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.  And after you've had a look around here at Poloc online, why not leave us a message in the Guestbook.



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Indoor sessions, Sunday the 21st of December [posted 18/12/14]

Please note that this Sunday's indoor sessions at Hutchesons' Grammar School are different from the regular weekly junior practices, as we are using them as practice sessions for the upcoming Indoor Super 8s tournaments.  Teams are being selected for the three age-group events, and these can be seen - as players confirm - online



Golf cancellation [posted 10/12/14]

This weekend's Sandy Duncanson Invitational golf event's been cancelled, not least due to the "weather bomb" that's been detonating [Ed: pun intended!] over the west and north-west of the country today, and is expected to continue in to tomorrow.  "Watch this space" for news of its re-scheduling. 


Indoor coaching and practice [posted 10/12/14]


The eighth indoor winter coaching and practice session takes place this Sunday, and is for juniors aged Under 15 and 18, and Academy players.  The session is between 1pm and 3pm.  Anyone with any questions should get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).



WDJCU indoor Super 8s tournament draws [posted 09/12/14]

The draws were made for this winter's Indoor Super 8s tournaments today.  The Under 12 draw sees the club in Group A alongside Ayr and Kelburne; the Under 15 draw resulted in us ending up with Stenhousemuir and West of Scotland in Group B; and in the Under 19 tournament the club'll face Victoria and Ferguslie in Group B.  Saturday the 27th of December will see the Under 19 group stages, Sunday the 28th the Under 15 group stages and Monday the 29th the Under 12 group stages, with Sunday the 30th of December being Finals Day.  The various match start times are online.


Golf report [posted 06/12/14]


David James reports on the first golf challenge match of the winter season.  "Saturday, November the 29th, saw the first team match of the 'Wee Poloc' golf season on a pleasantly mild and calm day at the policies. In the absence of some regulars the home team ranks were boosted by rookies David Armour and Paul Johnston, while Flanners also made his competitive Wee 'Loc golf debut.  Matty Coyle's eight were the formidable opposition in a Ryder Cup-style format event, and safe to say the visitors avenged last year's home win in convincing fashion.  So much so that despite double points on offer in the singles the anchor game became a dead rubber with Coyle & James Snrs. shaking hands after one halved hole in fading light! 

Notable performances for the home team were singles wins for T-Mac and BRS, and a bookie-bashing foursomes win for Messrs. Cathcart and Spence!  However no doubt the best team won and perhaps a schoolboy error from the home captain to dispense with handicaps to simplify the scoring!  Special thanks to Matty for his post-match lentil soup and his mates who did their bit to boost bar takings!  Also thanks to Scott McCutcheon for his good work on the ground which ensured the greens were leaf and acorn free, and also thanks to Emily and KgY for manning the bar.  Next up on the Poloc golf calendar is the Sandy Duncanson Invitational on Saturday, December the 13th.  Please contact Sandy on 07941-949585 if you fancy taking part, or simply turn up at Shawholm at 12 noon on the day."


Indoor coaching and practice [posted 05/12/14]


The seventh indoor winter coaching and practice session takes place this Sunday, and is for juniors aged Under 11, and Under 13 and 15, on Sunday the 23rd of November.  Under 11s between 1pm and 2pm, followed by Under 13s and 15s between 2pm and 3pm.  Anyone with any questions should get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).


"Talent Max" [posted 04/12/14]


The club was represented at the launch of Cricket Scotland's "Talent Max" programme, held in Glasgow last night, by David James and Abhishek Bhatia.  Both David and Abi are involved with our winter indoor junior coaching programme, and joined with over 30 other west district club coaches and volunteers to listen to Andy Tennant, John Blain and Con de Lange outline the programme.


League composition, season 2015 [posted 26/11/14]

The WDCU today published the composition of Saturday Leagues for season 2015.  In enlarged ten-team divisions, the club will play Glasgow Accies CC, Greenock CC, Irvine CC, Kilmarnock CC, Prestwick CC, St. Michael's CC, Stenhousemuir CC, Stirling County CC and Weirs CC. 


Junior representative selections [posted 14/11/14]

The club's pleased that a number of its junior players have been selected for winter development programmes and/or training squads.  Owais Shah, Ihtisham Malik and Aliyan Qureshi have been selected for fifteen-player Cricket Scotland's Academy programme and will train twice-a-week under Coaches John Blain and Con de Lange as part of the academy's winter programme.  Lewis James meanwhile has been selected in the Western Warriors Under 18 winter training squad, joining Owais and Ihtisham who train with this group in addition to their academy involvement.  Also in the Under 18 Western Warriors squad, but currently away at university in Edinburgh, are Ross Armour and Calum Stout.  The 2014-15 Cricket Scotland Regional Development Centre ("RDC"), meanwhile, includes Ahmed-Raza Hanif, Calum James and Uzzair Shah amongst its eight players, with Sohaib Shah being included in an RDC development group.  Ahmed-Raza, Calum and Uzzair are also included in the Western Warriors Under 15 winter training squad, Aliyan joining them there as he is still eligible for Under 15 cricket in 2015.  Lastly, no fewer than seven of the club's Under 12s have been selected for the South Glasgow Under 12 winter training programme: James Cathcart, Nabeel Khan, Abdul Malik, Moiz Maqsood, Hassaan Mehmood, Samee Mehmood and Sohaib Shah.  Well done to all the players selected, and good luck over the winter.



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