Monthly Archives: March 2012

England and Wales Cricket Board visit Bristol

Representatives from the England and Wales Cricket Board were in Bristol yesterday to hear from Gloucestershire County Cricket Club how plans to redevelop the ground in Nevil Road are progressing.   The visit comes following the submission to Bristol City…

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Fuller Presses Claims for Championship Start

James Fuller produced a strong claim to be in Gloucestershire’s first LV=County Championship line-up of the season with a devastating spell on the second day of the friendly match against Oxford University at The Parks. The pace bowler claimed four…

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Now Dent Stars With The Bat

Chris Dent hit a century as Gloucestershire’s batsmen made hay in the sunshine on the opening day of the warm-up match against Oxford University at The Parks. The opening batsman followed up his success with the ball against Cardiff MCCU…

Housego Starting To Feel At Home

Dan Housego hit his first half-century for Gloucestershire in a narrow one-day defeat by Glamorgan at the County Ground. The winter signing from Middlesex scored 62 off 82 balls, with 6 fours, as the home side ran up 202-4 from their…

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Fun Run for Sport Relief

Spectators at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club’s pre-season friendly against Glamorgan were kept entertained during the lunch break, as around 100 children from Ashley Down Primary School took to the ground in aid of Sport Relief. The youngsters, aged between four…

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Chris Puts A Dent In Cardiff MCCU Batting

Chris Dent was the surprise star of Gloucestershire’s bowling attack on the second and final day of the friendly against Cardiff MCCU at the County Ground. The opening batsman claimed 4-21 with his off-spin as the students were bowled out…

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Brewin Dolphin encourages ISAs for GCCC Investors

Cheltenham Festival sponsors Brewin Dolphin are urging supporters to consider ISAs ahead of the end of tax year deadline. Research conducted by the Barclays Equity Gilt Study published this month shows that investing in the stock market offers both businesses…

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Muchall Signed On Six Week Trial

Gloucestershire are giving a six-week trial to pace bowler Paul Muchall, brother of experienced Durham batsman Gordon Muchall. The 25-year-old seamer is involved in the current warm-up game against Cardiff MCCU at Bristol and looking to impress Director of Cricket…

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Cockbain Takes Ton Off Students

Ian Cockbain warmed up for the new season by hitting an unbeaten 141 on the opening day of the friendly against Cardiff MCCU at the County Ground. Cockbain hit 24 fours and a six in facing 243 balls as the…

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Let’s Get Behind Our Young Guns

John Bracewell is relishing the challenge of four more seasons developing Gloucestershire’s young team and urges supporters to back them to the hilt this summer. The vastly experienced Director of Cricket recently signed a three-year extension to his contract, tying…

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Disability table cricket festival

A competition to find the South West’s brightest disability table cricket stars will see its winners on their way to Lord’s this year, following yesterday’s annual table cricket festival. South Gloucestershire “A” beat South Gloucestershire “B” in a closely contested…

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Council support for cricket club

Bristol City Council has been working in partnership with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club to provide a bridging loan until the outcome of a planning application on the County Ground in Ashley Down is resolved. The temporary secured loan of £400,000…

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Chance To Shine Scheme Flourishing

Chance to Shine coaching began in February with cricket clubs from all corners of Gloucestershire forging strong links with their local schools. Coaches from Apperley, Bourton Vale, Cam, Chalford, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Fairford, Frenchay and Hatherley and Reddings are teaching cricket…

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Club News – Ground Redevelopment Plans

We have new plans for Nevil Road! We are very pleased to officially announce our intention to submit a new planning application for the development of the County Ground at Nevil Road. The redevelopment of the County Ground is designed…

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Alex Looks Forward To Big Challenges

Alex Gidman admits that managing Gloucestershire’s young bowling attack will be one of his biggest challenges in the season ahead. The skipper is looking forward to the continued development of players like David Payne, Ian Saxelby, James Fuller, Liam Norwell…

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Schoolgirl Cricket Competitions Launched

Gloucestershire Cricket Board has launched its Lady Taverners schools competitions countywide. The programme is part of a nationwide competition to encourage girls to play cricket and will see 350 girls between years 7-10 play cricket across Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire Cricket Board’s…

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MERCEDES BENZ DRIVING CRICKET IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club is pleased to announce Mercedes Benz as an official supporter of the Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival for 2012. This is the second year that Mercedes Benz of Cheltenham and Gloucester, based in Staverton, has supported…

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New Look Website

Today we have launched our new look Gloucestershire Cricket website. Content has been updated but the main reason for the change is to make the site easier to navigate and allow users to find the information they want more readily…

Will Gidman Signs Contract Extension

Will Gidman has signed a two-year extension to his contract following a hugely successful first season with Gloucestershire. Will capped his first summer with the club by winning the Player-of-the-Year award, having completed the rare all-rounder’s double of 1,000 runs…

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GCCC Announce Hamish Marshall As Vice Captain

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club is pleased to announce that Hamish Marshall has been appointed Vice Captain for the coming season. The 33-year-old batsman made his debut for the Club back in 2006 and agreed a new contract during this winter….

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