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Poloc's juniors


Poloc runs junior cricket teams at seven available age-group levels: Under 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18 and compete in West District Junior Cricket Union - as well as ECB and Cricket Scotland - competitions.  Under 10 players compete in "Kwik Cricket" competitions, 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  


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

The Under 15s made the trip over the river to "New Anniesland" today to take on Glasgow Accies in the ECB Cup.  With a start time of 10am, on the morning after a wet Saturday, the ground was still damp when play started.  Batting first after being inserted were the hosts, Accies got off to a cautious start.  Paterson's would be the first home wicket to fall, 5 for 1.  However McCorkindale and Chadha then added 84 for the second wicket, Chadha being given a life when his miss-timed shot to mid-on was parried but couldn't be held by Haidar Raza who was stationed there.  Chadha going on to make 51 before retiring was critical to his side being able to post 114.  Aside his knock, only McCorkindale (26) got past 6.  22 gifted in extras, added to Chadha's knock, in letting Accies post a defendable total. 


The 'Loc's reply was started by Hasan Malik and Hassaan Mehmood.  And they scored freely at the top of the innings, 30 for 0 after five overs becoming 58 for 1 - Malik (26) having chipped a catch to Chadha at cover - at the halfway point.  However Hassaan and new partner Elliot Moffat couldn't really "kick on" from this point, and overs eleven to fifteen saw just 23 runs added, a 30-ball period that saw fourteen dot balls recorded.  In all no fewer than 67 dot balls - out of 120 legitimate deliveries bowled - would be recorded, and this really cost the side.  Also relevant was Accies' ability to gift fewer extras: the 'Loc's 22-run present not being matched, Accies conceding just 14.  8 fewer extras and 8 fewer dot balls and,.....yup, you're right: Poloc win.  But it wouldn't be, and after Hassaan Mehmood departed for 35 (51), late scurrying between the weeks couldn't see the side catch up quickly enough.  And so, finishing on 104 for 6, the Under 15s went down by 11 runs.


Rained off [posted 06/05/19]

Unfortunately, afternoon rain washed out this evening's Under 12 match against East Renfrewshire.  Hopefully the match will be re-arranged. 



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 Young with the assistance of other registered coaches.  The club's overseas players/coaches also play a central role in junior coaching.


Interested parents and/or children can find out more about junior coaching by contacting Keith Young and/or the club directly. the club's contact details can be found on the Contact us section of the website, Keith Young can be contacted directly on 07802-951913, or by email.


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