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Welcome!  Please enjoy this virtual look round our club - but, better still, why not come and see us?  Founded over 140 years ago, we're a family-centred club with our own ground in picturesque Pollok Park on Glasgow's southside, 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, spectator seating and well-appointed clubhouse.

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Weekend action [posted 22/08/19]

Saturday sees both senior sides in action with Shawholm hosting Whitehaugh and Poloc travelling to "Glenpark" to take on Greenock.  Before that there's also an Under 16 match to be played, tomorrow night seeing the latest attempt to get the Scottish Cup quarter-final with Clydesdale played.  Starting at 5.30pm, the match is being played at "Titwood".  Team selections are online once confirmed.

 

Evening League match off [posted 20/08/19]

Tonight's Evening League match between the Academy side and Hillhead, ironically rescheduled after last Tuesday's match was rained off, is off because of yet more rain.

 

Under 16s the latest to miss out [posted 19/08/19]

The Under 16s' rescheduled league match against the combined Irvine|Prestwick side was the latest of the club's sides to suffer at the hands of the weather, their match being cancelled early this morning with Prestwick's ground still unplayable.

 

Another,.....yes, another complete washout! [posted 17/08/19]

There were no matches completed today in the Western Union Premier Division, three matches not getting started - including the 'Loc's hosting of East Kilbride - and the two that started lated didn't finish.  Is this the wettest, or at least most weather-affected, season ever?  Shawholm at least avoided either the disappointment of a cancellation, or the soul-destroying frustration of waiting around and then not getting a game completed, as it had an official bye week.  The next action, weather-permitting, is Monday's senior practice and the Under 16's rescheduled trip to "Henry Thow Oval" the same evening. 

 

Weekend action [posted 15/08/19]

Saturday has only one scheduled senior match, with the Shawholm side having a bye week.  This leaves Poloc 's hosting of East Kilbride as the only game, assuming the ground recovers from the beating it's taken from the weather.  Sunday is a free matchday, with the scheduled Sunday League match at "Albert Park" postponed at the request of Weirs.  This means that after Saturday's match the next game for the club is Monday's rescheduled Under 16 match at "Henry Thow Oval" against the Irvine|Prestwick combined side.  Team selections are online once confirmed.

 

Still it rains [posted 14/08/19]

Yet another match was swept away by the wet weather today, this time the Under 16 Scottish Cup tie against Clydesdale.  Unfortunately another day of heavy and persistent rain means the ground remains completely waterlogged and a bit of a quagmire, groundsman Scott McCutcheon having to abort attempts to cut the outfield yesterday, far less prepare a pitch today, when no work at all was possible!  The last time the club managed to get a game played at "Shawholm" was the 3rd of August, and we've only managed one since the 23rd of July!!  Sadly, too, there seems little consolation to be found in the forecasts that an end to this wet weather is in sight.  #Scottishsummer 

 

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Rained off! [posted 13/08/19]

Both this evening's Evening League matches were cancelled because of the weather, the away match at "Hughenden" and the home game against Ayr.  "Shawholm" remains waterlogged after Sunday's flooding after the River Cart burst its banks (see below). 

 

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Flooded! [posted 11/08/19]

For the first time in current members' memories, "Shawholm" ended up as a flood plain for the River Cart during the season, as the river burst its banks early this evening following a day of torrential rain. 

 

At the other end of the ground, the smaller river similarly came up on to the area around the scorebox and groundsman's storage shed.  #Scottishsummer indeed!

 

Wash out! [posted 10/08/19]

Both today's senior Saturday league matches were cancelled because of the weather.  End of. 

 

Weekend action [posted 09/08/19]

Saturday's two senior matches see Poloc travel to "Langloan" to play Drumpellier and Shawholm host Cambusdoon.  Both games start at 12 noon.  The Sunday League match against Renfrew has been postponed in view of Eid falling on Sunday, which means Monday's Under 16 match at "Marress" against Irvine is the next scheduled game.  Team selections are online once confirmed.

 

Representative selections [posted 06/08/19]

Amidst the miserable weather there have been some bright spots, and some 'Loc players have managed to get some cricket.  Craig Young featured in the Western Warriors two recent T20 Blitz games against the Eastern Knights at Grange; Muhammad Dar, Amaan Ramzan, Kess Sajjad and Ahmed-Raza Hanif played for the Western Warriors Development XI in their win over the touring Ulster Schools (that match being hosted - against the odds! - at "Shawholm" yesterday; Rambo then featured again in a WDCU Under 21 Select XI that took on the touring Northern Irish side at "Hamilton Crescent" (a match abandoned!); and Abdul Malik and Zakir Siddiqui played in the Western Warriors Under 16 side that beat the Caledonian Highlanders at "Lochlands" in Arbroath today.  Tomorrow also sees Rambo and Raza joined by Zaighum Ahmad in Western Warriors Development XI T20 action at a quadrangular tournament at Stirling County CC's "New Williamfield" ground. 

 

Wash-outs [posted 06/08/19]

This week has seen a near complete wash-out of fixtures, with Monday's Under 12 match being cancelled, following Sunday's cancellation, and this evening's two Evening League matches both being weather victims. 

 

Double defeat Saturday [posted 03/08/19]

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The 'Loc again slumped to a league loss today, though this week the margin of defeat was just the one wicket as they just couldn't get Stirling County's final wicket to secure an unlikely win whilst defending 123.  The low score had seen the side recover, bizarrely, from 30-odd for 5, with only Rambo (38) of the top five batters getting in to double figures. 

Then in the second innings there were "3-fors" for Raza and Yasar, and a brace of wickets for Ziggy as the Houdini act was nearly performed.  Oh, and of course, 27 conceded in wides didn't help the 'Loc's cause either!  The scorecard, video highlights and updated statistics are online.

 

Over in Coatbridge Shawholm weren't faring much better: skittled for just 78, their ten-player opposition then romped home - two-down - in just nineteen overs.  The scorecard and updated statistics are online.  So a bit of a shocker of a day at the office for the sides.  Just as well a new week's starting.....

 

The latest league tables are also online.

 

Weekend action [posted 01/08/19]

Saturday's two senior matches see Poloc host Stirling County and Shawholm travel to "Langloan".  Both games start at 12 noon.  Then Sunday League action sees the Academy host East Kilbride.  Finally, Monday's junior match sees the Under 12s travel to "Albert Park" to play the East Kilbride|Weirs combined side.  Team selections are online once confirmed.

 

Representative selection [posted 31/07/19]

Congratulations to Craig Young on his selection in the Western Warriors squad for their upcoming inter-regional T20 Blitz matches against the Caledonian Highlanders and Eastern Knights at "Titwood" tomorrow and Grange on Friday, respectively.

 

One off, one loss [posted 29/07/19]

The Under 16s missed out tonight with their home match against Greenock succumbing to the wet weather that's blighted the west of Scotland over the last few days.  The Under 12s however were luckier; their "pairs cricket" match at "Titwood" did go ahead and so the club's youngest hardball side enjoyed a getting a game in.  And up against a much older and physically stronger opposition the youngsters put in a much-improved performance compared to when the two sides had met earlier in the season in the league.  Batting first, Clydesdale scored 167 for 3, and then, in reply, the 'Loc youngsters scored 99 for 8.  The eventual margin of the home sides' win was 88 runs under the quirky "pairs scoring" system used in the Under 12 age-group, with the margin of improvement in the young Poloc players' performance being reflected by the fact they lost 22 (!) fewer wickets in this evening's match than back in May, when the margin of defeat was a whopping 152 runs.  It's good to see the players' practice and the coaching input having such a measurable effect, remembering again just how young a group of players this is.Read Coach Sheridan's match report online.  Scorecard.

 

Panthers off [posted 28/07/19]

Today's Sunday League match between the Panthers and Prestwick was off. 

 

 

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Poloc teams play under various playing names: Poloc, Shawholm, Poloc Panthers, Poloc Pythons and Poloc Academy. 

 

Poloc plays in the Cricket Scotland League Premier Division administered by the Western District Cricket Union ("WDCU") and Shawholm plays in that league's Premier Reserve Division.  

 

In addition, Poloc Panthers and Poloc Academy play in both the WDCU Sunday and Evening Leagues, the Poloc Pythons compete in Cricket Scotland's winter tapeball league, and no fewer than five junior sides play at five age-group levels in the West District Junior Cricket Union soft- and hard-ball leagues and cups, as well as in national cup competitions.

 

   


 

Weather

 

Check out the weather at Shawholm before setting out - we like the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation site best!  To see what it's saying about the weather in G43, click on the logo below to go to its website.

 

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