Winter District and County Squads Announced

During August and September 46 local, mop up and final trials took place. The weather in the end was kind to us which enabled us to see over 1500 children from the age of 7 to 17. We are now in a position, following much deliberation and many discussions, to announce the winter performance squads for 2015.

All players invited to attend any of the county or district programmes will receive further information about the programme in November. The dates of the coaching will be similar to that in 2014; running from January to April.

If you were nominated but unable to attend a trial, and informed us of this, we will be contacting you in November to arrange a trial date. You... Read more

"Cricket saved me" - Glos player's journey from losing her sight to England recognition

Two years after losing her sight Elyse Bezuidenhout is set to play for the first ever England women’s blind cricket team.

The 26-year-old from Almondsbury will tour Nepal from October 19 to 29 after impressing for the county’s visually impaired team -  the Gloucestershire Growlers  - who are based at Hatherley and Reddings CC..

During the trip Elyse will play three T20 matches matches against Nepal – the only other women’s visually impaired team in the world.

Her call-up caps a rollercoaster period that has seen her go from having to come to terms with her deteriorating sight to receiving international recognition.

A talented sportswoman who played... Read more

Winter Disability Cricket for All

Frenchay CC and Frocester CC will be joining up during the off season to provide training for their respective disability squads. By training together it will create a fun and engaging environment for the players to work in.

The sessions will also be open to anybody looking to take part in disability cricket even if you are not currently affiliated to either club. The details for the sessions are as follows:

 

Location: Thornbury Leisure Centre, BS35 3JB

Dates: Sundays November 9th, 23rd, December 7th, 21st, February 8th, 22nd, March 8th, 22nd, April 5th and 12th

Time: 11.30am - 13.30pm

Dress: Appropriate footwear and attire for indoor... Read more

Olly Ralph scoops ECB south west young coach award - with radio interview

Downend CC’s Olly Ralph has been named the ECB Young Coach of the Year for the South West.

The 23-year-old picked up the award for his work with Gloucestershire’s county and district teams and in local schools.

He was interviewed by Geoff Twentyman on the BBC Bristol drive time show on October 15. To listen to the interview click here and scroll to 1hr 48mins into the show.

Olly said: “Winning the Gloucestershire young coach award was an achievement but to win it for the South West was even better. It came as a real shock but it is good to be rewarded for the hard work and effort you’ve put in over the last few years.”

Olly – who works for bowling machine... Read more

Cam clean up at first ever Women and Girls Celebration evening

Cam Cricket Club cleaned up at the first ever Gloucestershire Women and Girls Celebration Evening claiming six awards.

The club scooped three team trophies and three individual prizes at the event at the Bristol County Ground.

England captain Charlotte Edwards was the guest of honour, handing out the awards and holding an onstage question and answer session.

Gloucestershire Cricket Board clubs and programmes officer Lisa Pagett, who helped organise the event said: “The evening was a wonderful celebration of the progress that women and girls cricket has made in Gloucestershire over the last 12 months.

“From soft ball under 11 competitions to senior competitive... Read more

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