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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Matches OFF [posted 04/07/15] 

Today's home match between NVT Shawholm and Marress is off, cancelled because of the weather, so is the NVT Poloc away match against Irvine, and tomorrow's Sunday League away match at Langloan is also off already with Drumpellier's ground flooded.


WW over WW [posted 03/07/15] 

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The Under 11s and Under 15s both saw off opposition starting with "W" tonight, as the 11s travelled to Albert Park and secured the win against a five-man Weirs side, whilst the 15s entertained a seven-man (!) West of Scotland side and, like their younger counterparts, recorded the win.  There are short match reports online, along with updated statistics and scorecards.


Team selections [posted 03/07/15]


There are lots of matches this weekend.....weather-permitting!  Tonight sees the Under 11s at Weirs, while the Under 15s host West of Scotland.  Then Saturday's two fixtures are Irvine home and away, with the 'Loc on the road to Marress.

And the weekend finishes with three Sunday matches: Irvine at home this time, and Drumpellier away, in the Sunday League, and Poloc Women travelling to play Galloway.  Teams are online now, selected players names being added as they confirm. 


Washed out [posted 02/07/15]

Tonight's Rowan Cup Final was washed out as tea-time rain put paid to any chance of play.  The 'Loc and East Kilbride will try again, same time, next Thursday. 


Another final [posted 01/07/15] 


The 'Loc overcame Uddingston tonight in the semi-final of the West League Cup to secure a place in next week's final where they'll play Ferguslie.  The Paisley club snatch a last-ball win over Ayr in the other semi- to secure their place, whilst the 'Loc's win was a little more comfortable, being a seven-wicket success with ten balls to spare.  Chasing 128 for the win, Bredders' 70 not out, and an important 83-run second-wicket partnership with Pasty (25), were at the centre of the successful run-chase.

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


Academy win in belated season opener [posted 30/06/15]

The Academy side finally got their competitive season up-and-running, and secured an Evening League over at Albert Park first up.  Defending just 91 for 7, the Academy bowlers managed to bowl out their opponents for just 68, thanks in the main to a "4-for" for Ahmed-Raza, and a "3-for" for Beast.  In the first innings, only Beast had made it to 20, though no more, as he was bowled by Sarfraz.  15 extras [Ed: remembering the total was just 91] certainly helped too.  And if commending the bowlers on securing the win, it's also maybe worth suggesting that Weirs were actually 68 for 14, four catches being grassed by the Academy side, this part of their game being lacking as regards the required skills level.  Stuff to work on.  Statistics and the scorecard are online.


Panthers in more Evening League woes [posted 30/06/15]

The Poloc Panthers suffered more batting woes this evening as they slumped to 59 all out chasing opponents Weirs' first innings total of 132.  Aside Shankar's 23 at the top of the order there really wasn't much to be too pleased about in the run-chase, this after 132 for 9 had been posted by the visitors from Newlands, batting first.  Updated statistics and the scorecard are online.


East Kilbride are Rowan Cup final opponents [posted 30/06/15]

Tonight saw East Kilbride defeat the Dark Side in the second semi-final of this season's Rowan Cup, and thereby securing the second finalist's position in Thursday's show-piece final against the 'Loc at Shawholm.


Another Monday double [posted 29/06/15] 

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The Under 13s and 18s both recorded wins tonight, for the second consecutive Monday, with home and away wins over the city's second best club.  West's Under 13s were on the losing side in the drizzle at Shawholm, going down by seven wickets, whilst their 18s lost by nine wickets to the 'Loc over on the north side.  At Shawholm Ali's 32 not out was the stand-out innings, whilst Stouty scored an unbeaten 30 in the Under 18s' successful run-chase. 

Also impressing at Hamilton Crescent were Ihty, Aliyan and Beast, whose combined bowling figures were 9-7-9-3!  There are short match reports online, along with updated statistics and scorecards.


Chance wasted [posted 27/06/15] 


The 'Loc slipped to only their second defeat of the season, losing by five wickets to Stenhousemuir up in Larbert, in a match that was eminently winnable.  After posting 178 for 9 on what was a tricky wicket, the side failed to defend this, albeit taking Stennie all the way to the 47th over of their innings.  And as ever in such close games, it's the wee things that count.  18 gifted in wides being, for example, just one such "wee thing".

Still, with a side where more than half the players were 21 or under, let's hope today's a learning day.  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.


Bib tucked in, and words ready to eat... [posted 26/06/15] 


From memory it said, "#runsrunsandmoreruns #400".  Whereas at around 6pm this afternoon, with cricketing karma kicking in, the 'Holmboys were beginning to suspect #140 might not be scored, and that LWB James Esq.'s tweets of less than 24 hours previously had jinxed them!  Chasing just 130 to beat The Tryst XI at home, the 'Holmboys were batting as badly as you could imagine and were in serious danger of losing.  

Master James's own contribution?  A second ball duck.  #norunsnorunsandnomoreruns #0  However in just the nick of time, eight down, Noaman saw the side across the finishing line with an unbeaten 25.  Phew.  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.


Abtaha on Scotland duty [posted 26/06/15]

Scotland Women Under 17s were in action today, with Abtaha Maqsood playing her part in a big, ten-wicket, win over Cumbria.  Bowling in the first innings, Abtaha returned figures of 9-5-6-2 to make a major contribution in restricting Cumbria to just 72.  And with the junior Wildcats' openers making light work of chasing this target down, Abtaha was afforded the luxury of watching the second innings with her feet up.  #Ideal  Congratulations again to Abtaha on her selection, and well done on her performance.



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