GCB Golf Day raises £4k: Report, photos, video and audio interviews from the day

The Gloucestershire Cricket Board’s schools and performance programmes have been given a major boost after more than £4000 was raised at its annual Golf Day.

The money will be spent on delivering coaching in around 20 more primary schools and developing Gloucestershire’s county and district junior set-up.

The event at Cirencester Golf Club featured 27 teams from local businesses and cricket clubs as well as Gloucestershire CCC players Hamish Marshall, Gareth Roderick, Craig Miles and Jack and Matt Taylor.

GCB chief executive Steve Silk said: “We are hugely grateful to Cirencester Golf Club and... Read more

Search is on for Gloucestershire's fastest club bowler

The search is on to find the fastest club bowler in Gloucestershire.

Coaches from the Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) are travelling around the county armed with a state-of-the-art speed gun to uncover the quickest pacemen outside professional ranks.

Masoor Khan and Pete Lamb (pictured) have already visited six clubs as part of the Top Gun competition.

Players who take part will have their speeds displayed on the GCB and Gloucestershire CCC websites, with the top three bowling off against each other during the interval of the county’s first NatWest T20 Blast match at home to Middlesex on May 15.... Read more

Westhaven triumph at special school festival

Westhaven School have won the annual Gloucestershire and Somerset cricket festival for children with disabilities.

The Weston-Super-Mare special school cruised to victory over Culverhill from Yate by 38 runs in the final after a day of friendly but fierce competition at UWE Sports Centre, Bristol.

Organised by the Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB), the event celebrated the skills of pupils from across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Somerset who have recently taken part in six to eight weeks of cricket coaching in their schools.

In addition to Culverhill, other Gloucestershire schools... Read more

Dawson wants big performances from his players following club draft

Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson (pictured) has challenged his players to put in match-winning performances in club cricket following the 2015 draft.

Fourteen of the county’s professionals have been allocated to seven clubs in the West of England Premier League (WEPL) Premier 1 and 2 for the coming season.

Premier 1 champions Frocester will be able to call on the services of pacemen Liam Norwell and Matt Taylor as they bid to retain their title, while Premier 2 newboys Lechlade have chosen the pairing of seamer Craig Miles and offspinner Miles Hammond.

Fresh from winning the New Zealand domestic one-day competition, new signing Kieran Noema-Barnett has been... Read more

Glos deaf team triumph at national indoor competition

Gloucestershire won the England Cricket Association for the Deaf (ECAD) indoor title after beating Surrey by 47 runs in an exciting final.

After a flawless run through the competition, Gloucestershire came out on top in what was a repeat of the 2012 showpiece.

George Greenway, Michael Weathersby and Jamie Sorby - who was named as player of the tournament - saw them over the line after Surrey had earlier set a competitive total of 113.

It marked a perfect end to the tournament for Gloucestershire in front of a packed arena at The Willows Sports Centre in Derby.

They had earlier beaten Lancashire by 45 runs, Surrey by 19 before overcoming ECAD Lions by 47, with... Read more

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