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.
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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.
Latest news and club notices
Under 11s secure win against Weirs [posted 26/08/16]
The focus of attention this evening was the Under 11 side, with the Under 15s on a bye week. Southside rivals Weirs were the visitors to Shawholm and in a game where the 11s bowled and batted well, the club's youngest hardball side recorded an eventually comfortable 70-run win. Musa starred with the ball, taking a "3-for", whilst Hassaan, with 21 not out top-scored with the bat. We've got the scorecard online, updated statistics, and a short report.
Under 15s win high-scoring match against Prestwick [posted 25/08/16]
The Under 15s took on Prestwick this evening in a re-arranged junior league match at Shawholm. In a high-scoring match, the 'Loc posted 150 for 1 batting first with Uzzi leading the way with 86 not out from only 66 balls. He was ably assisted by a cameo 27 (eleven balls) from Rambo after Sobo had been dismissed for 25. Then in the Prestwick reply their skipper, Cole, nearly replicated Uzzi's feat by racing to 50, only to caught by Rambo on the long-on boundary for 52 (38).
With Cole's departure the visitors' chances of winning receded and the 'Loc change bowlers tied down the rest of the Prestwick batting order sufficiently to secure an eventual 29-run win. We've got the scorecard online, updated statistics, and a short report.
Team selections [posted 25/08/16]
The weekend's match action starts on Friday night with the Under 11s in home action. They entertain near-neighbours Weirs, the match starting at 6pm. Saturday's two senior matches see Irvine as the opponents, the 'Holmboys travelling to Marress and the 'Loc hosting Irvine at Shawholm. Both games start at 12 noon.
Teams for all matches are online now, player names being added as they confirm availability.
Reinstatement of tie [posted 25/08/16]
The WDCU Competition Management Committee ("CMC") has confirmed that Saturday's match at New Williamfield is a tie. The club is, as at the time, and as reiterated to Stirling County and the WDCU thereafter, content with whatever result was decided. The club also wishes to put on record the cooperation of Stirling County, in particular its Captain Matthew Tweedie, on, and since, Saturday as regards there being no disagreement as to what happened, and the sequence of events. And, finally, the club also wants to acknowledge the responsible way in which much of the post-match comment that appeared on both social media and in the press has been reacted to by players and officials of both clubs. With the result now confirmed, the club can also now put its usual match highlights online (below) as well as the confusion of the last ball (left).
Match highlights [posted 25/08/16]
We've got highlights of Saturday's match at New Williamfield. You can watch it in the embedded viewer (left) or on YouTube.
Remember too, to watch it in glorious 1080pHD you might have to change the settings!
Match off [posted 23/08/16]
Wednesday's rescheduled Under 18 League match with the Dumpellier|Victoria combined team has been cancelled.
Under 18s win at Meikleriggs [posted 22/08/16]
The Under 18s won comfortably this evening over at Meikleriggs in Paisley, defeating the Ferguslie|Hillhead combined side by 58 runs. Batting first Rambo, with an unbeaten 50, led the side to posting 105 for 6 in their [reduced] eighteen overs. There was also a cameo [Ed: at the start!] 28 from Ghaff'. Then in defending 105 the 18s' hosts were quickly in trouble at 13 for 5, and never really recovered, finishing 47 for 6 with eight 'Loc bowlers rolling their arms over.
Attempts are being made to re-arrange a number of junior fixtures that were weather cancellations. In this regard this week coming sees the Under 18s play a rescheduled match against the Drumpellier|Victoria combined team, and the Under 15s entertain Prestwick.
Wet and wild! [posted 20/08/16]
The 'Holmboys were again the victims of the #Scottishsummer today as Friday's, and early morning, rains put paid to their home league match against Williamfield, along with most of the rest of the matches scheduled in-and-around the west of the country. However the 'Loc were luckier in that their game - albeit a shortened match with rain-interruptions, decided on D/L - was completed at New Williamfield. And, in the tightest of finishes, they secured a tie on the last ball.
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