Former players confirmed for 1973 Gillette Cup 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

16 August 2023

GCCC Heritage Trust is delighted to confirm a number of players who played in Gloucestershire’s historic 1973 Gillette Cup Final win will be attending the 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on Friday 1st September.

Among those due to attend the event at the Seat Unique Stadium in Bristol will be David Graveney, Roger Knight, Jack Davey, Jim Foat, Malcolm Dunstan and Sadiq Mohammad, all of whom played vital roles throughout Shire’s victorious cup campaign.

In what promises to be a nostalgic journey back to that momentous year, honouring the cricketing legends who brought glory to the Club, the evening will feature a series of captivating player interviews and talks, allowing attendees to delve into the fascinating stories and insights of our 1973 heroes.

Throughout the night we will hear experiences and interviews from not only the former players in attendance, but also from other special guests who will be joining us virtually.

In keeping with the nostalgic feel, the evening’s dinner menu will be based on what the players ate for their celebratory dinner upon winning the Gillette Cup.

The event will raise funds for both the GCCC Heritage Trust and the Gloucestershire Cricket Trust. These charities aim to advance the education of Gloucestershire’s rich heritage, bringing it to life through the Museum and Learning Centre, and supporting individuals and projects expanding and diversifying the reach of cricket throughout the county.

There are two ticket options to choose from, as the event takes place across three of the Pavilion’s distinguished function rooms. Guests are invited to wear smart attire.

The Silver Package, priced at £85 for individuals or £800 for a table of ten, grants guests access to a delightful four-course meal, including tea/coffee and accompanied by a half bottle of wine per person. A pre-dinner reception with a welcome drink and a pay bar will be held at 6pm in the Jessop Suite for those on this package, setting the stage for an evening of camaraderie and celebration.

For those seeking a more immersive experience, the Gold Package offers an opportunity to indulge in cocktails and canapes at a pre-dinner reception with former players at 6pm in the Premier Lounge. Priced at £100 for individuals and £900 for a table of ten, the Gold Package is your chance to mingle with the revered players who graced the field in 1973.

As Gold Package spaces are limited, they will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The evening will be skilfully presided over by Phil James, before renowned auctioneer and antiques expert, Adam Partridge, famous for his appearances on BBC programmes Bargain Hunt and Flog It, will conduct an exclusive auction providing guests an opportunity to bid for unique memorabilia and experiences associated with our illustrious game, as well as the chance of a flight in the Club’s hot air balloon!

To add an extra sprinkling of nostalgia, each guest will also receive a special souvenir programme with full details from the 1973 competition.

How to book your place?


Phone: 0117 910 8000

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