Released – Vitality Blast Fixtures 2019
27 November 2018
Gloucestershire Cricket is delighted to announce that the Vitality Blast fixtures have been released and supporters can look forward to an entertaining season of T20 cricket in the summer of 2019.
Predominantly played in the school summer holidays, supporters will be able to enjoy a family day out and catch all the action as Michael Klinger and his Gloucestershire team seek to secure a place at finals day in 2019.
The Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures were released at 10am this morning ahead of the Vitality Blast fixtures.
The first of two Vitality Blast fixtures for 2019 will be played at the Cheltenham Cricket Festival when Gloucestershire host Glamorgan on Friday 19 July.
Members and supporters can look forward to seeing Gloucestershire back in T20 action at The Brightside Ground, Bristol for a further five matches which include the highlight of the summer, a home Friday night derby clash against local rivals Somerset on 23 August. A match which is sure to sell-out!
Western Storm will be playing two fixtures at the Brightside Ground in 2019, they will be featuring in the “double-header” fixture on Tuesday 13 August against Loughborough Lightning which will then be followed by Gloucestershire and Hampshire in the Vitality Blast. Western Storm will then welcome Southern Vipers to Bristol on Tuesday 20 August.
In addition to an exciting programme of domestic cricket, Gloucestershire supporters can look forward to a packed programme of International Cricket at The Brightside Ground, Bristol. England’s Royal London One-Day match v Pakistan on Tuesday 14 May is the first match of a huge summer of limited overs cricket.
Bristol will also be hosting three Cricket World Cup matches in June as part of the 2019 World Cup. We welcome Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri-Lanka and Bangladesh to the City of Bristol in what will be an exciting summer of cricket.
Further to the above, Gloucestershire Cricket looks forward to welcoming Australia A, who take on the County Team on 30 June and 2 July for two 50 over matches – a must watch for every Gloucestershire member and supporter. 2019 Gloucestershire Cricket Members have these One-Day matches included as part of their membership. Australia A are sure to put out a strong team ahead of the 2019 Ashes campaign!
Commenting on today’s fixture announcements, Gloucestershire Chief Executive Will Brown said:
“2019 represents probably the busiest year of cricket in the Club’s recent history with an anticipated 54 days of cricket played across Bristol and Cheltenham. As well as the normal Specsavers County Championship, Royal London One Day Cup and Vitality T20 Blast tournaments we are set to host up to 8 International fixtures including 3 yet to be announced ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up fixtures at the end of May.
The addition of two one-day tourist matches seeing a Gloucestershire XI take on an Australia A side that will sure to be loaded before the full Ashes series should also provide a real highlight for our members and supporters.
Finally we are delighted once again to be hosting two Western Storm matches at Bristol. The “Storm” have been the stand-out team in the Kia Super League to date and having made 3 finals days in a row, we have high hopes they will be in serious contention for trophies again.”
Membership for 2019 season is now on sale, including our Full Membership for just £212 (early bird price).
Our One-Day Membership for just £99 (early bird price) is also on sale. We hope you can join us for an action-packed summer of cricket!
Don't forget, everyone renewing or purchasing Premier Club, Full, One-Day or Young Adult Membership by 3 December will be entered into a draw to win two tickets for the Royal London One-Day International between England and Pakistan at The Brightside Ground in May. We have 5 pairs up for grabs!