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 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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Poloc teams play as NVT Poloc, NVT Group being our 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 Premier Division administered by the Western District Cricket Union ("WDCU") and NVT Shawholm plays in that league's reserve division.  In addition, Poloc Panthers and Poloc Academy play in both the WDCU Sunday and Evening Leagues, Poloc Women participate in Cricket Scotland leagues and cups, 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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Latest news and club notices

 

Double-win Sunday [posted 23/04/17]

Both senior mens XIs won their final pre-season matches today, respectively chasing down targets set by Cambusdoon at New Cambusdoon and Uddingston at Shawholm.  The latter win saw the club retain the Eric Lane Memorial Trophy.  At New Cambusdoon the margin of victory was six wickets as 222 was chased down with little real drama.  At Shawholm meanwhile, 194 was the target, and it was passed with three balls, and four wickets, to spare.  We have match reports online, as well as match scorecards, and updated statistics and averages.

 

Good run out [posted 22/04/17]

Season 2017 finally got underway today, with a 40 overs-a-side friendly against Edinburgh side Grange, in the Capital.  Batting first the 'Loc posted 212 in their 40 overs - well actually 39.1 - but failed to defend this, their hosts getting across the finish line with thirteen balls to spare.  With the bat plenty batters "got in" - five getting past 25 - but none "went on" - the highest score being Owais's 42.  Others to get a start were Asad (38*), Jurie (36), Pasty (27) and Abdul (22).  In truth therefore 212 was a good few short of what should've been posted, the side stumbling from 81 for 1 in the sixteenth over (Owais and Pasty going nicely) to 85 for 5, and then failing to use their full allocation of overs.  Some rash shot selection likely was a contributory factor, as was there just being the one partnership over 50.  In the Grange reply, the home side never looked in much trouble despite using nearly their full 40 overs to chase down their target, with the 'Loc's bowlers gifting their hosts 22 runs in wides (9) and no balls (13) to help them on their way.  But a good run out nevertheless for the side, with - already - the differences between indoor practice and outdoor reality starkly clear.  The match scorecard is online.

 

When Louis met Herschelle.... [posted 21/04/17]

Louis Geldenhuys was involved in tonight's Last Man Stands ("LMS") Charity cricket match at Titwood, playing alongside a number of recent Scotland internationalists, as well as legendary South African international Herschelle Gibbs (pictured with Louis below).  Great fun, and thanks to LMS Scotland supremo Paul Reddish for extending the invitation to Louis and giving him the opportunity to play with his famous countryman.

 

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Weekend pre-season matches [posted 20/04/17]

This weekend sees three scheduled pre-season matches: Poloc XIs variously travelling to Grange (on Saturday) and Ayr (on Sunday), with the Eric Lane Memorial Trophy match also being played on Sunday, at Shawholm.  Teams are online, with players being added in as they confirm availability.

 

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Pre-season umpire visit [posted 19/04/17]

Eric Young, Chairman of WoSACO, (pictured left) met with the club's players this evening, coming along in advance of the new season to talk about the new playing conditions, adaptations to The Laws that are coming and player:umpire relations, all interspersed with anecdotes from his time as both player and - now - senior official.  Thanks to Eric for coming along to what was a very useful session.

 

Match cancelled [posted 15/04/17]

Sunday's second scheduled pre-season match, away at "Henry Thow Oval" against Prestwick, has, like today's first pre-season match against Clydesdale, been cancelled.  Next Saturday's away match at the "The Grange" against Grange will, therefore, be the season-opener.

 

Match cancelled [posted 13/04/17]

Saturday's opening pre-season match, away at "Titwood" against Clydesdale, has been cancelled, the early April weather not allowing for the preparation of a suitable wicket.  Sunday's away match at the "Henry Thow Oval" against Prestwick will, therefore, be the season-opener.

 

Senior mens players meeting, Thursday 13 April [posted 12/04/17]

There will be a short senior mens players meeting on Thursday evening after training.  All players likely to play senior mens cricket this season should try to attend, ideally staying on after training. 

 

Senior mens training - start of outdoor sessions [posted 12/04/17]

Senior men players are reminded that Tuesday evening saw the last indoor training session, and that - starting on Thursday the 13th of April - training will be outdoors at "Shawholm".  Outdoor sessions start at 6.30pm prompt.  Players should be at the ground in good time for a prompt start.  Early sessions will use the all-weather astro-turf net bays as well as the outfield for fielding and catching practice, and fitness.  In the event of inclement weather, and training sessioms being cancelled, notice will first appear on the club's Twitter feed (@poloccricket).  If there's no cancellation notice there then practice remains on.  Cancellation notices will appear as early as practical.  

 

Ground tidy-up and set-up day - thanks [posted 08/04/17]

A big thanks to those who gave their support to the work at the ground today.  In glorious sunshine everything planned to get done was done.  From gutter fixing, through weeding, skip-filling and sweeping, to sightscreen moving, rolling and grass-cutting, a long list of tasks were tackled.  Thanks again to everyone who gave of their time. 

 

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Ground tidy-up, 1pm, Saturday the 8th of April [posted 05/04/17]

Members are asked to lend a hand this Saturday at the ground, getting covers on the mobile covers, scoring units in to the scorebox, sightscreens in position, etc.  The work will start at 1pm, and should take around an hour if plenty people show up.  Then, if the weather's fair, there will be an outdoor net session for players. 

 

Cricket taster session [posted 20/03/17]

The club was delighted to run the first of two introductory, "taster" sessions at Netherlee Anchor Boys group this evening.  The group has more than a dozen youngsters aged six to eight years old regularly attending it, and this evening's session saw them running, throwing, catching and hitting to their hearts content!  Thanks to Alistair Haw and his team for inviting the club's coaches - you can see some photo's of the session in the Gallery, taken by Alistair and used with permission.

 

 

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Older news can be found in the news archive section.

 

 

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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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