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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Abtaha on the radio [posted 16/11/15]

BBC_Asian_Network_logo Abtaha Maqsood was interviewed today on the Nihal Show on the BBC's Asian Network as she looks forward to leaving, later this week, for the ICC's Women's WT20Q event in Thailand.  In a wide-ranging interview, Abtaha spoke really well about her love of the game, and what it has taken to get her to where she's at.  Have a listen - Abtaha's interview starts at 02:12:20 - online, by clicking here.




Glasgow, Sport and the Great War [posted 11/11/15]

In an email circulated to clubs in Glasgow, Glasgow Life writes, "Armistice Day, held on 11 November every year, commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11am on 11 November 1918 - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  Although hostilities continued in some areas, the armistice essentially brought an end to World War I.  In commemoration of those that gave their lives Glasgow Life has produced a book entitled "Glasgow, Sport and the Great War, Glasgow's Sporting Heritage 1914-18" which we would like to share with you on Armistice day.  You can find the book on the Glasgow Sport website." 


We were pleased, as a club, to contribute just a very small part to the book, and have uploaded a .pdf copy of it to the website - you can read it here, with cricket during World War I being discussed on page 11.


Indoor training timings [posted 09/11/15]

Players and parents are reminded to check the website's "Upcoming events" page to ensure they come along to the correct indoor training sessions.  In addition to the website being up-to-date, group text messages continue to be sent out to players in the week before each session, to the age-groups concerned.  And, as always, if anyone is in any doubt, please get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).


Death of a gentleman [posted 23/10/15]

There's a chance coming up, here in Glasgow, in November, to see the critically-acclaimed film "Death of a gentleman".  The Glasgow Film Theatre is showing the film, for one night only, on Thursday the 5th of November, starting at 6pm. 


Much more about the film, and its makers, can be found on its website, and tickets for the showing can be booked online on the GFT's film-specific page. ESPN cricinfo's review of the film can also be read online.  


Indoor coaching and practice [posted 22/10/15]


The schedule for winter coaching and practice for juniors (up to and including Academy players), to be held at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall, is now agreed and can be found online.  The first session is for juniors aged Under 11 and Under 13 players on Sunday the 1st of November between 1pm and 2pm, followed by Under 15s between 2pm and 3pm.  The following week sees the Under 18s, Academy and women players' first session.  Players and their parents are asked to make a note of the planned sessions, and their timings, and players should only come on the dates, and at the times, appropriate for their age-group in 2015.

Anyone with any questions should get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).


Cliff Duncan [posted 10/10/15]

The club was saddened to hear of the passing of former member Cliff Duncan.  Here, Gordon Kennedy remembers Cliff.  "Cliff Duncan or 'The Demon' as he was universally known at Poloc, joined in the early '80s.  Originally from Kintore, he moved to Glasgow with work and initially joined Thornliebank CC.  He heard about Poloc when my wife was talking to his wife, when they were both with the Commercial Union.  He moved to Poloc and became a very popular member of the club.  He played during one of the most successful periods for the club, an all-rounder he mainly played for the 2nd XI playing in two Championship winning teams, in 1981 and 1983.  He also played, on occasion, for the 1sy XI, mainly for his bowling and featured in the side that won the John Haig Regional Final in 1982, subsequently playing at Southport in the next round of the competition.  Cliff also went on a number of memorable club tours to places like Newcastle and Blackpool, and anyone who was on these tours will have fond memories of him.  He was a member of the golf section and was also a Shawholm Shanker.  Cliff moved back to the family home in Keith a number of years ago, and our thoughts, at this sad time, are with his wife Karin and daughter Claire." 


Dads versus Lads and Lasses [posted 20/09/15]


The Lads and Lasses now a 2-1 lead in the annual Dads versus Lads and Lasses matches after sneaking a 5-run win in this afternoon's third clash.  Batting first in the 30 overs-a-side match, the Lads and Lasses (pictured left with their elder brethern) posted 148 for 8, with the top order contributing the bulk of the runs.  There were contributions from Pasty (26), Rosco (24) and Owais (23), with Disk chipping in with a cameo 18 late on that included a couple of big blows.  For the Dads, Imran and Maqsood - with a brace of wickets each - were the main wicket-takers.  

In the second innings Brian's unbeaten wasn't quite enough as he ran out of partners and the Dads finished on 142.  Imran with 22, including a beautiful "pick-up 6" off Ihty, was the only other batter getting past 20. 


Aside the bare bones of the result, the match threw up its usual intra-family rivalries with the protocols of first-ball free-hits and parents and children having to bowl to each being respected.  The results of this saw DJ dismiss CJ, Maqsood claim Abtaha's wicket and Youngy get rid of Pasty in the first innings, before Rosco stumped Dave, Uzzair ran out Anjii, Ihty cleaned up Imran and Abtaha had Maqsood stumped in the second.  However the intra-family competition wasn't restricted to wicket-taking with Pasty tonking Youngy for a maximum, Imran despatching Ihty over the ropes as already mention, and Brian bunting Joe for a straight 6!  All made for interesting supper-time discussions we suspect.


But in the end it was a 5-run win for the Lads and Lasses, and - as usual - good fun.  Thanks to DJ for organising, to Ronnie and Malcolm for officiating, and to Eilidh, Frances and Andrea for catering.  


For those interested in the finer details, updated statistics and this year's match scorecard are online.


Under 11 League champions [posted 18/09/15]

Though there was frustration at last weekend's cancellation of the Under 11 Finals Day, the good news is that the WDJCU has decided to have joint league winners, the club sharing the title with Glasgow Accies CC.  Both clubs won their respective league sections, neither losing a match.  So congratulations to the Under 11s, and once we've managed to get hold of the trophy for a bit then a photo' opportunity will be arranged with all the players who've played for the Under 11s this season. 


Evening League winners [posted 15/09/15]

The WDCU has confirmed, today, that the Poloc Academy side has won their Evening League division.  The side were unbeaten in the five matches that they completed in a season that was, as everyone's aware, blighted by particularly poor weather.  Well done to the Academy side nonetheless, and this league title adds to the other on-field successes achieved by the club's teams this season. 



Frank Smith Trophy win! [posted 13/09/15]

The Under 19s beat local rivals Clydesdale in the final of the Frank Smith Trophy today, at Titwood, winning with two balls to spare in a thrilling finish.  Set 131 to win, the side made a careful start and were 42 for 2 at the halfway mark.  But, and crucially, wickets in hand in a T20 are priceless, and so it turned out as 42 were added in the third five-over part of the run-chase for the loss of just one more wicket, before - again for the loss of just one wicket - 47 were added in the last 4.4 overs to see the the win secured.  Stiffy top-scored in the second innings with an unbeaten 54 (49 balls), Owais contributing 37 from 40 balls.  And in the Clydesdale innings, Beast's 4-2-16-0 was a skipper's spell. 

There is a match report online, along with match photo's, updated statistics and the scorecard.


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