The bad news for opposition clubs is not only is Pomborneit sitting on top of the South West Cricket Association (SWC) ladder, but it has an ace up their sleeve.
Last season’s captain, Michael Townsend, has played just once in 2018-19, stepping out against Mortlake a fortnight ago.
A former coach of WDCA clubs West Warrnambool and East Warrnambool-YCW, Townsend played 19 games for Pomborneit in 2017-18, grabbing 16 wickets as the team made it to the semi-finals, before going down to eventual premier Mortlake.
His successor as Pomborneit skipper, Grant Place, said Townsend’s availability is something he is monitoring.
“Mick has started his own business so that is keeping him pretty busy,” Place said.
“We hope to get more games out of him as the season rolls on.
“It will be a week to week thing. Obviously he is a really good player and adds a lot to the team.”
Pomborneit today plays Camperdown in the third round of the Twenty20 competition.
“We are looking forward to it, we had a double-header last week, that was a long day,” Place said.