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, an Academy XI plays in the WDCU Sunday League, a Midweek XI plays in the same organisation's Evening League, and no fewer than eight junior sides play at six 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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Representative selections [posted 31/07/14]

It's been another busy week for the club's players selected for representative sides.  Abtaha Maqsood has been playing with Scotland Women's Under 17 side, up against Shropshire and Cheshire yesterday and the day before, and Dorset today.  Owais Shah and Ihtisham Malik, meanwhile, were playing in the Scotland Under 15 side that was victorious over Cumbria in Glasgow yesterday, continuing that national age-group side's great run of victories - seven and counting - over their English counterparts.  This evening Calum James was playing in a Western Warriors match over at Meikleriggs, and Ross Armour, Lewis James, Elliott Rousen and Douglas Willoughby are all included in the Western Warriors Under 18 side to take on Ulster Schools in Dumfries on Monday.  Also next week, Owais and Ihtisham travel with Scotland Under 15s to their European Championships, this year being in England. Well done to all the players.


Panthers win again, Academy lose narrowly [posted 29/07/14]


The Panthers were in home Evening League action this evening, hosting Hillhead.  Batting first the Panthers recovered from losing a couple of quick wickets to post 130 for 8 in their twenty overs, Uzzi continuing his good form with 51.  Motassim (24), Abid (18) and Noaman (14) chipped in too.  Then in their reply the visitors from the West End mustered Nelson with 73 from opener Ali.  With the ball for the Panthers, Abi's figures of 4-0-7-1, Motassim (4-0-17-0) and Noaman (4-0-18-1) were the standout performers.

The scorecard of the game is online, as is a brief report, and updated stat's.  The Academy meanwhile were over at Whitehaugh taking on a strong Kelburne side.  This time it was the oppo' who batted first, Kelburne posting 102 for 6.  There were a couple of wickets for Bilal, with Ahmed-Raza yet again bowling well in senior league cricket, his slow left arm bowling returning 4-0-11-1 bowling first change.  In the run-chase the Academy would finish - agonisingly - 4 runs short of their target, and 3 shy of getting a tie.  Beast top-scored with 33 at three, Piercey getting 22.  The match scorecard is online, as are updated stat's, and a brief match report.


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Bonus Ball - latest winner [posted 26/07/14] 

The latest winner of the Bonus Ball was Matt Coyle after ball 11 was drawn as the Bonus Ball in Saturday night's National Lottery main draw. 


This was the seventeenth draw in the current ten-week, twenty-draw game. 


Full details of winners, and who's paid and who's not, are on the Bonus ball page of the website.


Cup defeat [posted 24/07/14]


THe Under 13s lost out this evening to Prestwick in the Scottish Cup, failing to chase 151 to beat the Ayrshire club.   Batting first the visitors to Shawholm on another scorching day posted 150 for 5 thanks to three of the top four batters reaching 30 and retiring, assisted by some wayward bowling and a lightning-fast outfield.  The best of the 13s' bowlers was Uzzair who returned figures of 4-0-17-1.  Then in the second innings the side would eventually muster 118 - losing four wickets along the way. 

Uzzair top-scored with an unbeaten 24, Sobo making 23 not out.  Of the rest of the total, no fewer than 40 runs came in extras, a whopping 27 in wides.Uzzair top-scored with an unbeaten 24, Sobo making 23 not out.  Of the rest of the total, no fewer than 40 runs came in extras, a whopping 27 in wides.  Match report online, as is the scorecard and updated stat's.


The Panthers win in dusk drama! [posted 22/07/14]


The Panthers were playing Helensburgh in a top-of-the-table clash in the Evening League this evening at Shawholm.  And it turned out to be a thriller.  Batting first, the Panthers managed to post 116 fgor 7, thanks in the main to Uzzi, whose good form continues.  Uzzi stroked an effortless 37 from just 34 deliveries, batting at three, to set up the defendable total.  Along the way there were also cameos from Irfan, Yash, Motassim and Zee, all of whom got in to double figures.

And Zee's 11 from just three or four balls at the end would prove invaluable.  Why invaluable?  Well, because the game came down to the last over.  Helensburgh skipper Arachchi had batted superbly, getting to his half century, and keeping his side in it when all around him were coming and going, and the equation was simple.  9 needed from the last over.  Six wickets down, Arachchi in charge.  But then, bizarrely, he opted for a quick single when nothing was on, and the single was needed.  And the single was him getting away from the striker's end!?!    A needless and suicidal run out then ensued as Piercey calmy scooped the ball up and ran over to the stumps and removed the bailes.  Arachchi had done the hard bit, and then,.....a moment of madness.  But it wasn't all over yet.  Lambert could still win it when ball #120 was to be bowled: 3 to win, 2 to tie, 1 or less and the Panthers are victorious.  The instruction is simple: bowl it full and straight, and fielders don't panic.  In the event the ball was short and wide, and cut away,.....straight to point where Motassim clung on to the catch.  Panthers win!  The match scorecard is online, as are updated stat's, and a brief match report.


Representative selections [posted 21/07/14]

The club's again please to note that a number of its players have achieved representative selection.  Sunday past saw Amaan Ali, Calum James, Ahmed-Raza Hanif, Abtaha Maqsood and Uzzair Shah all selected for the South Glasgow Under 14 side for its game against the Western Warriors Under 15s.  Then today saw Ihtisham Malik and Owais Shah playing for the Western Warriors Under 15s in their match against Eastern Knights at West of Scotland CC's Hamilton Crescent ground, this hot on the heels of both players playing for Scotland Under 15s in their win over Durham on Sunday.  And, finally, tomorrow sees Lewis James, Ihtisham Malik, Owais Shah, Calum Stout and Douglas Willoughby all play for Western Warriors Under 18s against Eastern Knights.


The Invincibles trip up again [posted 21/07/14]


After the Under 13s were jilted this evening by the Drumpellier|Uddingston combined side, the Under 18s had the limelight to themselves.  Drumps were the visitors to Shawholm, on league business.  On another glorious night and in front of a decent crowd the 18s unfortunately came up short again, and for the second time on the same ground against the same opposition.  After limiting Drumps to just 105 for 5 batting first, there was then a collective top-order batting failure that would eventually see the side finish 13 runs short of their target. 

The top four used up no fewer than 78 balls in accumulating just 34 runs, leaving the middle order way too much to do.  And though Ihty (33*, 28 balls) and Haider (16*, 11 balls) put in a late charge, they'd been left too much to do.  Ihty should feel he'd done as much as anyone to secure a win, having returned bowling figures of 4-1-9-0, he along with the Enforcer (4-0-15-1) bowling really tidily.  But in the end it didn't matter as the side was beaten by the dreaded dots.  Match report online, as is the scorecard and updated stat's.


Road-trip win for Academy! [posted 20/07/14]


The Academy side were in Sunday League action today, travelling to The Tryst to take on Stenhousemuir.  On another warm and sunny day, where memories of yesterday's horrendous weather seemed distant, the Academy ran out 108-run victors over a home side that include both Professional Rushdi Jappie and "Overseas Amateur" Soyisile Pono, as well as Stennie's 1st XI skipper Ian McDonald and fellow first teamers Halcrow, Bain and Rawal, who'd all played in the CSL match between the clubs back in June.

Batting first on a worn, but perfectly good track, after winning the toss, the Academy posted 184 all out, with four batters getting in to the 20s, but none to 30.  Then in the second innings, skipper Piercey started with two spinners, and his decision looked genius when Beast and Hollywood bowled the first sixteen overs and returned 3 for 53.  Change bowlers the Enforcer and Matty Stout then dealt with the rest, Matty adding a "3-for" to his top-scoring 29.  Stennie all out 76.  The scorecard of the game is online, as is a brief report, and updated stat's.


Weather wins [posted 19/07/14]

Today's league game at Shawholm against Prestwick never got started as persistent rain put paid to any chance of play.  There was a little more luck had down at Prestwick in the mirror fixture, though not much, the 'Holmboys reducing St. Ninian's to 106 for 6 before the rain intervened there too.  There'd been two wickets a-piece for Mushy, Haider and Abi.  Disappointing and frustrating all at the same time. 


11s win [posted 18/07/14]


On a night when the Under 15s were frustrated by Stirling County's late concession of their scheduled league match, the Under 11s had the limelight all to themselves.  And they didn't disappoint, beating the Irvine|Kilmarnock combined side by no fewer than 160 runs.  In a good disciplined batting performance in the first innings, the 11s lost just the four wickets, before Jamesy's "5-for" inspired the rest of the bowlers, and no fewer than fifteen opposition wickets were taken. 

Match report online, as is the scorecard and updated stat's.


Teams [posted 17/07/14]


Six games in three days is the fixture schedule over the coming weekend.  Friday night sees the Under 11s host the Irvine|Kilmarnock combined side, whilst the Under 15s go to New Williamfield to take on Stirling County.  Saturday's two league games are against Prestwick, with the 'Loc at home, the 'Holmboys away.  Sunday's two games then complete the weekend card: West of Scotland visiting the policies in the Sunday League, and the Academy side going to The Tryst in the same competition.  Teams online as players confirm their availabilities.



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