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 140 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

 

Junior practice [posted 24/04/19]

Outdoor junior - Under 12, and Under 14 and 16 - coaching and practice resume after the Easter break tomorrow evening (Thursday).  The Under 12 session, led by Keith Sheridan, runs from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, and the older - Under 14 and Under 16 - session, led by David James, runs between 6.30pm and 8pm.  Parents are also requested to remember to update their children's contact and other information to ensure this is up-to-date.

 

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Pre-season matches [posted 21/04/19]

Three matches were completed this weekend, all in beautiful sunshine: a Poloc XI playing a Forfarshire
XI on Saturday and then a Stoneywood-Dyce XI today, with a Shawholm XI playing a Helensburgh XI today too.  All three matches resulted in defeats, the Poloc XI losses being fairly heavy, whilst the game at Ardencaple was closer.  There were some individual performances of note however, Zaighum Ahmad notching up a half century and Yasar Arfat (pictured left) taking a "3-for" in the game against Stoneywood-Dyce, whilst Hasan Rafiq (81), Abdul Malik (33) and Robert Cathcart (4 for 36) were the standouts for the Shawholm XI.  There are video highlights of the two Poloc XI matches online.

 

More pre-season matches played in the sunshine [posted 21/04/19]

After yesterday's season curtain-raiser in Broughty Ferry, a Poloc XI today hosted a touring Stoneywood-Dyce XI, the day after the north-east Eastern Premier Division club had played Drumpellier at Langloan.  A Shawholm XI was also in pre-season 40 overs-a-side action today too, their short hop north, and west, to Ardencaple seeing them take on a Helensburgh XI.  Both games would see 'Loc defeats, the match at Ardencaple being the tighter of the two.  The scorecards of both matches are online.  There are also updated, 2019, statistics.

 

Season 2019 underway [posted 20/04/19]

A new season finally got underway today with a Poloc XI travelling to Forthill to take on a Forfarshire XI in a 40 overs-a-side friendly.  The scorecard of the game - that saw the side go down to a ten-wicket loss - is online, as are match highlights.

 

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Pre-season matches [posted 19/04/19]

This weekend sees three pre-season matches scheduled.  A Poloc XI travels to Forthill on Saturday to play a Forfarshire XI, and then on Sunday a Shawholm XI travels to Ardencaple to play Helensburgh whilst another Poloc XI hosts a Stoneywood-Dyce XI that is on a short two-day pre-season tour in Glasgow.

 

All three matches have 12 noon starts.

 

Con de Lange [posted 19/04/19]

We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Con de Lange who died yesterday.  Supremely talented player, leader, inspiring coach, and man of integrity, universally liked and respected in equal measure, Con's passing will be felt by many, and far beyond the cricket world.

 

Junior outdoor practice [posted 17/04/19]

Junior practice and coaching resumes again after the Easter weekend break, on Thursday the 25th of April.  The Under 12 session, led by Keith Sheridan, runs from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, and the older - Under 14 and Under 16 - session, led by David James, runs between 6.30pm and 8pm.  Parents are also requested to remember to update their children's contact and other information to ensure this is up-to-date. 

 

Alisdair Hill [posted 16/04/19]

The club learned today of the death of Alisdair Hill who, prior to emigrating to New Zealand, was a member and player in the 1960s.  Aged 75, Alisdair passed away peacefully on the 6th of April.  The club's condolences are extended to Alisdair's immediate and extended family in their loss. 

 

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Professional [posted 14/04/19]

We're delighted to confirm that Lesiba Ngoepe (pictured, left) will be the club's Professional player in 2019.  Coming to the club for the first time, more about Lesiba, an all-rounder with the Warriors franchise, can be found on the "Overseas player" page of the website. 

 

With experience of the Scottish club scene previously - at Aberdeenshire CC in 2017 - Lesiba comes highly recommended, and counts as friends two of Poloc's previous overseas players, Jurie Snyman and Glenton Stuurman, and actually visited Jurie, in Glasgow, during his season with the Mannofield club.  You can follow Lesiba on Instagram (@seebz_50).

  

Ground and clubhouse pre-season clear-up day [posted 13/04/19]

26 hard workers were responsible for today's big clear-up/tidy-up effort at the club (see below).  A huge thanks to them, and their work ethic and commitment.  Much appreciated, and the old place looks much the better for the TLC. 

 

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Older news

Older news can be found in the news archive section.

 

 

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Poloc teams play under various playing names: Poloc, Shawholm, Poloc Panthers, Poloc Pythons and Poloc Academy. 

 

Poloc plays in the Cricket Scotland League Premier Division administered by the Western District Cricket Union ("WDCU") and 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 five junior sides play at five age-group levels in the West District Junior Cricket Union soft- and hard-ball leagues and cups, as well as in national cup competitions.

 

   


 

Weather

 

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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