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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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Wash out [posted 24/06/19]

Tonight's Under 16 match away against the East Renfrewshire|Renfrew combined side was called off this afternoon with heavy rain sweeping across the west of the country. 


Representative selection [posted 24/06/19]

Kess Sajjad has been included in the Scotland Under 19 squad selected for matches against the NUSC-CC this week.  Congratulations to Kess. 


Three in a row for the 'Loc, but defeat for Shawholm [posted 22/06/19]


The 'Loc secured a third consecutive league win today, defeating Greenock in almost bizarre circumstances.  In the field first, the 'Loc gifted 36 [Ed: yes, 36!!!] runs in wides to their visitors, en route to the "Glenpark" side posting 178 all out.  LJ and Crazy Horse with "3-fors" were maybe the pick of the bowlers in an instantly forgettable innings of cricket that was lite on both entertainment and quality, visiting Professional Bandekar's 69 apart.

The run-chase was then in the bonkers category, with the 'Loc indebted to Kess (77) and Ofie (46) for somehow rescuing them from 41 for 5 to secure an eventual two-wicket win.  The scorecard, video highlights and updated statistics are online.




At "Whitehaugh" in Paisley meantime a very young Shawholm side was going down heavily to a very much more experienced home side, 208 for 9 being a bundle of runs too many for Shawholm who were bundled out for just 95.  There were bright spots in the loss however, with Samee and Zakir both taking "3-fors", and Zakir also chipping in with 31 batting at three.  The scorecard, updated statistics and league tables are online.


Weekend matches [posted 21/06/19]

Saturday's two matches see the Shawholm side on the road to Paisley to take on Whitehaugh, whilst Poloc host Greenock.  Both games start at noon.  Then on Sunday the Academy entertain Stenhousemuir in the Sunday League before Monday's Under 16 League game sees the 'Loc take on the East Renfrewshire|Renfrew combined side. 


Panthers exit the Greenwood Cup [posted 20/06/19]

The Panthers went out of the Greenwood Cup this evening, losing comfortably to Whitehaugh at "Shawholm".  Batting first the side stumbled their way to just 91 for 9, only Imy (25*) MK (24) and Hunnain (19) getting into double figures.  Then with the ball, in their attempt to defend their total, the #PolocProblem of gifting extras was front-and-central again.  12 wides in under sixteen overs was tonight's crime count, the Panthers went down to a six-wicket defeat with more than four overs unused by the visitors from Paisley.  The scorecard and updated statistics are online. 


McCulloch Cup wash-out [posted 19/06/19]

Tonight's McCulloch Cup group stage match - the final one of the group stages - ended in a no result as the West of Scotland reply to the 'Loc's 139 for 4 was washed away, with the north-side club 18 for 0 in the third over.  Seebz (46), Rambo (34*) and Mo (31) had given the side something to defend, but the bowlers wouldn't ultimately be tested as persistent rain early in the West reply saw players and officials driven from the field of play, never to return.  Match abandoned, and a-point a-piece. 


Derby win in the McCulloch Cup [posted 18/06/19]


The 'Loc secured a quarter-final tie in this season's McCulloch Cup, defeating to neighbours Clydesdale at "Titwood" this evening to see them open up an unsurmountable gap between the two sides in the group table.  Tonight's 39-run win was built on a solid first innings from the 'Loc batters that saw them post 157 for 5, Mo top-scoring with a half century.  The side then safely defended their score, notwithstanding conceding a whopping 31 runs in extras!

Tonight's match was a rescheduled one, the original matchday falling on Eid.  The group stages finish tomorrow, West of Scotland visiting the south-side.  The scorecard, video highlights and updated statistics are online.


Bragging rights for the Panthers [posted 18/06/19]

You can forget the latest Rebel Alliance:Dark Side clash in the McCulloch Cup at "Titwood" tonight.  No, the match of the day today was the Evening League contest between the Panthers and poloc Academy!  Now this one really matters!!  Batting first the Panthers posted 129 for 4, thanks in the main to the top order.  The Professor ended up unbeaten on 34*, a knock that was complemented by MK's 27 and Aamir Kayani's 22.  It was great to see Aamir back at "Shawholm", opening the batting!  For the Academy, Haroon took a brace of wickets, returning figures of 3-0-17-2, Samee Mehmood's figures of 3-0-12-0 also being worthy of mention.  So, 130 to win for the Academy.  Their reply was centered around Hasan Malik's 34, but aside Amaan (18), no other Academy batter reached double figures.  And wickets would fall at regular intervals once the third wicket fell.  73 for 2 would become 95 for 7.  And, though they'd bat their overs, the Academy eventually ended up 20 runs short of their target to give the Panthers a 19-run win.  Scorecards are online here (Panthers) and here (Academy), as are updated statistics.


Monday wash out [posted 17/06/19]

Afternoon heavy rain saw both this evening's junior matches called off, as well as senior practice.  Here's hoping Tuesday's weather is kinder and allows the two scheduled matches to be played. 


Win and a loss on matchday eight [posted 15/06/19]

The Shaholm Premier Division Reserve match against Nunholm was done-and-dusted in no time at all today, disappointingly the cause being a batting collapse by Shawholm.  Batting first they were bundled out for just 58, only Zakir getting into double figures.  The collapse started early - 22 for 3 - and was never halted.  In fact such was the paucity of run-scoring by the Shawholm batters, extras - at 14 - comfortably ended up top scorer.  Nunholm then made lite work of the run-chase - hardly challenging as it was.  Less than nineteen overs were needed for the visitors from Dumfries to chase down the 59 they needed, the winning runs - a boundary 4 - coming from the third ball of the nineteenth over.  The seven-wicket win had seen MK take 2 for 19 in his six overs.  The damage had been done in the first innings however, and defending 58 was always unlikely.  [Ed: the club curse of gifting extras was also in evidence again, notwithstanding less than nineteen overs were bowled - 19 runs in wides and no balls being conceded!]


There was however better news in South Lanarkshire where the 'Loc recorded a convincing nine-wicket win, defeating hosts East Kilbride.  Restricting the "Torrance House" side to 145 batting first - Yasar with a "4-for", and Habib clearing up the tail (3 for 15) - the batters then executed an exemplary run-chase, with Mo (63) and Rambo (57*) putting on 123 for the first wicket to all-but secure their side's win.  Pasty (7*) and Rambo then secured the remaining required runs, and the nine-wicket win was banked, with fifteen overs to spare.  A good win, coming on the back of last week's success against Drumpellier, and the midweek T20 cup wins.  But, still room for improvement.  EK might've been limited to 145, but this still included too many extras: 19 runs being gifted in wides and no balls.    The Poloc scorecard and the Shawholm scorecard, and updated statistics and league tables are online.  Match report.


Weekend fixtures [posted 14/06/19]

Tomorrow's two Saturday league fixtures see the 'Loc travel to "Torrance House" to take on East Kilbride, whilst Shawholm entertain Nunholm.  Both games start at 12 noon.  The Sunday League match between the Panthers and Victoria has been postponed, and will be reschewduled for later in the season, which means the next matches are Monday's two junior league games: the Under 12s going to "Titwood" to play Clydesdale, at the same time as the Under 16s host their Dark Side counterparts too.  Both Monday matches start at 6pm.


Under 16s progress in the Scottish Cup [posted 13/06/19]

The Under 16s ran out nine-wicket winners tonight in their Scottish Cup tie with Greenock, the side skittling out their visitors for just 40, before chasing down the 41 needed for the win in good time.  Froggy and Hasan were the not out batters, Jamesy and Elliot having earlier helped themselves to a brace of wickets as ten bowlers turned their arms over in the first innings.  The scorecard and updated statistics are online. 


Rowan Cup run continues [posted 13/06/19]


The 'Loc progressed to the semi-final of this season's Rowan Cup this evening [Ed: where they'll meet Ferguslie], winning by 48 runs at "Albert Park" against Weirs.  After winning the toss, in what would be a reduced-overs match, Pasty opted to bat, and 113 was posted.  Kess (30), Saif (25) and Pasty (18) were the three batters to get to double figures as the just-over-a-run-a-ball target was set.

Then in the home side's run-chase, Habib grabbed a couple of early wickets to reduce Weirs to 16 for 2 in the fifth over, a slow start that the men from Newlands couldn't recover from.  Ofie helped himself to a "3-for" as Weirs were bowled out in the fifteenth over, Crazy Horse finishing things off with "two-in-two".  The scorecard, video highlights and updated statistics are online.  Match report.


McCulloch Cup success [posted 12/06/19]

The 'Loc were at "Albert Park" this evening for the latest McCulloch Cup group stage match.  Hosts Weirs were under-strength for the match, but this shouldn't take away from a good all-round performance from the 'Loc who were missing a couple of regulars.  In Pasty's absence Saif took the reins, and led from the front with 77* opening the batting, seeing the side post a more-than-healthy 182 for 3.  Saif's 77 not out was the highlight - and included six maximums - however there were also useful contributions from Seebz (42), Rambo (23) and Ziggy (20).  Then in their successful defence of their score, The Enforcer dealt with the Weirs' top order, grabbing a brace of early wickets, whilst Habib (3-1-5-2) bowled nicely first-change, and Ofie chipped in with a neat run out - with just one stump to aim at - and his first wicket for the 'Loc, in a three-over spell.  The scorecard, video highlights and updated statistics are online.  Match report.


Western Cup win,.....at last! [posted 11/06/19]

Shawholm eventually recorded a win in this season's Western Cup group stages, beating Motherwell this evening by three wickets.  In the field first, Shawholm - despite dropping numerous catches - restricted their visitors to just 90 for 7, with Amaan Sheikh returning figures of 4-0-17-3 to see him top the wicket-taking chart.  Imy was also back in action for the first time this season, returning from injury, and he looked to have lost none of his rhythm or guile, taking 2 for 15 in a three-over spell.  91 then was Shawholm's target.  And the side got off to a decent-enough start, reaching 48 for 1 (CJ the batter out) in the ninth over.  However when Buggsy was second out a minor rot set in, and so before you could say "Just how long does an evening T20 actually take to complete?!?" the scoreboard suddenly read 54 for 6.  In a truly Poloc-esque collapse, they'd lost five wickets in the space of less than two overs and were now in a touch of trouble.  However MK bludgeoned a few boundaries after coming in at eight, and all would be well.  He'd finish 22 not out, just 1 run shy of Buggsy's top-scoring 23.  The winning post was passed in the eighteenth over to secure a three-wicket win.  The scorecard, and updated statistics, are online.


Defeat for the Under 12s [posted 10/06/19]

The Under 12s lost out to East Renfrewshire this evening, losing the league game played at "Woodfarm Pavilion".  We've got a short match report online from Coach Sheridan, as well as the match scorecard and updated statistics.


Under 16s win first up [posted 10/06/19]


The Under 16s got their 2019 league campaign underway this evening with a road-trip to "New Anniesland" where they took on Glasgow Accies.   Batting first Zakir (38*) and Moiz (23*) were the main reasons why they eventually managed to post 93 for 4, a total that - with a slow outfield - was defendable.  And defendable it then turned out to be, the 'Loc's opening bowlers ripping through the Accies' top order to leave them 32 for 5. 

Nabeel (3.4-1-7-4) would return the most eye-catching bowling figures, but he was run close in these stakes by Hassaan whose figures were 3-1-5-2.  A good win then, and one that sets the side up well for this Thursday's Scottish Cup match against Greenock.  The scorecard and updated statistics are online.



Representative selection [posted 10/06/19]

Kess Sajjad has been selected in the Scotland Performance Academy side to take on a Northumberland Development side today at Alnmouth CC.  Congratulations to Kess, and good luck for the match.


Academy win [posted 09/06/19]

With the 'Loc going down to defeat in Angus there was more cheering news from the north side of Glasgow with the Academy side beating West of Scotland at "Hamilton Crescent" in the Sunday League.  Batting first the Academy posted 215 for 9, with Hasan Malik top-scoring with 44.  Then, the win was secured by bowling out their hosts cheaply for 74 inside 26 overs with Nabeel returning figures of 3 for 23, and Jamesy, Hasan and Zakir each taking two wickets.  The scorecard and updated statistics are online.


Scottish Cup exit [posted 09/06/19]

The 'Loc returned from their sojourn to the north-east empty-handed after failing to chase 158 to beat Eastern Premiership side Arbroath United at "Lochalands".  After bowling out their hosts for just 157, the side then collapsed from 38 for 1 to 39 for 1 as the top order capitulated in disappointing fashion.  Seebz (51) did look at one stage as though he might manage the lower order and tail to the win, however when he was caught at mid-off in the 28th over it was all-but "Goodnight Vienna".  Kess's cameo 21* (26) saw him plunder some late runs, including two 4s and a maximum, but it was too little, too late, and the failure of seven batters to survive twenty deliveries was the telling factor as the side was bundled out for just 129.  So, defeat by 28 runs, when a win looked probable if not odds-on at half-time, Arbroath's innings of 157 seeing Lewis take 3 for 21, and Seebz and Ziggy grab a brace each, this after Kess had returned figures of 7-3-10-0 up-top.  The scorecard, video highlights and updated statistics are online.


Representative selections [posted 09/06/19]

Congratulations to Moiz Maqsood who has been selected for the Western Warriors Under 14 squad to take on the Caledonian Highlanders today, at Largo CC, in the inter-regional championship.  Making it a double-representative day for the Maqsood family is Moiz's big sister Abtaha, who - again - has been selected by Scotland Women for their two T20s today against Derbyshire CCC and Cheshire CCC.  Well done to both!


Double win Saturday! [posted 08/06/19]

It was a two-win day for the club today as both Saturday sides recorded "W"s.  At "Shawholm" Poloc saw off the challenge of Drumpellier in a match that was eventually reduced to 30 overs-a-side, and had a delayed start of 1pm.  In a rain-interrupted first innings the 'Loc saw 92 for 2 end up as 167 for 2 with Seebz (96*) and Pasty (51*) smashing 75 from the seven overs left for them after the innings had been interrupted after 23 overs.  The two would add 160 for their unbroken third-wicket partnership.  Then, defending a DLS-adjusted 206 in 30 overs, the side eventually recorded a 40-run win, however the reality was a much closer affair with Allison (48) and Drumps professional Maneeshan (66) putting on 65 for the visitors' second wicket.  But the side did, in the end, record the win, and in doing so matched the Shawholm result down in Alloway.  Batting first in this one too, Shawholm posted 178 all out, thanks in no small measure to The Enforcer stroking 38 batting at nine, with MK's 29 also worthy of a mention.  And this duo continued on in the second innings, taking six wickets between them as hosts Cambusdoon were eventually bowled out for 162, McCrossin's unbeaten 107 just not being enough for them.  The Poloc scorecard and the Shawholm scorecard, and updated statistics are online.



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Poloc teams play under various playing names: Poloc, Shawholm, Poloc Panthers, Poloc Pythons and Poloc Academy. 


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






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