News archive, 2020 PDF Print E-mail

 

April

 

COVID-19 - statement from Western District Cricket Union [posted 24/04/20]

"You will probably have seen the latest update from Cricket Scotland released yesterday (see below) regarding the impact of coronavirus.  Although this refers to activity being suspended until 1st June, it will in all likelihood be extended, as noted in that statement.  We are also aware of the ECB statement issued today suspending professional cricket until 1st July and recreational cricket until further notice.  Although the WDCU league fixtures had been finalised some time before the scheduled start of the season, it has been agreed that it would not be appropriate to upload these to the WDCU website at this time.  Once again, we would remind clubs of the advice previously issued by the WDCU and Cricket Scotland regarding sources of financial assistance or ground maintenance queries.  The Cricket Scotland website now has a summary page with this on it.  We are pleased to note that a number of WDCU clubs have already been provided with financial assistance."

 

Ramadan [posted 23/04/20]

Ramadan mubarak to all in the Poloc family starting their observance of Ramadan.   رمضان مبارك  #StaySafe #StayHomeSaveLives

 

Ramadan_2020_news_page_pic

 

 

COVID-19 - further statement from Cricket Scotland [posted 23/04/20]

Cricket Scotland today issued a update regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.  This can be read online.

 

COVID-19 - further statement from Cricket Scotland [posted 03/04/20]

"Cricket Scotland staff have been working remotely since 18th March and on 30th March, cricket activity was suspended in Scotland until 1st June.  As a direct result of this suspension of activities, Cricket Scotland has taken the difficult decision to furlough a significant proportion of its staff across the organisation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In accordance with Government advice, Cricket Scotland has been strictly adhering to suggested protocols and re-evaluating these on a daily basis in order to best support the fight against the spread of COVID-19.  The well-being of our whole community remains at the forefront of our thinking and decision making.  Cricket Scotland will operate with reduced staff throughout April and May, with regular reviews taking place throughout this period.  Clubs, members, supporters and the wider cricket community may contact the relevant member of the leadership team as follows:

 

Club, Officials, Community and Schools Cricket

  Nicola Wilson : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 07891 408915

Commercial and Membership

  Paul Macari : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 07808 541982

Media and Communications

  Lizzie Sleet : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 07889 570419

High Performance and Senior Regional Cricket

  Shane Burger : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 07889 594275

Pathway (National & Regional), Facilities and Coaching

  Gordon Drummond : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 07826 907124

Finance and Administration

  David Johnson : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Chief Executive

  Gus Mackay : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 07739 749899"

 

COVID-19 - statement from Cricket Scotland [posted 16/03/20]

Cricket Scotland today issued a statement regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.  This can be read online.

 

Indoor cricket - CANCELLED [posted 13/03/20] Reflecting decisions taken today by other sports governing bodies as mitigation against the further spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, consistent with some other clubs' determinations, and cognisant of the the concerns players or their family members may have, the club has decided to cancel indoor cricket sessions until further notice.

 

Indoor cricket continues [posted 12/03/20]

This Sunday sees indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School continue, with two separate sessions.  Between 2pm and 3pm Keith Sheridan will lead a session for Under 12 players before, from 3pm to 4pm Josh Sajjad is managing a session for older players.

 

Midweek indoor cricket [posted 08/03/20]

Tuesday sees indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School continue, with the third in our pre-season midweek evening sessions, at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall between 8.30pm and 10pm.

 

Under 11s in "Kwik Cricket" action [posted 08/03/20]

The Under 11s (pictured below) were back in indoor "Kwik Cricket" action this morning at Uddingston Grammar School, with back-to-back games against East Kilbride and Glasgow Accies.  Thanks, as always, to Keith Sheridan and Imran Ameer for their coordination and management.  #bluebatbedlam

 

Under_11s_080320

 

Indoor cricket [posted 06/03/20]

This Sunday sees the continuation of indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School.  Coordinated by Josh Sajjad, this Sunday's session is a two-hour session (2pm to 4pm) and is for players aged Under 16 and older. Also, and earlier in the day, the Under 11s are back in "Kwik Cricket" action, taking on East Kilbride (10.40am) and then Glasgow Accies (11.20am) in the morning in the latest Cricket Scotland Under 11 "Kwik Cricket" tournament fixtures at Uddingston Grammar School.  #bluebatbedlam

 

2020 office bearers, General Committee and other committee elections [posted 05/03/20]

The election of club officials and its General Committee has taken place, with nominated candidates being unanimously appointed by the membership.  The election sees Kenneth Robertson assume the club's Presidency, Keith Young become Secretary, David James remain in post as Treasurer, and the cricket sections - senior and junior - being headed up by Josh Sajjad and Keith Sheridan respectively.  Positions on the Cricket Committee, including the Club Captain and other team captains will be finalised after a meeting of senior cricketers later in March.  A full list of office bearers and committee members can be found on the "Contact us" page.

 

Midweek indoor cricket [posted 02/03/20]

Tomorrow - Tuesday - sees indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School continue, with the second in our pre-season midweek evening sessions, at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall between 8.30pm and 10pm. 

 

February

 

Spond [posted 29/02/20]

Spond_logo

The senior cricket section will be using the Spond app' this year for matchday, team and other communication and messaging.  Josh Sajjad has askled that all players anticipating playing senior cricket in 2020 should download the app' from their 'phone's app' store (for example the Apple app' store), and register on the club's account.  Anyone with any queries should contact Josh.

 

Indoor cricket continues [posted 28/02/20]

This Sunday sees indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School continue, with two separate sessions.  Between 2pm and 3pm Keith Sheridan will lead a session for Under 12 players before, from 3pm to 4pm Josh Sajjad is managing a session for older players.

 

Indoor cricket- Tuesday night sessions added in [posted 24/02/20]

Tuesday sees the start of our second of two weekly indoor practice sessions at Hutchesons' Grammar School.  Between 8.30pm and 10pm every Tuesday until mid-April, the session is open to all players aged Under 16 and older, and to existing members and prospective new players.  Josh Sajjad (07546-878350) is leading the session and anyone with any questions can get in touch with him.  For the avoidance of doubt our Sunday afternoon indoor cricket continues, running until the start of the outdoor season too.

 

Raoul Gilbert [posted 23/02/20]

The club learned today of the passing, aged 86, of former member and player Raoul Gilbert.  Raoul (2 February 1934 to 22 February 2020), who passed away on Saturday in Andratx, Mallorca, played at the club as a young player in the 1950s, before moving to [then named] Rhodesia where he lived until the southern African country gained internationally-recognised independence as Zimbabwe in 1980, when he returned to live on the southside of Glasgow.  The club is, and those members and friends who knew and remember Raoul will be, saddened by the news of Raoul's passing, and the condolences of all are extended to his family.

 

Pythons lose out [posted 23/02/20]

The Poloc Pythons suffered quarter-final heartache today as they lost by just 2 runs to I Passing Smiles in the knockout stages of the Cricket Scotland Tapeball League.

 

Indoor cricket [posted 21/02/20]

This Sunday sees the continuation of indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School.  Coordinated by Josh Sajjad, this Sunday's session is a two-hour session (2pm to 4pm) and is for players aged Under 16 and older.

 

McCulloch Cup draw [posted 20/02/20]

WDCU_logo

The WDCU has published the draw for the group stages of this season's McCulloch Cup.  Played on six consecutive Wednesday evenings, the 2020 draw sees a change to the composition of the Glasgow Group, with West of Scotland moving out of the group in to the East Group, and Ferguslie coming in to the Glasgow Group.  The change was precipitated by East Kilbride choosing not to play in the competition in 2020, and Kilmarnock no longer being eligible, their replacements being East Renfrewshire and Helensburgh. 

After a drawing of lots, Ferguslie were selected as the replacements for West of Scotland in the East Group, the "Hamilton Crescent" side having taken up East Kilbride's position in that group.  #allchange 

 

Poloc_Pythons_logo_small

Pythons versus I Passing Smiles [posted 18/02/20]

The Poloc Pythons now know their quarter-final opponents in this winter's Cricket Scotland Tapeball League play-offs.  With a start time of 12.15pm this Sunday, the 23rd of February, the side will take on the curiously-named I Passing Smiles side who progressed from the other group.  Good luck to the Pythons on Sunday!

 

Western Warriors squad inclusions [posted 18/02/19]

Adding to James Cathcart's and Hasan Malik's inclusion in the Western Warriors Under 16 training squad selected before Christmas, Poloc players have been included in the Warriors Development and Performance training squads, Ahmed-Raza Hanif, Amaan Ramzan and Kess Sajjad being selected for the former, and Ihtisham Malik and Craig Young for the latter.

 

Under_12_indoors_160220

Indoor cricket continues [posted 16/02/20]

Today saw our winter indoor cricket - running since October - continue, with - first - sessions for our youngest players, the Under 12s (pictured left) and - then - older players.  Good numbers again, and great fun. 

 

As a new season looms, we also introduce a second indoor session each week from Tuesday the 25th of February.  The Tuesday evening sessions - running between 8.30pm and 10pm every week until the 7th of April - particularly provide a chance for any players who can't manage along on Sunday afternoons to get some pre-season practice in. 

 

Pre-season friendly [posted 14/02/20]

An away match against Drumpellier at "Langloan" is the latest addition to the club's schedule of pre-season matches, adding to the already-in-the-diary games against Uddingston and Kilmarnock.  The trip to Coatbridge is on Saturday the 25th of April. 

 

Indoor cricket continues [posted 14/02/20]

This Sunday sees indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School continue, with two separate sessions.  Between 2pm and 3pm Keith Sheridan and Imran Ameer will lead a session for Under 12 players before, from 3pm to 4pm Josh Sajjad is managing a session for older players.

 

Pre-season friendly [posted 13/02/20]

The schedule of pre-season friendlies has got another fixture on it, with an away 40 overs-a-side match at "Scott Ellis Field" against Kilmarnock now agreed for Sunday the 26th of April.  The match, starting at 12 noon, will likely be the last match before the league season starts on Saturday the 2nd of May 2020.

 

Pythons keep on winning [posted 12/02/20]

The Pythons' winning run in the Cricket Scotland Tapeball League was extended to five matches tonight as they saw off the challenge of Shah CC with a seven-wicket win.  Chasing 87 to win, the Pythons reached their target in the eighth over, one down.  #Toffee 

 

Pre-season matches [posted 12/02/20]

The first of hopefully a few pre-season matches has been agreed, the traditional match against Uddingston for the Eric Lane Memorial Trophy being scheduled for Saturday the 18th of April at "Bothwell Castle Policies". 

 

Membership subscriptions - paying monthly REMINDER [posted 11/02/20]

With Saturday League fixtures released today, to add to the Evening League, cup and other fixtures already released, now is a good time to remind anyone who is not already paying by monthly standing order or other monthly transfer, that membership subscriptions must be paid monthly.  The membership rates are unchanged from 2019 and are a vital part of the club's income.  Paying could not be easier, with the option of paying directly in to the club's bank account (details below) or by PayPal into the club's PayPal account.  Please make sure you aren't the person who's not up-to-date.....

 

Membership_subscription_rates

 

Poloc_Pythons_logo_small

Pythons versus Shah CC [posted 11/02/20]

The Poloc Pythons are back in Tapeball League action tomorrow evening, taking on Shah CC at 8pm in the last of their group stage matches, and will be hoping to make it five wins on the spin.

 

Saturday League fixtures [posted 11/02/20]

The WDCU has released the Saturday League fixtures and these can be found online now: the Poloc fixtures are here, and the Shawholm fixtures here.

 

2020 fixtures [posted 10/02/20]

With a new season "only" now three months away, or so, the fixtures for season 2020 are starting to be released.  The 'Loc's Scottish Cup tie against Meigle was the first released, but since then the Rowan Cup, Western Cup and Greenwood Cup draws have all been made.  These are all online, and see - in order - the 'Loc play Prestwick; Shawholm in a group with Hillhead, GHK, Victoria and Partick; and the Panthers host Glasgow Accies.  And in addition to cup draws being made, the league fixture card for the Panthers' 2020 Evening League campaign has been circulated to clubs, this seeing the Panthers take on Clydesdale, GHK, Glasgow Accies, Renfrew, Weirs and West of Scotland in Division 1.

 

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

Under_11_pic_090220

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". 

 

Indoor cricket [posted 07/02/20]

This Sunday sees the continuation of indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School.  Coordinated by Josh Sajjad, this Sunday's session is a two-hour session (2pm to 4pm) and is for players aged Under 16 and older. Also, and earlier in the day, the Under 11s are back in "Kwik Cricket" action, taking on Ferguslie and then Uddingston in the morning in the latest Cricket Scotland Under 11 "Kwik Cricket" tournament fixtures at Uddingston Grammar School.  #bluebatbedlam

 

Pythons keep on winning [posted 06/02/20]

The Pythons extended their winning streak in the Cricket Scotland Tapeball League to matches with a win over Greater Pollok Eagles, the Pythons romping to a seven-wicket victory.

 

Poloc_Pythons_logo_small

Pythons return to action [posted 04/02/20]

The Poloc Pythons take on Greater Pollok Eagles in the Tapeball League tomorrow evening, the matchday nine fixture starting at 8pm.  The Pythons go in to tomorrow's match on a three-match winning streak and hoping to make it four-on-the-bounce.

 

Pythons extend their winning run [posted 30/01/20]

The Pythons made it three wins in a row tonight, in this winter's Tapeball League, by beating Shah CC by 36 runs.  121 for 2 was too much for the Pythons' opponents who were restricted to 85 for 7 - including no fewer than five run outs! - in their innings.  Next up are the Greater Pollok Eagles, next Wednesday. 

 

January

 

Pythons extend their winning run [posted 30/01/20]

The Pythons made it three wins in a row tonight, in this winter's Tapeball League, by beating Shah CC by 36 runs.  121 for 2 was too much for the Pythons' opponents who were restricted to 85 for 7 - including no fewer than five run outs! - in their innings.  Next up are the Greater Pollok Eagles, next Wednesday. 

 

Indoor cricket continues [posted 30/01/20]

This Sunday sees indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School continue, with two separate sessions.  Between 2pm and 3pm Keith Young and Imran Ameer will lead a session for Under 12 players before, from 3pm to 4pm Keith is managing a session for older players.

 

Poloc_Pythons_logo_small

Pythons versus Shah CC [posted 29/01/20]

The Poloc Pythons are back in Tapeball League action tomorrow evening, taking on Shah CC at 7pm on matchday eight, and will be hoping to make it three wins in a row.

 

Kwik_Cricket_260120

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. 

 

Kess Sajjad [posted 25/01/20]

Kess Sajjad (pictured in action, below) made his third appearance today for Scotland Under 19s in the ICC's U19 CWC being played at present in South Africa.  After two defeats in their first two group stage matches - against Pakistan and Bangladesh - today saw the side again record a loss, losing by eight wickets after posting 140.  Despite the side's heavy defeat Kess had a good day, his 68 seeing him top-score in the Scotland innings.  Well done to Kess on his performance, and he and the rest of the squad now look ahead to taking on UAE in the Plate Competition next week. 

 

Kess_Sajjad_versus_Zimbabwe

 

Indoor cricket [posted 24/01/20]

This Sunday sees the continuation of indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School.  Coordinated by Keith Young, this Sunday's session is a two-hour session (2pm to 4pm) and is for players aged Under 16 and older.

 

Pythons win back-to-back [posted 23/01/20]

The Pythons recorded their first back-to-back wins in this winter's Tapeball League defeating Glasgow Giants by 12 runs in a close encounter. 

 

Poloc_Pythons_logo_small

Pythons versus Glasgow Giants [posted 22/01/20]

The Poloc Pythons are back in Tapeball League action tomorrow evening, taking on Glasgow Giants at 8pm on matchday seven.

 

Scottish Cup draw [posted 17/01/20]

Cricket_Scotland_logo_2017

Cricket Scotland has released the draw for this season's Scottish Cup.  The draw for round one saw the 'Loc handed an away tie, Meigle the side's hosts on Sunday the 24th of May.  The full draw can be seen online, on Cricket Scotland's website.

 

Indoor cricket continues [posted 16/01/20]

This Sunday sees indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School continue, with two separate sessions.  Between 2pm and 3pm Keith Sheridan will lead a session for Under 12 players before, from 3pm to 4pm Keith Young is managing a session for older players.

 

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

 

Indoor cricket [posted 10/01/20]

This Sunday sees the continuation of indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School.  Coordinated by Josh Sajjad, this Sunday's session is a two-hour session (2pm to 4pm) and is for players aged Under 16 and older.

 

Pythons go down to defeat [posted 10/01/20]

The Pythons continued their Tapeball League results sequence of win-one, lose-won, going down last night to Govanhill in the Cricket Scotland Tapeball League, their Glasgow southside rivals winning by 57 runs on matchday five.  Last night's defeat means the Pythons have now played five, won two and lost three. 

 

Poloc_Pythons_logo_small

Pythons versus Govanhill [posted 09/01/20]

The Poloc Pythons are back in Tapeball League action this evening, taking on Govanhill at 7pm on matchday five.

 

Special General Meeting [posted 08/01/20]

The agenda and papers for the Special General Meeting ("SGM") of the club have been circulated, by email and message group, to members and parents today by Secretary Keith Sheridan.  The meeting is being held on Sunday, the 19th of January 2020, at 4.30pm, in the clubhouse.  Members and parents are encouraged to read the papers carefully and attend the SGM. 

 

Club policies - annual review [posted 03/01/20]

The annual review of the club's formal policies and operating procedures has been carried out, and the updated documentation can be found online in three of the website sections: 1. General documents; 2. Junior documents; and 3. Clubmark documents.  Members, including the parents or carers of junior members, and supporters are encouraged to review all these documents as they govern much of club life and its activities.  Particular attention is drawn to the various codes of conduct, including the Social media code of conduct.

 

Indoor cricket continues [posted 02/01/20]

This Sunday sees indoor practice at Hutchesons' Grammar School continue, with two separate sessions.  Between 2pm and 3pm Keith Sheridan will lead a session for Under 12 players before, from 3pm to 4pm Josh Sajjad is managing a session for older players.