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.
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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.
Latest news and club notices
Two wins in the sunshine [posted 30/05/16]
The Under 13s and Under 18s were both in action this evening, as the sun beat down on beautiful scenes at Bothwell Castle Policies and Shawholm respectively. Over in Uddingston the Under 13s were invited to bowl first after Sobo lost the toss, and the side restricted their hosts to 45 for 9. Standout performer for the 13s was Samir who took a "4-for", with Sobo helping himself to three catches fielding at short cover. Then in the [brief] run-chase, the skipper raced to 35, retired, from just twelve deliveries, as the 13s knocked off the required 46 runs in just 4.1 overs. Back in the southside the 18s were also enjoying a comfortable win, getting past Glasgow Accies in the first round of the Scottish Cup, winning by seven wickets. Batting first, the visitors from over the river posted 74 for 6, with extras comfortably the top scorer. CJ then led from the front in the run-chase, with an unbeaten run-a-ball 32, as the 18s reached the finish line inside thirteen overs. We've got the scorecards online, updated statistics, and short reports.
Representative squad selection [posted 29/05/16]
Congratulations to Ihtisham Malik and Owais Shah on their selection in the Western Warriors Pro Team squad to take on the Caledonian Highlanders at Forthill on Monday in the third match in the CS Pro50 Cup competition.
Stirling County come out on top in women's first home match of 2016 [posted 29/05/16]
The Poloc Women were in league action today, at Shawholm, and skipper Nicole Hanlon has sent us her reflections on the day. Nicole writes, "The Poloc and Ayr ladies - AyrLoc for short! - faced Stirling County today; Poloc Women's first home match of the season. And, the sun was shining to make it a great day for cricket! After the toss AyrLoc were batting first, Stirling took three early wickets in the opening 5 minutes of the game! But not to be rattled, AyrLoc were able to find their feet, and played much more consistent thereafter, including their two very new players who got in to bat. With a number of boundary 4s scored, AyrLoc posted 43 points. in 12 overs. Stirling County, certainly the stronger side, were also generous in getting as many of their players involved as they could. Abby and Emily opened the bowling for AyrLoc in the second half, bowling really well in the first four overs. They were followed by Gill and Karolina who also bowled good sets of overs. But good as the bowling was it could stop the Stirling County batters reaching their target of 44 with plenty overs in hand. The day was finished off with a friendly game, mixing the teams together, to play a 'pairs match."
Highlights [posted 28/05/16]
We've got some highlight's from today's win at Albert Park.
Double Saturday success [posted 28/05/16]
Both the club's senior Saturday league sides recorded comfortable wins over their Weirs counterparts in the latest southside derbies. At Shawholm the 'Holmboys won by six wickets, chasing just 49 to win. Their low target was set up by Abhi' ("5-for") and Mushy ("4-for") tearing through the visitors' batting line up.
Then, despite a brief scare when the top order collapsed to 15 for 3, the run-chase ended up being fairly routine. Over in Newlands the match followed much the same pattern, Weirs being bowled out for just 70, thanks to Jurie ("4-for") and Beast ("3-for") [Ed: and five slip catches!]. Then, after Dr Uzzi holed out first ball in the reply, Pasty (54*) and Uzzair (14*) saw the side safely across the finish line, inside sixteen overs. We've scorecards online (here and here), updated statistics and match reports (here and here).
Double Dark Side defeat [posted 27/05/16]
Both junior sides in action this evening were soundly beaten by their Clydesdale counterparts, and can have no complaints as in both matches the better side won. At Toytown a very young and inexperienced Under 11 side lost by almost 100 runs, whilst at Shawholm the 15s fared little better ending up on the wrong side of a 46-run loss.
Not much to write home about in either game on the individual performance side either, with maybe Nabeel Khan's (3-0-9-0) bowling figures in the Under 15 clash being worthy of a mention in whatever despatches are being sent. We've got the scorecards online, updated statistics, and short reports.
Team selections [posted 26/05/16]
Tomorrow sees the start of the weekend cricket action, with the Under 11s and Under 15s both facing off with the Dark Side. The 11s are at Toytown, and the 15s act as host. Saturday sees another double-header, and more derbies, as the 'Loc travel to Newlands to play Weirs, whilst the 'Holmboys host Albert Park.
Sunday then sees Poloc Women at home in National League action, against Stirling County, before Monday's three games: a Bank Holiday friendly against touring Hebden Bridge CC, and two junior games in the evening: the Under 13s and Under 18s both in action. Teams for all matches are online now, player names being added as they confirm availability.
The 'Loc make it 2 and 0 in the West League Cup [posted 25/05/16]
The 'Loc are still unbeaten in the group stages of this season's West League Cup after a hard-fought win over northsiders West of Scotland. In the field first, a couple of poor overs combined with generally sloppy fielding, as well as positive batting from their visitors, saw the 'Loc have to chase 139 for the win.
With Dr Uzzi leading from the front with 35 (21), the batters virtually all managed to contribute something to successfully chasing down the target with nine balls to spare. We've the scorecard online (here), updated statistics and a brief match report (here). Elsewhere in the competition, in the 'Loc's group, Weirs beat Clydesdale.
Both Evening League teams lose narrowly [posted 24/05/16]
Both Evening League sides were in action tonight, but - unfortunately - both came up short in run-chases. At Prestwick the Panthers fell 4 runs short chasing 120 to beat their hosts, whilst at Shawholm the Academy finished 8 runs shy of Kelburne's 138. We've got the scorecards online (here and here), updated statistics, and short reports (here and here).
Under 13s start league campaign with a win [posted 23/05/16]
The Under 13s were in league action this evening, with the League Cup now behind them. On a beautiful evening, Ayr were the visitors and in a tightly-contested affair it was the 'Loc youngsters who came out on top, winning by seven wickets in the nineteenth over. There were retirement-inducing 30+'s from both Sobo and Abdul, with the bowling unit all getting through their overs well.
The Academy side recorded a convincing win today in the sunshine at Shawholm, beating visitors Glasgow Accies by 232 runs in the Sunday League. There was a century for CJ2 (110), whilst Owais contributed 61 and Aliyan a cameo unbeaten 37 from just 27 deliveries. Then in reply Accies were bundled out for 48, with Ahmed-Raza and Aliyan both taking "3-fors".
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