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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Last day defeat [posted 29/08/15]

The 'Loc signed off their 2015 league campaign by going down to Stenhousemuir by five wickets in a typical end-of-season affair.  Mustering only 98 on a [more than] bowler-friendly wicket after another difficult week for wicket-preparation for the ground staff, the side managed to take five Stennie wickets as the visitors chased down their target in the 34th over.

Only Pasty (33) made any meaningful contribution with the bat, extras equalling the skipper's contribution.  Then in the second innings there were wickets for Pasty (two), Ihty (one) and Crazy Horse (one).  No doubt the side were again hampered by unavailability - Imran (holiday), Izzy (work) and Bredders (injury) in particular - and notwithstanding the end-of-season "feel" to this "dead rubber", it was still another poor batting display where an inability to occupy the crease and somehow accumulate runs was brought in to sharp focus.  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.



Back-to-back losses to finish the season [posted 29/08/15]

Unfortunately the Shawholm XI again suffered as a result of the widespread end-of-season unavailability that has reared its head over the last fortnight, with a more than a decent side and a half unavailable for selection for either Saturday side last weekend and this.  And so it was a very young side that travelled to the The Tryst for the final Reserve League match today.

Fielding first the young side did well to bowl out their hosts for 114, but then - unfortunately - completely capitulated with the bat, being dismissed for just 46 themselves.  None of the batters got past 7 (!) as extras - with 24 - comfortably top-scored.  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.


Team selections [posted 28/08/15]


Unfortunately tonight's Under 15 match with the Greenock|Helensburgh combination side has already been cancelled because of the weather, and so with no Under 11 match scheduled either, the weekend action starts on Saturday: Stenhousemuir are the opposition for both Saturday XIs.

Then on Sunday the Panthers are in Sunday League action, the Under 18s compete in the Scottish Cup Finals Day, and Poloc Women take on Ayr.  Teams are online now, selected players names being added as they confirm.


The Under 18s reach Scottish Cup Finals Day [posted 26/08/15] 


In what can only be described as a Jekyll and Hyde performance that would make both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde blush, the Under 18s somehow contrived to score just 55 for 7 batting first against SMRH in Edinburgh this evening, in the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup, before then defending this to win by 2 runs!  Astonishing really.

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


Panthers win the first back-to-back T20 [posted 25/08/15]

The Panthers hosted West of Scotland this evening in the first of two T20 friendlies - the return match at Hamilton Crescent is next Wednesday.  The game was keenly contested and, with West needing a 6 from the last ball to win, went down to the wire.  Fortunately - for the Panthers at least - the last ball wasn't despatched in to the trees and the Panthers recorded the win.  However though ball 240 wasn't bunted for 6 there had been plenty maximums earlier on, with CJ smacking four of them in his 35, and Aliyan, Amaan and Irfan striking one a-piece.  Buntalicious! In their second innings defence of 114, Beast took a "3-for", and there were braces of wickets each for Aliyan, Shaan and Stiffy.  Updated statistics and the scorecard are online.


Comfortable win for the Under 13s [posted 25/08/15]

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The Under 13s played Kelburne this evening in a rescheduled league match at Whitehaugh.  Losing the toss, Sobo and his side were bowling first and when their hosts were 7 for 4 it looked like the home skipper had maybe made the wrong choice.  Sobo had three wickets and Dilina had already taken one of what would be two fantastic catches.  However Kelburne recovered and thanks to Wylie's 24 not out managed to post 49.

When the Under 13s were then 0 for 2 in reply maybe things could've got interesting, however Abdul (19*) and Callum (1*) saw the side home, with the aid of a bundle of extras.  There's a short match report, along with updated statistics and the scorecard, online.


Double win Friday! [posted 21/08/15]

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Both the Under 11s and Under 15s won their league matches this evenuing, the 11s at Marress in a rescheduled match, and the 15s at home against the Greenock|Helensburgh combined side.  The Under 11s' margin of victory was a comfortable 53 runs, whereas the Under 15s were involved in an altogether mnuch tighter affair, sneaking home by just two wickets, after a batting collapse nearly saw them fail to chase just 76 to win.  There are short match reports online, along with updated statistics and scorecards.



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