Women and girls teams off to positive start

Gloucestershire Women v Worcestershire Women (at Hagley Hall) April 17

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Worcestershire 230-8 (50 overs)

Gloucestershire 230-8 (50 overs)

Match tied

Gloucestershire Women started their season positively with a thrilling tie against Worcestershire.

Nothing could separate the two sides who both teams finished on 230-8 off their allocated 50 overs.

The visitors could have won it in the final over but some experienced bowling at the death left them unable to score off the last three balls of the match.

Earlier, having won the toss, Gloucestershire elected to bowl in overcast conditions. Openers Sidra Khan and Rosie Tregear put on... Read more

Winterbourne and Rednock crowned Lady Taverners county champions

Winterbourne International Academy and Rednock School and have been crowned county champions after winning the Gloucestershire finals of the Lady Taverners Indoor Competitions.

Rednock, from Dursley, triumphed in the Under 13 competition while Winterbourne took the Under 15 title.

Both schools had a 100% in their respective finals which featured schools from across the county who had won their district heats.

Winterbourne – whose team included Gloucestershire county players Emily Lock and Emily Wilkins (both Under 15) and Natasha Wraith (Under 13), played in a round-robin competition against Pate’s Grammar, King’s School, Stroud High, Wyedean and Colston’s School,... Read more

South Glos table cricketers to play at Lord's following festival triumph

A team made up of pupils from Culverhill, Brimsham Green and New Siblands will represent Gloucestershire at Lord’s after winning a regional table cricket festival.

Competing as South Glos A, the side won all three of their matches in a round-robin tournament against teams from Bath and North East Somerset, South Glos B and North Somerset.

The festival - which was held at UWE - was one of 10 regional heats of the national Lord’s Taverners competition.

To view a gallery of photos from the day visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/120798754@N07/sets/72157643353644855/

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Glos pros lend a hand at NatWest CricketForce

Gloucestershire CCC’s players took a break from their pre-season preparations to help the county’s clubs get their grounds ready for the coming season.

From digging ditches to painting pavilions, the entire first team squad spent Saturday morning doing their bit as part of the ECB’s annual NatWest Cricket Force initiative.

The players lent a hand at eight of the 71 Glos clubs taking part – including Hambrook, Forest Exiles, Hatherley and Reddings and Cirencester.

To view a gallery of photos from the day visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/120798754@N07/

The day was coordinated by Gloucestershire Cricket Board clubs and programmes officer Eric Woodmason, who... Read more

Glos pros to help mentor next generation of county players

Gloucestershire CCC players will help support the next generation of county cricketers following the launch of a new mentoring programme.

Two ‘Age Group Ambassadors’ have been allocated to each county junior squad to offer encouragement and advice during the 2014 season.

In total, 20 players are taking part including former New Zealand international Hamish Marshall who will work with the Under 11 boys and ex-captain Alex Gidman who has been assigned to the girls Under 13 team.

Over the course of the season the players will send regular email and video messages to their squads. They will also attend matches when their own fixtures allow.

The county junior boys... Read more

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