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


Indoor winter cricket [posted 05/10/19]

This winter's indoor sessions have been booked and the full schedule of sessions can now be found on the "Upcoming events" page of the website.


Finishing touches to Autumn square work [posted 29/09/19]


A small, but hard-working, work party assisted groundsman Scott McCutcheon today to put the finishing touches to the Autumn remedial work on the square.  After thorough scarification and solid tining, loams and seed were spread today. A good effort from those who came along to help: Ali, James, Nabeel, Robert and Ryan. 

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Indoor cricket, winter 2019-20 [posted 20/09/19]

The club has again secured bookings at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports hall for winter indoor practice and coaching.  The winter programme, initially on Sunday afternoons and extending to a midweek evening in Spring 2020, starts on Sunday the 3rd of November.  More details of the sessions, and what age-groups will attend which sessions, will be announced nearer the date - watch this space. 


Website maintenance [posted 17/09/19]

The website might be a bit "quieter" over the next few days as its host server is changed - bear with us in the event we seem to have disappeared in to the ether!


Margaret Donaldson [posted 07/09/19]

The club was saddened to hear of the death of Margaret Donaldson.  Wife of Ernie, Margaret passed away earlier in the week.  The club's, and members', condolences are offered to Margaret's surviving family at this sad time.  The fineral will be at Linn Crematorium on Wednesday the 11th of February, at 11am.


Ground clear up day [posted 07/09/19]

Saturday the 14th of September is our annual ground clear up day that will see the ground and surrounds tidied after another season, ahead of the winter.  All members are asked to come along on the 14th, at 10am, prepared to put in a good shift - as they say, "many hands make light work".  Let's see a full turnout please.


Surprise, surprise! [posted 31/08/19]

Yes, today's match was cancelled because of the rain! #Scottishsummer Also off already is Sunday's Academy versus Ayr match, "Shawholm" being completely waterlogged.


Weekend action [posted 29/08/19]

After another washout week as far as matches was concerned - the Under 16s' match versus Clydesdale failing to get started last night - Saturday sees the final senior match of season 2019, Shawholm travelling to "Nunholm" to take on their eponymous hosts in the league.  It's a 12 noon start, and the team selection is online once confirmed.  Sunday's fixture is the final scheduled Sunday League match of 2019, with Ayr the visitors, hosted by the Academy.


Shawholm thumped [posted 24/08/19]


Shawholm slumped to a 90-run defeat today, losing heavily to Whitehaugh at home.  However despite the big margin of the loss, this really was the proverbial "game of two halves".  Winning the toss, the visitors from Paisley batted first, but after their openers put on a half century for the first wicket they were then rolled for 127 with Bogey taking a "5-for" to see his name added to the Honours Board.

So 128 to win.  And, even on a predictably tricky deck - given the horrendous weather there's been - 37 all out probably reflects a pretty poor effort with the bat.  No-one got to double figures, and it was all over pretty quickly!  A day at the office to forget.  Mind you, at least they didn't wait around for hours watching grass grow.....  The scorecard and updated statistics are online. 


The latest league tables are also online.



Déjà vu......all over again [posted 24/08/19]

For what seemed like the umpteenth time this season, the 'Loc had the double frustration of hanging around for hours when there seemed no chance of play, and then being informed.....there was no chance of play!  Today's location was "Glenpark" where, despite the best efforts of groundstaff in the days leading up to today, and today, the weather that has completely blighted season 2019 had left the bowler's take-off area and pitch unplayable.  And so, after a fourth inspection at 2pm it was back up the M8 for the convoy. 


Under 16s exit Scottish Cup [posted 23/08/19]

The Under 16s went down to defeat this evening at "Titwood", losing to Clydesdale in the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup.  After bowling their hosts out for 115, the side's reply started positively, Hasan Malik and Zakir putting on 28 for the first wicket.  However Zakir's departure saw what had been a steady accumulation of runs dry up, and as batters struggled to rotate strike wickets started to fall at regular intervals.  38 for 4 would end up 68 for 8 as none of the batters aside Zakir (16) and Hasan (15) got in to double figures.  So a disappointing end to what had been a good half-time position, dismissing Clydesdale for just 115 giving the side a chance of victory.  Standouts with the ball in the first half were Jamesy (4-0-2-2) and Nabeel (4-0-16-2), with the bowlers being backed up well in the field by their teammates.  Moiz pouched two good catches in the deep, and there were three well executed run outs.  Scorecard


Weekend action [posted 22/08/19]

Saturday sees both senior sides in action with Shawholm hosting Whitehaugh and Poloc travelling to "Glenpark" to take on Greenock.  Before that there's also an Under 16 match to be played, tomorrow night seeing the latest attempt to get the Scottish Cup quarter-final with Clydesdale played.  Starting at 5.30pm, the match is being played at "Titwood".  Team selections are online once confirmed.


Evening League match off [posted 20/08/19]

Tonight's Evening League match between the Academy side and Hillhead, ironically rescheduled after last Tuesday's match was rained off, is off because of yet more rain.


Under 16s the latest to miss out [posted 19/08/19]

The Under 16s' rescheduled league match against the combined Irvine|Prestwick side was the latest of the club's sides to suffer at the hands of the weather, their match being cancelled early this morning with Prestwick's ground still unplayable.


Another,.....yes, another complete washout! [posted 17/08/19]

There were no matches completed today in the Western Union Premier Division, three matches not getting started - including the 'Loc's hosting of East Kilbride - and the two that started lated didn't finish.  Is this the wettest, or at least most weather-affected, season ever?  Shawholm at least avoided either the disappointment of a cancellation, or the soul-destroying frustration of waiting around and then not getting a game completed, as it had an official bye week.  The next action, weather-permitting, is Monday's senior practice and the Under 16's rescheduled trip to "Henry Thow Oval" the same evening. 


Weekend action [posted 15/08/19]

Saturday has only one scheduled senior match, with the Shawholm side having a bye week.  This leaves Poloc 's hosting of East Kilbride as the only game, assuming the ground recovers from the beating it's taken from the weather.  Sunday is a free matchday, with the scheduled Sunday League match at "Albert Park" postponed at the request of Weirs.  This means that after Saturday's match the next game for the club is Monday's rescheduled Under 16 match at "Henry Thow Oval" against the Irvine|Prestwick combined side.  Team selections are online once confirmed.


Still it rains [posted 14/08/19]

Yet another match was swept away by the wet weather today, this time the Under 16 Scottish Cup tie against Clydesdale.  Unfortunately another day of heavy and persistent rain means the ground remains completely waterlogged and a bit of a quagmire, groundsman Scott McCutcheon having to abort attempts to cut the outfield yesterday, far less prepare a pitch today, when no work at all was possible!  The last time the club managed to get a game played at "Shawholm" was the 3rd of August, and we've only managed one since the 23rd of July!!  Sadly, too, there seems little consolation to be found in the forecasts that an end to this wet weather is in sight.  #Scottishsummer 




Rained off! [posted 13/08/19]

Both this evening's Evening League matches were cancelled because of the weather, the away match at "Hughenden" and the home game against Ayr.  "Shawholm" remains waterlogged after Sunday's flooding after the River Cart burst its banks (see below). 



Flooded! [posted 11/08/19]

For the first time in current members' memories, "Shawholm" ended up as a flood plain for the River Cart during the season, as the river burst its banks early this evening following a day of torrential rain. 


At the other end of the ground, the smaller river similarly came up on to the area around the scorebox and groundsman's storage shed.  #Scottishsummer indeed!



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


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 and Poloc Academy play in both the WDCU Sunday and Evening Leagues, the Poloc Pythons compete in Cricket Scotland's winter tapeball league, and no fewer than five junior sides play at five 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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