Welcome! Please enjoy this virtual look round our club - but, better still, why not come and see us? Founded over 135 years ago, we're a family-centred club with our own ground in picturesque Pollok Park on Glasgow's south-side, members coming from all backgrounds and from across the ethnic and cultural spectra, all taking an active part in club life. As well as competitive and social cricket for juniors and adults, there are all-weather tennis courts, a unique winter Golf Section, spectator seating and well-appointed clubhouse.
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The club's sides play under the name, NVT Poloc and NVT Shawholm, NVT being the club's main sponsor - more about it and the club's other funders and supporters can be found in the Sponsors and partners section. NVT Poloc plays in the Cricket Scotland League administered by the Western District Cricket Union ("WDCU") and NVT Shawholm plays in that league's reserve division.In addition, Poloc Panthers and an Academy XI both play in both the WDCU Sunday and Evening Leagues, and no fewer than five junior sides play at five age-group levels in the West District Junior Cricket Union leagues and cups, as well as in national cup competitions.
Latest news and club notices
Match off [posted 23/08/16]
Wednesday's rescheduled Under 18 League match with the Dumpellier|Victoria combined team has been cancelled.
Under 18s win at Meikleriggs [posted 22/08/16]
The Under 18s won comfortably this evening over at Meikleriggs in Paisley, defeating the Ferguslie|Hillhead combined side by 58 runs. Batting first Rambo, with an unbeaten 50, led the side to posting 105 for 6 in their [reduced] eighteen overs. There was also a cameo [Ed: at the start!] 28 from Ghaff'. Then in defending 105 the 18s' hosts were quickly in trouble at 13 for 5, and never really recovered, finishing 47 for 6 with eight 'Loc bowlers rolling their arms over.
Attempts are being made to re-arrange a number of junior fixtures that were weather cancellations. In this regard this week coming sees the Under 18s play a rescheduled match against the Drumpellier|Victoria combined team, and the Under 15s entertain Prestwick.
Wet and wild! [posted 20/08/16]
The 'Holmboys were again the victims of the #Scottishsummer today as Friday's, and early morning, rains put paid to their home league match against Williamfield, along with most of the rest of the matches scheduled in-and-around the west of the country. However the 'Loc were luckier in that their game - albeit a shortened match with rain-interruptions, decided on D/L - was completed at New Williamfield. And, in a tight finish, they sneaked home by four wickets on the last ball.
If the weather forecast is wrong then we've four games in two days, over Friday and Saturday. Friday night is "Juniors Night", and the Under 11s and 15s are slated to play Prestwick, the 11s down in Prestwick. Then Saturday sees home-and-away fixtures with Stirling County, the 'Holmboys hosting Williamfield and the 'Loc travelling to Stirling. That is if the forecasters are wrong.....
Teams for all matches are online now, player names being added as they confirm availability.
Under 18s exit Scottish Cup after tie [posted 17/08/16]
It might not've been the "Thriller in Manila", but it could go down as the "Showdown in the 'shaws"! What could? The Under 18s' exit from the Scottish Cup - on wickets lost - after a tie with the Dark Side. The bare bones tell of 88 all out in 17.2 overs losing to 88 for 7 in twenty overs.
But that wouldn't be doing justice to the contest. We've got the scorecard online, updated statistics, and a short report. Read on, unless you're of the faint of heart!
Mixed fortune Monday [posted 15/08/16]
The Under 13s somehow managed to loswe to the East Renfrewshire|Renfrew combined team this evening, gifting no fewer than 41 in wides bowling second and, thereby, failing to defend 103, as the visitors to Shawholm were allowed to recover from 26 for 3. It was, however, and pleasingly, a completely different affair at Henry Thow Oval where the Under 18s defeated the Kilmarnock|Prestwick combined side, winning by 232 runs!
Batting first, the Under 18s posted 250 for 4 before then bowling out their hosts for just 18. We've got the scorecards online, updated statistics, and a short reports.
Scottish Indians versus Scottish Pakistanis [posted 14/08/16]
There were two dramatic last over finishes to today's two T20s hosted at Shawholm on the UCare Foundation's Charity T20 day. In the first game between Asian Youth and Asian Veterans teams, the 'Loc's Aliyan Qureshi saw the youngsters home in the last over with an unbeaten 30, sealing the win in style with a big shot over long on.
However that ending was nothing compared to the last-ball win by the Scottish Pakistanis over the Scottish Indians in the day's main event that saw another 'Loc player secure a win for the Pakistanis with a last ball 6 over long off (see above)! Ihty was the player, and, astonishingly, it was the first ball he'd faced! #BOOM
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