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Poloc's juniors

 

Poloc runs junior cricket teams at seven available age-group levels: Under 10, 11, 12 and 16 and compete in West District Junior Cricket Union - as well as ECB and Cricket Scotland - competitions.  Under 10 and 11 players compete in "Kwik Cricket" competitions, both indoors (in the winter) and outdoors, the others hard-ball.  But competitive play is only one, small, aspect of Poloc's junior work and this page will tell you more about what's going on at the club for the 50 or so youngsters registered with it.

 

The club's coaching staff are all qualified and appropriately CRBS, Disclosure Scotland, PVG and/or Police checked, and the club is an enrolled body under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.  Poloc's Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy can be viewed online and is also available from our Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Officer, Keith Young, whose contact details can be found below and on the Contact us page of the website.

 

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Junior news and match report  

 

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Under 11s back in "Kwik Cricket" action [posted 09/02/20]

The club's youngest playing age-group, the Under 11s, were back in Sunday morning indoor cricket action today, with scheduled matches against Uddingston and Ferguslie in the second round of matches of the 2020 six-a-side Under 11 "Kwik Cricket" tournament.   Played as usual at Uddingston Grammar School, the 'Loc youngsters extended their winning run to four as they played and managed to win against Ferguslie.....twice! 

 

The double-header came about as a result of Uddingston's youngsters not managing to play.  Game one saw a narrow 6-run win, game two seeing a winning margin of 16 runs.  Along witgh the usual great fun and general #bluebatbedlam there was some pretty good bowling and fielding on display, all boding well.  Next up for the Under 11s and 12s is next Sunday's indoor practice between 2pm and 3pm at "Hutchie". 

 

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Under 11s in "Kwik Cricket" action [posted 26/01/20]

The club's youngest playing age-group, the Under 11s, were back in Sunday morning indoor cricket action today, taking on Clydesdale and Ferguslie in the first round of matches of the New Year six-a-side Under 11 "Kwik Cricket" tournament.  Played at Uddingston Grammar School, the 'Loc youngsters (pictured, left) managed two wins in their matches, beating Clydesdale first-up, by 12 runs (net 82 beating net 57), then recording a 25-win over their Ferguslie counterparts (net 89 seeing off net 51).  Great fun as usual, and thanks to coaches and organisers alike. 

 

Indoor Under 11 "Kwik Cricket" [posted 16/01/20]

As well as junior indoor practice and coaching and indoor cricket continuing at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall, the club's Under 11s start their participation in another indoor, six-a-side, "Kwik Cricket" programme later this month.  A full programme, mirroring the pre-Christmas one, between then and the end of March has been scheduled by Cricket Scotland and details of the club's involvement can be found online

 

Two "W"s for the Under 11s in the "Kwik Cricket" league [posted 01/12/19]

Our Under 11s (pictured below) played their latest two indoor Under 11 "Kwik Cricket" matches this morning at Uddingston Grammar School, taking in Clydesdale and a Hillhead|West of Scotland combined side.  Continuing their form from last week, that saw them record their first win, the club's youngest team won both their matches today, seeing off the combined side by a net 25 runs and then defeating local rivals Clydesdale by 13 runs. 

 

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Again our thanks are due to the coaches and parents who went along today, and well done to the youngsters on their wins.  

 

Western Warriors selection [posted 17/11/19]

James Cathcart and Hasan Malik have both been selected in the Western Warriors Under 16 winter training squad.  Congratulations to both these young players.

 

Latest "Kwik Cricket" news [posted 17/11/19]

Our Under 11s (pictured below) were back in indoor "Kwik Cricket" action this morning, taking on East Renfrewshire and a Hillhead|West of Scotland combined side at Uddingston Grammar School Sports Hall. The first game was against East Renfrewshire and resulted in,.....a tie!  Both sides scored 63 and so honours were even.

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Then in game two, against the combined side from the West End, the 'Loc Under 11s recorded the "W", securing a narrow 4-run win after scoring 86 to Hillhead|West of Scotland's 82.  Well done.  Great fun as always, and thanks again to Imran Ameer, Shouren Datta and Keith Sheridan for organising and managing the side. 

 

Latest "Kwik Cricket" news [posted 03/11/19]

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Our Under 11s were back in indoor "Kwik Cricket" action this morning, taking on the Hillhead|West of Scotland combined side and Clydesdale at Uddingston Grammar School Sports Hall.  First up was the clash with the combined side, the Poloc youngsters taking two wickets as Hillhead|West of Scotland scored 50.  Then in their reply the side lost one more wicket than their opponents whilst managing 34 off the bat.  This left the final scores 62 and 42 respectively, the combined side taking the win. 

 

The second match, as last week, was a closer affair, the 'Loc youngsters just missing out on the win as Clydesdale ended up on 53 to their 50.  Both sides took four wickets, the Titwood Under 11s scoring 37 runs to Poloc's 34. 

Great fun again though, and thanks to Imran Ameer for managing the side today and sending on the match scores and team photo'. 

 

Indoor Under 11s in "Kwik Cricket" action [posted 27/10/19]

The Under 11s (pictured, below) were in six-a-side indoor "Kwik Cricket" action today, taking on East Renfrewshire and East Kilbride this morning in the round of matches in the winter's programme. First up was the match against East Renfrewshire.  Batting first the Poloc youngsters scored 39 for 5 in their six overs, their opponents scoring 60 for 3 in theirs.  With 4 runs being gained for taking an opposition wicket this left the respective scores as 51 played 80, the "Woodfarm Pavilion" youngsters recording the W.

 

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Then in game two, against East Kilbride, the side posted an improved 48 for 4, though would still end up on the losing side as their opponents scored 46 for 1.  And so despite scoring more runs off their bats, East Kilbride's loss of just the one wicket saw the final scores as 52 played 60.  Good fun all round though, and good to get the winter's indoor programme up-and-running.  The Under 11s are back in action again next Sunday morning when they take on the Hillhead|West of Scotland combined side and Clydesdale, again at Uddingston Grammar School. 

 

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Indoor Under 11 "Kwik Cricket" [posted 21/10/19]

As well as junior indoor practice and coaching and indoor cricket more generally starting at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall on 3 November, the club's Under 11s start their indoor, six-a-side, "Kwik Cricket" programme this coming Sunday.  A full programme between then and Christmas has been scheduled by Cricket Scotland and details of the club's involvement can be found online

 

Indoor cricket, winter 2019-20 [posted 20/09/19]

The club has again secured bookings at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports hall for winter indoor practice and coaching.  The winter programme, initially on Sunday afternoons and extending to a midweek evening in Spring 2020, starts on Sunday the 3rd of November.  More details of the sessions, and what age-groups will attend which sessions, will be announced nearer the date - watch this space. 

 

  

Archived junior match reports

You can read earlier, and prior season, junior match reports online in our archive too. 

   


 

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Junior membership

 

The coaching provided by the club for juniors is free-of-charge, and young people attending do not have to become club members unless they want to.  The club, however, welcomes new junior members.  The related application and consent forms can be downloaded for completion direct from the website.

 


 

Club-based junior coaching

 

"Open-to-all" coaching

 

Outdoor junior coaching

Under the umbrella of the "Community Coaching Initiative", this takes place on Thursday evenings at the club between late April and early September.  Under 12s (as at 1 September in the previous year) between 6.30pm and 7.30pm, with Under 14s and Under 16s between 6.30pm and 8pm.  Older players practice along with seniors.

 

The club's registered juniors number around 50 and are regularly updated as to what's going on for them at the club and encouraging them to get along to these outdoor practices.

 

As with senior practice, sessions, whenever practical, involve "nets" although teaching of the basics of the game is given a high priority. as such, genuine "beginners" are welcome along on any of the juniors evenings with children of both sexes, and as young as seven years old, taking part.  The use of "Kwik Cricket" facilitates safe play for even the youngest children.

 

Indoor junior coaching

After the end of the traditional summer playing season, coaching moves indoor with the facilities of Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall being utilised.  Indoor coaching sessions are advertised here on the website and are normally on weekends.

 

Junior coaching is co-ordinated by Junior Convenor Keith Sheridan with the assistance of other registered coaches.

 

Interested parents and/or children can find out more about junior coaching by contacting Keith Sheridan and/or the club directly. the club's contact details can be found on the Contact us section of the website, Keith Sheridan can be contacted directly on 07769-656867, or by email.

 

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