Welcome to Poloc Cricket Club

 

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 southside, 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, spectator seating and well-appointed clubhouse.

 

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The club's sides play under the name, NVT Poloc and NVT Shawholm, NVT Group 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 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.

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This week's indoor cricket - Sunday the 11th of December

1pm to 3pm: Under 18s and Academy

Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall, 21 Beaton Road, Glasgow, G41 4NW

 


 

Latest news and club notices

 

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Iain Johnstone [posted 30/11/16]

The club was saddened to hear, earlier this week, of the passing of Ayr CC stalwart Iain Johnstone.  Iain (pictured left), father of Dougie and David, was well known and liked in Western Union cricket, and beyond.  The club's condolences go to Dougie, David and the extended Johnstone family.  Iain's funeral will take place on Wednesday the 7th of December, at Masonhill Crematorium near Ayr, at 1.15pm.  A full, and fitting, obituary can be read, online, here.

 

Jurie Snyman [posted 30/11/16]

We're delighted that 2016's coaching Professional Jurie Snyman is back with us again.  Jurie (pictured right), arrived back in to Glasgow today - all wrapped up for the winter - and has returned to work with our players over the winter and pre-season, and will stay with us throughout season 2017. 

 

It's great to have Jurie back after the impact he made on-and-off the field last season, with the continuity of influence and coaching that this brings being something that the club believes will be of real benefit.  The first chance for some to meet up with Jurie will on Sunday, at this week's indoor junior cricket practice.  Welcome back Jurie! 

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NVT Group continues its sponsorship [posted 29/11/16]

The club is delighted that its now more-than-decade-long partnership with NVT Group is to continue, Scotland’s largest independent ICT services provider committing to a further two-year sponsorship of the club and its sister Charity, The Community Coaching Initiative.  Without this funding support, much of the club's and Charity's community engagement would simply not be able to function. 

 

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As a leading Technology Services Integrator, NVT Group design, test, build, deploy and support voice and data Enterprise Infrastructure solutions which support business operations and facilitate the staging of world-class events, helping organisations to harness the power of ICT, so that they can maximise performance and productivity.  NVT Group has a proven track record delivering services to sport, in 2012 winning the contract to become the Technology Services Integrator for the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and in 2014 successfully delivering the technology required to stage two of the biggest sporting events ever hosted in Scotland.  And its work in the community is not limited to its funding support in cricket, the group taking seriously its corporate social responsibility, making donations to other Charity partners, assisting with local community projects and raising sizeable amounts for several good causes.  More about the group can be found on its website, including about its corporate social responsibility in particular. 

 

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WDCU batting and bowling awards

[posted 25/11/16]

The WDCU announced it individual batting and bowling awards last night, and congratulations go to the club's two saturday Captains: Craig Young (pictured left), who picked up the First Division batting award; and Abhishek Bhatia (pictured right), who collected the First Division reserve bowling award. 

 

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WDJCU indoor Super 8s tournament draws [posted 24/11/16]

The club's again entered a side in each of three age-group Indoor Super 8s tournaments being played between Christmas and New Year. 

 

The Under 12s will be defending the title they won almost a year ago, whilst the Under 15s and Under 19s will be looking to emulate their younger brethern come Christmas week. 

 

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Winter indoor practice [posted 12/10/16]

The full schedule of this winter's junior indoor cricket has now been confirmed, and can be found online.  It's on the "Upcoming events" page, in chronological order, and also on the "Juniors" page, by age-group. 

 

If anyone's in any doubt as to which session they should attend please get in touch with Keith Young (07802-951913).  All the sessions are, as usual, on Sunday afternoons at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall. 

 

New Cricket Scotland partnership launched at Shawholm [posted 12/10/16]

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Cricket Scotland launched a new young volunteer partnership programme today, with Shawholm as the backdrop for the launch photo-shoot.  More about the partnership - between the national governing body, Scotrail and Glasgow Kelvin College, can be found on Cricket Scotland's website, here.

 

 

Older news

Older news can be found in the news archive section.

 

 

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Check out the weather at Shawholm before setting out - we like the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation site best!  To see what it's saying about the weather in G43, click on the logo below to go to its website.

 

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