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.

 


 

Latest news and club notices

 

 

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Senior practice OFF [posted 22/04/14] 

Tonight's senior practice is OFF due to the weather.

 

Schools coaching programme [posted 21/04/14] 

Tomorrow - Tuesday - sees the start of the community schools coaching programme that, in conjunction with the club's sister coaching Charity, "The Community Coaching Initiative", will see the club's coaches delivering a wide range of cricket coaching in thirteen schools in-and-around the south side of the city over the next eight weeks.  The programme as it stands will include delivering coaching at both schools and at the club's ground, and will see the club provide Shawholm as a "home" ground to a number of the secondary schools for their Glasgow Schools Cricket Association matches and national cup matches.  

  

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Match pic's [posted 20/04/14] 

We've found some photo's online that were taken at yesterday's inter-club pre-season friendly played at a sun-kissed Shawholm.  We've oploaded the pic's, taken by Usman Zakir, to our Gallery where you can scroll through them.

 

Season 2014 underway! [posted 19/04/14]

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31 players were in action today as season 2014 finally got underway.  On a beuatiful day at Shawholm an inter-club pre-season match was fiercely competitive, and saw no fewer than eight debutants, whilst at Dalnacraig in Dundee, a Poloc XI recorded a 102-run win over CSL Eastern Championship side Dundee High School Former Pupils ("DHSFP").  In the runs at Shawholm were Lewis James (51), Ross Armour (25), Calum Stout (35) and David James (27).

There were also wickets for Dougie Willoughby (3 for 8), Noaman Ishtiaq (3 for 26) and Usman Malik (3 for 9) in a game that saw the XI skippered by Brian Spence defeat David James's side by 12 runs.  

  

In the away game the Poloc XI posted 216 for 4 in 40 overs, batting first, with runs for new Professional Malcolm Nofal on debut (72), Anjum Aslam (64), Owais Shah (37) and Craig Young (28*).  In reply the XI's hosts were quickly four down, "Overseas Amateur" Pierce Fletcher grabbing a wicket in each of his first three overs.  Abishek Bhatia was also a wicket-taker on debut as he returned figures of 2 for 18 from his seven overs.  The 102-run win was secured when DHSFP's innings closed on 114 for 9.  Scorecards from both games are online.  

 

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Bonus Ball - latest winner [posted 19/04/14] 

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 ninth 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.

 

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Congratulations to Abtaha Maqsood [posted 17/04/14]

The club's delighted to hear about Abtaha Maqsood's selection for the full Scotland Women's side to take on Durham CCC at Stirling County's New Williamfield ground on Sunday the 27th of April.  Abtaha's selection, adding to the caps she has already earned at Under 17 age-group level, reflects on her hard work and application, and commitment to improving her game.  Well done!

 

The full team can be seen on the Cricket Scotland website.

 

Teams [posted 16/04/14]

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There are two matches this pre-season weekend,.....involving three 'Loc teams!  A Poloc XI travels to Dundee on Saturday to take on CSL East Championship side DHSFP CC, whilst at Shawholm there's an inter-club match involving as many of the other senior and older junior players as possible.  The weather looks set fair, with only a high wind-chill factor and a still-far-from-hard wicket to overcome!  Both matches are 40-overs-a-side, and both start at 1pm.  All teams are online, as players confirm availability.

 

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Welcome! [posted 10/04/14]

Tonight saw our two overseas players meeting up with a few of the guys for the first time at a chilly outdoor practice session.  Despite the wind-chill factor though the session was well attended with over twenty players put through their paces by Blue Knee and Youngy.  Fielding and fitness were the orders of the day!  Good start to what we hope'll be another enjoyable and successful season.  Welcome to the 'Loc boys!

 

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New kit [posted 13/03/14] 

We've got a new range of playing, training and leisure kit for 2014 - have a look online. You can also see samples by getting in touch with Keith Young

  

Manufactured by Lords International, the kit (pictured left, too) comes in at great new prices and looks fantastic.

  

Orders can be placed now - get your order in! 

 

Annual membership subscriptions - DUE NOW [posted 09/03/14]

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Saturday's AGM approved the annual subscription rates for 2014 and these can now be paid.  Paying subscriptions as soon as possible is helpful to the club, particularly in the off-season months when - as with most clubs - cash flow is tightest.

 

To assist with paying subscriptions the club offers paying by credit or debit card using a secure PayPal facility.  To use this facility, simply click on the Pay subscriptions page link in the left-hand menu list and follow the instructions on the page this takes you to. 

 

   

Older news

Older news can be found in the news archive section.

 

 

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Weather

 

Check out the weather at Shawholm before setting out - we like the Met' Office site best!  To see what it's saying about the weather in G43, click on the Met' Office logo below to go to its website.

 

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