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Latest news and club notices


Under 12s lose to Glasgow Accies [posted 21/05/18] 

WDJCU_logo It was a bright, if not warm and sunny, night this evening at Shawholm as the Under 12s entertained visitors from the city's northside.  Glasgow Accies were the Under 12s' opponents, and in a match that saw nineteen wickets fall the 'Loc youngsters slipped to defeat to an older and physically bigger and stronger Accies.  There were plus-points in the loss, as always, however, with the side taking ten Accies' wickets, to Accies' haul of nine.  Then with the bat, there was a good knock from Abdullsubhan, whilst all the batters' calling and running was improved on seven days previously.

We have the match scorecard online to look at, and the Under 12 stat's have been updated.


Sunday League wins [posted 20/05/18] 

WDCU_logo Both Sunday League teams were in action today, a young Academy side travelling to Renfrew with Coenie and Jurie, and the Panthers entertaining Clydesdale at Shawholm.  The Academy side ran out winners, thanks to runs from Coenie and Jurie who batted with the youngsters, the win being secured in the final over.   Meanwhile at home there was a derby win to celebrate as the Panthers secured 2018's first win over a Dark Side XI.  The Academy scorecard is online, as is the Panthers 'card, with the stat's also updated.

We also have a match report from the Panthers' match online.


Representative selections [posted 20/0518]

The club had three players in representative squad involvement today: Abtaha was with the Scottish Women A team as they took on Durham CCC; Craig Young was with the Western Warriors for their T20 Blitz matches against Eastern Knights and Caledonian Highlanders; and Samee Mehmood was in the Western Warriors Under 14 squad for their match against Caledonian Highlanders.  Well done to all three players.


Bad days at the offices [posted 19/05/18]

It was another double defeat day as both senior 'Loc sides lost to their Uddingston counterparts.  To deal with the easy match first: the Shawholm boys got their collective backsides skelped [Ed: a technical term!] as Bothwell won the toss, batted first, and racked up over 300.  Then in the reply there was a batting capitulation that was something akin to,.....to.....well, something akin to what was also going on in the match at Shawholm!  In this one, the 'Loc somehow managed to step on their Uddy opponent's throats not once, but twice, only to remove their boot and hand their guests from Lanarkshire the win.  Firstly in the first innings when, astonishingly, the side somehow managed to convert 163 for 3 in the 33rd over into 181 all out in the 42nd.  Now that's clever!  Then in the second innings, to show they could match with the ball what they'd achieved with the bat, the side then allowed Uddy to escape from 53 for 5 to win by three wickets.  Common theme to both matches, and both performances?  Inabilities to bat any lengths of time by the vast majority of batters [Ed: notes to selves - Saturday matches aren't T20s], and technical flaws being found out when it matters,.....in matches!  So a thumping, and a case of reverse alchemy.  On to next week, and, hopefully, improved discipline with bat and ball.  We've got the scorecard from Shawholm online, as well as the scorecard from Bothwell Castle Policies, and the season's stat's have been updated.  Match highlights from Shawholm can be viewed online, and remember, too, individual-by-individual playing performance stat's are online - they, eventually, don't lie!  


Under 14s lose at Meikleriggs [posted 18/05/18] 

WDJCU_logo The Under 14s got their league underway at the third attempt this evening, travelling to Meikleriggs in deepest, darkest Paisley to take Ferguslie.  Batting first the 'Loc's youngsters lost just four wickets en route to posting 120.   Under the new WDJCU league rules [Ed: devised by Professors of Complication at the University of Complication, in Complicationville] three 'Loc batters also retired having faced twenty deliveries.  The scores-on-the-doors showed four 'Loc batters got to 20 [runs!]: Hasan, Abdullah, Samee and Moiz.

In their defence of 120 the 'Loc started brightly, grabbing an early wicket, however - and despite taking six wickets - they'd end up on the losing side thanks, in the main, to self-induced pain caused by bowling wides, and two good innings from Mahapatra and Esakhiel.  Defeat was confirmed in the seventeenth over, Mahapatra pushing the winning single square of point to secure the win points for his side.  Ubaid's figures were the standout ones, his two overs costing just 5 runs, Hasan's 2 for 12 also being worthy of mention.  The scorecard's online, as are stat's.


Weekend matches [posted 18/05/18]

This weekend sees no fewer than seven scheduled matches.  The Under 14s kick things off with a trip to Paisley on Friday evening to take on Ferguslie.  Saturday's two senior mens matches see home and away clashes with Uddingston, the Shawholm side travelling to Bothwell Castle Policies.  Sunday is another two-game day: the Panthers hosting the Dark Side, and the Academy travelling to Renfrew. Then on Monday, the four-day schedule is completed by Glasgow Accies Under 12s coming to Shawholm, and the Under 16s opening their league campaign with a derby match at ToytownTeams are online as players confirm.


Greenwood Trophy advancement [posted 17/05/18]

The Panthers safely advanced in the Greenwood Trophy this evening, seeing off the challenge of BBC Scotland by 27 runs.  Assisted by BBC generosity in the extras department, 46 not out from Slappy on his first run out of a new season was the main reason for 122 for 7 being posted after Irfan had won the toss and decided to bat first.  This was then relatively easily defended, with Awace grabbing a "3-for" as the BBC Scotland reply ran out of steam to finish on 95 for 9.  The scorecard's online, as are match highlights.


Next up for the Panthers in the competition is Anniesland, on the 21st of June.


McCulloch Cup win [posted 16/05/18] 

WDCU_logo The McCulloch Cup [Ed: formerly West League Cup] group stage matches got underway this evening at the second time of asking, the 'Loc making the short trip to Albert Park to take on Weirs.  Bowling first the side got the best possible start with a wicket in the first over, courtesy of a fine catch by Buggsy in the deep.  And this turned to be a sign of things to come as wickets just kept on-a-coming, the home side slipping to 76 all out. 

Highlight of the bowling effort was Hasseeb's "5-for", with Pasty's two catches, run out and a wicket getting a mention in despatches.  The 'Loc's reply didn't take too long, despite three wickets going down, Jurie obviously deciding he wanted to catch the end of the Europa League Final, and bunting a quick-fire 47 not out from just eighteen deliveries to see the side home inside nine overs.  One over in particular saw Jurie flex his muscles, Ali being despatched for three consecutive sixes in an over that would go for 22.  Next up in the competition is West of Scotland.  The scorecard's online, as are updated stat's and match highlights.


Panthers secure the bragging rights [posted 15/05/18]

Tonight's T20 between a Panthers XI and a Shawholm XI saw the former come out on top as 123 for 5 proved 12 more runs than the Panthers needed to see off their opponents.  The first innings total set owed much to two things really: the Shawholm XI's inability to avoid gifting runs in extras (19 in wides and 4 in no balls being "criminal"), and Abdul's late innings cameo that saw him bunt 21* from just ten deliveries to take his side's score past a-run-a-ball.  For the Shawholm XI, Mohammed, with figures of 4-0-11-2, again showed his prowess with the ball, and Habib (4-0-14-1) was economical enough.  In their reply, the Shawholm XI batters got off to a poor start, and were reduced to 5 for 3 three at one stage, Hunnain causing chaos with the ball, and batters unable to avoid getting out.  Hassan and Habib both joined the Webbed Feet Award listings, after Akshay (4) had been first out.  Humza (31), opening with Akshay, would hang around however, and hit two 6s in his 34-ball stay in the middle.  However his knock, and those of Gulfam (17 from twenty deliveries) and Noaman (33 from 28 deliveries), wouldn't be enough, as Hunnain returned at the death to restrict the lower order batters.  He'd finish with standout figures of 4 for 17 from his four overs, whilst The Enforcer lived up to his name again with a two-over opening spell of 0 for 2.  The scorecard is online, as are Poloc Panthers XI and Shawholm XI stat's, whilst the overall batting and bowling stat's have also been added to.


Under 12s get their season underway [posted 14/05/18] 

WDJCU_logo The Under 12 season got underway today with the visit of the East Kilbride|Weirs combined side.  After winning the toss, Abdullsubhan decided the 12s would bowl first.  Taking four wickets, the 'Loc youngsters then restricted their opponents to 102 for 4 [Ed': or at least it's thought this was the score given the sheer complexity of the new "pairs-but-not-really-pairs" format.  Then in their reply, needing 102 to win, [Ed': or more, but not sure how much more, if wickets fell!] the 12s ended up 78 for 6. 

And so, and please pay attention here, this resulted in a loss by 32 runs.  Nope, we don't know why either! Anyway, highlights on the night included a plethora of head-high beamers as the new 16-metre pitch was used for the first time, and a late finish given the requirement for overs with wides and no balls to see at least eight balls bowled.  More seriously it was good to see Aaitish make his competitive debut, good to see the sun shine and a good number of parents and families in attendance, and good to see the enjoyment that results from runs being scored and wickets taken! The scorecard's online, as are stat's.


Scottish Cup exit [posted 13/05/18]

If Saturday was a gloomy day, results-wise, then today's Scottish Cup exit at the hands of East Kilbride saw players being relieved of their belts and shoe laces.  In a reduced 38 overs-a-side affair, delayed because of soft bowlers' run ups, the 'Loc simply failed to show up, and - after being skittled for 121 - lost by three wickets.  Three wickets sounds close, however the truth is that aside a wobble near the finish line, the 'Loc never looked much like defending their low score.  All-in-all - and notwithstanding the glorious sunshine - this was a game to forget, and not one that'll see the club re-introducing turnstiles!  For the strong of constitution, the scorecard and updated stat's can be found online, as can match highlights



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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 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 six junior sides play at six age-group levels in the West District Junior Cricket Union leagues and cups, as well as in national cup competitions.






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