Bowlers get put through their paces by Tom Hampton and Robbie Montgomery

Glos players and coaches help inspire next generation

Gloucestershire’s stars of the future were treated to a day with their idols as the club’s junior squads descended on Nevil Road for the first ever Player and Parent Enrichment Day.

The event on April 10 – which was jointly run by the Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) and Gloucestershire CCC - saw the youngsters gain top tips from the first-team coaches and players including captain Geraint Jones.

The 2005 Ashes winner led a talk on how to have a winning mentality, while Will Tavare and Jack Taylor offered an insight into how they became professional cricketers.

Jones who was capped 34... Read more

South Glos A head to Lord's after fifth consecutive table cricket triumph

South Gloucestershire A are heading to Lord’s again after winning their 5th consecutive Regional Table Cricket competition.

The team triumphed after winning all four of their matches at the University of the England (UWE) Sports Complex, Bristol.

In addition to the regional competition there was also a local tournament which was won by Bradley Stoke.

The Regional, Lord’s Taverners event featured teams representing South Glos (A and B), Bath And North East Somerset, Bristol and North Somerset.

The Bristol and North Somerset team  was  formed from pupils from... Read more

Alex Macdonald called-up for England Women's training tour of Sri Lanka

Gloucestershire allrounder Alex Macdonald (pictured) has been called up to take part in a specialist batting and spin bowling camp in Sri Lanka alongside a host of established England internationals.

Alex, 23,  will fly to Colombo on April 19 as one of three late replacements to the 12-strong group following injuries to Jodie Dibble Amy Jones and Laura Marsh.

Her selection is reward for a number of impressive displays for the England Women’s Academy against their Australian counterparts in Dubai recently. Alex made important scores of 38 not out in the third one-day game and 23 in the fourth to help her team level... Read more

Probert and Haynes impress as U17s claim first win of season in T20 tournament

Gloucestershire U17 v Exeter University (at Cheltenham College) April 12

Exeter University 147-6 all out (20 overs)

Gloucestershire U17 97-9 (20 overs)

Exeter University won by 50 runs

 

Gloucestershire U17 v Bristol University (at Cheltenham College) April 12

Gloucestershire U17 72-9 (20 overs)

Bristol University 75-6 all out (15.3 overs)

Bristol University won by four wickets

 

Gloucestershire U17 v... Read more

Glos players lend a helping hand at record breaking NatWest CricketForce event

Gloucestershire’s clubs are all set for the 2015 season after taking part in a record-breaking NatWest CricketForce weekend.

A total of 73 clubs from across the county - up 26 from last year - took part in the annual ECB event which is designed to ensure that grounds and facilities are ready for the summer.

A number of clubs were lent a helping hand by players from Gloucestershire CCC.

Former New Zealand international Hamish Marshall and offspinner Miles Hammond spent the morning at Marshfield CC while Frocester’s allocated players Liam Norwell and Matt Taylor assisted with cleaning the changing... Read more

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