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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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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 reserve division.  In addition, Poloc Panthers and Poloc Academy play in both the WDCU Sunday and Evening Leagues, Poloc Women participate in Cricket Scotland leagues and cups, 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.




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Panthers win a thriller [posted 15/08/17]

The Panthers were in rescheduled Evening League action this evening, hosting West of Scotland's "Hamilton Crescent" XI.  Batting first the Panthers posted an impressive 129 for 2 in a match reduced to eighteen overs-a-side with "the nights drawing in", albeit the match was played in glorious late summer sunshine.  The big total owed much to Murtaza's unbeaten 66* (57) and Dr Uzzi's 36 not out (33).  West's run-chase, in search of 130, then went off like a train and they were ahead of their required run-rate for all but a couple of overs.  Crucially those overs were the last two!  And in fact the result was pretty much in doubt right until the end.  That final over - bowled by Dr Uzzi - started with the visitors needing just 6 runs to win, with "Overseas Amateur" Boller in the middle and going well.  However the first three balls were all dots [Ed: the first time there'd been three consecutive dots in the entire innings!], followed by Robinson being dismissed, caught behind by Amaan.  Now it was 6 needed from two.  Ball five went for 3, meaning 3 were needed from the last ball.  Ball six though was called wide, and with the batters scampering through it was Boller on strike with 1 needed to win.  Ball six [Ed: or seven, take your pick!] was,......a wicket!  Boller yorked by Dr Uzzi to see West finish on 129 for 5.  Scores tied, but the Panthers taking the win on fewer wickets lost.  Great drama. 


We've got the scorecard online (here), as well as updated statistics and averages.  Our intrepid Panthers reporter has also penned their thoughts on the match.  Sit back and enjoy.....


Representative honours [posted 14/08/17]

This week again sees a number of the club's young players involved in age-group representative action.  Taimoor Ahmad, Ihtisham Malik and Owais Shah have been included in the Scotland Under 19 squad to play NUSC-CC down in the north-east of England, and Amaan Ramzan and Uzzair Shah are with the Scotland Under 17 squad in Cork, playing Ireland in the Celtic Cup.  And back nearer home, Abtaha Maqsood has again been selected for Scotland Women for the regional qualifier for the next ICC Women's WT20, the matches against the USA and The Netherlands being played at Stirling, whilst Sohaib Shah is with the Scotland Under 15s as they take on Leicestershire & Rutland at Meikleriggs. 


Wash outs [posted 14/08/17]

Both today's scheduled junior matches were washed out by the continuing wet weather. 


Under 13s finish third [posted 13/08/17]

The Under 13s took third place in today's Scottish Cup Finals Day, defeating Huntly in the third/fourth place play-off.  The 5-run win came after the side had lost by seven wickets (albeit in the seventeenth over) to eventual winners Carlton.  Congratulations to the Under 13s, and Coaches Jurie Snyman and David James, pictured below, on their good run in the competition.  Tomorrow sees the youngsters back in league action, with a scheduled trip to New Cambusdoon to take on Ayr. 




So near yet so far [posted 12/08/17]


Shawholm so very nearly saw off the challenge of Partick today in a thriller in the park.  Batting first Shawholm posted 159, the final wicket falling on the last ball of the final over (the match reduced to 49 overs-a-side).  The fact 160 was set as a target owed much to Hunnain's 39 at the top of the order, and cameos from Dr. Uzzi (24), Graeme (25) and Habib (25).  Defending their total, the Shawholm bowlers had Partick in trouble at 49 for 5 at one stage, before a mid-innings partnership put Partick back in charge.

Credit the side for hanging in there though, and when wickets again started falling the pendulum began to swing just a tad back in Shawholm's favour.  But it wasn't to be as Partick reached the winning post eight down.  Greame had a "3-for", with Habib picking up a brace of wickets.  We've got the scorecard online (here), as well as updated statistics and averages.


Cancelled [posted 12/08/17]

The East Kilbride versus Poloc Premier Division match at Torrance House was called off today before a ball was bowled, or a coin tossed.  The persistent, and at times heavy, rain that fell for around two hours from around 11.30am on to an already saturated ground decided the matter, this despite the best efforts and hard work of East Kilbride's players and ground staff. 


Under 11s and 15s rained off [posted 11/08/17]

This evening's Under 11 match against East Kilbride has failed to beat the weather, today's persistent rain leaving the wicket unplayable. Going the same way was the Under 15s' trip to Whitehaugh.


Weekend matches [posted 11/08/17]

East Kilbride are the Under 11s' opponents tonight in the Under 11 League, whilst the Under 15s travel to Whitehaugh to play the Ferguslie|Kelburne combined side.  Saturday's two senior men's fixtures see the 'Loc take on East Kilbride at Torrance House, and Shawholm host Partick.  Both have 12 noon starts.  Sunday's action is the rescheduled Under 13 Scottish Cup Finals Day in Edinburgh, the club's Under 13s taking on Carlton at Inverleith starting at 11am.  The weekend's action is then completed with the Under 13s and Under 18s both in league action on Monday. 


The 'Loc come up short in the McCulloch Cup final [posted 09/08/17]

Less than 24 hours after winning their semi-final, the 'Loc were at Bothwell Castle policies tonight, taking on Ayr in the McCulloch Cup final.  But they couldn't repeat the win of last night and would finish up losing out by 15 runs after getting bowled out for 103 in the last over - in near darkness - chasing 119 to win. We've got the scorecard online, as well as updated statistics and averages, and a short match report


Cup final appearance booked [posted 08/08/17]


The 'Loc finally got their three-times postponed McCulloch Cup semi-final with Greenock played this evening, and in glorious sunshine at that.  The visitors won the toss and batted first, but were kept in check by a good all-round bowling performance, backed up by an eager fielding display.  Ihty was the pick of the bowlers returning 4-0-14-3, Jurie and LJ also picking up a brace of wickets.  Seven down, Greenock would finish on 86. 

The 'Loc's run-chase was nearly as well executed as the first half performance had been, the win being secured in the sixteenth over, for the loss of just two wickets, Jurie unbeaten on 39*. 


The win sees the side progress to the final, where Ayr await, the match being played at Uddingston's Bothwell Castle Policies tomorrow evening, August the 9th.  6.15pm start.  We've got the scorecard online, as well as updated statistics and averages, and video highlights.


Rescheduled Evening League matches [posted 07/08/17]

With tonight's McCulloch Cup match being postponed yet again, and rescheduled for tomorrow night, Tuesday's scheduled Evening League matches have been postponed for a week. 


Another wash out.....or two [posted 07/08/17]


The weather curse that was put on Poloc versus Greenock matches struck again today as torrential afternoon rain left the ground flooded (see left), and the McCulloch Cup semi-final postponed. 


That's the third time it's been scheduled and postponed!  The two clubs will try again tomorrow evening.


Also off is the Under 13 League match at Bothwell Castle Policies.


Representative honours [posted 06/08/17]

Next weeks sees a number of the club's youngsters involved in representative cricket action again.  Zakir Siddiqui's been selected for the Western Warriors Under 14 side's match against Belfast Under 14 on Monday.  The same day Sohaib Shah starts a week of Celtic Cup action for Scotland Under 15s against Ireland, at New Cambusdoon.  Tuesday and Wednesday then sees Amaan Ramzan and Uzzair Shah and the Scotland Under 17 squad play Lincolnshire, down south. 


Looking further ahead, Taimoor Ahmad, Ihtisham Malik and Owais Shah have been included in the Scotland Under 19 squad to play NUSC-CC in the week commencing the 14th of August .


Wash outs [posted 06/08/17]

Both today's scheduled matches were washed out.  At Titwood the Western Union Cup semi-final against Clydesdale never got beyond a coin toss, whilst at Shawholm [Ed: much to the dismay of the groundsman!] 17.4 overs were bowled in the Academy's Sunday League match with Victoria before common sense prevailed and the game was abandoned, the Academy 87 for 2. 


Under 13s Finals Day postponed [posted 05/08/17]

The Under 13 Scottish Cup Finals Day in Edinburgh tomorrow was postponed early on Saturday after the ground at Inverleith struggled to recovere from recent wet weather, and given a poor Sunday weather forecast. 


Back-to-back double defeat Saturdays [posted 05/08/17]


Back-to-back double defeat Saturdays are pretty bad, however they're even worse when the defeats are to the Dark Side!  And so it was today as both senior Saturday sides slumped to defeats to their Clydesdale counterparts.  At Shawholm the 'Loc appeared to have Clydesdale on the ropes when the Crossmyloof Crusaders were - first - 17 for 3, then 119 for 7.  However an 103* (103) from Basit Ali - batting at seven, and whose previous season high was 22 - swung the pendulum firmly back in his side's favour.

Ali was ably supported by Calum Drummond - batting at eight, and batting for the first time in five matches this season - who made 38 in a 102-run partnership.  Bonkers really.  But credit to the pair as the 'Loc simply couldn't think how to get them out.  Then in the run chase things start badly and never really recovered, 43 for 4 seeing all top four batters gone.  Asad, with 60 (94), did see the side to a losing batting point, but his innings aside, and though better than seven days previously, it was another batting horror show. 


Over at Toytown meanwhile things were little better.  Batting first the Shawholm side were skittled for 90, with only two batters reaching double figures.  Then their hosts rattled off the required runs, just two down, inside eighteen overs.  Ouch!  We've got the scorecards online (here and here), as well as updated statistics and averages, league tables.


Mixed fortunes [posted 04/08/17]


The Under 11s went down to a narrow defeat against Weirs this evening at Albert Park, whilst - at the same time - the Under 15s were securing a win against a visiting Renfrew|West of Scotland combined side at Shawholm.  The defeat at Albert Park in the mini-mini-minor southside derby did however see Musa Rana notch up a nice "3-for", but it would be in vain as the side lost by 12 runs in the run-chase.  At Shawholm the Under 15s' win owed much to Abdul Malik's 43, the biggest component of the 90 for 4 that was recorded to secure a six-wicket win.

We've got the scorecards online, as well as updated statistics and averages.



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