Monthly Archives: December 2013

Getting To Know . . . Graeme McCarter

The latest in our winter series of Player Profiles throws the spotlight onto young seam bowler Graeme McCarter. Family: Dad John, mum Margaret, brother Dean Home: Artigarvan, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Nicknames: Melon, Grum, Desperate Dan. Favourite Music: Remo. Favourite…

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John’s Plan For More Derbies

John Bracewell reckons Gloucestershire and Somerset should consider arranging local derby clashes outside of the scheduled county cricket fixture list next season. With the clubs having been drawn in separate groups of the new 50-over Royal London Cup competition and…

Friday Nights Will Be Fun – Bracewell

John Bracewell believes regular Friday starts for Twenty20 cricket next season will lead to bigger crowds and great atmospheres at the matches. Five of Gloucestershire’s seven home group games are on a Friday, with the other two – against Glamorgan…

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Getting To Know . . . Matt Taylor

Young left-arm seamer Matt Taylor comes under the spotlight in the latest of our winter Player Profile series. Family: Dad Kevin, mum Angeline, brother Jack. Home: Great Tew, Oxfordshire. Nicknames: Swede, Melon. Favourite Music: Draus, Passenger. Favourite Film: Moneyball. Favourite…

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Gloucestershire Cricket “bowled over” by Wycliffe College

John Bracewell, Director of Cricket, gives an insight into why the 1st team players are enjoying some off piste training at Wycliffe’s Sports Centre, as part of their winter fitness programme, and how the partnership came about: “Gloucestershire Cricket started working with Wycliffe about four…

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50 Over Format Will Suit Us Says Bracewell

John Bracewell is confident of a strong showing from Gloucestershire in List A cricket next season following the change to a 50-over competition. While the club’s director of cricket was a fan of the 40-over tournament, he feels the extra…

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Jack Taylor Blog

So far winter training for me has consisted of a lot of hard work and some very early mornings!  It’s been great to get back into the swing of things after having six weeks laying low at home after my…

Bracewell On New Roller Rule

John Bracewell believes the new heavy roller rule and how club’s use it could have an important impact on the outcome of LV=County Championship matches next season. A change in the laws means that it will be up to the…

Getting To Know . . . David Payne

In the latest instalment of our winter Player Profile series we turn the spotlight onto left-arm seamer David Payne. Family: Dad Tony, mum Jane, brother Richard, sister Becki Home: Bournemouth Nicknames: Sid, Payney. Favourite Music: Usher, Hip Hop/R&B. Favourite Films:…

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We Tried To Change Fixture List – Bracewell

John Bracewell has revealed that Gloucestershire tried unsuccessfully to have their fixture list for 2014 changed. When receiving a provisional draft of the fixtures, the club’s Director of Cricket was immediately concerned about a long period on the road in…

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Dan Housego Blog

This winter will consist of a fair amount of travelling.  From a 10 day stint in Bangladesh in October, to Melbourne a few weeks ago, and then heading to Zimbabwe in the New Year, the opportunity to spend my winter…

Getting To Know . . . Craig Miles

In the latest of our winter Player Profiles we find out more about outstanding young prospect Craig Miles. Family: Dad Neil, mum Lesley, brother Adam, sister Ella. Home: Swindon. Nickname: Milo, Jedward, Cheesestring, Johnny Bravo, Rubber Man. Favourite Music: Hip…

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Christmas Tree Sale at The Bristol County Ground

With Christmas just around the corner the annual Christmas Tree sale will once again be taking place at The Bristol County Ground.  Your chance to pick up your perfect tree and get in the festive mood at Gloucestershire County Cricket…

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Miles Honoured By Oxfordshire

Miles Hammond was named Junior Sportsperson of the Year at the 2013 Oxfordshire Sports Awards The 17-year-old Gloucestershire off-spinner was educated at St Edward’s School, Oxford. He left this weekend with the England Under-19 squad for a Tri-nations tournament in…



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