Winter Emerging Player Programme extended

The cricket season is still six months away but Gloucestershire’s top youngsters are already back in training as part of the 2014/15 Emerging Players Programme (EPP).

Fifteen players aged 13 to 17 from across the county are currently attending specialist weekly sessions in Bristol and Gloucester led by GCB head of performance Tim Hancock.

The 13 boys and two girls have been selected based on their performances in county age group cricket. The squad includes four players; Benny Ellis (Charlton Kings), Dominic Hooper (Claverham), George Haynes and Callum Loud (both Downend) who are involved for the first time.

For the full list of this winter’s EPP players please see... Read more

Major boost for Charlton Kings as court ruling upheld

Charlton Kings CC long-term future has taken a big step towards being resolved after American millionaire Jacki Mitchell lost her appeal to claim part of their ground as her own.

The Court of Appeal upheld the original High Court ruling that the 1618 square metre piece of land belongs to the club, having been gifted to them by Mrs Mitchell’s late husband Henry.

The legal battle has lasted more than three years and cost the club tens of thousands of pounds.

Much of this has been raised by fundraising events, donations from member and other clubs in the local area.

There is still a chance that Mrs Mitchell – who runs a prestigious drama school in London – may... Read more

Clubs benefit from ECB Small Grants Scheme

A number of Gloucestershire clubs have benefited from the ECB’s Small Grants Scheme in 2014.

Open to all affiliated clubs, the funding was awarded to projects that sought to improve environmental sustainability and reduce a club’s operating costs.

Grants ranged from a minimum of £1000 to a maximum of £4000 with clubs required to make a minimum 10% contribution to total costs.

The clubs below were all successful in their applications, which were supported by the Gloucestershire Cricket Board.

For more information on funding for clubs please click here or contact the GCB’s clubs and programmes officers Lisa Pagett (south) and Eric Woodmason (north).

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Bristol narrowly beaten in first StreetChance young adults comp

A team from Bristol finished runners-up in the city’s first ever street cricket festival for 16-24 year-olds.

The side – one of three from the host city – were beaten by an experienced Coventry team after having earlier won three games in the group stage to book a place in the final.

Despite a Bristol team being pipped at the post, Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) community coach Masoor Khan hailed the event as a huge success.

He said: “It was the first time we had run a tournament for this age group and it was great to see how far the players have come.

“When we started running the StreetChance sessions for young adults we had five players turn up, now we... Read more

Gloucestershire scorers courses announced

New scorers courses taking place in Gloucestershire in 2015 have been announced.

They include two introductory courses and ECB ACO Level 1.

For dates, times and venues see below.

For information on the content of the courses and full details on how to apply please click here or contact Sue Drinkwater

An Introduction to Scoring
Sunday 18th January 2015 – 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Cheltenham CC, Princes Street, Cheltenham GL52 6BE
Cost £10

An Introduction to Scoring
Saturday 28th March 2015 – 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Stroud Cricket Club, Newland, Ryeford, Glos GL10 2LA
Cost £10

ECB ACO Scorer Level 1
Saturday 17th, 24th and 31st of January... Read more

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