Monthly Archives: June 2012

Howell Ready To Pen Two-Year Deal

Benny Howell is on the point of signing a contract with Gloucestershire until the end of the 2014 season. The former Hampshire player has been made the offer after a series of impressive displays, the latest being an unbeaten 55…

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Hamish So Proud Of Big Win At Taunton

Hamish Marshall was a proud captain after his 66 had led Gloucestershire to a memorable nine-wicket victory over previously unbeaten Somerset in the Friends Life t20 derby clash at Taunton. Having restricted the big-hitting home side to 140-8, the visitors…

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Cricket for the Visually Impaired at Warwicks t20

At Wednesday’s Friends Life t20 match against Warwickshire, Gloucestershire hosted cricketers from Gloucestershire Cricket Board’s disability cricket programme.  This included  a group from the Cricket for the Visually Impaired squad who undertook a demonstration of their sport during the interval….

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We Will Give It Everything – Hamish

Hamish Marshall insists his young Gloucestershire team should relish the challenge of taking on unbeaten Midlands/Wales/West Division leaders Somerset in tonight’s Friends Life t20 game at Taunton. The match is a sell-out and Hamish believes the atmosphere and quality of…

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Gloucestershire Gladiators go for Gold

Gloucestershire Gladiators met up with Olympic Torch Bearer, Keith Masdin, following their t20 clash v the Warwickshire Bears on Wednesday 20 June. Keith, who carried the Olympic torch through Folly Gate in Somerset during May, was nominated to be a…

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Batty is Batting for Charity

Gloucestershire County cricketer Jonathan Batty today joins a host of high profile cricketers in a new charity initiative ‘Batting for Charity’, organised by County Championship sponsors LV=. The initiative will see Batty display an LV= sticker on each of his…

New Two-Year Deal For McCarter

Graeme McCarter is celebrating a new contract tying him to Gloucestershire until the end of the 2014 season. The 19-year-old seamer from Northern Ireland has signed an extended deal which adds two years to his current agreement. Graeme told this website: “I’m…

Dan’s Efforts In Vain As Warwickshire Win

Dan Housego’s unbeaten 59 was not enough to save Gloucestershire from a seven-wicket defeat by Warwickshire in the Friends Life t20 match at Bristol. Housego top-scored in a disappointing total of 122-7 after Hamish Marshall had won the toss, the…

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Tonight’s Game Could Be Pivotal – Hamish

Hamish Marshall is making no attempt to play down the importance of tonight’s Friends Life t20 clash with Warwickshire at the County Ground (5.30pm start). The skipper describes the game as “potentially pivotal” in Gloucestershire’s bid to reach the quarter-finals…

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Cricket treat for Asda Kwik Cricket youngsters

A group of boys and girls from across Bristol & Gloucestershire enjoyed a great evening out at Friday’s FLt20 match courtesy of Gloucestershire Cricket and the Asda Kwik Cricket programme run by Gloucestershire Cricket Board. Asda Kwik Cricket is part…

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We Can Go On Improving Says Jonathan

Jonathan Batty is optimistic that Gloucestershire can start building a winning run in the Friends Life t20 with victory over Warwickshire at Bristol tomorrow night (5.30pm start). The experienced wicketkeeper helped the team recover from a disappointing defeat by Worcestershire…

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Members’ Investment Bond – offer extended

Following approval of the Club’s redevelopment plans, Gloucestershire Cricket is looking forward to commencing its programme of improvements to the ground. These will include a new-look pavilion, state-of-the-art media centre, business and conferencing facilities, an improved community programme together with…

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Exiles Day at Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Festival

Saturday 14 July 2012 There are still tickets available, priced just £30, to include morning coffee, buffet lunch and afternoon tea for this, the most prestigious event in the Exiles calendar. To be held in a dedicated marquee at the College…

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Match With Welsh Dragons A Washout

Gloucestershire’s hopes of back-to-back Friends Life t20 wins in the space of 24 hours were dashed when the match against Welsh Dragons at Cardiff was abandoned without a bal bowled. Heavy rain left the outfield saturated and there was little…

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Olympic torch to visit Gloucestershire Cricket

If you missed the opportunity to cheer on the Olympic Torch as it travelled through Bristol in May, Gloucestershire Cricket is delighted to announce that the Torch will be visiting the County Ground, Bristol on Wednesday 27 June when Gloucestershire…

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Skipper Hamish delighted with win over Steelbacks

Gloucestershire Gladiators captain Hamish Marshall was full of praise for his side’s efforts in the field after the county kick-started their Friends Life t20 campaign with an eight-run victory over Northamptonshire Steelbacks at Bristol. Defending a modest 139-9, the Gladiators…

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We Have To Sharpen Up Tonight – Hamish

Hamish Marshall is calling on his Gloucestershire team to show a marked improvement in tonight’s Friends Life t20 clash with Northamptonshire at Bristol. The skipper was unhappy with a sloppy fielding display at Worcester last Sunday when several catches went…

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I’d Love To Come Back Again Says Kane

Kane Williamson hopes to sign off his second spell with Gloucestershire by making an impact on the Friends Life t20 games against Northants at Bristol tomorrow night and the Welsh Dragons at Cardiff on Saturday evening. The young New Zealander flies out…

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Squad for Friends Life t20 match v Northants

Hamish Marshall (capt), Kane Williamson, Ian Cockbain, Alex Gidman, Jack Taylor, Dan Housego, Ed Young, James Fuller, Jonathan Batty (wkt)David Payne, Ian Saxelby, Paul Muchall, Muttiah Muralitharan. Benny Howell not available for selection due to illness

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Tom Maynard (1989-2012)

Everyone at Gloucestershire Cricket was deeply saddened to hear of the tragic death of Tom Maynard.   As a mark of respect, a minutes silence will be held at the start of our Friends Life t20 match v Northamptonshire Steelbacks on…

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Big Cricket Night Out this Friday!

Tomorrow, Friday 22 June, Gloucestershire take on Northamptonshire in a fast paced, big hitting Twenty20 match, starting at 5.30pm. The weather forecast is looking good, so don’t miss out on our Big Cricket Friday Night Out! Muttiah Muralitharan, the world record holding…

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Information for Welsh Dragons Away Match

On Saturday Gloucestershire travel over the bridge to take on the Welsh Dragons in the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. Advanced purchase adult tickets are only £10, whilst group bookings offer even better value for the game, with 5 tickets just £40…

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Community Night – last chance for special prices

Gloucestershire’s FLt20 match against Glamorgan on Monday 2 July, has been designated Community Night with the Club offering heavily reduced tickets to encourage new supporters. Tickets purchased for Glamorgan by this Friday 22June are priced at just £5 for adults,…

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Gloucestershire Cricket Board launch scoring app

Supporters can watch live ball-by-ball coverage of a number of junior and district county matches this summer thanks to a new partnership between the Gloucestershire Cricket Board and pioneering scoring app CricHQ. By downloading the free app onto their iPhone…

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ASDA Kwik Cricket Participants invited to Twenty20

Gloucestershire Cricket Board, the community partner of Gloucestershire Cricket, run programmes offering free coaching and activity to thousands of children across Bristol and the County each year. During the season participants from different programmes have been invited along to attend…

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Triple Chance Club 2012 First Draw

The first draw for the annual triple Chance Club was made by Roy Kerslake the Somerset Chairman on the 14th June. The winners were as follows:- First Prize £100 Ticket no 238 Miss R Williams Second Prize £30 Ticket no…

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Hamish Eager For First T20 Win

Hamish Marshall leads Gloucestershire for the first time as Twenty20 captain in tomorrow’s Friends Life Midlands/Wales/West Division game with Worcestershire at New Road. The new skipper is eager to kick-start the group campaign after the frustration of having Thursday night’s opening…

Nicol Set To Be Next Overseas Signing

New Zealander Rob Nicol has agreed to join Gloucestershire as their overseas player for the final two months of the season. The 29-year-old opening batsman from Auckland will take over from fellow countryman Kane Williamson, who returns to New Zealand…

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Somerset Derby selling fast

After the disappointment of the derby game washout last Thursday, there’s still the hugely anticipated return fixture at Taunton on Friday, June 29th (start 5.30pm). However all Gloucestershire supporters need to book their tickets now as Somerset have less than…

Chief Executive On Somerset Washout

Tom Richardson shared the disappointment of spectators as the eagerly-awaited opening Friends Life t20 game against arch-rivals Somerset at Bristol was abandoned without a ball bowled. Umpires Nigel Cowley and Mark Benson ruled out any prospect of play after a…

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