Monthly Archives: March 2013

Injury To Will Mars Second Day At Swalec

Gloucestershire suffered a new injury worry on the second and final day of the friendly game with Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium. All-rounder Will Gidman limped off with a thigh strain after sending down just eight deliveries during the morning…

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Hamish Top Scores On Cold Day At Swalec

Skipper Hamish Marshall top scored with 45 as Gloucestershire made 193-7 on the opening day of the two-day friendly fixture against Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium. There were also useful contributions from Chris Dent (40), Dan Housego (39) and Jack…

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Legends Return As Part-Time Coaches

Two legends of Gloucestershire CCC, Ian Harvey and Mike Smith (pictured), have returned to the club to assist the current squad of young players. Both have assumed the role of part-time coaches. Ian will be helping the team hone their white…

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Jack And James In Squad Of 13

Jack Taylor (pictured) and James Fuller were included in Gloucestershire’s squad for the two-day friendly match against Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium, starting today. Neither player featured in Monday’s impressive 104-run victory over Somerset at Taunton. Graeme McCarter, who played…

Dent Ton Inspires Victory At Taunton

Chris Dent warmed up for the new season with a rapid century against Somerset in the 50-over friendly match at Taunton Play commenced in Taunton at 11.00 am.  Somerset won the toss and elected to field, but were soon made…

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Gloucestershire CCC swap bats & balls for brushes

Players from Gloucestershire Cricket swapped bats and balls for brushes and buckets to help Winterbourne CC paint their new pavilion. Around 15 of the squad joined volunteers from the club as part of the 2013 Natwest CricketForce initiative. Winterbourne secretary Liz…

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First Pre-Season Friendly called off

Gloucestershire’s inaugural pre-season friendly against Oxford MCCU was called off this morning without a ball being bowled. Unlike this time last year, the elements were against us today and no play was possible. The team have returned to Bristol and…

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New broadcast partnership for County Cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the BBC today announced a new broadcast partnership for county cricket, with live ball-by-ball commentary of every LV=County Championship match available throughout the season, plus all Yorkshire Bank 40 and Friends Life…

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Injury Blows As Season Approaches

Injury blows involving Paul Muchall (pictured) and Ian Saxelby have hit Gloucestershire with the new season less than three weeks away. Muchall has undergone a cartilage operation and could be sidelined for as long as 12 weeks, while Saxelby is…

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Will Out To Join Big-Hitters

Will Gidman is looking to add some power-hitting to his game this season as a result of working with a specialist coach. Gloucestershire have employed Julian Wood, a coach with a background in baseball, to give the players some tips…

St Austell Brewery new Club Sponsor

Gloucestershire Cricket is delighted to announce St Austell Brewery, brewer of ‘Tribute’ the South West’s favourite ale, as a major sponsor and the main supplier to the Club Bars.  St Austell Brewery is a family owned business based in Cornwall…

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Bat4Africa launches unique cricket bat

Bat4Africa launches unique cricket bat with all profits donated to Street Child Africa Not-for-profit cricket organisation Bat4Africa has launched a specially designed cricket bat and pledged to donate all profits from its sales to help raise funds for Street Child…

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Cotswolds & North Wiltshire Region AGM

Regional members of Cotswolds & North Wiltshire are reminded that the Annual General Meeting of the Region is to be held on Wednesday 20th March 2013 7.30pm, at: Jenner HallBath RoadCrickladeSN6 6AX Rex Body, Club Chairman will be attending to provide…

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“I’ll Be Stronger This Season” Says David

David Payne is confident that a special fitness programme devised for him this winter will pay dividends during the coming season. The 22-year-old left-arm seamer has been working closely with Gloucestershire’s strength and conditioning coach Chris Bodman since the players…

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Gloucestershire sign Dan Christian for FLt20

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce the signing of Dan Christian to play in the Friends Life t20 competition this summer. The 29-year-old Australian all-rounder will be available for the entire competition to boost a Gloucestershire squad, who…

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Saxelby Aims For Strong Start

Ian Saxelby is confident of being fully fit for the start of the season after some niggling shoulder problems this winter. The 23-year-old seamer has experienced more discomfort from the right shoulder, which he dislocated twice before surgery that saw…

Clarke Willmott renews support for Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club and national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP have agreed a new sponsorship package covering the 2013 season. The deal extends a relationship that began in 2009. This year’s deal will see Clarke Willmott’s logo continue to…

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Bracewell Outlines One-day Bowling Strategy

John Bracewell says Gloucestershire’s bowlers will seek to make better use of yorkers and bouncers in one-day cricket this summer. The club’s Director of Cricket sees both type of delivery as essential to success in limited overs matches and will ensure plenty…

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Pre-Season Friendlies

Gloucestershire Cricket is pleased to announce the following pre-season friendly matches: 22 March v Oxford University @ The Parks25 March v Somerset @ Taunton26-28 March v Glamorgan @ Swalec Stadium2 April v Worcestershire @ Kidderminster3-4 April v Worcestershire @ Kidderminster7-8 April…

Gloucestershire to take on Australia A in Bristol

This summer is Ashes year, as England play Australia at home in the oldest rivalry in cricket. Starting on Friday 21 June, Gloucestershire will take on Australia A in a 3 day match at the County Ground in Bristol as part of the tourists’ warm up…

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