mortlake at Mortlake

Division 2
17th- v Ecklin at Ecklin
31st- v Woorndoo at Pomborneit

Division 3
17th- v Cobden at Simpson
31st- TBC

Under 16’s
18th- v Terang at Pomborneit
25th- Bye

*Women’s team, girls team, under 13 boys and Woolworths Blast to commence in November.


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
Icon Sports 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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Catch up on the Bulls’ 2019/20 post season review HERE


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  1. Kevin Densley says

    Excellent grass roots stuff, Luke! You play in a fine part of the world, too – generations of my relatives hark from it!

  2. Luke Reynolds says

    Kevin, have played a fair bit of cricket against some Densley’s who have played for the Terang and Noorat clubs. And yes, it’s a fine part of the world!

  3. Kevin Densley says

    Cheers, Luke! Always good to hear about the area and the activities of some Densleys. I need to get down to “those parts” soon, to have a wander and catch up with a few people.

  4. Superb as always,Luke you certainly have a lot of passionate folk at PCC hey Luke Keith Duke was secretary at Payneham cc for 62 yrs tell,Mrs R Rulebook has issued a challenge ( driving re work this morning I will have a listen )

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