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 140 years ago, we're a family-centred club with our own ground in picturesque Pollok Park on Glasgow's southside, 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, spectator seating and well-appointed clubhouse.

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Latest news and club notices

 

COVID-19 - further statement from Cricket Scotland [posted 03/04/20]

"Cricket Scotland staff have been working remotely since 18th March and on 30th March, cricket activity was suspended in Scotland until 1st June.  As a direct result of this suspension of activities, Cricket Scotland has taken the difficult decision to furlough a significant proportion of its staff across the organisation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In accordance with Government advice, Cricket Scotland has been strictly adhering to suggested protocols and re-evaluating these on a daily basis in order to best support the fight against the spread of COVID-19.  The well-being of our whole community remains at the forefront of our thinking and decision making.  Cricket Scotland will operate with reduced staff throughout April and May, with regular reviews taking place throughout this period.  Clubs, members, supporters and the wider cricket community may contact the relevant member of the leadership team as follows:

 

Club, Officials, Community and Schools Cricket

  Nicola Wilson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 07891 408915)

Commercial and Membership

  Paul Macari ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 07808 541982)

Media and Communications

  Lizzie Sleet ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 07889 570419)

High Performance and Senior Regional Cricket

  Shane Burger ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 07889 594275)

Pathway (National & Regional), Facilities and Coaching

  Gordon Drummond ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 07826 907124)

Finance and Administration

  David Johnson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Chief Executive

  Gus Mackay ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 07739 749899)"

 

COVID-19 - statement from Cricket Scotland [posted 16/03/20]

Cricket Scotland today issued a statement regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.  This can be read online.

 

Indoor cricket - CANCELLED [posted 13/03/20]

Reflecting decisions taken today by other sports governing bodies as mitigation against the further spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, consistent with some other clubs' determinations, and cognisant of the the concerns players or their family members may have, the club has decided to cancel indoor cricket sessions until further notice. 

 

Indoor cricket continues [posted 12/03/20]

This Sunday sees indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School continue, with two separate sessions.  Between 2pm and 3pm Keith Sheridan will lead a session for Under 12 players before, from 3pm to 4pm Josh Sajjad is managing a session for older players.

 

Midweek indoor cricket [posted 08/03/20]

Tuesday sees indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School continue, with the third in our pre-season midweek evening sessions, at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall between 8.30pm and 10pm.

 

Under 11s in "Kwik Cricket" action [posted 08/03/20]

The Under 11s (pictured below) were back in indoor "Kwik Cricket" action this morning at Uddingston Grammar School, with back-to-back games against East Kilbride and Glasgow Accies.  Thanks, as always, to Keith Sheridan and Imran Ameer for their coordination and management.  #bluebatbedlam

 

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Indoor cricket [posted 06/03/20]

This Sunday sees the continuation of indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School.  Coordinated by Josh Sajjad, this Sunday's session is a two-hour session (2pm to 4pm) and is for players aged Under 16 and older. Also, and earlier in the day, the Under 11s are back in "Kwik Cricket" action, taking on East Kilbride (10.40am) and then Glasgow Accies (11.20am) in the morning in the latest Cricket Scotland Under 11 "Kwik Cricket" tournament fixtures at Uddingston Grammar School.  #bluebatbedlam

 

2020 office bearers, General Committee and other committee elections [posted 05/03/20]

The election of club officials and its General Committee has taken place, with nominated candidates being unanimously appointed by the membership.  The election sees Kenneth Robertson assume the club's Presidency, Keith Young become Secretary, David James remain in post as Treasurer, and the cricket sections - senior and junior - being headed up by Josh Sajjad and Keith Sheridan respectively.  Positions on the Cricket Committee, including the Club Captain and other team captains will be finalised after a meeting of senior cricketers later in March.  A full list of office bearers and committee members can be found on the "Contact us" page.

 

Midweek indoor cricket [posted 02/03/20]

Tomorrow - Tuesday - sees indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School continue, with the second in our pre-season midweek evening sessions, at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall between 8.30pm and 10pm.

 

Spond [posted 29/02/20]

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The senior cricket section will be using the Spond app' this year for matchday, team and other communication and messaging.  Josh Sajjad has askled that all players anticipating playing senior cricket in 2020 should download the app' from their 'phone's app' store (for example the Apple app' store), and register on the club's account.  Anyone with any queries should contact Josh.

 

Indoor cricket continues [posted 28/02/20]

This Sunday sees indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School continue, with two separate sessions.  Between 2pm and 3pm Keith Sheridan will lead a session for Under 12 players before, from 3pm to 4pm Josh Sajjad is managing a session for older players.

 

Indoor cricket- Tuesday night sessions added in [posted 24/02/20]

Tuesday sees the start of our second of two weekly indoor practice sessions at Hutchesons' Grammar School.  Between 8.30pm and 10pm every Tuesday until mid-April, the session is open to all players aged Under 16 and older, and to existing members and prospective new players.  Josh Sajjad (07546-878350) is leading the session and anyone with any questions can get in touch with him.  For the avoidance of doubt our Sunday afternoon indoor cricket continues, running until the start of the outdoor season too.

 

Raoul Gilbert [posted 23/02/20]

The club learned today of the passing, aged 86, of former member and player Raoul Gilbert.  Raoul (2 February 1934 to 22 February 2020), who passed away on Saturday in Andratx, Mallorca, played at the club as a young player in the 1950s, before moving to [then named] Rhodesia where he lived until the southern African country gained internationally-recognised independence as Zimbabwe in 1980, when he returned to live on the southside of Glasgow.  The club is, and those members and friends who knew and remember Raoul will be, saddened by the news of Raoul's passing, and the condolences of all are extended to his family.

 

Pythons lose out [posted 23/02/20]

The Poloc Pythons suffered quarter-final heartache today as they lost by just 2 runs to I Passing Smiles in the knockout stages of the Cricket Scotland Tapeball League.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 21/02/20]

This Sunday sees the continuation of indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School.  Coordinated by Josh Sajjad, this Sunday's session is a two-hour session (2pm to 4pm) and is for players aged Under 16 and older.

 

McCulloch Cup draw [posted 20/02/20]

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The WDCU has published the draw for the group stages of this season's McCulloch Cup.  Played on six consecutive Wednesday evenings, the 2020 draw sees a change to the composition of the Glasgow Group, with West of Scotland moving out of the group in to the East Group, and Ferguslie coming in to the Glasgow Group.  The change was precipitated by East Kilbride choosing not to play in the competition in 2020, and Kilmarnock no longer being eligible, their replacements being East Renfrewshire and Helensburgh. 

After a drawing of lots, Ferguslie were selected as the replacements for West of Scotland in the East Group, the "Hamilton Crescent" side having taken up East Kilbride's position in that group.  #allchange 

 

 

Older news

Older news can be found in the news archive section.

 

 

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Poloc teams play under various playing names: Poloc, Shawholm, Poloc Panthers and Poloc Pythons

 

Poloc plays in the Cricket Scotland League Premier Division administered by the Western District Cricket Union ("WDCU") and Shawholm plays in that league's Premier Reserve Division.  

 

In addition, Poloc Panthers play in the WDCU Evening League, the Poloc Pythons compete in Cricket Scotland's winter tapeball league, and junior sides play at different age-group levels in the West District Junior Cricket Union soft- and hard-ball leagues and cups, as well as in national cup competitions.

 

   


 

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

 

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