Welcome to Poloc Cricket Club


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.




Latest news and club notices


Heavy defeat for the Under 15s [posted 23/06/17]


The Under 15s went down to a heavy defeat this evening at Shawholm, losing by 53 runs to the Ferguslie|Kelburne combined team.  After being set 153 to win, the 'Loc mustered 99 for 5, a "funny" score that reflect an apparent lack of appetite to "give it a go" chasing down the big score they leaked in the first innings.  Sobo batted through for an unbeaten 54, which, on the night, look lite-weight compared to the visitors' McLean's unbeaten knock of 101 (64).

We've got the scorecard online, and updated statistics and averages.


Under 11 game off [posted 23/06/17]

Unfortunately East Kilbride has conceded tonight's Under 11 match.


Weekend games [posted 23/06/17]

There's another busy weekend of cricket coming up over the next few days, starting with tonight's two junior matches: the Under 11s travelling to East Kilbride and the Under 15s hosting the Ferguslie|Hillhead combined team.  Saturday's two senior men's league matches are both against Dumfries, with the Shawholm side travelling to the border to take on Nunholm, and Poloc at home.  Sunday's action is the Scottish Cup quarter-final match against Carlton, before Monday sees two more junior league matches with both the Under 13s and Under 18s in action against their East Renfrewshire|Renfrew combined side counterparts.


Greenwood Trophy win [posted 22/06/17]

The Panthers progressed in the Greenwood Trophy this evening, defeating Kilmarnock at Scott Ellis Fields by five wickets.  We've a short report online, as well as the scorecard and updated statistics and averages.


Under 16s defeat Prestwick [posted 21/06/17]


The Under 16s recorded a league win over Prestwick this evening at Shawholm, chasing 141 to beat their Ayrshire visitors.  Amaan's unbeaten 72 was the standout knock in the run-chase, albeit he was ably supported by Sobo, whose 43 was just as important.  We've got the scorecard online, and updated statistics and averages.


Mixed Evening League fortunes[posted 20/06/17]  


There was a win and a loss recorded in the Evening League this evening as the Panthers fell to defeat at home to a strong Glasgow Accies side, failing to chase 143 for the win.  However over in Paisley, at Whitehaugh, there was better news, the Academy side beating Kelburne by 24 runs.  Owais and Taimoor both scored half centuries in the game, as the Academy posted 148 for 4, before Hamza took 5 for 12 in the home side's reply.

In the Panthers match Graeme's bowling figures were the standout ones, returning 4-0-14-2, Glasgow Accies posting 142 for 6.  In their [ultimately unsuccessful] run-chase there were a couple of cameos, Gulfam (21) and Awace (19) both getting going, but just not managing to hang around long enough to see their side across the finish line.  


Cup win for Under 13s [posted 20/06/17]

The Under 13s won through in both the League Cup and Scottish Cup this evening at Hamilton Crescent, beating hosts West of Scotland in a cup double-header.  Batting first the side posted 113 for 6, before then skittling West for just 23 to win by 90 runs.  There were contributions in the "teens" from Moiz (13), Abdullah (12) and Ubaid (11*), however it was extras that really boosted the 'Loc's total, all 58 of them!  In bowling out West for just 23, Momin and Devraj both picked up a couple of wickets. 


Representative selections [posted 20/06/17]

Sunday the 18th saw six Poloc players playing for the Western Warriors Under 18s in their 108-run win over Eastern Knights at Boghall.  Congratulations to Taimoor Ahmad, Ahmed-Raza Hanif, Ihtisham Malik, Amaan Ramzan, Owais Shah and Uzzair Shah on their selections, and their contributions to the win.  The six's selections follow Abtaha Maqsood's selection for Scotland Women last week, the Wildcats taking on Derbyshire CCC and Hampshire CCC in back-to-back T20s down south.  Well done again to Aataha.  And the representative selections continue this week, with Uzzair Shah selected for Scotland Under 17s match with the MCC, and Taimoor Ahmad, Ihtisham Malik and Owais Shah all selected for the two matches between Scotland Under 19 and a Scottish Development XI being played on Wednesday and Thursday this week. 


Big win for the Under 13s [posted 19/06/17]


The Under 13s won again this evening, last wekk's cliffhanger against Clydesdale being followed by an altogether more relaxing 108-run win over the East Kilbride|Uddingston combined side.  On a glorious night at Shawholm the youngsters posted 154 for 1 thanks to the Mehmood brothers - Samee and Hassaan - both scoring unbeaten 30s, and Abdullah making 24 not out.  A "3-for" for Nabeel was then the highlight of the second innings, the combined side being bowled out for just 46. 

We've got the scorecard online.


Double success over Kelburne [posted 17/06/17]


Both 'Loc senior sides were in Saturday League action today, and both finished the day 25 points the richer after recording a win each.  In Paisley the 'Loc recorded an eight-wicket win over hosts Kelburne, Owais (57*) and Louis (44) scoring the bulk of the runs in the successful run-chase after Kelburne had been restricted to 121, LJ with 3 for 13 and a brace each for Jurie and RazaMatch report online.

Back on the southside meanwhile there was an altogether more tense finish, with Shawholm sneaking home by one wicket chasing 205 win.  In a tense finish, it was Zakir Siddiqui who scored the winning runs, pulling a 4 through square-leg to cue the celebrations.  In bowling out Whitehaugh for 204 there were "3-fors" for Aky and Abdullah, the latter adding to a good all-round performance by scoring an unbeaten 16 to be there at the end with Zakir.  Earlier in the run-chase there were useful contributions from Aky (39), Rambo (33) and Sobo (22), with 39 extras helping the cause too.  So, all-in-all, a good Saturday double for the club.  We've got the scorecards online (here and here), as well updated tables, and updated statistics and averages.


Weekend games [posted 16/06/17]

The weekend action started this evening with the two junior matches, and continues with home and away league fixtures against Kelburne on Saturday, Poloc at Whitehaugh and Shawholm at home.  Sunday is then a blank day, but the club's hosting an inter-regional women's Under 17 match.  Then on Monday both the Under 13s and Under 18s are in action, both sides taking on the East Kilbride|Uddingston combined side.


Friday night double for 'Loc junior sides [posted 16/06/17]


The Under 11s and Under 15s were both victorious in their respective league matches tonight, the Under 11s beating Weirs in a southside derby, and the Under 15s winning over at Hamilton Crescent against West of Scotland.  The Under 11s' win was based on losing no wickets as their four pairs batted first, the Under 15s' win saw an unbeaten 82 from Sobo with Abdul chipping in with 47.  We've got the scorecards online.



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