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 140 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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Latest news and club notices

 

COVID-19 - further statement from Cricket Scotland [posted 28/05/20]

Cricket Scotland today issued a futher update regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.  In its statement the national governing body said, "Following the Scottish Government announcement today that certain non-contact outdoor sports are allowed to return in the Phase 1 exit from lockdown, Cricket Scotland would like to clarify the situation regarding cricket activity and training.  The Scottish Government has advised Cricket Scotland today that cricket is not one of the sports authorised to restart activity in Phase 1, including personal training and one to one coaching.  Cricket Scotland has submitted plans to the Scottish Government for approval for the return to training at elite and club level in anticipation that cricket will form part of the Scottish Government’s Phase 2 plan to allow players and coaches to return to training. It is hoped that those plans will be approved shortly before Phase 2 commences.  Any approval and potential return to cricket activity announced by the Scottish Government around the 18th June would only take effect from 1st July.  The period between these two dates will allow players, coaches, clubs and facilities time to prepare to comply with the approved plans and guidelines which are likely to require risk assessments, special hygiene and sanitation arrangements, formal booking systems, insurance checks and an on-site presence from the facility operator to supervise training at all times.  Cricket Scotland therefore reminds clubs and others that cricket activity remains suspended and all cricket facilities should remain closed until 1st July at the earliest."

 

COVID-19 - further statement from Cricket Scotland [posted 13/05/20]

Cricket Scotland today issued an update regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.  This can be read online.

 

COVID-19 - club update [posted 10/05/20]

Club President Kenneth Robertson has written to members today, updating them on the situation as regards COVID-19 and the restrictions arising therefrom, and how these are impacting the club.  It has been emailed to members, and circulated to junior players' parents and senior players by WhatsApp today.  It can also be read, here online.

 

Ground update [posted 08/05/20]

There might be no cricket at present, because of the restrictions associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, however groundsman Adam Richardson has not been sitting on his hands.  Instead he's taken the opportunity afforded by the break - in addition to maintaining the square and outfield on a "care and maintenance" basis - to work on areas of the surrounds to the policies, working, of course, on his own and socially distancing where required from other park users.

 

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COVID-19 - statement from Western District Cricket Union [posted 24/04/20]

"You will probably have seen the latest update from Cricket Scotland released yesterday (see below) regarding the impact of coronavirus.  Although this refers to activity being suspended until 1st June, it will in all likelihood be extended, as noted in that statement.  We are also aware of the ECB statement issued today suspending professional cricket until 1st July and recreational cricket until further notice.  Although the WDCU league fixtures had been finalised some time before the scheduled start of the season, it has been agreed that it would not be appropriate to upload these to the WDCU website at this time.  Once again, we would remind clubs of the advice previously issued by the WDCU and Cricket Scotland regarding sources of financial assistance or ground maintenance queries.  The Cricket Scotland website now has a summary page with this on it.  We are pleased to note that a number of WDCU clubs have already been provided with financial assistance."

 

Ramadan [posted 23/04/20]

Ramadan mubarak to all in the Poloc family starting their observance of Ramadan.   رمضان مبارك  #StaySafe #StayHomeSaveLives

 

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COVID-19 - further statement from Cricket Scotland [posted 23/04/20]

Cricket Scotland today issued a update regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.  This can be read online.

 

COVID-19 - further statement from Cricket Scotland [posted 03/04/20]

"Cricket Scotland staff have been working remotely since 18th March and on 30th March, cricket activity was suspended in Scotland until 1st June.  As a direct result of this suspension of activities, Cricket Scotland has taken the difficult decision to furlough a significant proportion of its staff across the organisation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In accordance with Government advice, Cricket Scotland has been strictly adhering to suggested protocols and re-evaluating these on a daily basis in order to best support the fight against the spread of COVID-19.  The well-being of our whole community remains at the forefront of our thinking and decision making.  Cricket Scotland will operate with reduced staff throughout April and May, with regular reviews taking place throughout this period.  Clubs, members, supporters and the wider cricket community may contact the relevant member of the leadership team as follows:

 

Club, Officials, Community and Schools Cricket

  Nicola Wilson : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 07891 408915

Commercial and Membership

  Paul Macari : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 07808 541982

Media and Communications

  Lizzie Sleet : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 07889 570419

High Performance and Senior Regional Cricket

  Shane Burger : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 07889 594275

Pathway (National & Regional), Facilities and Coaching

  Gordon Drummond : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 07826 907124

Finance and Administration

  David Johnson : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Chief Executive

  Gus Mackay : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 07739 749899"

 

COVID-19 - statement from Cricket Scotland [posted 16/03/20]

Cricket Scotland today issued a statement regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.  This can be read online.

 

Indoor cricket - CANCELLED [posted 13/03/20] Reflecting decisions taken today by other sports governing bodies as mitigation against the further spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, consistent with some other clubs' determinations, and cognisant of the the concerns players or their family members may have, the club has decided to cancel indoor cricket sessions until further notice.

 

Indoor cricket continues [posted 12/03/20]

This Sunday sees indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School continue, with two separate sessions.  Between 2pm and 3pm Keith Sheridan will lead a session for Under 12 players before, from 3pm to 4pm Josh Sajjad is managing a session for older players.

 

Midweek indoor cricket [posted 08/03/20]

Tuesday sees indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School continue, with the third in our pre-season midweek evening sessions, at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall between 8.30pm and 10pm.

 

Under 11s in "Kwik Cricket" action [posted 08/03/20]

The Under 11s (pictured below) were back in indoor "Kwik Cricket" action this morning at Uddingston Grammar School, with back-to-back games against East Kilbride and Glasgow Accies.  Thanks, as always, to Keith Sheridan and Imran Ameer for their coordination and management.  #bluebatbedlam

 

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Indoor cricket [posted 06/03/20]

This Sunday sees the continuation of indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School.  Coordinated by Josh Sajjad, this Sunday's session is a two-hour session (2pm to 4pm) and is for players aged Under 16 and older. Also, and earlier in the day, the Under 11s are back in "Kwik Cricket" action, taking on East Kilbride (10.40am) and then Glasgow Accies (11.20am) in the morning in the latest Cricket Scotland Under 11 "Kwik Cricket" tournament fixtures at Uddingston Grammar School.  #bluebatbedlam

 

2020 office bearers, General Committee and other committee elections [posted 05/03/20]

The election of club officials and its General Committee has taken place, with nominated candidates being unanimously appointed by the membership.  The election sees Kenneth Robertson assume the club's Presidency, Keith Young become Secretary, David James remain in post as Treasurer, and the cricket sections - senior and junior - being headed up by Josh Sajjad and Keith Sheridan respectively.  Positions on the Cricket Committee, including the Club Captain and other team captains will be finalised after a meeting of senior cricketers later in March.  A full list of office bearers and committee members can be found on the "Contact us" page.

 

Midweek indoor cricket [posted 02/03/20]

Tomorrow - Tuesday - sees indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School continue, with the second in our pre-season midweek evening sessions, at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall between 8.30pm and 10pm.

 

 

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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