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 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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Weekend wash-out [posted 25/05/19]

Deja vu,.....all over again!  Today saw a total wash-out with both senior Saturday league matches called off without a ball being bowled.  The Shawholm side at least had the consolation of an early decision, whilst Poloc's match was called off after an early tea at "Meikleriggs", just after 2pm.


Weekend's matches [posted 24/05/19]

This weekend sees four matches in three days.  The final game is Monday's Under 12 League match between Poloc and Ayr, and has a 6pm start.  Prior to this St. Andrew's University CC are visiting for a Pro40 Sunday friendly, the Elliot Rooney being involved with the university club.  And the weekend's action starts with saturday's home-and-away matches against Ferguslie, Poloc going to "Meikleriggs" and Shawholm hosting their Ferguslie counterparts here on the southside.  Team selections are online when players have confirmed.


The 'Loc win another Partick thriller [posted 23/05/19]


The 'Loc returned from Partick this evening still in the Rowan Cup, and after somehow winning another thriller against hosts West of Scotland.  Chasing 137 to win after pegging West back after the home side had raced out of the traps led by Ian Young (43 from just 33 balls).  Young's opening partner Miller had also chipped in with 43 (38) and, at the halfway mark, on 77 for 1, West looked like they might post a really big score.  However tighter bowling at the death brought wickets and the 'Loc managed to concede just the one boundary in the final five overs.  136 for 4 was the total posted; 137 to win. 


Mo and Saif then got the run-chase off to a good start, 10 coming from the first over.  

Mo would go on and score a crucial near-run-a-ball 34 to keep momentum behind the chase, before Pasty (53 from 44 balls) saw the side across the finish line, crashing a 4 through extra cover off the penultimate ball of the match, securing a three-wicket win.  We've got updated statistics online, as well as the scorecard of the game (here), a match report, and video highlights


McCulloch Cup [posted 22/05/19]

The 'Loc were back in McCulloch Cup group stage action this evening, hosting south-side rivals Weirs.  And, pleasingly, after a matchday one loss seven days ago, the side recorded a 69-run win.  Batting first after winning the toss, the 'Loc's top order all chipped in as 159 for 4 was posted.  Seebz (50), Mo (33), Pasty (31*) and Saif (27) all got in, and despatched the majority of poor deliveries, seven maximums being struck along the way.  Weirs' reply - chasing 160 - then got off to the worst possible start as they slipped to 5 for 2.  Things got little better as 15 for 4 was the scorebox score in the fifth over.  Only Kamran (44), batting at four, offered any real resistance, and he'd eventually be last out in the sixteenth over, stumped by Ahmad off Seebz's bowling.  90 all out and a 69-run win.  A big winning margin, and an encouraging batting performance.  However, and as always, there were still areas to improve on: the fielding being one area where big gains can still be made.  We've got updated statistics online, as well as the scorecard of the game (here), a match report.


Heartache in the West End [posted 21/05/19]

Shawholm were back in Western Cup group stage action again this evening, making the trip to the West End to take on Glasgow Accies at "New Anniesland".  But in the cruelest of fashions, in what turned out to be a tied match, they lose out on the win points having lost more wickets than their hosts.  The scorecard and updated statistics are online, along with a match report from a "Special Correspondent". 


Double-win Sunday [posted 19/05/19]

Both Sunday League sides recorded wins today, in a couple of closely-fought encounters.  At Shawholm the Panthers saw off the challenge of East Renfrewshire, defending 170 and winning by 22 runs.  Hunnain led from the front with the bat, stroking 31 batting at nine, this after there'd been earlier cameos from Hari (21), Amaan (19) and Osman (16).  Extras of 47 helped too!  Then in the visitors' reply, Gulfam stole the show returning figures of 6-1-16-4, with Ziggy (three) and Amaan (two) also claming multiple scalps.  Scorecard.  Meanwhile, over at Titwood, the Academy sneaked home by just one wicket, chasing 205 - in 35 overs - to beat Clydesdale.  77 from CJ, 51 from Rambo and an unbeaten 22* from skipper Josh were the highlights of a batting 'card that saw the skipper get his side over the line with Jamesy (1* from twelve balls) at the other end.  Earlier, as Clydesdale posted 204 for 9 there was a "5-for" for Zakir and a "3-for" for Saif.  So, two good wins in the Sunday League meant that it was "three-from-three" in this weekend's senior league matches.  #Toffee


Under 15s exit the ECB Cup [posted 19/05/19]

The Under 15s lost by 11 runs today in their ECB Cup tie against Glasgow Accies at "New Anniesland".  Batting first, the hosts posted 114 for 6, Jamesy the pick of the bowlers returning figures of 4-0-8-3.  However 22 in extras, and dropping top-scorer Chadha (51*) when he was on 12, proved crucial in the final analysis.  In their run-chase looking for 115 to win, the Under 15s got off to a good start, reaching 58 for 1 at the halfway point in their innings.  Hasan Malik was the batter out, going for 29 (24).  Hassaan Mehmood (35) and Elliot Moffat (18) then added 43 for the second wicket, however too many dot balls (67 in total in the innings) would eventually prove costly for the side.  And, even though there was some good scurrying at the death, the Under 15s couldn't reach their target, and finished 11 runs short.  The scorecard and updated statistics are online.


Shawholm secure the win [posted 18/05/19]

A really good all-round performance from Shawholm at Bothwell Castle Policies saw Irfan Hanif's men secure the win in today's league match against Bothwell.  Batting first the side posted 252 for 8, with contributions right down the order.  Irfan Sajjad top-scored with 49, with the Professor stroking 41.  CJ had earlier made 36, and Crazy Horse (25*) and MK (25) chipped in with important lower order runs.  54 in extras also contributed to the eventual challenging total.  In the second innings, after a quick start by the Shawholm bowlers that had seen both home openers dismissed (30 for 2), Bothwell's Dunne (56) and Derek Allan (57) put on 110 for the third wicket to leave the game in the balance come the mid-point of the home side's reply.  But when this partnership was broken, wickets would then be taken fairly regularly to see Bothwell eventually bowled out for 181.  MK and the Enforcer took "3-fors", with Zakir turning his arm over for a few overs and grabbing two wickets.  The scorecard and updated statistics are online.


Poloc versus Uddingston cancelled [posted 18/05/19]

The home league match between Poloc and uddingston was called off just before 3pm today, the ground just too wet for safe play. 


Weekend's matches [posted 16/05/19]

This weekend sees five matches in two days.  Saturday's two senior league matches are against Uddingston, Poloc  hosting the Lanarkshire club, and Shawholm travelling to "Bothwell Castle Policies".  Both fixtures have 12 noon starts.  Sunday League action then continues on Sunday, with the Academy going to "Titwood" for yet another south-side derby [Ed: the sixth in eight days!] and the Panthers hosting East Renfrewshire.  Also on Sunday - earlier in the day - the Under 15s go to "New Anniesland" to play Glasgow Accies in the ECB Cup, with that game starting at 10am.  Team selections are online when players have confirmed.



McCulloch Cup [posted 15/05/19]

The 'Loc somehow managed to throw away another golden opportunity to see off local rivals Clydesdale tonight, this time in the first of this season's McCulloch Cup group stage matches.  After restricting their visitors to just 114 for 9 in their twenty overs, the 'Loc then slumped to 7 for 3, as Junaid Rauf sliced through the top three in the batting order.  Pasty (28) then managed a minor rebuilding job, first with Ziggy, and then with Ahmad (23*), however wickets were never far away, and with the final five in the order mustering just 4 runs between them the end came quickly, the side inexplicably bowled out for 88 inside fourteen overs.  We've got updated statistics online, as well as the scorecard of the game (here), a match report, and video highlights.


Western Cup defeat [posted 14/05/19]

Shawholm's 2019 Western Cup campaign began with a home loss this evening as Titwood beat the side by seven wickets in the nineteenth over in what was a close game.  Posting 122 for six, thanks in the main to 40 from Ahmad and a generous dollop of extras from the visitors from Crossmyloof, Shawholm looked to be in the box seat when they reduced Titwood to 19 for 3 in the sixth over.  However Shoukat (66*) and Ameen (35*), Titwood's fourth-wicket partnership, would remain together to see their side home.  Shoukat's top-score came from just 43 deliveries and included five 6s and four 4s.  Frustratingly for Shawholm he was dropped on just 11, at "cow corner".  All three Titwood wickets were taken by The Enforcer who returned figures of 4-1-19-3.  In fact it wasn't really until over thirteen that an away win looked on, Titwood going from 53 for 3 after twelve overs to 111 for 3 five overs later, a whopping 58 comning from these five overs, including four maximums!  The scorecard and video highlights are online.


T20 cup campaigns begin [posted 14/05/19]

Tonight sees the Western Cup group stages start with Titwood visiting to take on Shawholm.  Then on Wednesday it's McCulloch Cup action as yet another Poloc:Clydesdale derby kicks-off that cup comp'.  Both games are at home, and both start at 6.15pm. 



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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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