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.



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Team selections [posted 28/05/15]


There are five matches coming up in the next three days - all weather permitting!  Friday night is juniors night with both the Under 11s and Under 15s "on the road".  The 11s go to Renfrew, the 15s to Glasgow Accies.  Then on Saturday it's Stirling County home and away, as the 'Loc host their counterparts and the Shawholm XI go to New Williamfield.

Sunday's match is the first round of the WU40 Cup.  Teams are online now, selected players names being added as they confirm.


Western Cup draw [posted 28/05/15]

The Shawholm XI have been drawn away to Weirs' Albert Park XI in the quarter-final of the Western Cup after getting past GHK in Tuesday's home tie.


Shawholm progress in the Western Cup [posted 26/05/15] 


GHK were the visitors tonight in the Western Cup, the WDCU cup competition that pits the Shawholm XI against a number of the Union's clubs' 1st XIs, GHK being a case in point.  And on a crisp and quite chilly evening the Shawholm boys strode to victory, winning by 36 runs.  After posting 127 for 3 - Rosco continuing his good form with an unbeaten 63, and Beast chipping in with a cameo 28 not out - the side bowled out their visitors in the eighteenth over to secure the win. 

There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard


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Double Dark Side defeat [posted 25/05/15] 

It was double defeat tonight in the two southside derby clashes against the neighbours from Crossmyloof.  At home the Under 13s posted 103 for 2 batting first but would end up losers by nine wickets, whilst the Under 18s somehow contrived to slump from 65 for 2 two after ten overs - chasing just 102 to win - to 100 all out on the last ball of the match.  There are short match reports online, along with updated statistics and scorecards.


Bounce-back win [posted 24/05/15] 


The 'Loc bounced back from yesterday's calamitous loss at Greenock yesterday, with a Scottish Cup win over Edinburgh side SMRH.   Batting first Bredders' unbeaten 94 was the main component of the side's total of 206 for 8, a total they defended - easily in the end - bowling out their visitors for just 125.  There were "3-fors" for Crazy Horse and Anjii.

There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard, and there are match photo's - courtesy of Ali Maddock - in the Gallery.


Collapse [posted 23/05/15] 


This was a strange one!  Today's league match at Glenpark was a bizarre encounter as, first, the home side slumped to 66 for 7 having been 57 for 0, before then recovering to post 144.   Then the 'Loc's reply started where the Greenock mid-innings left off with the side collpasing to 0 for 2, and then 23 for 5.  However unlike Greenock, the 'Loc didn't have anyone who was willing, and/or able, to dig in a make a score, and their reply petered out in a whimper to see them bowled out for just 76. 

There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.


Shawholm stay unbeaten [posted 23/05/15] 


The Shawholm XI impressive league record continued today with a big win over the Glenpark XI at home.   After setting their visitors the imposing target of 289 to win, the side then bowled out the Glenpark XI for just 114.  Mushy was the main wicket-taker with a "5-for", as the win was secured in the 37th over.  Earlier, in the first innings, Rosco's 116 - that saw his name, alongside Mushy's, get added again to the Honours Board - was the standout individual contribution, but there were cameo 30s from Irfan, Beast and Mushy.

There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.  There are also match photo's in the Gallery.


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Honours even [posted 22/05/15] 

It was a win and a loss in Friday night derby junior action this evening as the Under 11s saw off the challenge from their Dark Side counterparts, whilst the Under 15s were going down in the mirror skirmish over at Toytown.  There are short match reports online, along with updated statistics and scorecards.


Rowan Cup quarter-final draw [posted 21/05/15]

The quarter-final draw in this season's Rowan Cup was released this morning and the club has been given a home draw, Kilmarnock the visitors on Thursday the 28th of May. 


Back-to-back West League Cup wins [posted 20/05/15] 


West of Scotland were the visitors to Shawholm tonight in the second group stage match of this season's West League Cup.  After last Wednesday's section-opening win at Titwood, tonight saw back-to-back wins recorded as West were beaten by 50 runs.  Batting first the 'Loc posted 120 for 5 - likely par on a still-recovering-after-the-rain wicket - before bowling out their guests for 70.  Pasty and Scotty, with 20-odds each, top-scored for the 'Loc in the first dig, before Bredders took a "6-for" as West struggled in reply.

There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.


Representative selections [posted 18/05/15]

Congratulations to Ahmed-Raza Hanif, Calum James, Aliyan Qureshi and Uzzair Shah on their selections in the twelve-player Western Warriors Under 15 squad selected to play Eastern Knights, in Edinburgh, on Sunday.  It's pleasing to see such strong representation from the club.


Abandoned! [posted 16/05/15]

After the disappointment of the cancellation of the Shawholm XI's at Marress earlier in the day, there was further frustration for the club when the 'Loc's home league clash with Irvine was abandoned with the side looking well-placed having bowled out the Ayrshire side for 95 and being set 102 to win from 36 overs under D/L.  However the chance to win never actually materialised with the 'Loc batters not getting out to the middle as persistent rain prevented the resumption of play after the innings break.  Frustrating.  In what game was played, the encouragement must be another decent bowling performance, especially given the very wet conditions.  Stand-out bowlers were Bredders who returned figures of 8-4-7-4, and Izzy who took 3 for 24. We've also got some photo's from today's match in the Gallery.


Poloc Women's fixtures confirmed [posted 16/05/15]

The National League fixtures have, and the Scottish Cup draw has, been finalised for the women's side.  You can find the full fixture schedule online, here, in the new Poloc Women's section of the website where, like with all our other sides, you'll be able to find match reports as the season progresses.  Anyone wanting to know more about our new women's side can find out much more by contacting Hazel Telford.


Progression in the Rowan Cup [posted 14/05/15] 


Tonight saw the second of back-to-back cup ties for the 'Loc.  And, pleasingly, the side goes in to the weekend still unbeaten. Irvine were the visitors to Shawholm this evening in the Rowan Cup, the visiting skipper calling wrongly and finding his team in the field.  After Owais went early, Chris' (56*) and Pasty (76) dominated the rest of the first innings as 153 for 2 was posted.  Chasing down this score proved too much for Irvine after the break as the Ayrshire side finished 39 runs short of their target.

The 'Loc now await news of the quarter-final draw.  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.



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