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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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Latest news and club notices


Abandoned! [posted 19/06/18]


The Poloc Panthers and Poloc Academy Evening League Match made it halfway this evening before persistent rain brought an early end to proceedings.  The Academy had batted first and posted 145 for 7, thanks in the main to an unbeaten 60 from CJ.  There was also a short cameo from Coenie (26 from seventeen balls), whilst the Panthers' bowlers shared the wickets around.  The scorecard's online, and the stat's have been updated.


Double defeat [posted 18/06/18] 

WDJCU_logo The junior sides' poor run of league form continued this evening with the Under 12s going down to defeat at Hamilton Crescent against West of Scotland, and the Under 16s suffering a third consecutive set-back at Glenpark against Greenock.  There were highlights notwithstanding the two results however, the young Under 12s continuing their improvement against another much older side, and Abdul Malik's 65 not out being the standout individual batting performance down the Clyde, and seeing him get an entry on the Junior honours board.

We have the match scorecards online, and the season's junior stat's have been updated. 


Representative honours [posted 17/06/18]

A number of the club's young players have won selection for national teams in the last few days.  Abtaha Maqsood is in the Scotland Women's squad for their matches against Northants and Durham this weekend.  Ihtesham Ul Haq is in the Scotland Under 19 squad for their two matches against the MCC at the end of next week.  And both Kess Sajjad and Amaan Ramzan have been included in the Scotland Under 17 squad for its matches against Northants on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Well done, and good luck, to all four players.


Saturday league win,.....on a Sunday [posted 17/06/18]

With Eid Al-Fitr being at one time thought to be falling on yesterdat, today saw the re-arranged Premier Division reserve fixture between Shawholm and visitors Deanpark.  And the good news to report is that the change of weekday didn't jinx the Shawholm boys, as they secured a 92-run win.  Batting first after winning the toss, the side posted a hefty 272 for 4, with Dr. Uzzi top-scoring with 90, and Akshay chipping in with a half century (55).  There were also useful contributions from Irfan (20) and Slappy (30), and  a cameo 41* from Murtaza.  Deanpark then got off to a fast start in their reply, being ahead of the DLS par score - one wicket down - after the required minimum twenty overs, and as rain started to fall.  However, luckily, the rain came to nothing and the Deanpark run-rate slowed as more wickets were eventually taken.  Habib - with a "3-for" - would secure the standout bowling performance of the day (8-1-16-3), with Noaman (3 for 44) also getting in amongst the wickets in style.  So a third consecutive league win for Shawholm, with good momentum going in to next week's final match of the first half of the season.  We've got the scorecard online, and the Shawholm stat's have been updated. 


We also have match photo's, taken by Hassan Syed, in the Gallery.


Wash out [posted 16/06/18]

The 'Loc made the trip south to Nunholm today, but in vain, as overnight and morning rain saw their league clash with hosts Dumfries washed out after a second inspection just after 1pm.  Only two matches beat the wet weather, the games at Ayr and Prestwick seeing reduced-overs matches completed.  Shawholm, whose match with Deanpark was rescheduled to tomorrow when Eid Al-Fitr was thought to be falling today, look to have drawn the long straw therefore, with at least drier weather forecast for Sunday.



Junior practice rained off [posted 14/06/18]

Tonight's Under 12, and Under 14 and 16, junior coaching practice has been called off because of the wet weather. 


Cancellation [posted 13/06/18]

Tonight's home McCulloch Cup group stage match against West of Scotland has been cancelled due to the weather.


Derby defeat in the Western Cup [posted 12/06/18]

Shawholm's batter couldn't reach the dizzy heights of their last two outings this evening as they failed to chase 131 to beat near-neighbours Titwood in the Western Cup group stages this evening.  In the field first, their opening bowlers - Rob' and Imran - kept things quiet with the new ball, and would return combined figures of 8-1-30-0.  However their economy would be matched in its frugalness [Ed: is that a word?!?] by the generosity of the change bowlers.  None of the other four bowlers tried could return economies of under 6.5 and Titwood were allowed to rack up 130 for 5.  131 to win it was then.  Hardly unchase'able,.....unless you start with a collapse!  And so it would turn out.  Five of the top six batters failed to reach double figures, and three earned new entries on the "Webbed Feet Award" table!  Dr Uzzi was the exception, his good form continuing.  His 24, along with 28 from Hunnain and 27 from Imran, would be the individual knocks that at least prevented a real embarassment from unfolding.  The rot was stopped, but it had already done its damage and the side could eventually only muster 106 for 7 to see Titwood winners by 24 runs.  We've got the scorecard online, and the Shawholm stat's have been updated.


Under 13s exit the Scottish Cup [posted 12/06/18]

A very young Under 13 side performed admirably against much older, and stronger, opponents tonight in the Scottish Cup, going down to a loss at Meikleriggs against their Ferguslie hosts.  Scorecard.


Well beaten [posted 11/06/18] 

WDJCU_logo The Under 16s lost heavily this evening in the latest southside derby skirmish with the Dark Side.  Batting first the 'Loc's started badly - Zakir nicking off first ball - and never really recovered.  Poor shot selection and execution, allied to horrible calling and running (leading to two avoidable run outs) saw the side bundled out for just 54 in the nineteenth over.  The target of 55 then proved as hard as a Scottish win over England at The Grange, Clydesdale romping home, just two-down.

We have the match scorecard online, and the Under 16 stat's have been updated. 


Double win Saturday [posted 09/06/18] 

There were two wins again today, in today's two Saturday league matches.  At New Cambusdoon, Irfan Sajjad stole the show with an unbeaten 131 as Shawholm chased down their hosts' score of 236 with seven wickets in hand.  Meanwhile back on the southside the 'Loc were also completing a pretty decent run-chase of their own, running down Ayr's 190 with no fewer than nine wickets in hand, Pasty (76*) and Rambo (81) putting on a 169-run opening partnership to all-but secure the win for the side.  In the first innings, plural, there'd been "3-fors" for Itty and Kess at Shawholm, with the Robster similarly taking three scalps down in Alloway.  We've got the scorecard from Shawholm online, as well as the scorecard from New Cambusdoon, and the season's stat's have been updated.  There are also match highlights from Shawholm online.


Back-to-back wins for the Under 14s [posted 08/06/18] 

WDJCU_logo The Under 14s were again hosting this week, tonight's visitors being Ayr.  As seven days previously the side was in the field first and, also as last week, they dismissed their opponents relatively cheaply.  Ayr would be bowled out in under ten overs, with the wickets being shared around.  The score posted was just 33, however it might've been much lower had 22 (!) not been conceded in extras.  In their reply, the 'Loc's batters were equally fragile as they lost four wickets en route to a five-wicket win in the sixth over.  We have the match scorecard online, and the Under 14 stat's have been updated.



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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 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 six junior sides play at six age-group levels in the West District Junior Cricket Union leagues and cups, as well as in national cup competitions.






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