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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The next indoor cricket: 

Sunday the 26th of March

Under 18s, Academy and Women

Tuesday the 28th of March

8pm to 10pm: senior Men

Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall, 21 Beaton Road, Glasgow, G41 4NW

 


 

Latest news and club notices

 

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.

 

Cricket Scotland squad pre-season training camp [posted 20/03/17]

Congratulations are due to both Ihtisham Malik and Owais Shah on their selections for a Cricket Scotland pre-season training camp being held at the La Manga resort in Spain in early April.  Both young players are currently part of the Scotland Under 19 squad, and will join other Development XI, A team squad and Under 19 squad players at the camp.

 

"Overseas Amateur" 2017 [posted 13/03/17]

We're pleased to confirm that nineteen year old Louis Geldenhuys will be joining the club as its 2017 "Overseas Amateur".  South African Louis, part of the Easterns Under 19 squad, comes to the club on the recommendation of Jurie Snyman, the club's Coaching Professional.  Louis (interviewed, left, after his hundred in the Khaya Majola Coca-Cola Cricket Week, and pictured, below) is a left-hand top-order batter, and will arrive in Glasgow in early April.

 

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Pre-season fixtures [posted 13/03/17]

We've added another fixture to the pre-season match programme, agreeing to play against Prestwick CC, at Henry Thow Oval, on Sunday the 16th of April. 

 

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#morethancricket conference [posted 11/03/17]

The club was represented at today's #morethancricket conference for cricket clubs in Stirling, Nicole Hanlon attending. 

 

The day, chaired by Svend Elkjaer of the Sports Marketing Network, opened with remarks from Malcolm Cannon, Cricket Scotland's CEO before a wide variety of presentations from a number of speakers: The Spartans FC's Debbie McCulloch, Tynemouth CC's Russell Perry, Youth Scotland's Rebecca Simpson, Diane Cameron talking about how clubs can become more like social enterprises, Cricket Scotland's Communication Manager Ben Fox, The Robertson Trust's Linda Macdonald, and Nic Wilson, Rosy Ryan and Ian Sandbrook of Cricket Scotland's Development Team.

 

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2017 membership subscriptions now due [posted 10/03/17]

The Annual General Meeting agreed the annual subscription rates for members for 2017.  The rates have not been increased which is good news for members.  With the subscription rates formally agreed, they now fall due for payment and new and existing members alike are asked to pay these as soon as possible to assist the club's cash flow. 

Payment can be made in many different ways: in cash, by cheque made out to "Poloc Cricket Club", by online bank transfer to the club's account ("Poloc Cricket Club", Clydesdale Bank, Pollokshaws Branch, Sort Code: 82-64-22, account number: 80064981), or by debit or credit card using the club's PayPal account.

 

Paying by debit or credit card is simple, and can be done online, here on the website.  To pay in this way you do not need a PayPal account yourself, only a debit or credit card.  Click here to go to the "Pay subscriptions" page of the website, and then simply click on the PayPal link button and make payment of the correct membership subscription amount.  Every payment made in this way is acknowledged by email.

 

Under 18 Scottish Cup draw [posted 02/03/17]

The draw has been made for this season's Under 18 Scottish Cup.  The draw sees the 'Loc drawn away, in the quarter-final against the winner of the first round tie between Greenock and Prestwick.  The draw's online here.

 

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NatWest Qualifying Cup draws [posted 28/02/17]

Cricket Scotland, today, circulated the draws for the NatWest Under 13 and Under 15 Qualifying Cups.  The draw for the Under 13 competition saw the club handed a home first round match against Ferguslie, whilst the Under 15 draw resulted in an away trip to Glenpark to play Greenock.  The draws are online here.

 

Start of twice-weekly indoor practice [posted 25/02/17]

Tuesday the 28th of February sees the start of twice-weekly indoor practice.  Junior and Academy practice has been ongoing throughout the winter months, and Tuesday night - 8pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall - sees the start of open, senior practice.  Players are asked to get to "Hutchie" before 8pm to allow for a prompt start at 8pm.  The cost of sessions is £5 per person to cover the cost of hall hire.  We look forward to seeing a good number on Tuesday.  

 

Under 13 and 15 Scottish Cup draws [posted 21/02/17]

The draws have been made for this season's Under 13 and 15 Scottish Cups.  The younger age-group sees the 'Loc drawn at home against West of Scotland, the Under 15 competition draw resulting in an away trip to Toytown to play Clydesdale.  The draws are online here.

 

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Abtaha at the Women's CWC qualifier [posted 13/02/17]

We've got some good photo's of Abtaha Maqsood participating in the Women's Cricket World Cup qualifier in Sri Lanka.  Have a look, they're in the Gallery, here.

 

Older news

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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