Play with a pro at the GCB annual golf day

Fans will have the chance to play alongside some of the county’s cricketing stars at the annual Gloucestershire Cricket Board golf day.

Professional players and coaches from Gloucestershire CCC will be gracing Cirencester Golf Club on March 20 to help raise money for grass roots cricket.

Last year the likes of Hamish Marshall(pictured with team Aimteq), Will Gidman and ex-Glos favourite Mike Smith played and helped us raise more than £2000. This enabled us to deliver cricket in more schools than ever before as well as supporting a number of other GCB schemes.

There event is designed for people of all abilities,... Read more

GCB to host club development roadshows

The Gloucestershire Cricket Board is holding two workshops to help clubs hit the ground running in 2015.

The Club Development Evenings will feature experts from the ECB and provide information and guidance on a wide range of areas.

The first will be held at the University of Gloucestershire’s Oxtalls Campus in Gloucester on February 9 and the second is on February 23 at The County Ground, Bristol.

GCB clubs and programmes officer Lisa Pagett said: “Clubs are the lifeblood of cricket in the county and we are always looking at how we can best support them.
“These are the first events we have held on this scale and they are designed to be a one-stop-shop for club... Read more

EWCT Small Grant Scheme is now Live

The England & Wales Cricket Trust Small Grant Scheme 2015, supported by Waitrose, is now open to applications.

The Gloucestershire Cricket Board has received £55,000 for this with the aim being to create a sustainable future for our affiliated cricket clubs. The scheme will support clubs to make small changes to improve their long term sustainability and/or to increase the number of games played.

GCB Chief Executuve Steve Silk said "This year sees a significant rise in the amount received from the ECB, much of which is thanks to the support from the national sponsor Waitrose. This partnership, along with support from Sport England, means that we will be able to support... Read more

Street league set to expand

The Gloucestershire Cricket Board’s first ever street cricket league for 16-24-year-olds is set to expand just three weeks after starting.

The Young Adults Chance to Shine Street competition at City Academy in Bristol currently has four teams but GCB community coach Masoor Khan hopes to double that number.

He said: “The lads have really enjoyed taking part and we are already getting enquiries from other clubs who want go get involved.

“We have now managed to book a second sports hall space which will enable us to increase the number of teams taking part.”

There are currently four teams in the inaugural... Read more

Deaf cricket is coming to Gloucestershire

The GCB is forming the first ever team in the South West for players that are deaf or have a hearing impairment.

Based in Bristol, the aim is to attract players from all over the region to play against sides from across the country.

GCB projects and programmes Chris Munden said: "Cricket is for everybody and as a Board we are always striving to provide opportunities for more people to play the game. This is the first time anything like this has been done in the South West and we hope it will prove to be just as successful as our other inclusive teams - the Gloucesteshire Growlers (blind cricket) - and the disability team that was... Read more

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