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Please enjoy this virtual look round our club - but, better still, why not come and visit us?  Founded over 140 years ago, we're a family-centred club with our own ground on the Pollok Estate on Glasgow's southside, members coming from all backgrounds and from across ethnic and cultural spectra, all taking an active part in club life.  As well as year-round competitive and social cricket for juniors and adults, there are internal and outside seating areas and a well-appointed clubhouse.


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Latest news and club notices


Winter Golf Section - Scramble [posted 14/11/20] 


The Winter Golf Section's new season got underway this afternoon, with the Scramble taking place.  In what were challenging and dreich weather conditions it was the team skippered by Stuart Irons that triumphed, their net 58 seeing them into a sudden-death play-off, which they won to see them take home the prizes!  Well done to Stuart and his side, and thanks to Adam Richardson for presenting "Wee Poloc" in remarkable condition given the recent weather. 


Wilma Duncanson [posted 10/11/20] 

The club was saddened to hear that Wilma Duncanson, wife of former President, and Honorary Member, Jimmy Duncanson, passed away yesterday after a short illness.  The thoughts of the whole Poloc community are with Jimmy, Sandy, Susan and all the family at this sad time. 


Glenton Stuurman earns international call-up [posted 06/11/20] 


The club's 2012 "Overseas amatuer" Glenton Stuurman has been included in the South Africa one-day squad for the upcoming tour by England.  Glenton's selection is just the latest step in his progress, and follows from impressive performances in South Africa's domestic franchise cricket.  Congratulations to Glenton!  Read more about Glenton's inclusion online on ESPN CricInfo.


Refurbishment continues [posted 26/10/20]

Groundsman Adam Richardson has turned his attention indoors this week, with the refurbishment of the groundsman's store and office underway.  More good work from Adam as the club tries to continue to make good use of this period of partial "lockdown". 

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Autumn work [posted 14/10/20] 

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Groundsman Adam Richardson continues to work hard on the ground, this week's relatively mild weather allowing solid-tining of the square (see left). 


The club's thanks are also due to Glasgow Council's staff, and Pollok Estate Manager Paul Brannan, for their assistance with the work.


Club President update [posted 30/09/20] 


Club President Kenneth Robertson (pictured) has written to members again today, updating them on activities at the club.


Kenneth's September update has been emailed to members, and circulated to junior players' parents and senior players by WhatsApp today.  It can also be read, here online.


Refurbishment of flag pole [posted 16/09/20] 

The club's investment in improving the facilities and environ's at "Shawholm" have been a feature of "lockdown", and it continued last week with the complete refurbishment of the flag pole, and base (pictured below).  Thanks to Adam Richardson and his assistant for their great work on this project. 



Representative selection [posted 04/09/20]

Congratulations to James Cathcart and Hasan Malik who are both included in the Western Warriors Under 16 squad to play the Caledonian Highlanders in Freuchie tomorrow.


Academy lose out to Clydesdale [posted 04/09/20]

A sixteen overs-a-side match was possible this evening, the Academy side taking on a Development XI from near-neighbours Clydesdale starting at 5.30pm.  On a bright but ultimately chilly night, after a dat of sunshine and showers, the visitors batted first and posted 123 for 3.  Samee was the pick of the 'Loc's bowlers with a brace to his name, whilst Esakhiel top-scored for Clydesdale - his innings being interrupted by a nose-bleed that saw him retire and then return.  In their reply the Academy would eventually finish 100 for 6, and 24 runs shy of their target.  The three-figure total owed much to Hasan's 23-ball 34 that included four maximums, with Rob' (19) and Elliot (13*) chipping in with cameos.  [Scorecard]


Representative selection [posted 03/09/20]

Kess Sajjad was back playing for the Scotland Performance Academy today, against Scotland A, in behind-closed-doors T20s at Grange Club in Edinburgh.  Well done, again, to Kess on his selection.  


Second best in Paisley [posted 01/09/20]

A Poloc XI took on a Ferguslie XI at "Meikleriggs" this evening in a friendly T20-turned-sixteen-overs-a-side match.  In the field first, the 'Loc attack was spearheaded by a combo of Cathcarts, Rob' and Jamesy sharing the new ball.  Two meaningful contributions - from Preston-Jones (34) and Henry (34) saw the home side post 106 for 8, with Raza returning the best bowling figures with 3 for 20 in his four overs.  The other wickets were shared around, with one-apiece for Rob', Hasan, Kess and Elliot, Irfan chipping in with a run out to get rid of Preston-Jones.  In reply, in the gathering gloom, the 'Loc never really got going, being dismissed for just 36, with none of the batters, like seven of the home side's batters, getting to double figures. [Scorecard]


Representative selection [posted 01/09/20]

Kess Sajjad was playing for the Scotland Performance Academy today, against Scotland A, in a behind-closed-doors match at Grange Club in Edinburgh.  Well done to Kess on his selection.  



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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.






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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