Latest County Match Reports: U13 girls tie with Wales but slip up v Somerset

Gloucestershire Under 13 Girls v Somerset Under 13 Girls (at Thornbury CC) July 28

ECB Women's U13 County League Performance Group 4
Somerset 140-9 (35 overs)
Gloucestershire 102 all out (29.2 overs)
Gloucestershire lost by 28 runs

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Gloucestershire Under 13 Girls v Wales Under 13 Girls (at Thornbury CC) July 23

ECB Women's U13 County League Performance Group 4
Gloucestershire 115-6 (35 overs )
Wales 115-8 (35 overs)
Match tied

Gloucestershire Under 13 girls will have to battle it out for second place in their ECB group after losing to Somerset and tying with Wales for the second time this season.... Read more

Groundsmen benefit from Cheltenham Festival workshop

Groundsmen from across the county were given an insight into what it takes to prepare a First Class wicket during a workshop at Cheltenham College – home of the Gloucestershire’s annual cricket festival.

More than 20 people attended the event which was led by Gloucestershire CCC head groundsman Sean Williams and the College ground staff.

As well as viewing and discussing the main square, those attending also took part in practical sessions on how to repair wicket ends and put the square “to bed” for the winter.

The day also included a talk from Adrian Masters of Headland Fertilisers who offered advice on the use of fertilisers and bio stimulants.

Rob... Read more

Latest District Match Reports: Slade stars as both SSG U13s & U14s beat GFOD

Stroud and South Gloucestershire Under 14 v Gloucester and the Forest of Dean Under 14 (at Frocester CC), July 27

Friendly
Stroud and South Gloucestershire U14 161 all out (35.2 overs)
Gloucester and the Forest of Dean U14 137 all out (37 overs)
Stroud and South Gloucestershire won by 24 runs

A fine 55 by Kieran Slade (Winterbourne) (pictured) helped Stroud and South Gloucestershire Under 14s to a 24 run win over Gloucester and the Forest of Dean.

Batting first the home side made 161 as Slade held the innings together.

Opener Ollie Carey  (18) (Cam) and Connor Horlock (... Read more

Latest County Match Reports: U10s & U14s enjoy success over Somerset

Gloucestershire Under 14 Boys v Somerset Under 14 Boys (at Brislington CC) July 27

ECB Royal London Under 14 Cup
Somerset U14 128 all out (32 overs)
Gloucestershire U14 129-3 (37 overs)
Gloucestershire won by seven wickets

An unbeaten 60 run partnership between Ed Webb (Thornbury) and Will Sharp (Dumbleton) saw Gloucestershire home to a seven wicket win over local rivals Somerset.

The pair batted with patience and maturity against a testing attack after coming together at 69-3.

Webb – captain for the day in place of the injured Ben Parker (Winterbourne) - made 28 not out and Sharp scored 27* as they reached their target of 129... Read more

Latest County Match Reports: Macdonald century in vain as Senior Women suffer Scotland defeat

Gloucestershire Women v Scotland Women (at Frocester CC) July 27

Match report by Anna Crosby
ECB Women’s County Championship Division Three
Gloucestershire 197-7 (50 overs)
Scotland 198-4 (40.4 overs)
Scotland Women won by six wickets

A superb unbeaten century from Alex Macdonald couldn’t prevent Gloucestershire women from being relegated from Division Three of the County Championship after a six wicket defeat against Scotland.

On her return from injury the England Academy player’s 117 was the main contribution as her side posted 197-7 from their 50 overs.

Despite... Read more

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