Welcome to Poloc Cricket Club


Welcome!  Please enjoy this virtual look round our club - but, better still, why not come and see us?  Founded over 135 years ago, we're a family-centred club with our own ground in picturesque Pollok Park on Glasgow's south-side, members coming from all backgrounds and from across the ethnic and cultural spectra, all taking an active part in club life.  As well as competitive and social cricket for juniors and adults, there are all-weather tennis courts, a unique winter Golf Section, spectator seating and well-appointed clubhouse with spacious bar, function room, pool, table tennis, darts and catering facilities.




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The club's sides play under the name, NVT Poloc and NVT Shawholm, NVT being the club's main sponsor - more about it and the club's other funders and supporters can be found in the Sponsors and partners section.  NVT Poloc plays in the Cricket Scotland League administered by the Western District Cricket Union ("WDCU") and NVT Shawholm plays in that league's reserve division.  In addition, Poloc Panthers and an Academy XI both play in both the WDCU Sunday and Evening Leagues, and no fewer than five junior sides play at five age-group levels in the West District Junior Cricket Union leagues and cups, as well as in national cup competitions.

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ICC U19 CWC - update [posted 10/02/16]


All three Poloc players played in Scotland Under 19s' final ICC U19 CWC match this morning, against Ireland.  In an eventual 95-run defeat, Adil Ghaffar returned figures of 3 for 49 in his ten overs, whilst Ihtisham Malik's six overs saw him take 1 for 17, as Ireland posted 235.  Then, in the Scots' reply, Owais Shah, batting at three again, got to double figures before departing caught and bowled.  The scorecard of the match is online here.  The boys travel back to Glasgow tomorrow.  We've tried to keep tabs on how they've been getting on over the course of the tournament and have pulled together a selection of the photo's that've appeared online - you can see these in the Gallery.


Junior fixtures [posted 09/02/16]


The WDJCU has published league and cup fixtures for season 2016, and these can be seen in the various age-group sub-sections of the Junior section of the website. 



ICC U19 CWC - update [posted 08/02/16]

Owais Shah featured in the Scotland Under 19 side that won through to an 11th/12th place play off against Ireland later in the week with a win over Fiji at the ICC U19 CWC early this morning.  Batting first Scotland posted 225, with Owais scoring 39 batting at three, a total that proved enough as Fiji were bowled out for 149.  Adil Ghaffar and Ihtisham Malik, both part of the squad, sat out this morning's match.  The scorecard of the match is online here.



ICC U19 CWC - update [posted 04/02/16]

Scotland Under 19s lost to New Zealand , over-night, in the quarter-final of the Plate competition at the ICC U19 CWC in Bangladesh.  Owais Shah top-scored for the side as they posted 181 for 9 in their 50 overs, a total the Kiwis passed with some ease, three down, in 27 overs.  Adil Ghaffar returned figures of 0 for 26 in the second innings, with Ihtisham Malik sitting out the match.  Next up in the competition for Scotland is the loser of the Afghanistan versus Fiji match.  The scorecard of the New Zealand match is online here.


Indoor coaching and practice [posted 04/02/16]


The thirteenth indoor winter coaching and practice session takes place on Sunday the 7th of February 2016, and is for juniors aged Under 11 and Under 13 between 1pm and 2pm, followed by Under 15s and 18s between 2pm and 3pm.  Anyone with any questions should get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).



ICC U19 CWC - update [posted 02/02/16]

It was another "tough day at the office" for Adil Ghaffar and Owais Shah as Scotland Under 19s went down to South Africa by ten wickets in the third and final group stage match at the ICC U19 CWC being held in Bangladesh.  The defeat leaves the side to take on New Zealand in the Plate quarter-final on Thursday, another good challenge for the squad, and one that Adil, Owais and Ihtisham Malik will be looking forward to.  The scorecard of the South Africa match is online here.


Saturday league fixtures released for season 2016 [posted 22/01/16]


The WDCU has, this morning, published season 2016's Saturday league fixtures.  The fixture scheduling sees the 'Loc open their league campaign with home and away matches against Renfrew - the 'Loc travel to King George V Playing Fields, and the 'Holmboys entertain Deanpark at home.  The full fixture lists can be found online here and here.


Scottish Cup draw [posted 21/01/16] 

Cricket Scotland logo 2013

The draw for this season's Scottish Cup was made his evening.  Again being played on a straight knockout basis, the draw saw the 'Loc drawn home to Edinburgh club Heriot's in round one.


Pre-season matches [posted 14/01/16]

With the turn of the year, thoughts start to turn to a new cricket season, and in this regard we have arranged for five pre-season fixtures.  Starting on 16 and 23 April, the fixtures will see two senior teams taking on Prestwick, home and away, on both Saturdays.  Then, on Sunday the 24th, the annual Eric Lane Memorial Trophy match with Uddingston will be played.  Full details are online, on the Upcoming events page.


Senior indoor practice [posted 13/01/16]

Additional indoor practice sessions, for senior players, have been booked.  The sessions, starting on the first Tuesday in March, are at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall, and will run between 8pm and 10pm.  The cost of attending is £4 per player to cover the cost of hall hire.  Full details are online, on the Upcoming events page.



Older news

Older news can be found in the news archive section.



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