Gloucestershire Cricket is one of the 18 first class County Cricket Clubs in the UK. We were established in 1870, with WG Grace a founding member, one of the most famous and influential cricketers in history.
The Club is based in the heart of Bristol, in the Bishopston area, just off the Gloucester Road. Our home and main ground, The Brightside Ground, Bristol, has recently undergone a complete redevelopment to secure International Cricket at Bristol and has transformed our facilities for match days and for events on non match days. The Bristol Pavilion offers state of the art media and hospitality facilities and enjoys superb views of the ground from behind the bowlers arm.
The Club has a strong focus on developing young cricketers with many of the current first team developed through the Gloucestershire Cricket Academy. Chris Dent, David Payne, Liam Norwell, Jack Taylor, Craig Miles, Matt Taylor and Miles Hammond in the 2016 first team squad have all graduated from the Academy.
A major emphasis is placed on developing relationships with the local community. Our close partner Gloucestershire Cricket Board is responsible for the development of recreational cricket across Bristol and Gloucestershire and this includes community programmes in hundreds of schools and clubs each year.
Our Mission: “ To sustain, develop and grow Gloucestershire County Cricket Club in order to be successful in the enterprise of cricket”.