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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Poloc teams play as NVT Poloc, NVT Group being our 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 Premier Division administered by the Western District Cricket Union ("WDCU") and NVT Shawholm plays in that league's reserve division.  In addition, Poloc Panthers and Poloc Academy play in both the WDCU Sunday and Evening Leagues, Poloc Women participate in Cricket Scotland leagues and cups, 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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Latest news and club notices

 

McCulloch Cup win at West [posted 24/05/17]

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The 'Loc returned to winning ways at Hamilton Crescent this evening with an eight-wicket win over West of Scotland.  Set 107 to win, the side chased down their target with more than four overs to spare, Owais top-scoring with an unbeaten 65* (46).  The low'ish target owed much to effective spells from the six 'Loc bowlers used.  Only Louis and Taimoor were on the expensive side, though the latter, and Pasty, both grabbed a brace of wickets each.

We've got the scorecard online, the updated group stage table, and updated statistics and averages.  We've also got video highlights.

 

The Panthers secure club bragging rights [posted 23/05/17]

The first of this season's two intra-club, league clashes took place tonight at Shawholm [Ed: obviously, doh!] when the Academy hosted the Panthers in what was the former's home Evening Leagfue match.  And despite as horrendous start that saw the Panthers slump to 5 for 4, they would eventually come out on top, posting - and then successfully defending - 109.  Abby's 51 was the standout contribution in the recovery from 5 for 4, his knock including three maximums, and coming from just 32 deliveries.  Ahmed-Raza was the Academy's top performer in that first innings, returning 4-0-10-3 to pip Uzzi for the honour, the latter returning figures of 4-1-10-2.  And it was Uzzi who opened the Academy's batting, with CJ, in search of the 110 needed to win.  A steady start never really gained momentum however, and by half way the Panthers had the upper paw, the pressure they were able to exert in the gathering gloom seeing both runs dry up, and wickets fall.  Uzzair's 24 (38), CJ's 20 (29) and Sobo's 13 (22) all flattered to deceive, the reality - in hindsight - being that none of the three ever really got going, nor did either of their partnerships see effective enough strike rotation.  And so it was that the Academy would eventually finish 12 runs shy of their target, and their "visitors" would secure their 11-run win.  Scorecards are online, here and here [Ed: the same one of course!].

 

Another abandonment! [posted 22/05/17]

In what's been the driest start to a season many cam remember, perhaps unbelievably the Under 13s became the third junior side to be involved in a match that was abandoned!  The match in question was the League Cup quarter-final tie with West of Scotland.  And to add to the disappointment the side had made a great start, Hasan Malik's 30 not out, being augmented [Ed: children, go look the word up!] by Hassaan's 24 and Abdullah's 20, to see them well-placed after seventeen overs on 109 for 4.  Then it rained......

 

Mixed results [posted 20/05/17]

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It was a day of both mixed fortunes as well as mixed weather today, as the Shawholm side secured a straight-forward home league win over Cambusdoon in dreich conditions on the southside, whilst Poloc slipped to defeat in the final over of their match with Ayr at New Cambusdoon, failing to defend 267.  Ouch.  So, mixed fortunes.  We've got the scorecards online (here and here), as well updated tables, and updated statistics and averages.

We also have match highlights from the match at New Cambusdoon, online now.

 

Friday washouts [posted 19/05/17]

Unfortunately both tonight's junior league matches - the under 11s and Under 15s both playing Clydesdale - were washed away by the heavy rain that hit the southside just as both games were starting. 

 

Weekend games [posted 19/05/17]

There are five games over the next four days.  Tonights sees the Under 11s and Under 15s in league action, both taking on Clydesdale.  The Under 11s are over in Crossmyloof, the Under 15s at home.  Saturday's two senior mens league matches are against Ayr, Shawholm entertaining Cambusdoon, and Poloc down in Alloway.  Sunday's scheduled Academy Sunday League game with Stenhousemuir has been postponed at The Tryst club's request, leaving Monday's Under 13 League Cup match at Hamilton Crescent against West of Scotland as the game that closes out the weekend's action.  Team selections are online, players added as they confirm availability.

 

Panthers progress in the Greenwood Trophy [posted 18/05/17]

The Panthers saw off the challenge of BBC Scotland in the fitst round of this year's Greenwood Trophy, securing a 66-run win on yet another gloriously sunny night at Shawholm.  Inserted by the visiting skipper after he won the toss, the Panthers' 177 for 2 accrued from Rambo's unbeaten 80, and 73 not out from Uzzi.  Their jumbo partnership effectively took the game away from the Beeb and gave their side more than enough to defend.  That said, the second innings run-chase started at a rattling good pace, and after ten overs - though wickets had fallen - it was very much game on with BBC Scotland plundering boundaries at will and the Panthers' bowlers being in generous extras-awarding mode.  However as the number of wickets continued to rise, the brakes were gradually applied, and in the end, a 66-run win seems all to straight-forward.  Hunnain and Zakir took a brace of wickets each, and Sobo grabbed a "3-for", one a smart caught and bowled.  So the Panthers progress, and in the next round they're on the road to either Kilmarnock of the Death Star.  Meantime you can see highlights of tonight's match in the Video library.  We've also got the latest novel,....sorry, match report, from the Panthers hierarchy.

 

McCulloch Cup defeat [posted 17/05/17]

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The 'Loc went down to derby defeat tonight, losing to Weirs by 7 runs, chasing 133 to win, in the McCulloch Cup at Shawholm.  The visitors posting 132 didn't seem particularly likely early on when they were 14 for 0 after five overs, and only passed 50 in the tenth over.  However top bunting from Afzal - who hit 34 (22) - in the second half of the Weirs innings, and some scrappy fielding, saw the defendable total posted.  

The 'Loc run-chase then suffered from that direst of combos: falling wickets and dot balls.  In all, though the side would fall short of their target by only 8 runs, nine wickets were lost along the way, and no fewer than 52 dot balls were recorded.  With only three batters - Pasty (52*), Jurie (22) and Taimoor (18) - getting in to double figures, the revolving door of batters took its toll and defeat resulted.  We've got the scorecard online, the updated group stage table, and updated statistics and averages.  We've also got video highlights.

 

 

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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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