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 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 both 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.




This week's indoor cricket - Sunday the 23rd of October

1pm to 2pm: Under 11s and Under 13s

2pm to 3pm: Under 15s and Under 18s

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



Latest news and club notices



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.


Lahore Qalandars Jazz Rising Stars [posted 18/09/16]

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Well done to Owais Shah on success in the recent Lahore Qalandars trial day in Lahore.  Pictured left, Owais was one of sixteen players selected from the trial to go forward in the Rising Stars programme.  More about the programme, and what comes next for Owais, can be found on the Jazz Rising Stars website.


Final league tables [posted 14/09/16]

The WDCU has finalised the league tables for the Evening and Sunday Leagues.  These are online now, and they show that the Academy side has finished up top-of-the-pile in their Evening League division.  Well done to CJ2 and the Academy players. 


Under 18s confirmed as league champions [posted 12/09/16]

The WDJCU has confirmed this season's league winners, with the club's Under 18s securing their league title.  The Under 15s finished runners-up in their league, with the Under 13s and 11s taking fifth spots in their leagues.  Well done to the Under 18s therefore, who completed an unbeaten league campaign, and who still have the Frank Smith Trophy final to look forward to, that match being held over until the start of next season after being washed away last weekend. 


Poloc women pipped down at Ayr [posted 11/09/16]

Nicole Hanlon reports on yesterday's T20 semi-final against George Watson's at New Cambusdoon.  Nicole writes, "Our skipper won the toss and elected to bat first, sending Ellen Watson and Abtaha Maqsood in to open the batting.  Both got off to a good start, putting on 28 runs in five overs, before Abtaha was caught at point for 20.  Despite Abtaha's dismissal, the side continued to bat well, with Ellen being the pick, scoring 30.  In our allotted overs a total of 71 for 4 was posted.  The second innings saw the side put in a big effort in the field, featuring some very good bowling [Ed: despite strong winds!]  However two George Watson's openers - Bryce (31*) and Henderson (24*) - would see off the bowling attack and reached their target of 72, in just 9 overs.  There were, however, some impressive bowling figures from Sam Bachari (2-0-5-0) and Abtaha (2-0-7-0), and the fielding, overall, was really good."


Representative selections [posted 06/09/16]

Congratulations to Ihtisham Malik and Owais Shah on their selections for a Scotland Development XI that's playing Yorkshire CCC 2nd XI in a three-day game starting today.  You can follow the boys' progress on Total Cricket Scorer.


Outdoor junior practice finished [posted 04/09/16]

For the avoidance of doubt, with last Friday seeing the last scheduled junior league match played, outdoor junior coaching and practices - on Monday and Wednesday evenings - are now finished for season 2016.  As usual indoor coaching and practice sessions will run over the winter, and details of these will be sent to juniors in the near future, as well as being advertised here online.


Under 15s in comfortable win [posted 02/09/16]

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The East Renfrewshire|Renfrew combined side were the Under 15s' opponents this evening in a re-arranged league match.  In the field first, and in a match reduced to sixteen overs-a-side, the 'Loc restricted their hosts to 72 for 4.  Then, chasing 73 to win, Uzzi (45*) and Sobo (26*) rattled off the required runs in under seven overs to secure the win.  We've got the scorecard online, updated statistics, and a short report.



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Older news can be found in the news archive section.



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