Welcome!  Please enjoy this virtual look round our club – but, better still, why not come and visit us? Founded over 140 years ago, we’re an open-membership, family-centred club with our own ground in Pollok Park on Glasgow’s southside, members coming from all backgrounds, and from across ethnic and cultural spectra, all taking an active part in club life.  As well as year-round competitive and social cricket for juniors and adults, there are internal and outside seating areas, and a well-appointed clubhouse complete with bar and lounge area, function room, and gym.

In addition to year round cricket, the club has a unique six-hole golf course, created over 100 years ago, and recognised by the The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.  It also has a busy and popular fitness section – Bodyfit Camp – that runs year-round fitness classes, and uses the club’s well-appointed fitness gym.

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Latest news and notices

  • Final weekend of sport (15th April 2023)

    Club President Kenneth Robertson writes, “We are planning one final weekend of sport at the old ground before we vacate the premises at the end of this month.  We intend to have a final round of golf on Saturday, 22 April, with a 2pm start, and our final cricket fixture on Sunday, 23 April, also with a 2pm start.   All members, and former members, are welcome to come along and join us over this weekend.  If you are interested in playing in, either, the cricket or golf matches, then either comment on the Facebook page post, or email the club via the usual channels.

    “We are hugely grateful to Adam Richardson, of Grounds Maintenance Glasgow Ltd,, our long term grounds contractor for his work over this week, and next, to make this possible.  We would also be delighted to see as many spectators along as possible on the Sunday for the final cricket match, with the opportunity to view many of the archive photographs from the last 145 years on display in the clubhouse before they go to the Mitchell Library archives.

  • Further ground machinery for sale (15th April 2023)

    The club continues to make available for sale cricket and ground equipment and machinery.  Pictured below, the club is inviting offers for its spiking roller, and pitch cover sheeting (two half-pitch length, full-width, sheets, two smaller cover sheets for bowler take-off areas, and pegs).  Offers should be emailed to the club.  The highest bids will be noted online here, until Monday at midnight.

  • Cricket and ground equipment and machinery sales (12th April 2023)

    The club is grateful for the interest in, and offers for, the cricket and ground machinery it is selling as part of the dissolution process.  Overnight the number of parties submitting offers to acquire items ended up being 28.  The General Committee of the club will now revert, as soon as is practicable, to the parties whose offers have been accepted, including information on arrangements for payment, and collection.

  • Sales of machinery and equipment (7th April 2023)

    As part of the dissolution process the club is offering for sale cricket and ground machinery and equipment.  The Western District Cricket Union has intimated this to its member clubs, inviting offers.  However invitations are invited from any party.  Items will be “sold as seen”, with buyers requiring to take/transport at their cost, before 30 April 2023. The items can be viewed at “Shawholm” on Sunday the 9th of April between 2pm and 4pm. Payment in full must be received before an item will be released. After viewing, clubs or individuals interested in purchasing an item should submit a formal offer to the Secretary, before midnight on Tuesday the 11th of April. The club reserves the right to either not sell an item, or to sell to other than the highest bidder.  It should be stressed this is not a “fire sale”, and the offers to acquire items should reflect this. The club has no financial need to sell items at lower than fair market prices.

    In addition to the listed items there are many other smaller items such as training aids, stumps, bails, ground tools, etc. all of which can be bought on the day.

    Please note too that the club is VAT registered and, therefore, VAT will be added to all prices.

    The main cricket and ground machinery and equipment can be viewed here.

    A note of the highest offers, as they are received, anonymised, will be posted here on the website.

  • Dissolution of the club (1st April 2023)

    President Kenneth Robertson has, today, written to club members to confirm that the conditional decision taken at the recent Special Meeting of members to dissolve the club, after its tenancy at “Shawholm” was terminated, has been confirmed.  This decision follows unsuccessful discussions to secure cricket under the tenancy of the incoming leaseholder, The W Academy.  The club’s tenancy will officially end on 30 April 2023.

  • Special Meeting (13th March 2023)

    A reminder to members that the Special Meeting of members is this evening, in person, in the clubhouse, starting at 7.30pm.

  • Senior indoor cricket (8th March 2023)

    Our programme of pre-season senior indoor cricket continues this evening – between 7pm and 9pm – at Hutchesons’ Grammar School Sports Hall.  All senior players are welcome.

  • Club statement (6th March 2023)

    At a meeting on 2 March 2023, the termination of its lease at “Shawholm” was notified to the club by its landlord, Pollok & Corrour Ltd. The formal notice given at the meeting, called on 24 February, will end the club’s 145 years playing in the Pollok Estate.  The date of termination is 30 April 2023, at which point the club’s tenancy will end, and it is understood a new party will take on tenancy of the policies from that date.  A Special Meeting of the club to formally agree its dissolution will be held on Monday 13 March 2023, notice of which has been sent to all members.

  • Senior indoor practice (1st March 2023)

    Senior indoor practice continues this evening, at Hutchesons’ Grammar School Sports Hall.  7pm to 9pm.  Tonight’s session is the third of the pre-season eight-week programme.  The first two weeks have seen bumper numbers, and all senior players are encouraged to attend.

  • Old Firm connections (26th February 2023)

    Today sees the League Cup final played on the southside, the match at “Hampden” the latest clash between Old Firm rivals Celtic and Rangers.  Football’s historical connection to cricket is well-known, so as people look forward to today’s game here’s a glimpse of when football met cricket at “Shawholm”.  Taken in 1952, the photograph shows a Scottish Football League Select XI take to the field to play a Poloc XI.  Pictured are Old Firm rivals, Celtic’s Gil Heron (who played cricket for the club, as well as at Ferguslie), and George Young of Rangers.

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Poloc cricket teams play under various playing names: Poloc, Shawholm, Poloc Panthers and Poloc Pythons.

Teams play in the league and cup competitions of the Western District Cricket Union (“WDCU”), and cup competitions of the national governing body, Cricket Scotland.

Poloc Panthers play in the WDCU Sunday and Evening Leagues, the Poloc Pythons compete in Cricket Scotland’s winter tapeball league, and junior sides play at different 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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