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.




Latest news and club notices


Under 13 and 18 matches off [posted 21/08/17]

Tonight's scheduled Under 13 match against Weirs has been called off, the Albert Park club conceding the match. Also off is the Under 18 match against the Greenock|Helensburgh combined team, the combined side, like Weirs, being unable to raise a team. 


Bowl out exit [posted 20/08/17]

The 'Loc bowed out of the Western Union Cup today, losing out in a bowl out to Clydesdale.  1-0 was the bowl out score with Krishna the only bowler to hit the wooden things 20-odd yards away.  The 'Loc missers [Ed: is that a word?] were - in order - Abdul, Timmy, LJ, Owais and Ihty.  The bowl out was resorted to - with today the last date allowed to get the tie decided - because of an unfit bowler's run up at the Burrell End of the ground.  A compromise proposal to play a T20 with all overs bowled from the Cart End wasn't agreed to by enough of the players to make it a go'er, with the umpires willing to run with that, and so a bowl out it was. 


Yup, you guessed it..... [posted 19/08/17]

Today's Saturday, so it rained,.....and rained some more.  So both matches were off.  'nough said.


Panthers win a thriller [posted 15/08/17]

The Panthers were in rescheduled Evening League action this evening, hosting West of Scotland's "Hamilton Crescent" XI.  Batting first the Panthers posted an impressive 129 for 2 in a match reduced to eighteen overs-a-side with "the nights drawing in", albeit the match was played in glorious late summer sunshine.  The big total owed much to Murtaza's unbeaten 66* (57) and Dr Uzzi's 36 not out (33).  West's run-chase, in search of 130, then went off like a train and they were ahead of their required run-rate for all but a couple of overs.  Crucially those overs were the last two!  And in fact the result was pretty much in doubt right until the end.  That final over - bowled by Dr Uzzi - started with the visitors needing just 6 runs to win, with "Overseas Amateur" Boller in the middle and going well.  However the first three balls were all dots [Ed: the first time there'd been three consecutive dots in the entire innings!], followed by Robinson being dismissed, caught behind by Amaan.  Now it was 6 needed from two.  Ball five went for 3, meaning 3 were needed from the last ball.  Ball six though was called wide, and with the batters scampering through it was Boller on strike with 1 needed to win.  Ball six [Ed: or seven, take your pick!] was,......a wicket!  Boller yorked by Dr Uzzi to see West finish on 129 for 5.  Scores tied, but the Panthers taking the win on fewer wickets lost.  Great drama. 


We've got the scorecard online (here), as well as updated statistics and averages.  Our intrepid Panthers reporter has also penned their thoughts on the match.  Sit back and enjoy.....


Representative honours [posted 14/08/17]

This week again sees a number of the club's young players involved in age-group representative action.  Taimoor Ahmad, Ihtisham Malik and Owais Shah have been included in the Scotland Under 19 squad to play NUSC-CC down in the north-east of England, and Amaan Ramzan and Uzzair Shah are with the Scotland Under 17 squad in Cork, playing Ireland in the Celtic Cup.  And back nearer home, Abtaha Maqsood has again been selected for Scotland Women for the regional qualifier for the next ICC Women's WT20, the matches against the USA and The Netherlands being played at Stirling, whilst Sohaib Shah is with the Scotland Under 15s as they take on Leicestershire & Rutland at Meikleriggs. 


Wash outs [posted 14/08/17]

Both today's scheduled junior matches were washed out by the continuing wet weather. 


Under 13s finish third [posted 13/08/17]

The Under 13s took third place in today's Scottish Cup Finals Day, defeating Huntly in the third/fourth place play-off.  The 5-run win came after the side had lost by seven wickets (albeit in the seventeenth over) to eventual winners Carlton.  Congratulations to the Under 13s, and Coaches Jurie Snyman and David James, pictured below, on their good run in the competition.  Tomorrow sees the youngsters back in league action, with a scheduled trip to New Cambusdoon to take on Ayr. 




So near yet so far [posted 12/08/17]


Shawholm so very nearly saw off the challenge of Partick today in a thriller in the park.  Batting first Shawholm posted 159, the final wicket falling on the last ball of the final over (the match reduced to 49 overs-a-side).  The fact 160 was set as a target owed much to Hunnain's 39 at the top of the order, and cameos from Dr. Uzzi (24), Graeme (25) and Habib (25).  Defending their total, the Shawholm bowlers had Partick in trouble at 49 for 5 at one stage, before a mid-innings partnership put Partick back in charge.

Credit the side for hanging in there though, and when wickets again started falling the pendulum began to swing just a tad back in Shawholm's favour.  But it wasn't to be as Partick reached the winning post eight down.  Greame had a "3-for", with Habib picking up a brace of wickets.  We've got the scorecard online (here), as well as updated statistics and averages.  



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