Pomborneit moves into top four after strong victory over Noorat

Pomborneit's Matthew Bignell releases a delivery. Picture: Rob Gunstone
Pomborneit's Matthew Bignell releases a delivery. Picture: Rob Gunstone

SKIPPER Michael Townsend is urging Pomborneit to keep its foot on the pedal as a once unlikely finals berth becomes a possibility.

Townsend’s bowlers wreaked havoc to restrict Noorat’s bottom nine batsmen to just 65 runs on Saturday after openers Dave Conheady and Gus Bourke put on 91 runs.

Pomborneit – who posted 195 first-up – moved into the top four with the stunning triumph.

Townsend implored his side to avoid complacency in the final two rounds of regular competition.

“We can’t just think we’re home and hosed at this stage,” he said.

“We need to win these games just in case Noorat or Cobden win in the last two rounds.

“If one of them wins both matches and we lose both, we’ll be in trouble.

“We spoke about (the importance) of this game before it. We knew if we wanted to play finals and not rely on other teams, we had to win it.”

Pomborneit faces powerhouse Heytesbury Rebels and Terang leading into finals and is six points clear of Cobden, who is fifth.