Glos duo picked for England performance squads

Gloucestershire’s Alex Macdonald and Danielle Gibson have been selected for the England Winter Performance Squads.

Bristol Phoenix allrounder Alex, 22, has won a place in the England Women’s Academy Squad while 13-year-old Danielle has been named in the Under 15 programme for the first time.

The pair will be joined in the England set-up by Gloucestershire Cricket Board clubs and programmes officer Lisa Pagett who has been named assistant coach with the Under 15s.

Lisa, who also coaches the county’s Senior Women and Under 15 team said: “I am delighted for Alex and Danielle, it is a fantastic achievement for them and it is also great news for the women and girls’ game... Read more

Glos disability team record first ever victory

The Gloucestershire disability team recorded their first ever win with a 10 run victory over Wales.

The team – who are in their first year of competitive matches – secured the win in the final over of a hard fought match at Newport CC.

Playing a pairs format with 22 overs for each team, Gloucestershire lost the toss  and were asked to bat.

Henry Pulley and Ben Lloyd made a solid start scoring 22 runs in the first four overs, without losing a wicket. Chris and Matt Bermingham continued the good work with several fine shots reaching the boundary. A couple of Welsh guest players boosted the total and the innings was completed by James Bermingham and James O’Connor... Read more

U15 boys slip to single run defeat against Scotland in national final

Scotland Under 15 Boys v Gloucestershire Under 15 Boys (at Ferguslie CC), September 6

ECB Under 15 Royal London County Cup B Division Final

Scotland U15 177 all out (48 overs)

Gloucestershire U15 176 all out (49.1 overs)

Scotland won by 1 run 

Gloucestershire Under 15s lost the final of the Royal London County Cup B Division to Scotland by just one run following an agonising final few overs.

The visitors required six runs to win from the last 30 balls but lost their last three wickets in quick succession as the pressure intensified.

George Haynes (2) (Downend) was the last man out, bowled by Brown from the first ball of the final... Read more

Dent named Gloucestershire coach of the year

County Under 13 coach Steve Dent has been named Gloucestershire Coach of the Year.

The former Thornbury and Cleeve CC player received his award from former England batsman Mark Ramprakash (see pic) in front of a packed crowd at the Oval during England’s recent Test against India.

Steve said: “It is not what you do it for but it was really nice to be recognised. It was a real surprise when I got the letter and found out I had won but it is great that other people think you are doing a good job.”

As well as picking up the award on the outfield during the lunch interval, Steve was also treated to one of the best seats in the house and lunch in a corporate... Read more

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Stroud and South Gloucestershire Under 13 v Bristol Under 13 (at Hanham CC)


Stroud and South Gloucestershire U13 131-7 (35 overs)

Bristol U13 132-3 (32.2 overs)

Bristol won by 7 wickets

Bristol skipper George Paterson (Brislington) made 41 as his side beat Stroud and South Gloucestershire by seven wickets.

Having restricted the home side to 131 Bristol reached their target with 16 balls to spare following a fine team performance.

After winning the toss and being asked to bat SSG openers Joe Dryell and Zak Hamid started slowly making 16 from an accurate first eight overs from Joseph Cuthbert and... Read more

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