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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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Tapeball [posted 16/01/19]

The Poloc Pythons are back in indoor Cricket Scotland Tapeball League action tomorrow evening, taking on Greater Pollok Eagles at 8pm. 





The club's Annual General Meeting ("AGM") will be held on Wednesday the 30th of January 2019, at 7.30pm, in the clubhouse.  All members are encouraged to attend if at all possible.  Secretary Keith Sheridan has circulated the AGM papers by email to members today, as well as a message about the AGM date and timing being intimated on WhatsApp.  Any member not receiving their papers should contact Keith by email



Representative squad selections [posted 14/01/19]

Amaan Ramzan and Kess Sajjad have been selected for the 2019 Scotland Under 19 training squad.  Congratulations to both players, and good luck to them as the squad prepares for ICC U19 CWC qualifiers that will take place this summer in The Netherlands.  Four of the club's young players have also been included in Western Warriors age-group winter training squads.  Well done to both Moiz Maqsood and Hassaan Mehmood on their Under 14 squad selections, and congratulations to Abdul Malik and Zakir Siddiqui who have been included in the Under 16 squad. 


Winter weeding [posted 14/01/19]

Some good work's been put in over the last couple of days that has seen the front area of the clubhouse completely weeded.  With this winter's temperature - thus far - still allowing some growth the weeds had been enjoying themselves! 




Indoor cricket [posted 11/01/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 13th of January - with two, one-hour sessions.  First up - between 2pm and 3pm - is a session for younger players, with Keith Sheridan leading a group of Under 12s.  Then, from 3pm until 4pm there's another open net session, with Under 14s and Under 16s joining older players. 


Under 14s win one, lose one [posted 06/01/19]

The Under 14s (pictured in action below) played on matchday one of the new Indoor League today, taking on Glasgow Accies and Ayr at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall.  After going down to defeat in the first game against Accies the side notched up the "W" against Ayr in game two. 




Indoor cricket [posted 04/01/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 6th of January - with a two-hour open net session, between 2pm and 4pm for players in the Under 16 age-group anf above. 


Indoor Super 8s, Under 19s Finals Day [posted 30/12/18]


The Under 19s were in Indoor Super 8s Finals Day action today, finishing runners-up to Clydesdale who beat them by 17 runs in a high-scoring first match.  153 for 4 proved too many for the 'Loc, the side finishing 136 for 5 in their ten-over reply.  CJ top-scored with 38 not out, and was given able support by Amaan Ali who made an unbeated 26.  The side were ahead of their opponents rights up until the start of the ninth over in their run-chase: their score with two overs to go of 115 for 5 being 12 runs ahead of where their opponents had been at the same stage in their innings.  However the heavy scoring of the end of the first innings wasn't repeated and the 17-run loss resulted. 


In game two the 'Loc took on a Clydesdale II side.  Batting first they scored freely, reaching 72 for 2 at the halfway point in the innings, Rambo (pictured left, batting with CJ) retiring.  Amaan Ali would also continue his good form with the bat, retiring for a second consecutive match, and helping the side post 152 for 4.

In reply, the Clydesdale II side got off to a slow start - 16 for 2 after three overs - and lost early wickets in to the bargain, Froggy bagging a brace in the third over.  Clydesdale II continued to find it hard going and had reached just 38 for 4 at the midpoint of their reply, Froggy taking a third wicket.  CJ was also in the wickets, taking a smart caught and bowled in the sixth over to keep the screw tightened. Wickets continued to fall as the second innings progressed, the 'Loc's opponents being seven down going in to the ninth over.  A decent final over from the 'Loc then secured what was a big win, the side winning by 84 runs. 



Under 15s miss out on Finals Day [posted 28/12/18] 

The Under 15s (pictured left) couldn't match their elder brethern in today's Under 15 Indoor Super 8s group stages, going down to three defeats - against Ferguslie CC, Uddingston CC and Glasgow Accies CC - respectively in their Group A matches.  There were highlights however, all with the bat, as Moiz (27*), Hassaan (25*), Elliot (26*) and Hasan (28*) all made retiral-inducing scores.  However the side's indiscipline with the ball cost them dear, an avalanches of no balls and wides [Ed': 19 wides and 33 no balls to be precise!  ] being seemingly unstoppable over the day. 


Under 19s come through the group stages [posted 27/12/18]

The Under 19s (pictured below, with Team Manager Josh Sajjad) came through their group stage matches today to qualify for Sunday's Finals Day.  Despite losing to Clydesdale in their first round-robin match, a big win against the Ferguslie|Kelburne combined side saw them secure top spot in Group A, on NRR.  Game two saw them chasing 110 to beat the Dark Side, however they'd finish 14 runs short and go down to defeat.  However with the Ferguslie|Kelburne combined team having beaten Clydesdale in game one, a big enough win over the Paisley combo would still be enough to see the Under 19s finish top of the group.  And it's probably safe to say that after being set 125 for victory, the odds were in favour of back-to-back losses.  But the side had other ideas, and a blistering attack on the Ferguslie|Kelburne bowling attack saw the side romp home in just 8.1 overs to see them record the best NRR of the three sides in the group. 





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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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