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, an Academy XI plays in the WDCU Sunday League, a Midweek XI plays in the same organisation's Evening League, and no fewer than eight junior sides play at six age-group levels in the West District Junior Cricket Union leagues and cups, as well as in national cup competitions.  And after you've had a look around here at Poloc online, why not leave us a message in the Guestbook.



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Matches off [posted 29/08/14]

This evening's home rescheduled Under 18 league match against the Hillhead|Renfrew team has been cancelled because of the weather.  Also off is the Under 11s' away match against Weirs.


Teams [posted 29/08/14]


Tonight sees two scheduled junior matches, the Under 18s hosting the Hillhead|Renfrew combined side at Shawholm, and the Under 11s travelling the short distance to Albert Park to take on Weirs.  Saturday then sees the last two Saturday League matches of season 2014, Greenock the opposition, home and away, the 'Holmboys travelling to Glenpark in search of the 1 point they need to secure the league title.  Sunday's action - another two games - featires the 'Holmboys at home this time, with Irvine the visitors in the Western Cup semi-final, whilst the Panthers travel to Hamilton Crescent.  Teams online as players confirm their availabilities.


Twilight thriller! [posted 27/08/14]


Tonight saw another rescheduled Under 18 league match completed down at New Cambusdoon.  And in a thriller in near-darkness the 18s successfully chased down their target of 91 in eighteen overs with just three balls to spare.  In the field first, the 18s dramatically clawed back Ayr's accelerating run-rate to see them collapse from 74 for 0 in the twelfth over to 90 all out just over six overs later.  Astonishing.  Willowbobby finished with a "3-for", with both Ihty and Hollywood returning figures of 2 for 11. 

Then in the second innings, the 18s were pretty much up with the required run-rate until Willowbobby decided that a strike-rate lower than his economy rate was a good idea.  Struggling to rotate the strike [Ed: too much time on the beach?], Dougie used up 25 deliveries in scratching around for his 9.  However - luckily for the 18s    he was cleaned up by Hendrikse and Beast came in and gave the innings a bit of momentum.  Stiffy was playing a skipper's role too.  Having opened with Owais, and seeing him, Rosco, Willowbobby and then Beast depart, he carried his bat to see the side home with CJ, hitting the winning runs with three balls to spare.  Good effort.  And a win in the darkness!  Match report online, as is the scorecard and updated stat's.


Good run continues [posted 25/08/14]


The clubs' junior sides' good run of form continued this evening as both the Under 13 and 18 teams recorded wins over Glasgow Accies.  The 13s sneaked home with an eight-run win at home, whilst the 18s enjoyed an altogether more straight-forward nine-wicket win at New Anniesland.  At Shawholm, the Under 13s recovered from 32 for 3 to post 99 for 4 thanks to a 45-run fourth-wicket partnershipe between Samee and Abdul, before Hamaad and Uzzair both took "3-fors" to bowl out Glasgow Accies for 91, the last wicket a direct-hit run out by Sobo.

The Under 18s win, by contrast, was much more "regulation", the 18s chasing 76 to beat Accies over at New Anniesland, Owais top-scoring with 28 not out as a nine-wicket win was secured.  Match reports online, as are the scorecards and updated stat's.


Panthers beat Kelburne [posted 23/08/14]


The Panthers were up against Kelburne this afternoon as glorious late summer sunshine bathed the old ground in warmth - she looked a picture!  Also pleasing was the performance, and result!  The eventual 146-run win was set up by a big first innings total being posted: 256 for 4, with pretty much all the batters getting runs.  Top scorer was Owais with 84 not out (batting through the 40 overs), with Muscles making a half century in one of his all-too-rare appearances in a 'Loc cap.    

Defending 256 in 40 overs should happen more often than it doesn't, and the Panthers' bowlers proceeded to do their jobs.  The Professor was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3 for 18 in his eight overs, Usman Malik also getting a "3-for", 3 for 34 in his seven overs.  Aliyan got through seven overs too, and got the all-important early breakthrough, claiming the wicket of O'Connell.  The Professor's three included the dangerous Naseer's, the opener's top-scoring 45 including seven 4s and a 6 as he and O'Connell got the Kelburne reply off to a fantastic start, racing to 50 in just six overs.  But control was brought back to proceedings as Yash rotated his bowlers and sensibly set a more defensive field to throttle the batters.  Wickets started to fall as the run-rate fell, and they fell at regular intervals.  The final wicket was taken in the 35th over, 50 for 1 after six having become 140 all out.  The match scorecard's online as are updated stat's.


League tables [posted 23/08/14]

As always, we've got up-to-date league tables online, but we've also posted a new addition to the archive section, and that's some historic end-of-season league tables.  In this first upload, the tables go back to the start of the Scottish National Cricket League Conferences, in season 1998. 


Winners.....at least very nearly! [posted 23/08/14]


The Shawholm boys all-but wrapped up a third consecutive league win today, beating Meikleriggs by five wickets at home to secure the title with one game still to play.  Next week's visit to Glenpark can, therefore, hopefully become a celebratory trip for a side crowned champions.  Meikleriggs were one of the 'Holmboys' nearest challengers in the race for the title, and so it's fitting that the "business end" of the season sees the need to beat tough opposition.  After restricting their visitors to 186 for 7 in their innings, the 'Holmboys then chased the 187 needed for the win in just under 39 overs. 

The wickets in the Meikleriggs' innings were shared around, Uzzi getting a brace, and Abi, Motassim, Aliyan, Beast and Hollywood getting one each.  Then in the second innings, after Rosco went early, partnerships of 45, 50 and then 37 all but tied up the win.  It was left for the skipper to be at the crease - with Beast making it a family affair - when the finish line was reached.  Stiffy (45), Flanners (39) and Irfan (35) had all, also, made meaningful contributions. 


Whilst the 'Holmboys were progressing to their win, unfortunately over in Paisley the win points were being secured by Ferguslie.  Again the Paisley side batted first, being bowled out for 243.  There were three wickets for Ihty who got through almost fifteen overs, with Nofs returning the most economical figures (10-3-16-2).  There were also four catches for Abid behind the sticks.  However the 'Loc's batting proved frail when it was their turn to bat, never really recovering from a poor start that saw the top four batters dismissed with just 34 on the 'board.  81 all out, and a convincing home win, followed.  The match scorecards (the 'Loc here, the 'Holmboys here) are online, as are updated stat's, and match reports (here and here).


Another couple of wins [posted 22/08/14]


After an Under 13 and Under 18 double on Monday night it was the Under 11s' and Under 15s' turns to be in the spotlight tonight: the 11s travelling to Toytown, and the 15s also "on the road" over the river at Hughenden.  Both would record victories too, meaning it's been four-from-four this week for the clubs' juniors.  The 11s just sneaked past the Dark Side's littlest stormtroopers, whilst the 15s enjoyed a more comfortable win - by 38 runs - over their Hillhead counterparts.

Match reports online, as are the scorecards and updated stat's.


Monday double [posted 18/08/14]


Both the Under 13s and 18s were in league action tonight, and on a chilly evening both recorded wins.  The Under 13s had home field advantage against Greenock, and ran out nine-wicket winners, chasing the 63 they needed to win batting second inside ten overs.  Meanwhile down at Glenpark the Kelburne|Greenock combined side were hosting the Under 18s, and in a much tighter affair the 18s sneaked home by just 9 runs, defending 119.  Two good wins therefore, and both sides remain up at the "business ends" of their respective leagues.

Match reports online, as are the scorecards and updated stat's.



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