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Match OFF [posted 28/06/15] 

Today's Scottish Cup quarter-final against Forfarshire is OFF due to the weather.  We understand the reserve date is on 19 July 2015, that's in three weeks time. 

 

Team selections [posted 26/06/15]

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It's another busy weekend of cricket.....if the rain stops!  Friday night junior action sees the Under 11s travel to Kilmarnock, and the 15s host Glasgow Accies.  Then on Saturday it's home-and-away league clashes with Stenhousemuir, the 'Loc going to Larbert.

Sunday's fixtures are the home Scottish Cup tie with Forfarshire, whilst the Panthers go to Prestwick.  Teams are online now, selected players names being added as they confirm. 

 

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Matches OFF [posted 26/06/15] 

Both tonight's junior matches are OFF due to the weather.

 

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Practice OFF [posted 25/06/15] 

Tonight's senior coaching and practice is OFF due to the weather.

 

Double over Ferguslie [posted 22/06/15] 

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The Under 13s and 18s were both in league action this evening, both up against Ferguslie.  The 13s were in Paisley, the 18s were hosting their counterparts at Shawholm.  In the game at Meikleriggs, the Under 13s won by 20 runs, defending a low score of 87, thanks in no small measure to a hat-trick from Nabeel, and three well-executed [Ed: two direct hits] run outs.  And whilst the Under 13s were winning "on the road", the Under 18s were winning at home. 

Batting first the 18s posted 136 for 5, with Owais top-scoring with 41, and being well supported by Beast (38).  The 18s then successfully defended their score, skittling Feegie for just 83 to secure a convincing win.  There are short match reports online, along with updated statistics and scorecards.

 

15s take third place [posted 21/06/15] 

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Emulating their Under 13 counterparts, the Under 15s - today - travelled to the Capital for the Finals Day of their ECB Cup.  Drawn against Grange in the semi-finals, the 15s let slip a decent position midway through their Edinburgh opponents' innings, letting 50 for 3 become 126 for 5.  Then, in their reply, the batters never really built any momentum, with too many dot balls killing any chance of the win.

They'd finish 87 for 4, slipping to a 39-run loss.  The third/fourth place play-off game against Huntly then mirrored the semi-final, only it was the 15s who batted first.  They posted 125 for 4 and then restricted their northern opponents to 73 for 5.  In the 'Loc innings there were runs for CJ (38) and Uzzair (20), with cameos from Sobo and Amaan.  In the Huntly innings, it was good to see all the 'Loc outfielders rolling their arms over, Nabeel and Abdul [Ed: does he have a bowling licence?!?] bowling three overs each.  There's a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.

 

Stuttering win [posted 20/06/15] 

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What a difference a week makes.  Last week the 'Loc and Kilmarnock racked up almost 600 runs at Shawholm in their league match, today the 'Loc and Glasgow Accies barely mustered 200 between them.  The 'Loc could post just 144 batting first, Rosco (24), Pasty (21) and Bredders (39) each getting going but then getting out, whilst the rest just did the second part.  However Accies fared worse, being skittled for just 69 to see them slup to a 75-run defeat.  Bredders helped himself to a "4-for".

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

 

Another big win [posted 20/06/15] 

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The Shawholm XI keep on winning in the league, and today's win over Anniesland was by over 200 runs.  The huge margin of victory was set up by posting 367 batting first, with Owais (101) and Stouty (84) in the runs.  Then in the home side's attempted run-chase the wickets were shared around all the bowlers used, Rusty and Matthew getting a brace each.  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.

 

Poloc Academy match off [posted 20/06/15]

Tomorrow's Sunday League match between Poloc Academy and Clydesdale is off.  The club has apologised to Clydesdale because it is unable to field an Academy side on the same day its Under 15s are at the ECB Cup finals day in Edinburgh, and it has other junior players playing in, respectively, a representative match, the Scotland Under 17 trial game and - in Abtaha Maqsood's case - a women's inter-regional match.  Ramadhan has added an additional complexity to team selection and player availability, as did an injury to a previously selected player in today's Reserve League match at New Anniesland.  However, and notwithstanding that the club will field two teams tomorrow, it is still disappointing to fail to fulfil a fixture, particularly one that directly impacts our nearest neighbours.  Apologies again to Clydesdale, but thanks to them for their understanding of the "perfect storm" that led to the decision.

 

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Under 15s beat Prestwick [posted 19/06/15] 

The Under 15s managed to emulate the 'Loc this evening, defeating Prestwick at the Henry Thow Oval.  Last night's win was a cup semi-final, tonight's win saw league points gathered.  43 runs was the margin of victory, 135 for 6 being posted batting first thanks to Amaan's 51 not out which added to CJ's  and Aliyan's opening partnership of 53.

Wickets were then shared around in the second innings as all ten outfielders bowled, and Prestwick were restricted to 98 for 5.  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.  We've also got match photo's in the Gallery.

 

Team selections [posted 19/06/15]

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There are seven scheduled fixtures over the next three days.  Tonight sees the Under 15s in league action at Prestwick, Saturday has home and away senior league matches scheduled against Glasgow Accies, and Sunday has no fewer than four matches slated to be played.

The Under 15s have two games on the finals day of the ECB Cup in Edinburgh, whilst the Academy and Panthers side play in the Sunday League.  Teams are online now, selected players names being added as they confirm. 

 

Into the final! [posted 18/06/15] 

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It came down to the last couple of balls, but the 'Loc got there in the end - a win at Prestwick, by just 6 runs defending 126 tonight, sees the side in to the Rowan Cup final for the first time since 2007.  With the Ayrshire side needing 11 runs from the last over bowled by Ihty either side could have win it, but Ihty held his nerve and Prestwick came up just 6 runs short.  The 126 for 3 posted centred on Chris's 46, with cameos from Owais (38*) and Scotty (20*).

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

 

Through the group stages unbeaten [posted 17/06/15] 

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The 'Loc safely negotiated a trip over the river this evening, destination Hamilton Crescent, in the last of the round-robin group stage matches in this season's West League Cup.  Batting first, hosts West were skittled for just 71 inside their allotted twenty overs, and 72 was chased in under thirteen overs, Rosco top-scoring with an unbeaten 26.  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard

 

Located! [posted 17/06/15]

Thanks to Victoria's help we've located the missing part of the scorebook from last night's Evening League match at Bellahouston Park.  As a result there's now a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.

 

Panthers lose in league opener [posted 16/06/15]

The Poloc Panthers were in Evening League action this evening over at Bellahouston Park [Ed: the Academy side's Evening League match with Kelburne was postponed as Kelburne indicated they couldn't get two sides out on a midweek evening] but returned back to the policies having lost out to opponents Victoria.  The details are a little sketchy as only half the scorebook made it back with the team!   However what details we do have suggest the Panthers' hosts posted almost 200 batting first on the astro-turf wicket, a total the Panthers fell well short of.  There were however runs for Disk (44) and Rizwan (44) in the run-chase.  Hopefully we'll get the other half of the scorebook soon and can then produce the first scorecard and statistics for the Panthers as they get their season up-and-running. 

 

Shawholm lose in Western Cup semi-final [posted 16/06/15] 

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Just as last season it was a case of so-near-yet-so-far in the Western Cup this evening as the Shawholm XI lost at the semi-final stage of the competition.  Defeat was at the hands of Kelburne's Whitehaugh XI, who chased down 115 to win with three overs to spare.  The home side's win over in Paisley owed much to South African "Overseas Amateur" Bradley William's all-round performance, bowling his four overs for just 15 runs, before bunting 39 from just 23 balls at the top of the order.

In the runs for the 'Holmboys were Rosco (35) and Huss (31*), whilst Jak O'Connell made 52 for Whitehaugh.  So defeat, but no disgrace given the strength of the side Whitehaugh put out which, in addition to Williams and O'Connell, featured Reivers seamer Ross MacLean, and the 'Holmboys can look back on another good cup run.  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard

 

Awesome and awful! [posted 15/06/15] 

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The Under 18s came up short in almost ever department this evening, embarrassingly failing to chase only 111 to beat an eight-man Drumpellier side!    Gifting 17 runs out of 110 in the first innings was bad enough, but then scoring just 13 runs [Ed: yes, thirteen!] in the final five overs to come up 5 runs short in the run-chase was downright criminal.  #chumpsnotchamps  #notasgoodastheythinktheyare  

Luckily however the Under 13s were also in action tonight, and maybe lacking the talent of the elders, they nevertheless again showed them how to win a game of cricket.  Batting first they posted 135, with Sobo top-scoring with 33 not out, before then restricting the visitors to Shawholm, Greenock, to 87 for 5.  There are short match reports online, along with updated statistics and scorecards.

 

Under 13s finish third [posted 14/06/15] 

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The Under 13s took third place in the Finals Day of the ECB Cup at Goldenacre today, losing to the Dark Side in the semi-final, and then defeating Broomhall in the 3rd/4th place play off game.  Game one saw a poor batting display that left Clydesdale requiring only 57 for the win, and the Toytowners duly knocked these off inside eight overs.

The play off game was nearly the same too, only the other way round with Broomhall batting first and mustering just 47, a target the 13s passed with a handful of overs to spare.  There's a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.

 

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Poloc Women's inaugural match [posted 14/06/15]

The sun shone on Poloc Women as they played their first home game today, hosting Stirling County in the Women's Scottish Cup.  Batting first, the PW posted 36, up against a more experienced Stirling side.  Liv Barber top-scored, opening, with 17.  Then in the second innings, chasing 37 for the win, Stirling lost four wickets en route to their win.  Jo Ashcroft was the standout bowler, taking two-in-two as the visitors from New Williamfield wobbled just as they approached the winning post.  We've photo's of the game in the Gallery.  There are updated statistics and the scorecard online too.

 

Killie beaten [posted 13/06/15] 

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After posting just under 300 in their last league outing a fortnight ago against Stirling County, Shawholm was again awash with runs as the 'Loc racked up 311 batting first against Kilmarnock.  Then, in their reply, the Ayrshire side mustered 209 for 8 to eventually lose by 102 runs.  On a run-fest of a day, where the bowling and fielding from both sides was pretty ordinary, it was the batters who "made hay".  

Chris' (114) and Bredders (103) both made tons, with Ahmed top-scoring for Killie with 63.  Imran returned the best bowling figures for the 'Loc with a "3-for", but as we say it was really a batter's day.  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.

 

A win in a rush [posted 13/06/15] 

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The Shawholm XI went to Kilmarnock, played, won, and were back in plenty time for leftovers at the between-intervals tea break at the Policies!  After having lost the toss and found themselves in the field, Abhi's charges proceeded to skittle Kirkstyle for just 48, the wickets being shared around the six bowlers used.  Then in a perfectly drama-free run-chase, the 'Holmboys romped home inside nine overs, Flanners top-scoring with an unbeaten 30.

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

 

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Double-win Friday [posted 12/06/15] 

The Under 11s and 15s both won this evening against Ayr.  The 11s were at Shawholm, the 15s "on the road".  Both margins of victory were quite big, with the Under 11s winning by 100 runs, the Under 15s by 51 runs.  There are short match reports online, along with updated statistics and scorecards.

 

Team selections [posted 11/06/15]

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The weekend's fixtures start with the Under 11s hosting Ayr on Friday evening, whilst the Under 15s make the trip to the coast in the "mirror" fixture.  Kilmarnock "home and away" are then Saturday's two senior league fixtures.

Sunday then sees the Under 13s compete in the "Finals Day" of the ECB Cup, Poloc Women take on Stirling County at home in the Scottish Cup, and an Under 10 "Kwik Cricket" destival at Hamilton Crescent.  Teams are online now, selected players names being added as they confirm. 

 

13s follow suit [posted 11/06/15] 

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The Under 13s saw off the challenge from East Lothian Cricket Association this evening in the quarter-final of the ECB Cup to join their under 15 counterparts in a "Finals Day".  After giving up home advantage to get the game played, the 13s made the long trek to Prestonpans CC in the rush hour this evening and, after batting first, set their hosts 94 to win.  Dilina'd top-scored with 31 retired, with Ali chipping in with 20.

Then in the successful defence of their total Abdullah took a "4-for" to clean up the tail and secure the win, this after Sobo had skittled the top order to see East Lothian reduced to 8 for 3 on the astroturf wicket.  The win sees the 13s into Sunday's "Finals Day" at Inverleith where the semi-final draw sees them up against the Dark Side!  There's a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.

 

Dark Side double [posted 10/06/15] 

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The 'Loc remain unbeaten in this season's West League Cup after complete the double over the Dark Side in the group stages, chasing 109 for the win this evening at Shawholm.   After winning the toss, Dark Side skipper Haq chose to bat first and posted 108 for with Haq himself carrying his bat for an unbeaten 49.  He was given good support by Sabri who scored a quick-fire 32.

The run-chase then, though ultimately successful, started poorly with the visitor's opening bowler Shakoor ripping through most of the 'Loc's top order to return 5 for 9 in his four overs.  However Pasty knuckled down and batted with the rest of the middle order to see his side to the win, finishing unbeaten on 42, with Abid for company having notched up another cameo.  This time 23 not out.  So a good win, against a good side and - to boot - on a gloriously warm night in front of a decent crowd.  [Ed: and a special word of thanks to the Clydesdale supporters for comning over and adding to the atmosphere - always welcome!  Country and Restricted Memberships are available!  ]  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard

 

Shawholm reach Western Cup semi-finals [posted 09/06/15] 

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For the second season in a row, the Shawholm XI has reached the semi-final of the Western Cup.  Having fallen at that hurdle last season, when Irvine secured a final berth, the side will be keen to go one better this year.  Tonight's quarter-final was against Albert Park and turned out to be fairly straight-forward.  Winning the toss, the home side decided to bat first but could only muster 60, with Motassim and Abhi' doing most of the damage with three wickets-a-piece, before Mushy turned the screw with 4-1-5-0.

Then, in the second innings, 61 for 3 was reached inside eleven overs as the Shawholm XI progressed in the competition.  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard

 

15s win to reach semi's [posted 09/06/15] 

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The Under 15s travelled to Ardencaple this evening and returned having secured a win over hosts Helensburgh that sees the youngsters progress to "Finals Day" in this season's ECB Under 15 National Club Championship being held on the 21st of June.  The win - by just 18 runs - featured a MoTM performance from Gary, Ahmed-Raza scoring an unbeaten 20 batting eleven and then taking a "3-for" as Helensburgh were bowled out for just 80. 

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

 

Representative selections [posted 09/06/15]

Congratulations - again - to Ahmed-Raza Hanif, Calum James, Aliyan Qureshi and Uzzair Shah on their selections in the twelve-player Western Warriors Under 15 squad selected to play Eastern Knights, at Loretto School, on Sunday.  As always it's pleasing to see such strong representation from the club

 

Monday double [posted 08/06/15] 

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On a pleasantly warm evening tonight [Ed: for maybe the first time this season!] the Under 13s and 18s both recorded solid league wins over the East Renfrewshire|Renfrew combined side.  At Shawholm the Under 18s won by 74 runs, whilst over in Renfrew, the winning margin was seven wickets.  There are short match reports online, along with updated statistics and scorecards.

 

The 'Loc progress in the Scottish Cup [posted 07/06/15] 

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In a match reduced to 30 overs-a-side after yesterday's heavy rain, the 'Loc saw off the challenge of Stenhousemuir today, to move in to the quarter-finals of this year's Scottish Cup.  Batting first, 64 from Pasty and a cameo 27 from Abid - that included three consecutive 6s - were the centre-pieces of the 'Loc posting 141.

Then in reply, tight bowling and decent fielding saw Stennie dismissed for 98, Bredders grabbing another "5-for".  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.

 

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Matches OFF [posted 06/06/15] 

Today's two senior league matches are both off, cancelled because of the continuing bad weather.  For those interested in such stat's, today's two cancellations mean that - now - over 40% of this season's scheduled games, junior and senior, have been cancelled or abandoned.  #Scottishsummer indeed!

 

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15s win at home [posted 05/06/15] 

The Under 15s beat the morning rains,.....and then East Kilbride this evening, to get back to winning ways in the league.  Batting first the 15s posted 148 for 2 with all the batters making contributions, Aliyan top-scoring with an unbeaten 50.  Then, as East Kilbride were dismissed for 72 there was a hat-trick for Amaan, as he returned figures of 2-1-1-4!  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.

 

Team selections [posted 04/06/15]

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The weekend's fixtures start with the Under 15s hosting their East Kilbride counterparts on Friday evening before it's Prestwick "home and away" in Saturday's two senior league fixtures.  Sunday then sees two matches scheduled: the 'Loc entertaining Stenhousemuir in the Scottish Cup, and the Panthers going to Glenpark in the Sunday League.

Teams are online now, selected players names being added as they confirm.

 

The 'Loc progress to the semi's [posted 04/06/15] 

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The 'Loc secured a semi-final berth in this season's Rowan Cup this evening with a ten-wicket win over Ayrshire side Kilmarnock.  Batting first Killie were restricted to 93 all out in their twenty overs, the final wicket falling on the last ball of their twenty overs.  The 'Loc then chased their target down inside sixteen overs and with the minimum of fuss.  Standout individual performances on the night came from Imran (4-2-7-4) and Anjii (65*).

The Kelburne versus Dark Side quarter-final was rained off, however also winning through and joining the 'Loc in the semi-final draw are East Kilbride and Prestwick.  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.

 

Still unbeaten [posted 03/06/15] 

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Tonight's West League Cup match against Weirs, at Shawholm, saw the 'Loc secure the win that saw them remain unbeaten in the group stages: played three, won three.  Chasing 87 to beat their near-southside neighbours, the 'Loc stuttered briefly - losing four top-order batters in quick succession, before then steadying the ship and running out comfortable six-wicket winners - only really Owais (47*) looked comfortable of all the batters who made it to the middle. 

The run-chase target of just 87 had been secured after a decent bowling performance, the eight Weirs' wickets to fall being shared around.  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.

 

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Match OFF [posted 03/06/15] 

Tonight's junior match - the Under 15 match away to Helensburgh - has been cancelled because of the weather.

 

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Match OFF [posted 02/06/15] 

Tonight's Western Cup quarter-final against Weirs' Albert Park XI is off, yet another weather victim.

 

Representative selections [posted 01/06/15]

Congratulations are due to a number of the club's Under 14 players, gaining selection today for involvement in the latest Challenge Series match between the Sharks and Foxes this weekend at Hamilton Crescent.  Dilina is included in the Foxes' line-up, whilst Uzzair and Hamaad have been picked for the Sharks.  Uzzair has been given the additional honour of being selected as Captain of the Sharks.  Well done to all three players.

 

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Matches and practices OFF [posted 01/06/15] 

Tonight's two junior matches - the Under 13 and 18 matches with Glasgow Accies - have both been cancelled because of the weather. Also off are both the Under 11 and women's coaching and practice sessions, for the same reason.

  

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Cup progress [posted 31/05/15]

The Under 13s have benefited from a walkover win in the second round of the ECB Under 13 Cup, Stirling County being unable to accommodate what would've been their home tie this week.  The 13s will now host East Lothian County in the quarter-final.

 

Representative selections [posted 31/05/15]

Congratulations to Ahmed-Raza Hanif, Calum James, Aliyan Qureshi and Uzzair Shah who were selected in the twelve-player Western Warriors Under 15 squad selected to play Caledonian Highlanders, today at Hamilton Crescent.  Unfortunately the weather has intervened and the match has become the latest to fall victim to the rain this season.  Also rained off is the Scotland XI versus Overseas Professional XI T20 that was one of the centre-pieces of the Scottish Asian Sports Gala day at Titwood today, a match that would have seen club captain Craig Young playing for the Scotland XI.  One game that will go ahead however is the women's T20 inter-regional clash at New Williamfield between the Reivers and Highlanders, the Reivers side including Abtaha Maqsood.  Well done to Abtaha on her selection again.

 

Match off [posted 30/05/15]

Tomorrow's WU40 Cup first round match against BBC Scotland CC is off, it's been conceded by the BBC after they didn't organise a team.  

 

Big win [posted 30/05/15] 

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After last weekend's horror show at Glenpark with the bat it was more-than-pleasing to see the 'Loc rack up 296 for 4 batting first in today's next league match, and this after being inserted by the opposition captain, Stirling County's Anderson.  Bredders was in the runs again, this time with 111, and there was a half-century from Pasty (54) and meaningful contributions from both Chri's (40) and Owais (30) at the top of the order.  Bredders then helped himself to a "5-for" as Stirling County were bowled out for 115. 

There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.  We've also got some great match pic's in the Gallery, courtesy of Stuart Rousen.

 

Good away win [posted 30/05/15] 

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The Shawholm XI continue on their winning way this afternoon with a hard-fought and important win on the road up in Stirling.  Batting first they posted 183 all out, a total that owed much to Rosco's current good form (71), and cameos from Beast and Aliyan, both of whom got in to the 20s.  Then, after tea, the side defended their total, bowling out their hosts for 129.  The wickets were shared around, with Noaman and Beast both grabbing "3-fors". 

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

 

Friday night wins [posted 29/05/15] 

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After double defeat in Monday's two junior matches, tonight brought altogether better results with two wins.  The Under 11s romped home by 95 runs awat in Renfrew, whilst the Under 15s made the shorter trip over the river to take on Glasgow Accies, returning with a 115-run victory under their belts.  A good night all round then, but - boy! - it's still cold out there!!  There are short match reports online, along with updated statistics and scorecards.

 

Team selections [posted 28/05/15]

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There are five matches coming up in the next three days - all weather permitting!  Friday night is juniors night with both the Under 11s and Under 15s "on the road".  The 11s go to Renfrew, the 15s to Glasgow Accies.  Then on Saturday it's Stirling County home and away, as the 'Loc host their counterparts and the Shawholm XI go to New Williamfield.

Sunday's match is the first round of the WU40 Cup.  Teams are online now, selected players names being added as they confirm.

 

Western Cup draw [posted 28/05/15]

The Shawholm XI have been drawn away to Weirs' Albert Park XI in the quarter-final of the Western Cup after getting past GHK in Tuesday's home tie.

 

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Matches OFF [posted 28/05/15] 

Tonight's away Under 15 ECB Cup tie against Helensburgh has been cancelled because of the weather.  And, also off - cancelled as play was just about to get under way - was the Rowan Cup quarter-final against Kilmarnock.

 

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Match and practice OFF [posted 27/05/15] 

Tonight's away West League Cup tie against Weirs has been cancelled because of the weather. Also off is the Under 13 and 15 coaching and practice, for the same reason.

 

Shawholm progress in the Western Cup [posted 26/05/15] 

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GHK were the visitors tonight in the Western Cup, the WDCU cup competition that pits the Shawholm XI against a number of the Union's clubs' 1st XIs, GHK being a case in point.  And on a crisp and quite chilly evening the Shawholm boys strode to victory, winning by 36 runs.  After posting 127 for 3 - Rosco continuing his good form with an unbeaten 63, and Beast chipping in with a cameo 28 not out - the side bowled out their visitors in the eighteenth over to secure the win. 

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

 

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Double Dark Side defeat [posted 25/05/15] 

It was double defeat tonight in the two southside derby clashes against the neighbours from Crossmyloof.  At home the Under 13s posted 103 for 2 batting first but would end up losers by nine wickets, whilst the Under 18s somehow contrived to slump from 65 for 2 two after ten overs - chasing just 102 to win - to 100 all out on the last ball of the match.  There are short match reports online, along with updated statistics and scorecards.

 

Bounce-back win [posted 24/05/15] 

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The 'Loc bounced back from yesterday's calamitous loss at Greenock yesterday, with a Scottish Cup win over Edinburgh side SMRH.   Batting first Bredders' unbeaten 94 was the main component of the side's total of 206 for 8, a total they defended - easily in the end - bowling out their visitors for just 125.  There were "3-fors" for Crazy Horse and Anjii.

There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard, and there are match photo's - courtesy of Ali Maddock - in the Gallery.

 

Collapse [posted 23/05/15] 

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This was a strange one!  Today's league match at Glenpark was a bizarre encounter as, first, the home side slumped to 66 for 7 having been 57 for 0, before then recovering to post 144.   Then the 'Loc's reply started where the Greenock mid-innings left off with the side collpasing to 0 for 2, and then 23 for 5.  However unlike Greenock, the 'Loc didn't have anyone who was willing, and/or able, to dig in a make a score, and their reply petered out in a whimper to see them bowled out for just 76. 

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

 

Shawholm stay unbeaten [posted 23/05/15] 

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The Shawholm XI impressive league record continued today with a big win over the Glenpark XI at home.   After setting their visitors the imposing target of 289 to win, the side then bowled out the Glenpark XI for just 114.  Mushy was the main wicket-taker with a "5-for", as the win was secured in the 37th over.  Earlier, in the first innings, Rosco's 116 - that saw his name, alongside Mushy's, get added again to the Honours Board - was the standout individual contribution, but there were cameo 30s from Irfan, Beast and Mushy.

There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.  There are also match photo's in the Gallery.

 

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Honours even [posted 22/05/15] 

It was a win and a loss in Friday night derby junior action this evening as the Under 11s saw off the challenge from their Dark Side counterparts, whilst the Under 15s were going down in the mirror skirmish over at Toytown.  There are short match reports online, along with updated statistics and scorecards.

 

Team selections [posted 21/05/15]

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It's another busy weekend of cricket, with Friday night juniors matches seeing the Under 11s and 15s both in southside derby action against the Dark Side, the 15s travelling to Toytown.  Saturday's two senior league matches see Greenock the opposition, the Glenpark XI coming to Shawholm and the 'loc travelling down the Clyde.

This leaves Sunday's Scottish Cup clash with Edinburgh side, SMRH.  Teams are online now, selected players names being added as they confirm.

 

Rowan Cup quarter-final draw [posted 21/05/15]

The quarter-final draw in this season's Rowan Cup was released this morning and the club has been given a home draw, Kilmarnock the visitors on Thursday the 28th of May.

 

Back-to-back West League Cup wins [posted 20/05/15] 

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West of Scotland were the visitors to Shawholm tonight in the second group stage match of this season's West League Cup.  After last Wednesday's section-opening win at Titwood, tonight saw back-to-back wins recorded as West were beaten by 50 runs.  Batting first the 'Loc posted 120 for 5 - likely par on a still-recovering-after-the-rain wicket - before bowling out their guests for 70.  Pasty and Scotty, with 20-odds each, top-scored for the 'Loc in the first dig, before Bredders took a "6-for" as West struggled in reply.

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

 

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Match OFF [posted 18/05/15] 

Tomorrow's Western Cup match against GHK has been postponed as the ground remains unplayable because of the continuing wet weather.

 

Representative selections [posted 18/05/15]

Congratulations to Ahmed-Raza Hanif, Calum James, Aliyan Qureshi and Uzzair Shah on their selections in the twelve-player Western Warriors Under 15 squad selected to play Eastern Knights, in Edinburgh, on Sunday.  It's pleasing to see such strong representation from the club

 

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Matches and practices OFF [posted 18/05/15] 

Today's home Under 16Bs match against Prestwick is cancelled because of the weather.  Also off is the Under 13 League Cup tie away at Whitehaugh against Kelburne, as well as both the Under 11 and women's coaching and training sessions.

 

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Match OFF [posted 17/05/15] 

Today's Scottish Cup match against SMRH is off, the ground being waterlogged.

 

Abandoned! [posted 16/05/15]

After the disappointment of the cancellation of the Shawholm XI's at Marress earlier in the day, there was further frustration for the club when the 'Loc's home league clash with Irvine was abandoned with the side looking well-placed having bowled out the Ayrshire side for 95 and being set 102 to win from 36 overs under D/L.  However the chance to win never actually materialised with the 'Loc batters not getting out to the middle as persistent rain prevented the resumption of play after the innings break.  Frustrating.  In what game was played, the encouragement must be another decent bowling performance, especially given the very wet conditions.  Stand-out bowlers were Bredders who returned figures of 8-4-7-4, and Izzy who took 3 for 24. We've also got some photo's from today's match in the Gallery.

 

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Match OFF [posted 16/05/15] 

Today's Shawholm XI match, away to Irvine's Marress XI, in Irvine, is off.  The pitch at Marress is unplayable after yesterday's and overnight, rain.

 

Poloc Women's fixtures confirmed [posted 16/05/15]

The National League fixtures have, and the Scottish Cup draw has, been finalised for the women's side.  You can find the full fixture schedule online, here, in the new Poloc Women's section of the website where, like with all our other sides, you'll be able to find match reports as the season progresses.  Anyone wanting to know more about our new women's side can find out much more by contacting Hazel Telford.

 

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Matches OFF [posted 15/05/15] 

Today's home Under 11s match against Weirs is cancelled, as is the Under 15s trip to New Anniesland to face Glasgow Accies.  The latter's already been rescheduled for the 29th of May.

 

Team selections [posted 14/05/15]

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It's a busy cricket weekend, starting with the Under 11s hosting Weirs on Friday, at the same time as the Under 15s travel to play Glasgow Accies.  Saturday then sees home and away league matches against Irvine, and Sunday is Scottish Cup first round day, SMRH visiting Shawholm.  Teams are online now, selected players names being added as they confirm.

 

Progression in the Rowan Cup [posted 14/05/15] 

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Tonight saw the second of back-to-back cup ties for the 'Loc.  And, pleasingly, the side goes in to the weekend still unbeaten. Irvine were the visitors to Shawholm this evening in the Rowan Cup, the visiting skipper calling wrongly and finding his team in the field.  After Owais went early, Chris' (56*) and Pasty (76) dominated the rest of the first innings as 153 for 2 was posted.  Chasing down this score proved too much for Irvine after the break as the Ayrshire side finished 39 runs short of their target.

The 'Loc now await news of the quarter-final draw.  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.

 

Derby win for the 'Loc [posted 13/05/15] 

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Toytown was the venue for the latest - and this season's first - Rebel Alliance versus Empire clash.  The competition was the West League Cup, all shiny and new with pink balls now mandatory.  And the pleasing news is that this latest skirmish resulted in a win for the 'Loc.  After winning the toss, the side posted 130 for 7 with Pasty top-scoring with a well-paced 46 not out, Scotty bunting 37 and Flanners chipping in with 18.

Then in the Dark Side reply Bredders' 4 for 12 was the pick of the bowling figures Clydesdale were bundled out for 92.  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.

 

Another day, another cup win [posted 13/05/15] 

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Less than 24 hours since securing progress in the Under 13 ECB Cup at Hamilton Crescent, the Under 15s were in action in their version of the same competition, with West of Scotland again the opposition.  However this time the match was at Shawholm.  With both sides missing key players, there was opportunity for younger players to step up to the plate.  

And pleasingly it was the 15s who came through, chasing 86 for the win with eight wickets in hand.  There's a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.

 

Scotland Under 19 selection [posted 13/05/15]

The club's delighted that Ihtisham Malik and Owais Shah have been selected for the Scotland Under 19 squad to take on Durham CCC 's Academy this week in three one-day matches at Bothwell Castle Policies.  Tuesday saw a weather-affected loss to the English County Academy side, but the young Scots bounced back today, defeating Durham in the second match with Owais top-scoring with 63.

  

Cup win [posted 12/05/15] 

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The Under 13s returned from the north-side tonight having progressed in the ECB Cup after a win over West of Scotland.  Batting first, and with an unbeaten 33 from Sobo as its cornerstone, a total of 104 for 4 was posted.  Then in the second innings the home side were restricted to 70 for 5 in their reply to see the 13s run out 34-run winners.  They now travel to Stirling County in the next round.  

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

 

Funding support [posted 12/05/15] 

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We're delighted that the Morgan Stanley International Foundation ("MSIF") has chosen to support the club's sister Charity, the Community Coaching Initiative.  The connection with MSIF was made through Matt Coyle, and our thanks go to him in this regard. 

The Charity is currently heavily-engaged with its annual programme of in- and after-school coaching, delivered with the help of the club's Coaches.

 

Under 16Bs start off with a win [posted 11/05/15] 

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The Under 16B side kicked-off their participation in this year's league - a new age-group league introduced by the WDJCU this season - with a win down at the Henry Thow Oval against Prestwick.  Chasing 120 to win, the side reached their target with over four overs to spare, and by ten wickets, with Abdullah 61 not out and Uzzair unbeaten on 41.  The first innings had seen Amaan take a "3-for".  There's a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.

 

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Match OFF [posted 11/05/15] 

Today's home Under 13s match against Prestwick is cancelled because the wicket remains unplayable after yesterday's and this morning's rain.

 

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 Back-to-back wins for the Shawholm XI [posted 09/05/15]

The Shawholm XI continued on their winning ways today with an eventual 89-run win over St. Michael's Kingholm XI at home.  Batting first, Stiffy's 63 was the foundation for a final total of 205 being posted, Irfan chipping in with 40, and Mushy a cameo 21 in an important 62-run partnership with Elliott (pictured left).   Then in the Kingholm XI reply "3-fors" for Aliyan and Mushy were the biggest wicket hauls as the visitors were dismissed for 116 in the 32nd over.

 

There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard, and some photo's from the match in the Gallery, here.

 

Cancellation [posted 09/05/15]

Today's match at Kingholm between the 'Loc and St. Michael's was a victim of the heavy overnight rain that affected - in particular - the south-west of the country.  An early call from St. Michael's this morning confirmed that  - as this video shows - the ground had been left unplayable.

 

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Defeat on the north-side [posted 08/05/15] 

After the Irvine|Kilmarnock combined team provisionally their Under 11 match with the club on Wednesday evening, the entirety of junior attention tonight was on the 15s' trip to Hamilton Crescent.  Unfortunately the side were blinded by the spotlight and slumped to a convincing 40-run loss.  There's a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the scorecard.

 

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Representative honours [posted 08/05/15] 

Congratulations are again due to Owais Shah and Ihtisham Malik (pictured left) who were both involved with the Reivers squad that took on the Highlanders today in the latest North Sea Pro Series matches, two T20s at Titwood. 

 

Craig Young, unavailable for today's match because of university exam's, is back involved with the Reivers next week as the regional side goes to The Netherlands to take on the two Dutch franchise teams, the Northern Hurricanes and the Southern Seafarers

 

Well done to all three players.

 

Team selections [posted 07/05/15]

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There are two senior league matches this weekend: home and away games against St. Michael's.  The 'Holmboys are at home, the 'Loc travel to the borders.  Both games start at noon.  In addition there are two Friday-night junior matches, the 11s at home, the 15s away.  Teams are online now, selected players names being added as they confirm.

 

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Practice OFF [posted 05/05/15] 

Tonight's senior coaching and practice is OFF due to the weather.

  

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Under 13s get their season off to a winning start [posted 04/05/15] 

The Under 13s were in League Cup action this evening, entertaining Ayr.  After Ayr had recovered from 14 for 4 to post a more-than-competitive 100 for 9, the 13s then completed a nail-biting run-chase, Moiz cutting the penultimate delivery of the match for the needed 2 runs through point.  There is a short match report online, along with updated statistics and the match scorecard.

 

Win for the 'Loc to complete Saturday double [posted 02/05/15] 

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With the Shawholm XI having already secured their win over at Albert Park in the "mirror" fixture, the 'Loc made it a double-win-Saturday by completing a five-wicket win over Weirs at Shawholm.  Chasing 189 to win, 95 from Chris' was the foundation of a good run-chase that saw the win secured with just under twenty overs to spare.  In the first innings, Ihty had grabbed a "4-for", and Niel made 44 to see him up-and-running too. 

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

 

Shawholm start with a win [posted 02/05/15] 

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The Shawholm XI started a new league season today with a short trip to Albert Park to take on their Weirs counterparts.  After losing the toss, Abhi' found his side in the field.  A good start with the ball, on a tricky wicket, saw the the home side collapse to 19 for 5 before recovering to post 93.  Aliyan was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 7-4-6-3.  The run-chase proved fairly straight-forward with the winning post passed in the sixteenth over, Irfan top-scoring with 37. 

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

 

Ihtisham Malik [posted 01/05/15]

Congratulations to Ihtisham Malik on his call up, this evening, to join Craig Young in the Reivers squad for their up-coming season-opening North Sea Pro Series matches.

 

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Season-opening wins [posted 01/05/15] 

There were encouraging opening day league wins tonight for the Under 11s and Under 15s.  Both were in action against Prestwick, the 11s winning by 55 runs down on the coast and the 15s, meanwhile, securing a 63-run victory at home.  There are short match reports online, along with updated statistics and scorecards.

 

April

 

Team selections [posted 30/04/15]

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The season's first Saturday league matches take place this weekend, with Weirs the opposition.  The Poloc XI are at home, with the Shawholm XI going to Albert Park.  Both games are 12 noon starts.  Teams are online now, selected players names being added as they confirm.

 

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Season-opening junior fixtures [posted 29/04/15] 

Friday sees the start of both the Under 11 and Under 15 leagues, and both age-group sides will be in action, Prestwick the opposition.  The Under 11s travel to the coast, whilst the Under 15s host their Ayrshire counterparts.  Teams are online now, selected players names being added as they confirm.

 

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Practice OFF [posted 29/04/15] 

Tonight's Under 13 and 15 junior coaching and practice is OFF due to the weather.

 

Representative selections [posted 28/04/15]

Congratulations to Ahmed-Raza Hanif, Calum James, Aliyan Qureshi and Uzzair Shah on their selections for this season's opening under 15 inter-regional fixture between the Western Warriors Under 15 and their Caledonian Highlanders counterparts.  It's really encouraging to see the club represented by four players in the twelve selected to travel to Arbroath CC's "Lochlands" ground for the match - well done to the four young players.  Also confirmed yesterday was Craig Young's selection in the Reivers squad for their up-coming season-opening North Sea Pro Series matches.

 

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Practice OFF [posted 27/04/15] 

Tonight's Under 11 junior coaching and practice is OFF due to the weather.

 

Final pre-season game [posted 26/04/15]

Today saw the club's final pre-season match played, an away day trip over the river to Hamilton Crescent and a 40 overs-a-side match with a West of Scotland XI.  The match provided an opportunity for some of the players who missed out yesterday after the Bothwell XI called off the game at Shawholm, in some instances their first run outs of season 2015.  The match ended in defeat by eight wickets, with the hosts chasing 152 inside 33 overs.  A brief match report's online, as are updated statistics and the scorecard.

 

Representative squad involvements [posted 26/04/15]

The club's got a number of players involved in representative squad sessions today, with Ahmed-Raza Hanif, Calum James, Aliyan Qureshi and Uzzair Shah all involved with the Western Warriors Under 15 squad, and Ihtisham Malik and Owais Shah, who've been training with Scotland Under 19 winter training squad, joining Craig Young at a Reivers squad session today.  It's always pleasing to see the club's players involved in these squads, and at these levels - congratulations to each of them.

 

Another decent run out [posted 25/04/15]

After last Saturday's pre-season match down at Prestwick - blessed by cracking weather - it was an altogether chillier day that saw a Poloc XI make the short trip along the M8 to Uddingston for the annual Eric Lane Memorial Trophy match.  Another side containing younger and more inexperienced players was selected, and so an eventual defeat by 40 runs against a Premier Division side full of experience - like seven days previously - was a result that contained a number of positives.  In the home side's innings there were decent opening spells from Ihty and Aliyan, before Abhi' bowled ten overs straight through, and Chris' ("3-for") and Pasty ("4-for") cashed in on the wickets front.  In the reply Ihty's unbeaten 38 and Chris's cameo 29 were the main contributions.  A brief match report's online, as are updated statistics and the scorecard

 

Match cancelled [posted 24/04/15]

Saturday's home Shawholm XI pre-season friendly against a Bothwell XI has been cancelled, Uddingston being unable to raise a team. 

 

Team selections [posted 23/04/15]

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There are three pre-season matches scheduled for this weekend, with a Poloc XI playing an Uddingston XI on Saturday and a West of Scotland XI on Sunday.  Both matches are away fixtures, the first being Eric Lane Memorial Trophy match.  Teams are online now, selected players names being added as they confirm.

Also played this Saturday is the first home match of the season, a Shawholm XI entertaining a Bothwell XI.  Each game is a 50 overs-a-side match the Saturday fixtures starting at 12 noon, the Sunday game at 1pm.

 

Season gets underway [posted 18/04/15]

Season 2015's officially underway, with today's sun-kissed pre-season friendly taking place down in Prestwick at the eponymous Ayrshire club's Henry Thow Oval.  The Poloc XI featured five juniors, in what turned out to be a competitive fixture against a strong home side.  Batting first after being inserted, the Poloc XI posted 220 for 8 in their 50 overs, a total that the home side passed with just under five overs in hand.  Top-scorer for the Poloc XI was Owais Shah, with 63, whilst home side skipper Rafiq bludgeoned an unbeaten 83 to see his side home.  Of the six Prestwick wickets to fall four were captured on debut by Azeem Akbar.  A brief match report's online, as are statistics and the scorecard.

 

Team selection [posted 17/04/15]

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The Poloc XI team to play a Prestwick XI tomorrow at the Henry Thow Oval in Prestwick is online now, selected players names being added as they confirm.  The match is a 50 overs-a-side match starting at 12 noon. 

 

Junior outdoor training and coaching [posted 15/04/15]

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After the short break for the Easter school holiday, junior training and coaching resumes next week.  We'll be carrying out our annual registration process next week too.  First up, and back outdoors after a long winter indoors, are the Under 11 group, who'll resume their traditional Monday evening slot between 6pm and 7.30pm.  Then on Wednesday the Under 13 and Under 15 groups will train - again at their time - between 6.30pm and 8pm.

As next week's sessions are the first of a new outdoor season, players and parents are reminded that their 2015 membership fees/subscriptions are now due.  A junior fee is just £75, with brothers or sisters paying just £35.  Also required at this time of the year are updated registration forms.  Again players and parents are reminded of this, and are asked to download a registration form and complete this, and bring it next week along with their 2015 membership subscriptions.  Registration forms can be found online here, or by clicking on the .pdf download link button above, left.

 

Overseas coaches and players [posted 15/04/15]

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The first of the club's two overseas players arrives in Glasgow later today.  Nineteen year old Christopher Graham (pictured right), our "Overseas Amateur", comes to us from South Africa where he plays for Western Province Under 19s. 

 

Still to arrive is coaching professional Niel Bredenkamp (pictured left).  Also hailing from South Africa, 27 year old Niel plays his domestic First Class cricket with North West, and comes to the club after three previous successful seasons in UK club cricket.  More about both players can be found online.

 

Outdoor training [posted 08/04/15]

The first senior outdoor training session will be this coming Tuesday.  From 6.30pm we'll be attending to some pre-season admin', including collecting player subscriptions and updating registration photo's and membership details, before - weather-permitting - doing some outdoor training for the first time this season.  After six months indoors, it's always entertaining - as well as a bit of a shock to the system - when we get restarted outdoors!  Senior players are all invited to come along on Tuesday, on time to start at 6.30pm, and with their subscriptions.  Remember you can also pay your subscriptions online here, using your debit or credit card, and remember too that until a player pays their subscription they can't be selected to play in a match. 

 

Pre-season friendly [posted 08/04/15]

Another pre-season friendly has been agreed.  Saturday the 18th will see a Poloc XI travel to the Henry Thow Oval to take on Prestwick.  With a 12 noon start, the match will be 50 overs-a-side and see thirteen players participate.

 

Funding support [posted 01/04/15]

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The club's delighted that independent financial advisers Capital Managers have again generously supported the club's sister coaching Charity's Spring community coaching programme.  This support is as gratefully received as it is vital to the Charity's ongoing community work.

 

March

 

Indoor coaching and practice [posted 27/03/15]

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The nineteenth indoor winter coaching and practice session takes place this Sunday, and is for juniors aged Under 15 and 18, and Academy players.  The session is between 1pm and 3pm.  Anyone with any questions should get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).

 

More cup competition fixtures released [posted 26/03/15]

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The draws for the WU 40 and Western Cups have been made, as has the draw for the Greenwood Trophy.  These can be found online,  

 

Sunday League fixtures [posted 25/03/15]

The Sunday League fixtures for the upcoming season are now out, and we've got them online.  The Panthers side will play in the Division 2, with the Academy side playing in Division 3.  Full fixtures online here and here.

 

Indoor coaching and practice [posted 20/03/15]

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The eighteenth indoor winter coaching and practice session takes place this Sunday, and is for juniors aged Under 11, and Under 13 and 15.  Under 11s between 1pm and 2pm, followed by Under 13s and 15s between 2pm and 3pm.  Anyone with any questions should get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).

 

"Long Hop Down Under" [posted 13/03/15]

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The club's taking part in QTV Sports' web-based pre-match chat show - "Long Hop Down Under" - this evening, featuring in the programme's bowl out competition, as well as being in the studio audience.  The "Poloc 5" who are in the bowl out are Saqi', Anjum, Naeem, Motassim and Abhi' - no pressure guys, but one hit each wins it!    The show's being recorded from 8.30pm and all club members, young and old, are encouraged to get along to Clydesdale CC's "Titwood" clubhouse to be involved. 

 

Indoor coaching and practice [posted 13/03/15]

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The seventeenth indoor winter coaching and practice session takes place this Sunday, and is for juniors aged Under 15 and 18, and Academy players.  The session is between 1pm and 3pm.  Anyone with any questions should get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).

 

Evening League fixtures [posted 11/03/15]

The Evening League fixtures for the upcoming season are now out, and we've got them online.  The Panthers side will play in the Division 1, with the Academy side playing in Division 3.  Full fixtures online here and here.

 

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Funding support [posted 10/03/15]

The club's delighted that Primestaff, the specialist recruiters, have again generously supported the club's sister coaching Charity's Spring community coaching programme.  Without this kind of support the programme quite simply couldn't take place.

 

Indoor coaching and practice [posted 07/03/15]

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The sixteenth indoor winter coaching and practice session takes place this Sunday, and is for juniors aged Under 11, and Under 13 and 15.  Under 11s between 1pm and 2pm, followed by Under 13s and 15s between 2pm and 3pm.  Anyone with any questions should get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).

 

February

 

Winter golf [posted 27/02/14]

Tomorrow sees winter golf return to the club, with the annual game against Haggs Castle GC being played round the Policies. 

 

Indoor coaching and practice [posted 27/02/15]

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The fifteenth indoor winter coaching and practice session takes place this Sunday, and is for juniors aged Under 15 and 18, and Academy players.  The session is between 1pm and 3pm.  Anyone with any questions should get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).

 

Vandalism [posted 25/02/15]

It was disappointing to discover, this morning, that the clubhouse has been vandalised.  Three of the front windows (see below) have been broken, with glass debris littering the spectator seating area.  Fortunately it appears that it was "just" an act of vandalism, and not a break-in, or attempted break-in, and in each instance only the outer of the two panes in the double-glazed unit was broken meaning that the clubhouse itself remains wind and water-tight.  Thanks to Russell Lauder and Kenneth Robertson for their work today in dealing with the matter, for liasing with the Police, and beginning the process of organising repair work. 

 

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Indoor coaching and practice [posted 20/02/15]

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The fourteenth indoor winter coaching and practice session takes place this Sunday, and is for juniors aged Under 11, and Under 13 and 15.  Under 11s between 1pm and 2pm, followed by Under 13s and 15s between 2pm and 3pm.  Anyone with any questions should get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).

 

Indoor coaching and practice [posted 14/02/15]

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The thirteenth indoor winter coaching and practice session takes place this Sunday, and is for juniors aged Under 15 and 18, and Academy players.  The session is between 1pm and 3pm.  Anyone with any questions should get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).

 

Tuesday senior indoor practice [posted 10/02/15]

Tuesday night indoor sessions started this evening, and it was encouraging to see such a healthy turnout.  These sessions, in addition to the Sunday afternoon sessions for juniors and Academy players, will continue until practice moves outdoors in early April. 

 

Cricket Scotland Under 18 Scottish Cup draw [posted 09/02/15]

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The junior cup draws were completed this morning with the release of the Under 18 Scottish Cup draw.  The 'Loc were handed a first-round bye, and await the winners of the Ayr versus Greenock opening round match, hosting the winner at Shawholm.

 

Cricket Scotland Under 13 and 15 Scottish Cup draws [posted 06/02/15]

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Hot on the heels of the ECB Cup draws, the draws for the Under 13 and Under 15 Scottish Cup were made today too.  The Under 13 draw saw the 'Loc given a home tie against the Dark Side, whilst the Under 15 draw saw the club drawn to play Helensburgh, also at home. 

 

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NatWest ECB Under 13 and 15 cup draws [posted 06/02/15]

The draws for both the Under 13 and Under 15 ECB Cups were made this morning.  Both draws see the 'Loc slated to play in the preliminary round, with West of Scotland the opponents in both.  The Under 13 clash will be at Hamilton Crescent, the Under 15 hosting West at Shawholm. 

 

Junior fixtures [posted 02/02/15]

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The WDJCU has published league and cup fixtures for season 2015, and these can be seen in the various age-group sub-sections of the Junior section of the website. 

 

January 

 

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Pre-season matches [posted 30/01/15]

We've added another pre-season match to our schedule, agreeing with West of Scotland to play them on Sunday the 26th of April, at Hamilton Crescent. 

 

Indoor coaching and practice [posted 30/01/15]

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The twelfth indoor winter coaching and practice session takes place this Sunday, and is for juniors aged Under 11, and Under 13 and 15.  Under 11s between 1pm and 2pm, followed by Under 13s and 15s between 2pm and 3pm.  Anyone with any questions should get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).

 

Annual membership subscriptions [posted 26/01/15]

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December's AGM approved the annual subscription rates for 2015 and these can now be paid after subscription notices were sent out to members by Secretary Keith Sheridan today.  Paying subscriptions as soon as possible is helpful to the club, particularly in the off-season months when - as with most clubs - cash flow is tightest.

 

To assist with paying subscriptions the club offers paying by credit or debit card using a secure PayPal facility.  To use this facility, simply click on the Pay subscriptions page link in the left-hand menu list and follow the instructions on the page this takes you to. 

 

Quiz Night thanks [posted 24/01/15]

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Tonight's Quiz Night at the club, and we're grateful to our friends at the Strawberry & Spice Garden and New Turban Restaurant for their generosity and support with tonight's catering.  If you've not been to one or other, or both, before, make sure you take the chance to pop in over the next few weeks!   

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Pre-season matches [posted 23/01/15]

We are starting to build the coming season's fixture list, including pre-season matches.  Saturday the 25th of April will see home and away matches with Uddingston CC, with two XIs playing, to determine the winner of the Eric Lane Memorial Trophy.  It's hoped to add a few more pre-season matches to the fixture list as the new season approaches. 

 

Golf match versus Haggs Castle GC off [posted 23/01/15]

Tomorrow's planned golf match against Haggs Castle GC is off, cancelled because of a water-logged course. 

 

Indoor coaching and practice [posted 23/01/15]

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The eleventh indoor winter coaching and practice session takes place this Sunday, and is for juniors aged Under 15 and 18, and Academy players.  The session is between 1pm and 3pm.  Anyone with any questions should get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).

 

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West League Cup quarter-final draw [posted 19/01/15]

The Western Union made the draw for this season's PlayerReg West League Cup group stages today, and the draw saw the 'Loc grouped with the Dark Side, Weirs and West of Scotland.  The round-robin - home-and-away - group stage matches run on six consecutive Wednesday evenings starting mid-May. 

 

Indoor coaching and practice [posted 15/01/15]

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The tenth indoor winter coaching and practice session takes place this Sunday, and is for juniors aged Under 11, and Under 13 and 15.  Under 11s between 1pm and 2pm, followed by Under 13s and 15s between 2pm and 3pm.  Anyone with any questions should get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).

 

Saturday league fixtures released for season 2015 [posted 14/01/15]

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The Competitions Management Committee of the WDCU emailed clubs this evening with information concerning season 2015.  The fixture scheduling sees the 'Loc open their league campaign with home and away matches against Weirs in southside derbies.  These can be found online here and here.

 

Scottish Cup draw [posted 13/01/15] 

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The draw for this season's Scottish Cup was made today, and circulated to clubs by Cricket Scotland.  Back to a straight knockout basis, the draw saw the 'Loc drawn home to either Glasgow Accies or SMRH in round one on the 17th of May, Accies and SMRH having been drawn together in the preliminary round.  The full draw's online.

 

Senior indoor practice [posted 12/01/15]

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In addition to the ongoing weekly Sunday afternoon indoor junior coaching and practice sessions, weekly indoor senior practice sessions are starting soon.  The sessions, at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall, are being held every Tuesday evening, between 8pm and 10pm, and are open to all Academy and senior players.  To cover the hall hire costs there will be a £4 per person charge for members, £5 per person for non-members.  The sessions start on Tuesday the 10th of February and run until the start of April. 

 

Indoor coaching and practice [posted 08/01/15]

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The ninth indoor winter coaching and practice session takes place this Sunday, and is for juniors aged Under 15 and 18, and Academy players.  The session is between 1pm and 3pm.  Anyone with any questions should get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).

 

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Quiz Night, Saturday the 24th of January [posted 04/01/15]

We're kick-starting 2015 with a Quiz Night, and want to encourage as many people as possible to come along.  The date's Saturday the 24th of January, and the start time's 7.30pm.  There'll be food (all halal) served, a raffle, and the quiz qill run until around 11.30pm.  Teams of five are needed, with tickets priced at £10 a person (or - obviously - £50 per team).  This includes the cost of the food.  We're looking for up to twenty teams which'd be 100 people.  The quiz is a great opportunity to bring friends and family along to the club, for a fun and relaxed event.  And, twenty teams is actually only twenty members bringing four friends each - how hard's that!  Please let Emily Coyle, Kenneth Robertson, Keith Sheridan or Keith Young know ASAP if you're coming along, and if there are any dietary requirements for your team.