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April  

 

Eric Lane Memorial Trophy match off [posted 11/04/19]

Uddingston have informed the club that Sunday's annual Eric Lane Memorial Trophy match, scheduled to be played at Bothwell Castle Policies, is off, the Lanarkshire club's ground not yet being ready for use. 

 

Another day, more good work! [posted 08/04/19]

Scott McCutcheon and his helpers continue to put in great work on the ground ahead of Saturday's ground and clubhouse Spring clean/clear-up day.  Today saw the familiar broad stripes created on the policies as the groundstaff took advantage of the warm and dry weather. 

 

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Also done today was the internal painting work in the house - nicely freshened up for this season's occupant.

 

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Indoor cricket [posted 08/04/19]

Our winter programme of Tuesday evening indoor sessions finishes on Tuesday evening, the 9th of April - 8.30pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall - and all Under 14s, Under 16s and older players are welcome.  

 

Ground preparation continues [posted 07/04/19]

More pre-season ground work continued today with the first big cut of the outfield (see below).  Our thanks, as always, to the park's management and staff for their help with this. 

 

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March 

 

Indoor cricket [posted 31/03/19]

Our Tuesday evening indoor sessions continue on Tuesday evening, the 2nd of April - 8.30pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall - and all Under 14s, Under 16s and older players are welcome.  

  

Indoor cricket [posted 29/03/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 31st of March - with a two-hour session for Under 14s, Under 16s and older players. 

 

Ground and clubhouse pre-season clear-up day [posted 27/03/19]

Saturday the 13th of April will be our annual Spring clean day at the club, and so we are looking for as many members and players to come to the ground that day - from 10am - to give the clubhouse a good clean-up before a new season, and get everything ready on the ground and its surrounds.  This will involve the usual moving of sightscreens, putting the coverings on the covers, clearing the all-weather net bay areas, clearing sticks and other obstructions from the ground, getting the number units back in to the scorebox, and sweeping out the sheds, garage and groundsman's storage areas, as well as "deep-cleaning" the clubhouse.  The "to do" list is a long one, however with everyone's help we will get everything done in short order.  There'll be a skip on-site as usual too in order to deal with stuff to be discarded.  And, who knows, if the sun shines there might be time for some cricket practice afterwards in some spick-and-span nets!

 

Indoor cricket [posted 24/03/19]

Our Tuesday evening indoor sessions continue on Tuesday evening - 8.30pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall - and all Under 14s, Under 16s and older players are welcome.  

 

Indoor cricket [posted 21/03/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 24th of March - with two, one-hour sessions.  First up - between 2pm and 3pm - is a session for younger players, with Keith Sheridan leading a group of Under 12s.  Then, from 3pm until 4pm there's another open net session, with Under 14s and Under 16s joining older players.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 18/03/19]

Our Tuesday evening indoor sessions continue on Tuesday evening - 8.30pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall -and all Under 14s, Under 16s and older players are welcome.  

 

Indoor cricket [posted 14/03/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 17th of March - with a two-hour session for Under 14s, Under 16s and older players. 

 

Junior league fixtures [posted 14/03/19]

The WDJCU has released the league fixtures for the 2019 season, and these can now be found on the various age-group sub-sections of the Juniors section of the website. 

 

Indoor cricket [posted 12/03/19]

Our Tuesday evening indoor sessions continue tonight - 8.30pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall -and all Under 14s, Under 16s and older players are welcome.  

 

Indoor cricket [posted 07/03/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 10th of March - with two, one-hour sessions.  First up - between 2pm and 3pm - is a session for younger players, with Keith Sheridan leading a group of Under 12s.  Then, from 3pm until 4pm there's another open net session, with Under 14s and Under 16s joining older players.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 04/03/19]

Our Tuesday evening indoor sessions continue tomorrow - 8.30pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall -and all Under 14s, Under 16s and older players are welcome.  

 

Cup draws [posted 01/03/19]

The Rowan Cup draw was released today and sees the 'Loc travel to Hamilton Crescent to take on West of Scotland in round two, both sides having had a bye in round one.  Also released today were the group stage fixtures for this year's McCulloch Cup, the 'Loc being, as usual, in the Glasgow Group with Clydesdale, Weirs and West of Scotland.

 

Sunday and Evening League fixtures[posted 01/03/19]

The WDCU has published the Sunday and Evening League fixtures for 2019, and these can be seen online, in the Panthers and Academy sections.

  

February

 

Indoor cricket [posted 28/02/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 3rd of March - with a two-hour session for Under 14s, Under 16s and older players. 

 

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Tapeball League Finals Day [posted 28/02/19] 

The Pythons take on Rising Stars on Sunday at Springburn Leisure Centre, in the second semi-final on Finals Day of the Cricket Scotland Tapeball League.  The match starts at 12.15pm.  Good luck to Irfan Hanif and the rest of the team.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 26/02/19]

Our Tuesday evening indoor sessions continue tonight - 8.30pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall -and all Under 14s, Under 16s and older players are welcome.  

 

Under 15 Vitality Cup draw [posted 22/02/19]

The draw for this season's Under 15 Vitality Cup was made published today, and the 'Loc have been handed a home first round tie against Glasgow Accies.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 21/02/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 24th of February - with two, one-hour sessions.  First up - between 2pm and 3pm - is a session for younger players, with Keith Sheridan leading a group of Under 12s.  Then, from 3pm until 4pm there's another open net session, with Under 14s and Under 16s joining older players. 

 

Indoor cricket [posted 19/02/19]

Tonight sees the start of a second, weekly, indoor session.  On between 8.30pm and 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall the session is open to Under 14s, Under 16s and older players. 

 

Tapeball League Finals Day [posted 18/02/19]

The draw for Finals Day was made yesterday, and the Pythons were drawn in the second semi-final against Rising Stars.  Starting at 12.15pm, the semi-final is on Sunday the 3rd of March at Springburn Leisure Centre. 

 

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Pythons reach the semi's [posted 17/02/19] 

The Poloc Pythons progressed to the semi-finals of this winter's Cricket Scotland Tapeball League with a convincing win over Scot's Strikers in today's quarter-final clash. Congratulations to Irfan and the team who now await news of their semi-final opponents.

 

More about the league, fixtures, results, etc. can be found on its Facebook page here.

 

Sunday indoor cricket league action [posted 15/02/19]

As well as indoor cricket practice (see below) this Sunday also sees the first matches in the Tapeball League play-offs, Poloc Pythons taking on Scot's Strikers at 1.15pm.  Also in league action are the Under 14s who take on Ferguslie in the Indoor League at 5.2pm at  Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall.  Good luck to both sides.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 13/02/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 17th of February - with a two-hour open net session, between 2pm and 4pm for players in the Under 16 age-group and above. 

 

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Tapeball League play-offs [posted 09/02/19] 

Cricket Scotland have made the draw for the end-of-season Tapeball League play-offs, the draw seeing the Pythons up against Scot's Strikers in the quarter-finals.  Being played on the 17th of February, the Pythons' match starts at 1.15pm. The other quarter-final ties are: Govanhill versus Renfrew 8, Motherwell versus I Passing Smiles and Rising Stars versus Asian All Stars.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 08/02/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 10th of February - with two, one-hour sessions.  First up - between 2pm and 3pm - is a session for younger players, with Keith Sheridan leading a group of Under 12s.  Then, from 3pm until 4pm there's another open net session, with Under 14s and Under 16s joining older players. 

 

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Under 16 Scottish Cup [posted 06/02/19] 

Cricket Scotland released the draw for this season's Under 16 Scottish Cup today.  The draw, that sees first round fixtures played before the 31st of May, resulted in the 'Loc being handed a home tie against Greeenock.

 

Tapeball [posted 04/02/19]

The Poloc Pythons play their final regular season indoor Cricket Scotland Tapeball League match tomorrow evening, taking on Govanhill CC at 7pm, after which the league moves in to the end-of-season play-offs. 

 

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Indoor cricket [posted 01/02/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 3rd of February - with a two-hour open net session, between 2pm and 4pm for players in the Under 16 age-group and above. 

 

January  

 

AGM [posted 30/01/29]

The club's 2018 - and 140th - Annual General Meeting took place this evening in the clubhouse.  A wide range of matters were fully debated by the healthy number present.  In addition to the normal business of the club, a broader discussion about the future of the club took place.  Membership subscriptions for 2019 were agreed, as proposed, the new subscriptions to now be paid monthly.  Members will be contacted directly about this new payment process, the first monthly instalment now being due.  The election of office bearers and committee members was also successfully completed with Rashid Mehmood, Josh Sajjad and Hunnain Sohail joining the General Committee as Ordinary Members, and the Cricket Committee seeing Irfan Hanif remain on this committee, albeit in a new role as Shawholm Captain, and Saif Sajjad joining the committee.  The list of office bearers and committee members has been updated on the Contact us page of the website.

 

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Pythons' winning run continues [posted 26/01/19] 

The Poloc Pythons winning run in the Cricket Scotland Tapeball League continued on Thursday.  You read skipper Irfan Hanif's match report online, as the Pythons made it three consecutive wins, seeing off Asian All Stars, to follow up their good wins against Dynamic Dale and Greater Pollok Eagles.

 

More about the league, fixtures, results, etc. can be found on its Facebook page here.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 24/01/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 27th of January - with two, one-hour sessions.  First up - between 2pm and 3pm - is a session for younger players, with Keith Sheridan leading a group of Under 12s.  Then, from 3pm until 4pm there's another open net session, with Under 14s and Under 16s joining older players. 

 

Tapeball [posted 23/01/19]

The Poloc Pythons are back in indoor Cricket Scotland Tapeball League action tomorrow evening, taking on Asian All Stars at 8pm. 

 

Child protection [posted 20/01/19]

Two club members attended today's "In Safe Hands" child wellbeing and protection course run by Cricket Scotland in Glasgow.  Reflecting the club's commitment to best practice and ensuring the safest and welcoming of environments for children and young people, the course provided good and up-to-date advice and guidance in this important area. Thanks to Cricket Scotland, and it Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer Colin McDougall, for putting on and running, respectively, the course.

  

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Pythons win again [posted 18/01/19] 

The Poloc Pythons improved form in the Cricket Scotland Tapeball League continued last night.  You read skipper Irfan Hanif's match report online, as the Pythons made it back-to-back wins, seeing off Greater Pollok Eagles, to follow up their good win last week against Dynamic Dale.

 

More about the league, fixtures, results, etc. can be found on its Facebook page here.

 

Scottish Cup draw [posted 18/01/19]

The draw for this season's Scottish Cup was made today, the 'Loc being drawn away to Arbroath United in the first round.  The sides last played each other, also at Lochlands, in the semi-final in 2015, a match that saw Arbroath run out winners by 28 runs.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 17/01/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 20th of January - with a two-hour open net session, between 2pm and 4pm for players in the Under 16 age-group and above. 

 

Tapeball [posted 16/01/19]

The Poloc Pythons are back in indoor Cricket Scotland Tapeball League action tomorrow evening, taking on Greater Pollok Eagles at 8pm. 

 


 

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The club's Annual General Meeting ("AGM") will be held on Wednesday the 30th of January 2019, at 7.30pm, in the clubhouse.  All members are encouraged to attend if at all possible.  Secretary Keith Sheridan has circulated the AGM papers by email to members today, as well as a message about the AGM date and timing being intimated on WhatsApp.  Any member not receiving their papers should contact Keith by email

 


 

Representative squad selections [posted 14/01/19]

Amaan Ramzan and Kess Sajjad have been selected for the 2019 Scotland Under 19 training squad.  Congratulations to both players, and good luck to them as the squad prepares for ICC U19 CWC qualifiers that will take place this summer in The Netherlands.  Four of the club's young players have also been included in Western Warriors age-group winter training squads.  Well done to both Moiz Maqsood and Hassaan Mehmood on their Under 14 squad selections, and congratulations to Abdul Malik and Zakir Siddiqui who have been included in the Under 16 squad. 

 

Winter weeding [posted 14/01/19]

Some good work's been put in over the last couple of days that has seen the front area of the clubhouse completely weeded.  With this winter's temperature - thus far - still allowing some growth the weeds had been enjoying themselves! 

 

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Indoor cricket [posted 11/01/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 13th of January - with two, one-hour sessions.  First up - between 2pm and 3pm - is a session for younger players, with Keith Sheridan leading a group of Under 12s.  Then, from 3pm until 4pm there's another open net session, with Under 14s and Under 16s joining older players. 

 

Under 14s win one, lose one [posted 06/01/19]

The Under 14s (pictured in action below) played on matchday one of the new Indoor League today, taking on Glasgow Accies and Ayr at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall.  After going down to defeat in the first game against Accies the side notched up the "W" against Ayr in game two. 

 

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Indoor cricket [posted 04/01/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 6th of January - with a two-hour open net session, between 2pm and 4pm for players in the Under 16 age-group and above.