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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13s lose but 18s win [posted 01/09/14]


The Under 13s were playing down at New Cambusdoon this evening in a match was doubling up as a rescheduled league match as well as the Finals Day game with Ayr.  The game was a close one, and really turned on just a few moments.  Both sides' scorecards saw two big individual scores, both sides conceded 34 runs in extras, but it was the home side who ended up getting home by 18 runs.  Their 114 for 4 beating the 13s' 97 for 6.  Uzzair top-scored with 30 not out, with Sobo making 21.  Whilst with the ball, there was a wicket a-piece for Uzzair, Sobo, Jamesy and Nabeel.

Meanwhile at Shawholm, the Under 18s welcomed the Hillhead|Renfrew side, the combined team being unbeaten and having already secured the league title.  And so - as in the Under 15 League where the only team to beat the winners (Clydesdale) were the 'Loc - this game would see the 18s romp to an easy win to inflict the first and only reversal on this season's league champions.  Two cases of what might've been.  The 18s won by 20 runs after scoring 92 for 1 in fifteen overs and then restricting their visitors to 72 for 3 in their innings.  Stiffy top-scored with 30 not out, and with the ball it was Willowbobby who took the plaudits, returning figures of 3-1-7-2, his two including dismissing Renfrew's "Overseas Amateur", Khan, for just 8, CJ taking a smart catch.  Match reports online, as are the scorecards and updated stat's.



Finals Day [posted 31/08/14] 

The Murgitroyd National Club T20 Finals Day has been rescheduled for Saturday the 6th of September - this coming Saturday - at the club.  As always there will be lots of work done over the coming week to get the policies in to tip-top shape.  If in any doubt what you can do to help, please ask!  From general tidy-up, through ground work, to cluhouse cleaning, there's always something you can contribute. 


Panthers in big win against West of Scotland [posted 31/08/14]


The Panthers were in Sunday League action this afternoon over at Hamilton Crescent and returned back over the bridge having recorded a thumping win.  The margin was 170 runs and accrued mainly from the 278 for 9 posted batting first.  There were runs for Owais (115) and Abid (92) in a 207-run opening partnership!  That's a second ton from a junior player in consecutive days after Rosco's big hundred yesterday.  Then in the second innings the bowlers did what was required, Hollywood grabbing a "3-for" and Ahmed-Raza and Rizwan a couple each. 

The match scorecard's online as are updated stat's, and a brief report.


End of season photo's and players meeting [posted 31/08/14]

This Thursday, the 4th of September, there will be a players meeting after Under 18 and senior practice.  All players who've played senior cricket - junior and senior members - this season (whether Saturday, Sunday or Evening League cricket) are encouraged to come along.  Starting at 8pm, after practice, and lasting an hour or so, the meeting will be an open forum for players to air their views on the season, the cricket section, structures, facilities, etc.  The meeting will provide the Cricket Committee (Craig Young, David James, Euan Sheridan, Anjum Aslam and Keith Young) with important feedback to plan for the winter months and next season.  Keith will also, in his role as current Club President, be able to talk about, and answer questions on, the state of the club more generally, its financial position, future plans and challenges, and what it's believed is needed to continue to move the club forwards.  The Cricket Committee will also explain what running the section entails and what roles are carried out and by whom, as well as making themselves available afterwards to talk to any player on a one-to-one basis.  Players are encouraged to come along and be prepared to contribute to the discussion, as well as listen to others' views!


Also on Thursday will be a photo' session where we'll take team photo's.  So please bring nice clean white kit for the pic's, as well as your best smile!  We'll take the photo's before practice, from 6pm, before practice when we'll have the light to take them outside, so please be on time or you'll forever be missing from the clubhouse wall. 


Cup run comes to an end [posted 31/08/14]


Not even 24 hours after securing a third consecutive league win, the 'Holmboys were back in action today, hosting Irvine in the semi-final of the Western Cup.  Unfortunately it proved a hurdle too far for the side as the visitors ran out nine-wicket winners chasing the 81 they needed to secure a final berth inside twenty overs.  The target of just 81 came about as the Shawholm batting line-up failed to fire for only really the second time this season, the last time being - ironically - the quarter-final win over St. Michael's.

And the trouble really started from the off, as both openers went with only 5 on the 'board, this after DJ had elected to bat.  Some stability was then created by Muscles (20) and Stiffy (18), until both departed in the same over: Muscles nicking off to Alam, and Stiffy being inexplicably run out by Uzzi.  40 for 2 was suddenly 42 for 4.  Things then got little better as only Beast (14), batting at seven, managed to get into double figures.  And the end came in double-quick time as 80 for 7 became 80 all out.  The second innings was, in the final analysis, a stroll for the Ayrshire batters, albeit they took just about twenty overs to reach their target.  Alam mixed chaotic bat swings with some proper cricket shots to bat the 19.2 overs needed, for 30 not out, whilst opener Ingram (15) was the only batter to get out - bowled by Motassim.  81 for 1 then, and a nine-wicket win.  Good luck to Irvine in the final against Glasgow Accies, and well done, too, for DJ  and his troops on an exciting cup run to add to the season's league victory.  The scorecard is online, as are updated stat's and a match report.


Back to back.....to back! [posted 30/08/14]


The Shawholm boys secured the point they needed to secure their third consecutive league title this afternoon down at Glenpark,.....and some more!  Batting first they posted what many think must be a club record 402 for 7 in the first innings, with Rosco scoring not just a maiden hundred, but going on to score a whopping 173!  He was well supported in bumper second-wicket partnership of 168 by Stiffy who made 86.  Not content with one 100-run partnership however, Rosco then put on 119 for the third wicket with Willowbobby.  Great stuff!

And when Rusty struck the last ball of the 50th over for yet another 4, the 400 was up!  Then after the usual top-drawer Glenpark tea, the 'Holmboys returned to the greensward and bowled out their hosts for under 100.  86 all out in fact.  Noaman had a "3-for", and their were braces of wickets for Rusty, Aliyan and Willowbobby.  So, victory by a whopping 316 runs, and that third consecutive league title secured.  All that was left was for an end-of-season party to go to.  And you'll never guess what was just getting started back in G43!  The scorecard is online, as are updated stat's and a match report.


Season-ending big win! [posted 30/08/14]


Greenock were the visitors to Shawholm today on game day fourteen, and the last, of league season 2014.  Batting first after losing the toss and being invited by Pasty to have first use of the track, the Glenpark side were quickly in trouble, losing three quick wickets to see then slump to 36 for 3.  Ihty had all three of them as he nicked off Prabhu and Flack, and trapped Thomas LBW without scoring.  And things didn't get much better from this point on as Nofs ripped through much of the rest of the line-up to finish with a "5-for".  Greenock 73 all out.

Tea was postponed with the first innings using up just 23.2 overs, and the 'Loc proceeded to rattle off the necessary 74 to win, losing just Anjum (8) along the way, in just 12.3 overs.  74 for 1, Nofs 33 not out, and Owais (11*) with a sheriff's badge too.  A pleasing nine-wicket win to end the league campaign on a high. The match scorecard, is online, as are updated stat's, and a match report.


Teams [posted 29/08/14]


Tonight sees two scheduled junior matches, the Under 18s hosting the Hillhead|Renfrew combined side at Shawholm, and the Under 11s travelling the short distance to Albert Park to take on Weirs.  Saturday then sees the last two Saturday League matches of season 2014, Greenock the opposition, home and away, the 'Holmboys travelling to Glenpark in search of the 1 point they need to secure the league title.  Sunday's action - another two games - featires the 'Holmboys at home this time, with Irvine the visitors in the Western Cup semi-final, whilst the Panthers travel to Hamilton Crescent.  Teams online as players confirm their availabilities.


Twilight thriller! [posted 27/08/14]


Tonight saw another rescheduled Under 18 league match completed down at New Cambusdoon.  And in a thriller in near-darkness the 18s successfully chased down their target of 91 in eighteen overs with just three balls to spare.  In the field first, the 18s dramatically clawed back Ayr's accelerating run-rate to see them collapse from 74 for 0 in the twelfth over to 90 all out just over six overs later.  Astonishing.  Willowbobby finished with a "3-for", with both Ihty and Hollywood returning figures of 2 for 11. 

Then in the second innings, the 18s were pretty much up with the required run-rate until Willowbobby decided that a strike-rate lower than his economy rate was a good idea.  Struggling to rotate the strike [Ed: too much time on the beach?], Dougie used up 25 deliveries in scratching around for his 9.  However - luckily for the 18s    he was cleaned up by Hendrikse and Beast came in and gave the innings a bit of momentum.  Stiffy was playing a skipper's role too.  Having opened with Owais, and seeing him, Rosco, Willowbobby and then Beast depart, he carried his bat to see the side home with CJ, hitting the winning runs with three balls to spare.  Good effort.  And a win in the darkness!  Match report online, as is the scorecard and updated stat's.


Good run continues [posted 25/08/14]


The clubs' junior sides' good run of form continued this evening as both the Under 13 and 18 teams recorded wins over Glasgow Accies.  The 13s sneaked home with an eight-run win at home, whilst the 18s enjoyed an altogether more straight-forward nine-wicket win at New Anniesland.  At Shawholm, the Under 13s recovered from 32 for 3 to post 99 for 4 thanks to a 45-run fourth-wicket partnershipe between Samee and Abdul, before Hamaad and Uzzair both took "3-fors" to bowl out Glasgow Accies for 91, the last wicket a direct-hit run out by Sobo.

The Under 18s win, by contrast, was much more "regulation", the 18s chasing 76 to beat Accies over at New Anniesland, Owais top-scoring with 28 not out as a nine-wicket win was secured.  Match reports online, as are the scorecards and updated stat's.



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