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
Match highlights [posted 26/06/16]
We've got match highlights - or at least first innings highlights! - of yesterday's abandoned match at Marress versus Irvine.
You can watch them here online in the left-hand viewer, or by following the link on the viewer to watch it on YouTube. And remember to change the settings to HD for the highest quality picture.
The Poloc Women's National League match at New Cambusdoon today went the way of the rest of the weekend's fixtures: abandoned! However some play was possible, and you can read Nicole's short report online here.
Matches postponed [posted 26/06/16]
This morning's Under 15 Scottish Cup match against Carlton is off, the ground having not dried out sufficiently after yesterday's, and overnight, rain. Also off is this afternoon's Sunday League match with Ayr.
Rain 1 - 1 Poloc [posted 25/06/16]
Both Saturday league matches were abandoned today. At Shawholm the 'Holmboys did however get a "game" in as there were 21 overs bowled in the second innings. And after racking up 267 for 6 in 38 overs batting first before rain sent the players in for tea, visitors Marress had slipped to 65 for 6 batting second to hand the 'Holmboys a comfortable win on D/L. Dr Uzzi - with 92 - and Amaan (64) were the two main contributors in the first innings, Crazy Horse taking a "3-for" in the second.
Down in Irvine the 'Loc were not quite so lucky as they only got ten overs in in the second innings, chasing 115 for the win, before the rain washed away chances of further play. The home side had been bowled out for 114 in 33.1 overs, but tea was taken nevertheless to see the 'Loc up against the clock when play resumed. Then after a break in play for rain, overs started to be lost - compounded by the absence of a laptop to calculate the D/L score and remaining overs as time ticked by. However it likely didn't matter as - after a couple of impressive claps of thunder, and an all-too-near flash of lightning - the rain set in. So a win, and an abandonment. We've scorecards online (here and here), updated statistics and match reports (here and here).
Win and a loss in Friday night junior games [posted 24/06/16]
The Under 11s travelled to Albert Park this evening for a southside derby against near-neighbours Weirs, and a very inexperienced side ran their hosts close but eventually came out on the wrong side of a 14-run defeat. Chasing a net 68 runs to win, after they'd restricted Weirs to net 67 with Andrew taking a "3-for", 21* from Moiz and 16* from Andrew just wasn't enough to gtet the win.
At Shawholm meanwhile the Under 15s were bowling out the Greenock|Helensburgh combined side for just 47, with Nabeel taking a "3-for" in the this one. Then the Shah boys knocked off the 48 runs required in double-quick time without alarm to secure the win. We've got the scorecards online, updated statistics, and short reports.
Team selections [posted 23/06/16]
This weekend's cricket action starts with the Under 11s at Weirs, and the Under 15s hosting the Greenock|Helensburgh combined side. Then Saturday sees the 'Loc away in Irvine, and the 'Holmboys hosting Marress. And, finally, Sunday's two matches involve the women in action at New Cambusdoon, and the Panthers hosting Ayr in the Sunday League.
Teams for all matches are online now, player names being added as they confirm availability.
Defeat for the Under 13s in the Scottish Cup [posted 22/06/16]
The Under 13s won't be repeating last Sunday's ECB Cup Finals Day appearance in the Scottish Cup this season, as they went out of the competition to Clydesdale, at Shawholm, this evening. Batting first the 13s squandered a good start that saw them well-placed at 43 for 1 in the ninth over to slump to 77 for 9.
Five batters failed to trouble the scorers, and 77 was never likely to be enough. And so it transpired as Clydesdale got home with six wickets, and nearly as many overs, in hand to progress in the competition. Bright spot amidst the batting woes was Sobo's good all-round performance, scoring 33 (retired) and returning bowling figures of 4-0-16-1, with a catch and run out thrown in for good measure. We've got the scorecard online, updated statistics, and a short report.
Representative honours [posted 22/06/16]
The club's delighted that no fewer than three of its young players were selected for the Scotland Under 17 team to play MCC today at Goldenacre. Congratulations to Ihtisham Malik, Aliyan Qureshi and Owais Shah on their selections.
One-for-two in Evening League [posted 21/06/16]
The Academy side saw off the challenge of GHK at Old Anniesland this evening, recording a comfortable 44-run win. However, back at base, the Panthers came second best to BBC Scotland in their Evening League clash. So the club was one-for-two on the night. In the home game BBC Scotland were bowled out for 138, with skipper Z taking a "3-for". However early wickets saw the stuffing knocked out of the Panthers' reply and they, in turn, were bowled out for 95, Dr Uzzi top-scoring with 26.
At Old Anniesland meanwhile, the Academy side batted first, with Owais top-scoring with 32 not out in a moderate total of 118 for 4. The "hairy" outfield likely accounted for a few runs being "left out there", but it was still a get'able score for hosts GHK, if the the Academy didn't bowl well. Luckily their defence of 118 started really well, with Aliyan (4-1-9-0) and Ahmed-Raza (4-0-7-2) putting a stranglehold on the home side's top order. And the change bowlers did their jobs too resulting in the comfortable win. We've scorecards online (here and here) and updated statistics.
Under 13s beat Ferguslie [posted 20/06/16]
The Under 13s were back at Shawholm this evening for their third game in two days. Ferguslie were the visitors, and on a plessant summer evening the Under 13s secured a 103-run win. Batting first the side posted 173 for 4, with Sobo (32*), Zakir (33*) and Abdul (31*) all retiring, and Nabeel finishing 24 not out.
Then in the second innings, the side safely defended their total, with nine bowlers getting the chance to roll their arms over, and Hassaan taking a "3-for". We've got the scorecard online, updated statistics, and a short report.
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