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1st XI news and match reports


(Please note that no offence is intended to any third party in the undernoted match reports that are produced with the primary intention of [hopefully] entertaining club members) 


Scottish Cup draw [posted 16/01/18]


Cricket Scotland has released the draw for this season's Scottish Cup.  The draw for round one saw the 'Loc handed a home tie, East Kilbride the visitors on Sunday the 13th of May.  The full draw can be seen online, on Cricket Scotland's website.


Saturday league fixtures, 2018 [posted 06/01/18]

The WDCU has published the Saturday league fixtures for season 2018.  These see the 'Loc start the season with home and away matches against north side rivals West of Scotland.  The Poloc side will be over at Hamilton Crescent, the Shawholm side entertaining Partick at Shawholm.  You can see the 'Loc's two side's fixture lists online (below and here), and the full fixture lists on the WDCU's website.


The 'Loc come up short in the McCulloch Cup final [posted 09/08/17]

Less than 24 hours after winning their semi-final, the 'Loc were at Bothwell Castle policies tonight, taking on Ayr in the McCulloch Cup final.  In the field first after winning the toss, the side clawed their way back in to the match after a fast start by Ayr's openers Smith and Papps.  The New Cambusdoon side raced to 49 for 0 in the first seven overs before Taimoor made the breakthrough, claiming the wicket of Papps, who nicked off to Abid.  Smith then fell shortly thereafter, LJ getting him to hole out to Ihty at long-on.  50 for 1 was then 68 for 5 in a blink.  Suddenly the brakes were on, and Ayr's middle order batters - mainly Khan and Miller - had to revert to "hit & scurry".  This they did well and the score ticked over in the third quarter of the innings.  Miller was sixth out in the seventeenth over with the score on 102, and the 'Loc managed to strangle their opponents in the closing stages, to the extent that only 11 runs were scored in the final three overs.  118 for 7 was the final damage.  119 to win. For the 'Loc LJ returned 3 for 26, with Ihty and Timmy taking a brace of wickets each. 


The 'Loc's reply then started well, Owais and Jurie scoring well, and seeming to be in little trouble.  Eight overs in and the pair had taken the score to 50 for 0.  69 needed.  Twelve overs left.  All ten wickets in hand.  Advantage Poloc.  But then the wheels started to come off unfortunately.  Owais (21) departed first, pulling an Andi McElnea "pie" to mid-on where Crawshaw took a good catch above his head.  Taimoor (5) then came and went quickly to give McElnea a second scalp, before, arguably, the pendulum really did swing towards Ayrshire with Jurie (40) getting cleaned up by another McElnea delivery, the Ayr skipper's second-last delivery of his four-over allocation. Grrr.  Now it was 75 for 3.  Actually it make that 75 for 4 as Abdul poor trot with the bat continued when he was unluckily run out at the non-striker's end after Asad hit one straight back to Papps who nipped off the bails with Abdul stranded backing-up.  Asad would then become the fifth batter dismissed when, somewhat inexplicably, after having caressed a boundary four up-and-over extra cover, he tried "Dilscooping" the very next off-break delivery from Papps, only managing to gently flick the ball straight to the waiting Leck fielding at "45" on the leg-side!


Asad's departure then saw a revolving door open in the middle as the tail - facing an increasing required run-rate - couldn't wag.  Save for a montrous maximum from LJ that left the policies, in truth the 'Loc just ran out of batters, as quickly as they ran out of daylight.  103 all out, and defeat by 15 runs. 


A disappointing outcome, in a game that was there to be won, as late as half way through the second innings, at which point they were likely favourites, needing less than a run-a-ball with all their wickets in hand.  But it wasn't to be, and congratulations to Ayr who, in the end, simply did better at the right times in the game. 



Archived match reports

You can read earlier, and prior season, match reports online in our archive too.



1st XI league and cup fixtures 2018


The 1st XI compete in the Western Union as well as the Murgitroyd Rowan Cup, a Twenty20 knock-out competition, the Scottish Cup and the McCulloch Cup.











Senior practice


Senior coaching and net practice takes place, at Shawholm, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 6pm, with structured practice commencing at 6.30pm sharp.  Sessions involve net practice whenever possible but, even if underfoot conditions are not conducive to having "nets", fielding and catching practice is undertaken.


The club has a large grass practice square with two mobile net cages as well as all-weather astro-turf net bays.


Indoor net sessions are also organised during the off-season.


Outdoor practice sessions start in April and run throughout the season - new members (of whatever standard) are always welcome.


Directions to Shawholm can be found on the Find us section of the website.