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Please enjoy this virtual look round our club - but, better still, why not come and visit us?  Founded over 140 years ago, we're a family-centred club with our own ground on the Pollok Estate on Glasgow's southside, members coming from all backgrounds and from across ethnic and cultural spectra, all taking an active part in club life.  As well as year-round competitive and social cricket for juniors and adults, there are internal and outside seating areas and a well-appointed clubhouse.

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Latest news and club notices

 

Senior training returns [posted 29/04/21] 

After a false start on Tuesday [Ed: yes, the #Scottishsummer struck!] tonight saw the first senior training session.  Under the careful eye of COVID Monitor, and new Head of Senior Cricket, Andrew Mallichan, a hardy bunch braved drizzle and chilly temperatures to blow away some cobwebs.  Senior training - still operating in compliance with current Government COVID-19-related guidelines - is now on, bi-weekly, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Players are, however, reminded that they can not, as yet, use the club's practice facilities on an ad hoc basis, and all training much be pre-approved by Andrew Mallichan.  

 

Junior fixtures [posted 28/04/21] 

With our junior players back training, there was more good news for the club's youngest cricketers with the Western District Junior Cricket Union publishing its league fixtures.  The club's Under 12s will start their 2021 season on Monday the 17th of May, Monday being the side's regular matchday.  The fixtures can be found online

 

Cricket Scotland - return to cricket update [posted 19/04/21] 

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Cricket Scotland has issued updated guidance on the return to cricket envisaged from the 26th of April, and thereafter.  From the 26th, the whole of Scotland goes into Level 3, with a move to Level 2 envisaged shortly thereafter.  The updated guidance can be found online, here.

 

New Head of Senior Cricket [posted 19/04/21] 

Andrew Mallichan has taken on the role of Head of Senior Cricket, and will oversee the senior cricket section's activities this year.  Andrew, who was elected to the General Committee at the 2020 Annual General Meeting, takes over from Josh Sajjad who has stood down from the role.  Andrew's email address and telephone contact number (07428-828582) are on the Contact us page of the website.  

 

Clubhouse refurbishment update [posted 19/04/21] 

This week sees the continuation of the clubhouse refurbishment, and redecoration, with today's focus of attention being the home changing room.  After the removal of the old wooden lockers, the redecoration of the enlarged space started this morning.  

 

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Restart of junior cricket training [posted 18/04/21] 

A reminder that this week sees our junior cricket coaching and training restarting.  Thursday the 22nd of April is the day.  The sessions will then run each Thursday evening after this, at the club's ground, "Shawholm", between 6pm and 7pm with coaches Keith Sheridan and Keith Young.  Parents of registered children in the Under 13 age-group have been contacted on the WhatsApp message group by Junior Convenor Grant Cathcart, and we will continue to remind them over the course of the week.  Parents are also reminded that they should update their children's registered details with the club, and can do this using the online webform.  This is an important part of the club's overall care and management of its junior players.  

 

New children are warmly invited to the first session on the 22nd, and returning youngsters are encouraged to bring friends, neighbours, and/or other family members to start playing with us.  

 

Club President update [posted 15/04/21] 

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Club President Kenneth Robertson (pictured) has written to members again today, updating them on activities at the club.

 

Kenneth's April update has been emailed to members, and circulated to junior players' parents and senior players by WhatsApp today.  It can also be read, here online.

 

WDCU fixtures released [posted 15/04/21] 

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The Western District Cricket Union has released league fixtures, and cup competition draws, for season 2021.  All subject to revision given the continuing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the various fixture schedules and draws can be seen on the team-specific pages of the website, and also in the WDCU documents area of the website, here.

 

Scottish Cup draw [posted 14/04/21] 

Cricket Scotland released the Scottish Cup draw this afternoon, and the 'Loc have been drawn, at home, against Clydesdale.  The tie's scheduled for Sunday, 23 May 2021.  The full draw's online, here

 

Restart of junior cricket training [posted 08/04/21] 

We're pleased to let everyone know that our junior cricket coaching and training will restart on Thursday the 22nd of April.  The sessions will run each Thursday evening, at the club's ground, "Shawholm", between 6pm and 7pm with coaches Keith Sheridan and Keith Young.  Parents of registered children in the Under 13 age-group have been contacted on the WhatsApp message group by Junior Convenor Grant Cathcart, and there will be further reminders between now and the 22nd.  Parents are also reminded that they should update their children's registered details with the club, and can do this using the online webform.  This is an important part of the club's overall care and management of its junior players.  

 

New children are warmly invited to the first session on the 22nd, and returning youngsters are encouraged to bring friends, neighbours, and/or other family members to start playing with us.  

 

Western Warriors selections [posted 04/04/21] 

Congratulations to James Cathcart and Hasan Malik, both of whom have been included in the Western Warriors Under 17 training squad.  With a return to cricket activities allowed under the recent relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, the squad has recommenced training, after a winter where no indoor activity was permitted.  The club is also pleased to support the Warriors group that is using "Shawholm" as a training base.  

 

New Bodyfit gym space [posted 31/03/21] 

The newly-created BodyFit fitness section gym space in the clubhouse is really beginning to take shape.  After the completion of the main works, the specialised flooring is now down, and the equipment is beginning to be delivered.  All looking good, and credit to House Convenor Stuart Irons for his masterminding this great new space.  

 

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Ground preparation work [posted 22/03/21] 

Adam Richardson and his team have been hard at work, with pre-season ground preparation work being well-advanced, assisted by the recent drier, and warmer, weather.  Sunday saw the familiar broad stripes make their 2021 entrance as outfield cutting was carried out in the mid-March sunshine.  

 

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Clubhouse refurbishment works [posted 18/03/21] 

As those of you who are followers on the club's various social media channels will have seen there has been a lot of refurbishment work going on at the club, in the clubhouse and adjoining Professional's house (pictured below).  House Convenor Stuart Irons has been the man-in-charge, and a big vote of thanks is due to Stuart for his work.  The work is ongoing, and has seen the opening up of two of the back-rear rooms for use by the BodyFit fitness section. 

 

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Cricket Scotland update on COVID-19-related matters [posted 11/03/21] 

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Cricket Scotland has issued revised guidance on return to cricket activities from today, the 12th of March, allowed under the relaxation of restrictions that have come in to force.  You can read the national governing body's updated guidance here online.

 

  

Older news  

Older news can be found in the news archive section.

 

 

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Poloc teams play under various playing names: Poloc, Shawholm, Poloc Panthers and Poloc Pythons

 

Poloc plays in the Cricket Scotland League Premier Division administered by the Western District Cricket Union ("WDCU") and Shawholm plays in that league's Premier Reserve Division.  

 

In addition, Poloc Panthers play in the WDCU Evening League, the Poloc Pythons compete in Cricket Scotland's winter tapeball league, and junior sides play at different age-group levels in the West District Junior Cricket Union soft- and hard-ball leagues and cups, as well as in national cup competitions.

 

 


 

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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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