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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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Representative selections [posted 16/07/19]

Congratulations to both Abdul Malik and Zakir Siddiqui on their selections for the Western Warriors Under 16s squad for its inter-regional championship match against Caledonian Highlanders today.  Their regional selections follow in Hassaan Mehmood's selection for the Warriors Under 14 side that competed in, and won, the Under 14 inter-regional T20 tournament on Sunday, and Amaan Ramzan's selection in the Western Warriors Development XI squad for its inter-regional championship match in Edinburgh against Eastern Knights on the same day.  Also announced today was the Scotland Under 19 squad to take part in the U19 CWCQ event in The Netherlands later in the summer; congratulations to Kess Sajjad for his inclusion in this squad, and to former club member Uzzair Shah (now playing his cricket down south for Highfield CC).  It's really pleasing to see so many of the club's young players being selected for representative squads, reflecting well both on their commitments to their games and, it's hoped, the development environment at the club. 


Under 16s' winning run continues [posted 15/07/19]


The Under 16s recorded a straight-forward win over Ayr this evening, bowling out a visiting side hampered by player unavailability for just 11.   Nabeel's 3 for 1 was the standout bowling performance as Ayr's innings lasted just 7.4 overs.  Then, for the loss of just the one wicket, the Under 16s chased down the 12 runs needed in under three overs. 

With the game having been completed as quickly as it was the sides then played a second, friendly, match giving the players of both sides more match practice on a beautifully warm summer's evening.  The scorecard and updated statistics are online.


Panthers lose in the Sunday League [posted 14/07/19]

The Panthers hosted Irvine in the Sunday League this afternoon, going down to a five-wicket defeat as their visitors chased down a relatively low target of 115 for the win.  Froggy continued his good recent form with the bat, top-scoring with 34 as the Panthers mustered just 114 batting first.  Only Zakir got in to double figures of the other batters, save extras which, at 42, were of Poloc proportions! Irvine then needed less than 25 overs to accumulate the runs needed for their victory, Gulfam's figures of 8-1-25-2 being the pick of the Panthers' figures, with Buggsy taking 3 for 30 in his eight-over spell.  Scorecard.


Derby bragging rights shared [posted 13/07/19]


The 'Loc were soundly thumped by Clydesdale this afternoon, going down by seven wickets after failing to defend their meagre total of 134 all out.  On a wearing pitch that looked tricky to score on in the first innings, the visitors from Crossmyloof made it look like a batting paradise as they coasted home with just under twenty overs to spare, aided-and-abetted by the usual extras generosity, this week 21 wides being gifted in 30.1 overs!

The one bright spot in the 'Loc's innings was Rambo's composed 44, with Pasty (18) and Saif (19) the only others whose scores made for other than dire reading.  With the ball, despite nicking off 'Dale skipper Barbour early, the 'Loc bowling unit just didn't - again - have the necessary control, to either avoid conceding the hatful of wides or, more importantly, pitching deliveries in the right spot as their visitors' bowlers had done.  The scorecard and updated statistics are online. 


Over-by in Crossmyloof meanwhile there was better news, as Shawholm chased down 214 to beat a strong Titwood side featuring a number of experienced Clydesdale 1st XI players.  Batting first the home side posted 213 for 7, with Haris grabbing a "3-for".   Also impressing with the ball were MK (7-2-21-1), Nabeel (6-0-20-1) and Hunnain (10-2-31-0) who kept a lid on the Titwood run-rate.  The successful run-chase then - again - owed much to Froggy (44*) who steered the side home, after MK's 44 at the top of the order, and cameos from Hunnain (26) and Irfan Sajjad (21).  The scorecard, updated statistics, and the latest league tables are online. 


So two losses on the day, notwithstanding 480 runs were scored by the two Saturday sides.  Ouch!  And, ouch too when remembering the wides count: 60 on the day, in 600 legitimate deliveries bowled.....  #dothemath


Weekend action [posted 12/07/19]

It's more derby league action tomorrow as the club's two Saturday sides take on their Dark Side counterparts.  Poloc host Clydesdale at home, whilst Shawholm travel to Crossmyloof.  Sunday's action features the Panthers and their home Sunday League match against Irvine, before Monday's Under 16 home match against Ayr brings the weekend's action to a close.  Team selections are online once confirmed.


The 'Loc come up short in the Rowan Cup final [posted 11/07/19]

In a low-scoring match this evening, the 'Loc finished - agonisingly - 4 runs short of their target to lose to Clydesdale in the Rowan Cup final.  Chasing just 109 to win after restricting the visitors from Crossmyloof to 108 for 8, the 'Loc would yet again rue gifting runs in wides, no balls and byes to their opponents.  Tonight the differential between the sides in these three extras categories was 9 runs, or three times Clydesdale's eventual winning margin.  Even just the differential in wides - 4 runs - would've seen the side home.  Luckily having gone on about this for much of the season, this "We told you so" doesn't seem like being smart after the event! 


Individual performances worthy of mention in despatches would be LJ's 3 for 22 [Ed: though it would've been 3 for 11 but for wides!] and Ziggy's 4-1-12-1 bowling return.  Whilst with the bat, Ofie's 35 (57) held things together for a while in the run-chase, and Kess's 24* (17) provided late overs fireworks.  The scorecard and updated statistics are online. 


Under 16s remain unbeaten [posted 08/07/19]


The Under 16s maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a convincing win this evening at "Meikleriggs" over a Ferguslie|Kelburne combined side that included a number of regional representative side players.  Bowling first, the Under 16s put their senior counterparts to shame in bowling out their hosts for just 49, conceding just 3 runs in wides, and no byes, en route.  Seven batters were bowled, and Nabeel executed a direct-hit run out to boot. 

Moiz ended up with a "3-for", but mention too of Jamesy's brace that saw him dismiss McLean and Wylie in consecutive deliveries.  Then in their run-chase what would be a nine-wicket win was secured in under eight overs with Abdul and Zakir all-but seeing the side home, Zakir (20) being the only batter dismissed.  The scorecard, match report and updated statistics are online.


Runs galore but only bonus points to show for them [posted 06/07/19]


The 'Loc scored 290 today down at the "Henry Thow Oval",.....and lost!  Chasing a whopping 320 to beat hosts Prestwick the team got within 29 runs of the Ayrshire side but in the end it was too big a target they'd given themselves.  And the main reason it was as big as it was was again due to the lack of control of the bowling unit.  This week it would be 36 runs gifted in wides, not forgetting whatever haul of runs was gathered from the resultant extra deliveries.

For the 'Loc - on the batting front - Mo just missed out on a hundred, being dismissed on 97, and there were cameos from CJ (38), Saif (31), Pasty (27), LJ (23*) and Ofie (23).  The scorecard, video highlights and updated statistics are online. 


Back in Glasgow a young Shawholm side also scored healthily, albeit again - like the Poloc side - it was chasing a big target.  St. Ninian's had racked up 249 for 6 in their innings, Rodger with 145.  Wides here would be high as well, 24 being the "crime count" for the Shawholm bowlers.  Haris, with 3 for 29, was arguably the pick of the home bowlers, with the Enforcer taking a brace and bowling as economically as usual with the new ball with new-ball partner Gulfam who returned figures of 5-0-12-0.  In the Shawholm reply, an unbeaten 80 from Froggy was the standout knock, his effort seeing the side to an eventual 183 all out in the final over.  Both Hunnain (26) and Haris (21) got in to the twenties, aside which there was little to report from the rest of the line-up.  The scorecard, updated statistics, and the latest league tables are online. 


So two losses on the day, notwithstanding 480 runs were scored by the two Saturday sides.  Ouch!  And, ouch too when remembering the wides count: 60 on the day, in 600 legitimate deliveries bowled.....  #dothemath


Weekend action [posted 05/07/19]

Saturday's league matches see the club up against Prestwick on matchday eleven.  Poloc travel south-west to "Henry Thow Oval", whilst Shawholm host St. Ninian's.  The former game has a 12 noon start, the latter - the match at "Shawholm" - starts an hour later at 1pm.  Team selections are online once confirmed.


Kwik Cricket [posted 04/07/19]

The club's Under 10s were in Kwik Cricket action last night, making the short trip to "Titwood" to play three matches against their Clydesdale counterparts.  On a glorious night, great fun was had by all, and we've got a short report on proceedings from Keith sheridan on the Juniors page.



Half century for Abtaha [posted 04/07/19]

The club is immensely proud of Abataha Maqsood who was awarded a commemorative cap in recognition of her 50th official cap for Scotland Women. 


Reaching 50 caps is a great personal achievement for Abtaha [pictured left], made all the more remarkable considering she turned 20 only last month.  Very many congratulations to Abtaha!


Panthers suffer last-ball heartache [posted 02/07/19]

The Panthers lost on the last ball this to Hillhead in the Evening League.  Having set their visitors 121 to win, the side again shot themselves in the foot by gifting Hillhead 14 runs in wides.  Assisted by this generosity the Hughenden side snuck home off the last ball after apparently trying their best to throw away the win themselves with some Keystone Cop running in the late overs that saw four batters run out.  The scorecard and updated statistics are online.


Sunday League defeat for the Panthers [posted 30/06/19]

The club's losing weekend continued with the Panthers going down to defeat to West of Scotland today in the Sunday League.  Despite the loss there were highlights however, with the Enforcer notching up his first senior 50 for the club, adding to his cheeky wee "3-for" in the home side's innings.  Batting first the Panthers posted a credible 186 for 9, Rob's 52 being the stand-out knock.  He was however given support from Zakir (28), Habib (28) and Buggsy (24) all of whom chipped in with cameos.  In the West reply the Panthers just couldn't restrict the run-rate well enough, and would eventually lose in the 33rd over, their host's skipper, Mills, top-scoring with 56.  The 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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