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June

 

Weekend games [posted 07/06/19]

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After a near blank week of inactivity - only the Under 12s have played in the last seven days, and they and the Under 16s have managed to train - there's another busy weekend of cricket scheduled for the next three days.  Saturday's home match sees Drumpellier visit to take on Poloc, whilst Shawholm travel to Alloway to take on Cambusdoon.  Then on Sunday Poloc are on the road to "Lochlands" in the Scottish Cup where they take on Arbroath United. 

The last time these two met was a Scottish Cup semi-final three in 2015.  Also slated for Sunday is Poloc Academy's trip to "Hamilton Crescent" in the Sunday League, before Monday sees the Under 12s play East Renfrewshire and the Under 16s take on Glasgow Accies.  All of Sunday's and Monday's matches are away from home.   Team selections are online when players have confirmed.

 

Eid postponement [posted 04/06/19]

Tomorrow's McCulloch Cup group stage match at "Titwood" against Clydesdale has been rescheduled for the 18th of June to allow those celebrating it, to enjoy Eid-al-Fitr.  #EidMubarak

 

Western Cup wash-out [posted 04/06/19]

Tonight's Western Cup group stage match at "Bothwell Castle Policies" against Bothwell has been called off because of the rain.

 

Monday night action,....or not! [posted 03/06/19]

The Under 16s' trip to "Hamilton Crescent" this evening became the latest game beaten by the 'Scottishsummer.  However The Under 12s did get to get a game in, albeit the minimum twelve overs-a-side affair, down at "Scott Ellis Field" against Kilmarnock.  And it would be the hosts who would record the "W", winning by 22 runs in a low-scoring match played in pretty damp and dank conditions.  However a game's-a-game and it was good for the club's youngest hardball side to get out on to the ground and play again given the recent, and continuing, dreadful weather.  Scorecard.

 

More weather cancellations [posted 02/06/19]

Both today's Sunday League matches were washed out as the continuing wet weather claimed another two victims.

 

Western Warriors selection [posted 01/06/19]

Congratulations to Craig Young on his inclusion in the Warriors squad for their Pro Series match at Merchiston tomorrow, against Eastern Knights.

 

A win and a loss [posted 01/06/19]

It was a day of mixed fortunes for the club today; Shawholm saw off the challenge of Langloan at home, defeating the visitors from Coatbridge by 38, whilst Stirling County got the better of the 'Loc at "New Williamfield" where the winning margin was 17 runs in a shortened, 34 overs-a-side, match.  The Poloc scorecard and video highlights, the Shawholm scorecard, and updated statistics are online. 

 

May

 

Busy weekend [posted 31/05/19]

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If the grounds all dry up, and more rain stays away [!!], this weekend sees six matches in three days.  Saturday's two senior fixtures are Poloc travelling to play Stirling County and Shawholm hosting Langloan. 

 

Then on Sunday both Sunday League sides are scheduled to be in action, the Panthers travelling to take on GHK|Torrance at "Old Anniesland" and the Academy welcoming Renfrew 

The Under 16 League starts on Monday night as the three-day extravanganza of cricket comes to an end, the side travelling to "Hamilton Crescent", and on the same night the Under 12s go to Kilmarnock.  Team selections are online when players have confirmed.

 

McCulloch Cup wash-out [posted 29/05/19]

Tonight's third McCulloch Cup group stage match - at "Hamilton Crescent" - was called off due to the persistent heavy rain.

 

Another narrow Western Cup defeat [posted 28/05/19]

Shawholm again lost out by a narrow margin in the Western Cup this evening.  After restricting hosts Langloan to 114 in the first innings in Coatbridge this evening the side then finished - eight down - 2 runs shy of their opponent's score, and lost by the same margin.  The scorecard and updated statistics are online. 

 

More water [posted 27/05/19]

This evening's Under 12 league match against Ayr was the latest match to be washed away this season, heavy afternoon rain rendering the ground unplayable.

 

Western Warriors selection [posted 26/05/19]

Congratulations to Craig Young on his inclusion in the Warriors squad for their Pro Series match at "New Cambusdoon" tomorrow, against Caledonian Highlanders.

 

Weekend wash-out [posted 26/05/19]

Déjà 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.  Sunday's hosting of St. Andrew's University by the Panthers was then also consigned to the bin as overnight and morning rain rendered the ground still unplayable.  #Scottishsummer indeed.

 

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]

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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.

 

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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. 

 

Under 12s lose out in the "wee derby" [posted 13/05/19]

The Under 12s lost in this evening's league match against near-neighbours Clydesdale, the loss of an avalanche of wickets seeing them gift - under the quirky Under 12 rules - no fewer than 88 runs to their opponents.  In the Clydesdale reply, the Under 12s did, themselves, manage to take seven wickets, however the net run position as a result of the differential in wickets taken and lost was such that the Crossmyloof youngsters ran out convincing winners by a whopping 152 runs.  Your scribe thinks forward defensives might be on the training skills list for Thursday evening.....

 

Warriors selection [posted 12/05/19]

Congratulations to Craig Young on his selection in the Western Warriors squad to play Caledonian Highlanders at New Cambusdoon on Monday, the Warriors latest Pro50 competition fixture.

 

Derby defeats [posted 11/05/19]

Clydesdale_wicket_110519 It was another double defeat today, and to make it hurt just a tad more it was #doublederbydefeat as both 'Loc sides succumbed to their Clydesdale counterparts.  Poloc again lost by three wickets, this time being unable to defend 200, whilst Shawholm were trounced by Titwood, going down by a whopping 161 runs.  Both games, as well as resulting in losses, also had in common a remarkable generosity by the 'Loc, with extras being liberally tossed around.  Shawholm conceded no fewer than 66, whilst over in Crossmyloof 23 wides were gifted by Poloc to their hosts, who secured the win in the 47th over.  Ouch.  We've got updated statistics online, as well as the scorecards of the two games (here and here), a match report, and video highlights.

 

Warriors selection [posted 09/05/19]

Congratulations to Moiz Maqsood on his selection in the Western Warriors Under 14 squad to play Caledonian Highlanders at Hamilton Crescent on Sunday.

 

Weekend's matches [posted 08/05/19]

This weekend sees four matches in three days.  Saturday's two senior league matches are against Clydesdale, with Shawholm hosting Titwood, and Poloc travelling to Crossmyloof.  The home fixture has a 12 noon start, the game at "Titwood" starts at 1pm.  Sunday League action then kick-starts on Sunday, with the Academy going to "Ardencaple" to take on Helensburgh.  And the weekend action concludes with Monday's home Under 12 match against Clydesdale starting at 6pm.  Team selections are online when players have confirmed.

 

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. 

 

Warriors selection [posted 05/05/19]

Congratulations to Hassaan Mehmood on his selection in the Western Warriors Under 14 squad to play Eastern Knights at Dresserigg today - and, good luck!

 

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League openers both end in defeat [posted 04/05/19]

Today's two senior Saturday league matches were both played after last week's complete washout.  Unfortunately both - against Prestwick and St. Ninian's - would end in defeats for the 'Loc.  Spookily both sides were invited to bat first and both [Ed: honestly!] were bowled out for just 68.  For Poloc Rambo, with 40, was the only batter to get past 5, and for Shawholm Froggy top-scored with 21.  However on a day of low scores right across the west, Prestwick then limped home by just three wickets in Glasgow whilst St. Ninian's fared a tad better, securing a six-wicket win at Henry Thow Oval.  We've got updated statistics online, as well as the scorecards of the two games (here and here), a match report, and video highlights.

 

Weekend's matches [posted 03/05/19]

This weekend sees three matches in three days.  Saturday's two senior league matches are against Prestwick, with Shawholm travelling to the "Henry Thow Oval".  Both matches start at 12 noon.  Then on Monday the Under 12s are again in league action, against East Renfrewshire, at "Shawholm", starting at 6pm.  Team selections are online when players have confirmed.

 

Warriors selections [posted 01/05/19]

Zaighum Ahmad, Kess Sajjad and Saif Sajjad have been included in the Western Warriors Development squad for a T20 quadrangular tournament - against Caledonian Highlanders, Eastern Knights and Scottish Students - at Stirling County's "New Williamfield" ground on Thursday.  Their selections follow on from Craig Young's inclusion in the senior Warriors squad for the opening Pro50 inter-regional match last Sunday against Eastern Knights in Edinburgh.  Craig is again included in the Warriors squad for this weekend's return fixture against the Knights at Ayr's "New Combusdoon" ground, and Monday's match against the Highlanders in Broughty Ferry.

 

April  

 

Under 12s start with a "W"! [posted 28/04/19]

The Under 12s' league season started this evening, with Kilmarnock the visitors to Shawholm on a chilly night.  Batting first, the youngest 'Loc side lost five wickets en route to posting 65 for 5.  Then, in the Killie reply three wickets fell whilst 52 runs were notched up by the visitors.  The net result of this was - under the quirky scoring system that is the Under 12 league scoring system - that the 'Loc ran out 5-run winners.  77 played 72.  The match scorecard's online, as are averages.

 

Washed out [posted 27/04/19]

Both today's senior Saturday league matches were washed away by overnight, and then morning, rain that left - respectively - Hamilton Crescent and Shawholm saturated and unfit for any play.  A disappointing outcome, but thanks to the groundstaff, Captains and match officials for their involvements in the determinations.

 

Weekend's matches [posted 26/04/19]

This weekend sees four matches in three days, with Saturday kick-starting things and seeing the club's two Saturday senior sides taking on West of Scotland.  Shawholm host Partick here on the south-side, whilst Poloc travel over the river to "Hamilton Crescent".  Both matches start at 12 noon.  Then on Sunday a Poloc XI again travels to the north-side, this time to take on Torrance at "Old Anniesland".  This game, a 40 overs-a-side match, starts at 1pm.  The weekend's action then concludes with Monday's Under 12 league match against Kilmarnock, at "Shawholm", starting at 6pm.  Team selections are online when players have confirmed.  And, here's hoping the weather forecast is wrong!

 

Junior practice [posted 24/04/19]

Outdoor junior - Under 12, and Under 14 and 16 - coaching and practice resume after the Easter break tomorrow evening (Thursday).  The Under 12 session, led by Keith Sheridan, runs from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, and the older - Under 14 and Under 16 - session, led by David James, runs between 6.30pm and 8pm.  Parents are also requested to remember to update their children's contact and other information to ensure this is up-to-date.

 

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Pre-season matches [posted 21/04/19]

Three matches were completed this weekend, all in beautiful sunshine: a Poloc XI playing a Forfarshire XI on Saturday and then a Stoneywood-Dyce XI today, with a Shawholm XI playing a Helensburgh XI today too.  All three matches resulted in defeats, the Poloc XI losses being fairly heavy, whilst the game at Ardencaple was closer.  There were some individual performances of note however, Zaighum Ahmad notching up a half century and Yasar Arfat (pictured left) taking a "3-for" in the game against Stoneywood-Dyce, whilst Hasan Rafiq (81), Abdul Malik (33) and Robert Cathcart (4 for 36) were the standouts for the Shawholm XI.  There are video highlights of the two Poloc XI matches online.

 

More pre-season matches played in the sunshine [posted 21/04/19]

After yesterday's season curtain-raiser in Broughty Ferry, a Poloc XI today hosted a touring Stoneywood-Dyce XI, the day after the north-east Eastern Premier Division club had played Drumpellier at Langloan.  A Shawholm XI was also in pre-season 40 overs-a-side action today too, their short hop north, and west, to Ardencaple seeing them take on a Helensburgh XI.  Both games would see 'Loc defeats, the match at Ardencaple being the tighter of the two.  The scorecards of both matches are online.  There are also updated, 2019, statistics.

 

Season 2019 underway [posted 20/04/19]

A new season finally got underway today with a Poloc XI travelling to Forthill to take on a Forfarshire XI in a 40 overs-a-side friendly.  The scorecard of the game - that saw the side go down to a ten-wicket loss - is online, as are match highlights.

 

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Pre-season matches [posted 19/04/19]

This weekend sees three pre-season matches scheduled.  A Poloc XI travels to Forthill on Saturday to play a Forfarshire XI, and then on Sunday a Shawholm XI travels to Ardencaple to play Helensburgh whilst another Poloc XI hosts a Stoneywood-Dyce XI that is on a short two-day pre-season tour in Glasgow.

 

All three matches have 12 noon starts.

 

Con de Lange [posted 19/04/19]

We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Con de Lange who died yesterday.  Supremely talented player, leader, inspiring coach, and man of integrity, universally liked and respected in equal measure, Con's passing will be felt by many, and far beyond the cricket world.

 

Junior outdoor practice [posted 17/04/19]

Junior practice and coaching resumes again after the Easter weekend break, on Thursday the 25th of April.  The Under 12 session, led by Keith Sheridan, runs from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, and the older - Under 14 and Under 16 - session, led by David James, runs between 6.30pm and 8pm.  Parents are also requested to remember to update their children's contact and other information to ensure this is up-to-date. 

 

Alisdair Hill [posted 16/04/19]

The club learned today of the death of Alisdair Hill who, prior to emigrating to New Zealand, was a member and player in the 1960s.  Aged 75, Alisdair passed away peacefully on the 6th of April.  The club's condolences are extended to Alisdair's immediate and extended family in their loss. 

 

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Professional [posted 14/04/19]

We're delighted to confirm that Lesiba Ngoepe (pictured, left) will be the club's Professional player in 2019.  Coming to the club for the first time, more about Lesiba, an all-rounder with the Warriors franchise, can be found on the "Overseas player" page of the website. 

 

With experience of the Scottish club scene previously - at Aberdeenshire CC in 2017 - Lesiba comes highly recommended, and counts as friends two of Poloc's previous overseas players, Jurie Snyman and Glenton Stuurman, and actually visited Jurie, in Glasgow, during his season with the Mannofield club.  You can follow Lesiba on Instagram (@seebz_50).

  

Ground and clubhouse pre-season clear-up day [posted 13/04/19]

26 hard workers were responsible for today's big clear-up/tidy-up effort at the club (see below).  A huge thanks to them, and their work ethic and commitment.  Much appreciated, and the old place looks much the better for the TLC. 

 

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Eric Lane Memorial Trophy match off [posted 11/04/19]

Uddingston have informed the club that Sunday's annual Eric Lane Memorial Trophy match, scheduled to be played at Bothwell Castle Policies, is off, the Lanarkshire club's ground not yet being ready for use. 

 

Another day, more good work! [posted 08/04/19]

Scott McCutcheon and his helpers continue to put in great work on the ground ahead of Saturday's ground and clubhouse Spring clean/clear-up day.  Today saw the familiar broad stripes created on the policies as the groundstaff took advantage of the warm and dry weather. 

 

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Also done today was the internal painting work in the house - nicely freshened up for this season's occupant.

 

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Indoor cricket [posted 08/04/19]

Our winter programme of Tuesday evening indoor sessions finishes on Tuesday evening, the 9th of April - 8.30pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall - and all Under 14s, Under 16s and older players are welcome.  

 

Ground preparation continues [posted 07/04/19]

More pre-season ground work continued today with the first big cut of the outfield (see below).  Our thanks, as always, to the park's management and staff for their help with this. 

 

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March 

 

Indoor cricket [posted 31/03/19]

Our Tuesday evening indoor sessions continue on Tuesday evening, the 2nd of April - 8.30pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall - and all Under 14s, Under 16s and older players are welcome.  

  

Indoor cricket [posted 29/03/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 31st of March - with a two-hour session for Under 14s, Under 16s and older players. 

 

Ground and clubhouse pre-season clear-up day [posted 27/03/19]

Saturday the 13th of April will be our annual Spring clean day at the club, and so we are looking for as many members and players to come to the ground that day - from 10am - to give the clubhouse a good clean-up before a new season, and get everything ready on the ground and its surrounds.  This will involve the usual moving of sightscreens, putting the coverings on the covers, clearing the all-weather net bay areas, clearing sticks and other obstructions from the ground, getting the number units back in to the scorebox, and sweeping out the sheds, garage and groundsman's storage areas, as well as "deep-cleaning" the clubhouse.  The "to do" list is a long one, however with everyone's help we will get everything done in short order.  There'll be a skip on-site as usual too in order to deal with stuff to be discarded.  And, who knows, if the sun shines there might be time for some cricket practice afterwards in some spick-and-span nets!

 

Indoor cricket [posted 24/03/19]

Our Tuesday evening indoor sessions continue on Tuesday evening - 8.30pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall - and all Under 14s, Under 16s and older players are welcome.  

 

Indoor cricket [posted 21/03/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 24th of March - with two, one-hour sessions.  First up - between 2pm and 3pm - is a session for younger players, with Keith Sheridan leading a group of Under 12s.  Then, from 3pm until 4pm there's another open net session, with Under 14s and Under 16s joining older players.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 18/03/19]

Our Tuesday evening indoor sessions continue on Tuesday evening - 8.30pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall -and all Under 14s, Under 16s and older players are welcome.  

 

Indoor cricket [posted 14/03/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 17th of March - with a two-hour session for Under 14s, Under 16s and older players. 

 

Junior league fixtures [posted 14/03/19]

The WDJCU has released the league fixtures for the 2019 season, and these can now be found on the various age-group sub-sections of the Juniors section of the website. 

 

Indoor cricket [posted 12/03/19]

Our Tuesday evening indoor sessions continue tonight - 8.30pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall -and all Under 14s, Under 16s and older players are welcome.  

 

Indoor cricket [posted 07/03/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 10th of March - with two, one-hour sessions.  First up - between 2pm and 3pm - is a session for younger players, with Keith Sheridan leading a group of Under 12s.  Then, from 3pm until 4pm there's another open net session, with Under 14s and Under 16s joining older players.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 04/03/19]

Our Tuesday evening indoor sessions continue tomorrow - 8.30pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall -and all Under 14s, Under 16s and older players are welcome.  

 

Cup draws [posted 01/03/19]

The Rowan Cup draw was released today and sees the 'Loc travel to Hamilton Crescent to take on West of Scotland in round two, both sides having had a bye in round one.  Also released today were the group stage fixtures for this year's McCulloch Cup, the 'Loc being, as usual, in the Glasgow Group with Clydesdale, Weirs and West of Scotland.

 

Sunday and Evening League fixtures[posted 01/03/19]

The WDCU has published the Sunday and Evening League fixtures for 2019, and these can be seen online, in the Panthers and Academy sections.

  

February

 

Indoor cricket [posted 28/02/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 3rd of March - with a two-hour session for Under 14s, Under 16s and older players. 

 

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Tapeball League Finals Day [posted 28/02/19] 

The Pythons take on Rising Stars on Sunday at Springburn Leisure Centre, in the second semi-final on Finals Day of the Cricket Scotland Tapeball League.  The match starts at 12.15pm.  Good luck to Irfan Hanif and the rest of the team.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 26/02/19]

Our Tuesday evening indoor sessions continue tonight - 8.30pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall -and all Under 14s, Under 16s and older players are welcome.  

 

Under 15 Vitality Cup draw [posted 22/02/19]

The draw for this season's Under 15 Vitality Cup was made published today, and the 'Loc have been handed a home first round tie against Glasgow Accies.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 21/02/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 24th of February - with two, one-hour sessions.  First up - between 2pm and 3pm - is a session for younger players, with Keith Sheridan leading a group of Under 12s.  Then, from 3pm until 4pm there's another open net session, with Under 14s and Under 16s joining older players. 

 

Indoor cricket [posted 19/02/19]

Tonight sees the start of a second, weekly, indoor session.  On between 8.30pm and 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall the session is open to Under 14s, Under 16s and older players. 

 

Tapeball League Finals Day [posted 18/02/19]

The draw for Finals Day was made yesterday, and the Pythons were drawn in the second semi-final against Rising Stars.  Starting at 12.15pm, the semi-final is on Sunday the 3rd of March at Springburn Leisure Centre. 

 

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Pythons reach the semi's [posted 17/02/19] 

The Poloc Pythons progressed to the semi-finals of this winter's Cricket Scotland Tapeball League with a convincing win over Scot's Strikers in today's quarter-final clash. Congratulations to Irfan and the team who now await news of their semi-final opponents.

 

More about the league, fixtures, results, etc. can be found on its Facebook page here.

 

Sunday indoor cricket league action [posted 15/02/19]

As well as indoor cricket practice (see below) this Sunday also sees the first matches in the Tapeball League play-offs, Poloc Pythons taking on Scot's Strikers at 1.15pm.  Also in league action are the Under 14s who take on Ferguslie in the Indoor League at 5.2pm at  Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall.  Good luck to both sides.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 13/02/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 17th of February - with a two-hour open net session, between 2pm and 4pm for players in the Under 16 age-group and above. 

 

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Tapeball League play-offs [posted 09/02/19] 

Cricket Scotland have made the draw for the end-of-season Tapeball League play-offs, the draw seeing the Pythons up against Scot's Strikers in the quarter-finals.  Being played on the 17th of February, the Pythons' match starts at 1.15pm. The other quarter-final ties are: Govanhill versus Renfrew 8, Motherwell versus I Passing Smiles and Rising Stars versus Asian All Stars.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 08/02/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 10th of February - with two, one-hour sessions.  First up - between 2pm and 3pm - is a session for younger players, with Keith Sheridan leading a group of Under 12s.  Then, from 3pm until 4pm there's another open net session, with Under 14s and Under 16s joining older players. 

 

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Under 16 Scottish Cup [posted 06/02/19] 

Cricket Scotland released the draw for this season's Under 16 Scottish Cup today.  The draw, that sees first round fixtures played before the 31st of May, resulted in the 'Loc being handed a home tie against Greeenock.

 

Tapeball [posted 04/02/19]

The Poloc Pythons play their final regular season indoor Cricket Scotland Tapeball League match tomorrow evening, taking on Govanhill CC at 7pm, after which the league moves in to the end-of-season play-offs. 

 

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Indoor cricket [posted 01/02/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 3rd of February - with a two-hour open net session, between 2pm and 4pm for players in the Under 16 age-group and above. 

 

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AGM [posted 30/01/29]

The club's 2018 - and 140th - Annual General Meeting took place this evening in the clubhouse.  A wide range of matters were fully debated by the healthy number present.  In addition to the normal business of the club, a broader discussion about the future of the club took place.  Membership subscriptions for 2019 were agreed, as proposed, the new subscriptions to now be paid monthly.  Members will be contacted directly about this new payment process, the first monthly instalment now being due.  The election of office bearers and committee members was also successfully completed with Rashid Mehmood, Josh Sajjad and Hunnain Sohail joining the General Committee as Ordinary Members, and the Cricket Committee seeing Irfan Hanif remain on this committee, albeit in a new role as Shawholm Captain, and Saif Sajjad joining the committee.  The list of office bearers and committee members has been updated on the Contact us page of the website.

 

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Pythons' winning run continues [posted 26/01/19] 

The Poloc Pythons winning run in the Cricket Scotland Tapeball League continued on Thursday.  You read skipper Irfan Hanif's match report online, as the Pythons made it three consecutive wins, seeing off Asian All Stars, to follow up their good wins against Dynamic Dale and Greater Pollok Eagles.

 

More about the league, fixtures, results, etc. can be found on its Facebook page here.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 24/01/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 27th of January - with two, one-hour sessions.  First up - between 2pm and 3pm - is a session for younger players, with Keith Sheridan leading a group of Under 12s.  Then, from 3pm until 4pm there's another open net session, with Under 14s and Under 16s joining older players. 

 

Tapeball [posted 23/01/19]

The Poloc Pythons are back in indoor Cricket Scotland Tapeball League action tomorrow evening, taking on Asian All Stars at 8pm. 

 

Child protection [posted 20/01/19]

Two club members attended today's "In Safe Hands" child wellbeing and protection course run by Cricket Scotland in Glasgow.  Reflecting the club's commitment to best practice and ensuring the safest and welcoming of environments for children and young people, the course provided good and up-to-date advice and guidance in this important area. Thanks to Cricket Scotland, and it Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer Colin McDougall, for putting on and running, respectively, the course.

  

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Pythons win again [posted 18/01/19] 

The Poloc Pythons improved form in the Cricket Scotland Tapeball League continued last night.  You read skipper Irfan Hanif's match report online, as the Pythons made it back-to-back wins, seeing off Greater Pollok Eagles, to follow up their good win last week against Dynamic Dale.

 

More about the league, fixtures, results, etc. can be found on its Facebook page here.

 

Scottish Cup draw [posted 18/01/19]

The draw for this season's Scottish Cup was made today, the 'Loc being drawn away to Arbroath United in the first round.  The sides last played each other, also at Lochlands, in the semi-final in 2015, a match that saw Arbroath run out winners by 28 runs.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 17/01/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 20th of January - with a two-hour open net session, between 2pm and 4pm for players in the Under 16 age-group and above. 

 

Tapeball [posted 16/01/19]

The Poloc Pythons are back in indoor Cricket Scotland Tapeball League action tomorrow evening, taking on Greater Pollok Eagles at 8pm. 

 


 

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The club's Annual General Meeting ("AGM") will be held on Wednesday the 30th of January 2019, at 7.30pm, in the clubhouse.  All members are encouraged to attend if at all possible.  Secretary Keith Sheridan has circulated the AGM papers by email to members today, as well as a message about the AGM date and timing being intimated on WhatsApp.  Any member not receiving their papers should contact Keith by email

 


 

Representative squad selections [posted 14/01/19]

Amaan Ramzan and Kess Sajjad have been selected for the 2019 Scotland Under 19 training squad.  Congratulations to both players, and good luck to them as the squad prepares for ICC U19 CWC qualifiers that will take place this summer in The Netherlands.  Four of the club's young players have also been included in Western Warriors age-group winter training squads.  Well done to both Moiz Maqsood and Hassaan Mehmood on their Under 14 squad selections, and congratulations to Abdul Malik and Zakir Siddiqui who have been included in the Under 16 squad. 

 

Winter weeding [posted 14/01/19]

Some good work's been put in over the last couple of days that has seen the front area of the clubhouse completely weeded.  With this winter's temperature - thus far - still allowing some growth the weeds had been enjoying themselves! 

 

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Indoor cricket [posted 11/01/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 13th of January - with two, one-hour sessions.  First up - between 2pm and 3pm - is a session for younger players, with Keith Sheridan leading a group of Under 12s.  Then, from 3pm until 4pm there's another open net session, with Under 14s and Under 16s joining older players. 

 

Under 14s win one, lose one [posted 06/01/19]

The Under 14s (pictured in action below) played on matchday one of the new Indoor League today, taking on Glasgow Accies and Ayr at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall.  After going down to defeat in the first game against Accies the side notched up the "W" against Ayr in game two. 

 

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Indoor cricket [posted 04/01/19]

Our winter indoor cricket continues at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this Sunday - the 6th of January - with a two-hour open net session, between 2pm and 4pm for players in the Under 16 age-group and above.