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Cricket Scotland squad pre-season training camp [posted 20/03/17]

Congratulations are due to both Ihtisham Malik and Owais Shah on their selections for a Cricket Scotland pre-season training camp being held at the La Manga resort in Spain in early April.  Both young players are currently part of the Scotland Under 19 squad, and will join other Development XI, A team squad and Under 19 squad players at the camp.


"Overseas Amateur" 2017 [posted 13/03/17]


We're pleased to confirm that nineteen year old Louis Geldenhuys will be joining the club as its 2017 "Overseas Amateur".  South African Louis, part of the Easterns Under 19 squad, comes to the club on the recommendation of Jurie Snyman, the club's Coaching Professional.  Louis (interviewed, left, after his hundred in the Khaya Majola Coca-Cola Cricket Week, and pictured, below) is a left-hand top-order batter, and will arrive in Glasgow in early April.




Pre-season fixtures [posted 13/03/17]

We've added another fixture to the pre-season match programme, agreeing to play against Prestwick CC, at Henry Thow Oval, on Sunday the 16th of April. 



#morethancricket conference [posted 11/03/17]

The club was represented at today's #morethancricket conference for cricket clubs in Stirling, Nicole Hanlon attending. 


The day, chaired by Svend Elkjaer of the Sports Marketing Network, opened with remarks from Malcolm Cannon, Cricket Scotland's CEO before a wide variety of presentations from a number of speakers: The Spartans FC's Debbie McCulloch, Tynemouth CC's Russell Perry, Youth Scotland's Rebecca Simpson, Diane Cameron talking about how clubs can become more like social enterprises, Cricket Scotland's Communication Manager Ben Fox, The Robertson Trust's Linda Macdonald, and Nic Wilson, Rosy Ryan and Ian Sandbrook of Cricket Scotland's Development Team.



2017 membership subscriptions now due [posted 10/03/17]

The Annual General Meeting agreed the annual subscription rates for members for 2017.  The rates have not been increased which is good news for members.  With the subscription rates formally agreed, they now fall due for payment and new and existing members alike are asked to pay these as soon as possible to assist the club's cash flow. 

Payment can be made in many different ways: in cash, by cheque made out to "Poloc Cricket Club", by online bank transfer to the club's account ("Poloc Cricket Club", Clydesdale Bank, Pollokshaws Branch, Sort Code: 82-64-22, account number: 80064981), or by debit or credit card using the club's PayPal account.


Paying by debit or credit card is simple, and can be done online, here on the website.  To pay in this way you do not need a PayPal account yourself, only a debit or credit card.  Click here to go to the "Pay subscriptions" page of the website, and then simply click on the PayPal link button and make payment of the correct membership subscription amount.  Every payment made in this way is acknowledged by email.


Under 18 Scottish Cup draw [posted 02/03/17]

The draw has been made for this season's Under 18 Scottish Cup.  The draw sees the 'Loc drawn away, in the quarter-final against the winner of the first round tie between Greenock and Prestwick.  The draw's online here.





NatWest Qualifying Cup draws [posted 28/02/17]

Cricket Scotland, today, circulated the draws for the NatWest Under 13 and Under 15 Qualifying Cups.  The draw for the Under 13 competition saw the club handed a home first round match against Ferguslie, whilst the Under 15 draw resulted in an away trip to Glenpark to play Greenock.  The draws are online here.


Start of twice-weekly indoor practice [posted 25/02/17]

Tuesday the 28th of February sees the start of twice-weekly indoor practice.  Junior and Academy practice has been ongoing throughout the winter months, and Tuesday night - 8pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall - sees the start of open, senior practice.  Players are asked to get to "Hutchie" before 8pm to allow for a prompt start at 8pm.  The cost of sessions is £5 per person to cover the cost of hall hire.  We look forward to seeing a good number on Tuesday.  


Under 13 and 15 Scottish Cup draws [posted 21/02/17]

The draws have been made for this season's Under 13 and 15 Scottish Cups.  The younger age-group sees the 'Loc drawn at home against West of Scotland, the Under 15 competition draw resulting in an away trip to Toytown to play Clydesdale.  The draws are online here.



Abtaha at the Women's CWC qualifier [posted 13/02/17]

We've got some good photo's of Abtaha Maqsood participating in the Women's Cricket World Cup qualifier in Sri Lanka.  Have a look, they're in the Gallery, here.


Cup draws, and Evening and Sunday League fixtures, 2017 [posted 03/02/17]

The Western Union completed the issuing of league fixtures and cup draws today when it released the draws for the Rowan Cup, McCulloch Cup (the West League Cup reverting to its original name), the Western Union Cup, the Western Cup and the Greenwood Trophy, as well as the fixtures for the Evening and Sunday Leagues.  We've got the cup draws online here, with the fixtures appearing on the respective team pages.


Playing conditions, 2017 [posted 02/02/17]

The Western Union has released the playing conditions for senior Saturday League cricket for season 2017.  These can be read in full online, here.  In its accompanying email, the Western Union highlighted the main changes as being: 


  • Overs now restricted to a maximum of 10 per bowler.  This was the very clear view of the overwhelming majority of clubs who took the trouble to respond to the questionnaire last autumn.
  • Restriction of aggregate 15 overs from overseas players still remains.  Again this reflects the view of a clear majority of clubs.
  • Fielding restrictions now aligned to that of the ODI regulations by including a 11 to 40 over restriction.  In practice this is relatively minor.
  • Wide wording completely rewritten to make this clearer.  The CMC were of the view that inconsistent interpretation was as much an issue as the rule itself here, and the aim is to assist players and umpires as much as possible in understanding it.




Scottish Cup, 2017 draw [posted 27/01/16]

Cricket Scotland issued the draw for this season's Scottish Cup this morning.  The draw sees the 'Loc travel to play Glenrothes in round one, on the 14th of May. 


Saturday league fixtures released for season 2017 [posted 20/01/17]


The WDCU has published season 2017's Saturday league fixtures.  The fixture scheduling sees the 'Loc open their league campaign with home and away matches against Ferguslie - the 'Holmboys travel to Meikleriggs, and the 'Loc entertain their Paisley counterparts at home.  The full fixture lists can be found online here and here.



ECB Cups, 2017 [posted 18/01/17]

The club's entered both age-group ECB Cup competitions open to it in season 2017 - at Under 13and 15 age groups.


These cup competitions see the early rounds being played locally, and the draws will be made in the next few weeks. 


Pre-season matches [posted 17/01/17]

The club is busy organising pre-season friendlies with season 2017 now only three and a half months away.  Fixtures agreed thus far are Poloc XI games against Clydesdale and Grange away and Uddingston at home on the weekends of 15, and 22 and 23, April 2017, and a Shawholm XI game away at Ayr on Sunday 23 April.  The full global fixture schedule, 2017, can be found online here.


Junior fixtures, 2017 [posted 12/01/17]

The WDJCU released its league and cup fixtures today, and we've got these online on the various junior age-group pages.  The club has entered teams in the Under 11, 13, 15, 16 and 18 Leagues, in addition to all the cup competitions.  The addition of participation in the Under 16 League means that the opportunities for matchews for our young players is even more comprehensive.  The full league fixture list can also be seen online here.


Abtaha Maqsood [posted 10/01/17]


Everyone at the club was delighted to hear of Abtaha Maqsood's selection for the Scotland Women's squad to take part in the upcoming Womens ICC CWC qualifying tournament in Sri Lanka.  Abtaha will leave with the squad, for the UAE in the first instance for warm up matches, on the 29th of January, before heading to Sril Lanka where the side is in a group with South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea.  Congratulations to Abtaha.