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, Poloc Panthers and an Academy XI both play in both the WDCU Sunday and Evening Leagues, 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.  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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Revenge! [posted 14/09/14]


Dave James reports on a win for the lads, in today's "Dads and lads" game.  "First of all, honorary dads for the day were Cammy and Haider.  The lads top four all fired and three of the top four: Rosco, Owais and Stouty were retired at 50.  Ross and Owais both punished wayward bowling but also rode their luck, Owais dropped twice to difficult chances to James's 'G' and 'D'.  All eleven dads turned their arm over with the most economical bowling coming from Imran Malik and Maqsood.  On the family duel front both James's were dismissed via BRS/DJ combo and a smart bit of fielding by Anjum accounted for Uzzair's run out.

"In reply the dads got off to a flier via Brian after the early dismissal of Davie Armour, clean bowled by Rosco but after being clubbed for 21 off his third over.  Not-so-frugal Joe took the key wicket of Anjum caught slicing the ball to backward point.  Imran Malik took the game to Ihty and maintained the run rate and after 20 overs the dads were on track to win.  However enter young James Cathcart making his debut in this fixture.  He cleaned up Imran first ball and repeated the feat to Cammy next ball who swung and missed at his ball one free hit.  Wickets fell at regular intervals including two direct-hit run outs, from Ihty and Rosco, the latter accounting for number eleven Gareth.  However this allowed Brian, who was retired, to join Haider who was batting well.  29 off three was the equation. Then 19 off two, and then 12 needed off the last over to be bowled by LWBJ.  Haider facing, having scored his first ever 50.  . W transpired: cleaned-bowled, game over!"  You can see the match scorecard online.


A season in numbers [posted 12/09/14]

As another season comes to an end, and there's the usual statistical stuff to be collated, and then reported on, one stat' that's always of interest is just how many games we played.  Undernoted's a summary of the games played, by team, and the result.  In addition to these Poloc matches we also hosted university and schools matches, Western Warriors and Area Squad games, as well as the Rowan Cup final and National Club T20 Finals Day.  And what of that all important "games off" percentage?  Well, despite the current "Indian summer" we're enjoying and that sees us still playing our final games in mid-September, there were actually more matches cancelled this season that last.  Those with good memories will remember the wet start to the season, and then - after the Commonwealth Games break - more games were lost in August.  Overall 53 matches were recorded as off, six more than in 2013.  [Ed: remember 2011 though, when 91 matches never got started!]  Overall, the 185 games scheduled (or rescheduled) was seven up on 2013, this in a season with a "hole" in it because of the aforementioned Games.  Likely, without the Games, and had it been a full season, the club might well have had close to 200 matches scheduled.  Remarkable.  And this excludes our Under 10 Kwik Cricketers!  When we see the number of matches scheduled and played in such a stark way, it also reminds us of the work done by so many at the club to get games on.  In this regard special thanks should go to Scott McCutcheon who is completing his first season as Groundsman, and to those who helped him prepare for matchdays, Russell Lauder and Pierce Fletcher being deserving of special mentions in this regard.  And behind the scenes there are those who administer, score, officiate, transport players, prepare and serve teas, work in the bar, and clean and tidy the clubhouse.  Thank you to everyone involved - what is seen on the ground, inside the boundary rope, is but a fraction of what we do, and who is involved! 





Dads and lads,.....and lasses game [posted 11/09/14] 

After the success of last year's inaugural end-of-season's dads versus lads match [Ed: won by the the former!] David James is organising another game this year.  With one important addition,.....girls!  Ideal!  So this Sunday will see the first annual (?) "Dads versus Lads & Lasses" match.  Start time 1pm, and the weather's set fair.  Anyone looking for more information, or to get involved, can get in touch with Dave (07813-437920).



Finals Day pic's [posted 10/09/14] 

We've got some great pictures - taken by Stuart Rousen - of Sunday's Murgitroyd National T20 Club Championship Finals Day here at Shawholm.  We've uploaded the pic's to the Gallery where you can scroll through them - thanks to Stuart for sending them on.


Outdoor junior practice finished [posted 07/09/14]

Juniors and their parents should please note that outdoor practice has finished for summer season 2014.  News about indoor practice and coaching sessions will be issued soon. 


Junior season ends [posted 07/09/14]

On a cracking day of warm September sunshine, the club's Under 11s lost out in the Under 11 Grand Final against Ayr.  Having beaten Stenhousemuir in the second semi-final, the 11s faced off with the Ayrshire youngsters to decide the champion Under 11 team.  In the field first the 11s took no fewer than ten Ayr wickets to restrict them to a chaseable net 83 (under the pairs scoring system), however a clatter of wickets in the second innings - after a solid start by the first pair - saw them slip a long way behind the run-rate.  And unlike in the first semi-final when, after taking fourteen Stenhousemuir wickets, net 53 had been enough, the final saw them lose fourteen wickets and finish 72 runs back.  A brave effort, but ultimately it was a game too far for this very young side, six of whom will be back again next season for more Under 11 cricket.  Congratulations to all the Under 11s who've played this season, another successful one, but more importantly one that's been fun and has seen the development of players' core skills.  The scorecards and updated stat's are online.


Prestwick again! [posted 03/09/14]


Last night the Under 15s were playing a rescheduled league match at Prestwick.  Tonight the Under 13s were at home, in a rescheduled match against.....you guessed it: Prestwick.  In the last scheduled game of the 13s' season twenty-overs-a-side were managed despite it being the 3rd of September, as the another pleasant evening was the backdrop for a competitive match.  In the end it was the Ayrshire youngsters who ran out winners, their 133 for 4 beating the 13s' 98 for 3. 

Uzzair top-scored with 32 not out in an ultimately unsuccessful run-chase, but there were still useful contributions from Sobo (15) and Frugal (13) too.  Match report online, as is the scorecard and updated stat's.


Under 15s defeat Prestwick [posted 02/09/14]


The Under 15s played their rescheduled league match against Prestwick CC this evening at the Henry Thow Oval. Against a much younger and inexperienced home side, the Under 15s bowled out Prestwick for just 25 in 14.4 overs, after the Ayrshire side's skipper had decided to bat first.  The 15s then - though losing three wickets in the process! - scored the required 26 runs to win inside five overs, Ihty ending up 15 not out.  In the first innings the Anwar brothers arguably claimed the headlines, Bilal returning 3-3-0-0 opening the bowling, and Hamaad taking 4 for 7.

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


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.



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