Almanac (Local) Cricket: That’ll do it

Luke Reynolds is a much-loved member of the Almanac community. He writes terrific music pieces (check out his recent look at the music of 2017), Collingwood pieces, cricket pieces and he helps out with some editing. He is a terrific family man, and is helping develop the boutique beer and wine outfit Prickly Moses.


Well, on top of all that, he had put in the big ones for his beloved Pomborneit Cricket Club, for whom he has played a squillion games (over 300).


Terang made 9/159. Luke took 1/27 off 9.




However there were a few stumbles along the way until Reynolds took control.


Here’s what happened:




Well played.


Div 1- Pomborneit 9/161 (Luke Reynolds 71*, Steve Walters 33) def. Terang 9/159 (Mick Townsend 3/25, Grant Place 3/13)


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About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written many columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo10, Anna8, Evie7. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.


  1. Top stuff, Luke. Even Steve Smith got out this weekend… eventually

  2. Congrats Luke, that’s some kind of knock.

    And the shot, that’s some kind of wind-up!

    Hopefully someone managed to retrieve the ball from wherever the hell it ended up so it can take pride of place in the Reynolds’ pool room.

  3. Colin Ritchie says:

    Well played! Top shot that!

  4. Punxsa-and-the-rest-of-it Pete says:

    Luke, you’ve got to make a ringtone out of the ‘Yarrrrrs’ and whistles and the not totally coherent bit at the end with your name in it.’ I would if I could play a shot like that!

  5. well done Luke a great family man

  6. Phillip Dimitriadis says:

    Off the front foot Luke !?. Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards would be proud. Marvellous shot that…

  7. Marvellous.

  8. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says:

    Looks better here than it did on my phone Luke, not the least bit streaky. Now about those Prickly Moses Lights…

  9. DBalassone says:

    Reminiscent of Kane Williamson vs. the Aussies at the 2015 World Cup. Great shot!
    Not sure I’d wanna retrieve that ball as a souvenir though – surely there’s an eastern brown lurking in those grasslands.

  10. Malcolm Ashwood says:

    SenBLOODYsational well done mate fair shot that to win the game ! Rapt for you that is a memory to treasure forever ( thanks for your help as always to )

  11. Luke Reynolds says:

    Thanks for the nice words JTH. And to everyone else who has commented.

    Was an important win for us. Nice to play a part. Cricket can be a harsh game at times. Getting knocked over early, your bowling getting smashed, dropping a catch. When you do well you need to enjoy it. Was lucky enough we had a club function Saturday night after the game. Our annual Christmas party. Functions are 20 times better when you win. Was a very enjoyable day and night.


  12. Luke Reynolds says:

    Peter Z- love the ringtone idea!

    Damian- there’s the odd eastern brown but many more tiger snakes at Pomborneit….

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