Dawson wants big performances from his players following club draft

Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson (pictured) has challenged his players to put in match-winning performances in club cricket following the 2015 draft.

Fourteen of the county’s professionals have been allocated to seven clubs in the West of England Premier League (WEPL) Premier 1 and 2 for the coming season.

Premier 1 champions Frocester will be able to call on the services of pacemen Liam Norwell and Matt Taylor as they bid to retain their title, while Premier 2 newboys Lechlade have chosen the pairing of seamer Craig Miles and offspinner Miles Hammond.

Fresh from winning the New Zealand domestic one-day competition, new signing Kieran Noema-Barnett has been... Read more

Schools coaches all set for new season after training day

New skills, drills and ideas were the order of the day at the Gloucestershire Cricket Board’s first bespoke training day for its primary school coaches.

Thirty coaches from across the county took part in the event, which included the ECB’s Working in Schools course followed by a practical workshop.

The day was organised by GCB projects and programmes manager Chris Munden and led by colleagues Lisa Pagett and Luke Sellers who are both ECB tutors and experienced schools coaches.

Chris said: “It was fantastic to get all of our coaches together and I am sure they have benefited not just from the workshops we have put on but from sharing ideas and experiences with each... Read more

Video: Dent and Tavare make NatWest U19 T20 Cup Draw

The draw for the inaugural Gloucestershire NatWest Under 19 T20 Club Cup has been made.

Gloucestershire CCC professionals Chris Dent and Will Tavare took some time out from pre-season practice to pick out the teams, who have been split into to four groups, two in the north and two in the south.

To watch the draw as it happened and see who will play who click here.

More than 40 clubs attend first GCB roadshow

Gloucestershire’s first ever Club Development Roadshow proved to be a huge success with around 115 people attending from  more than 40 clubs.

The event at the University of Gloucestershire’s Growth Hub featured workshops from ECB experts on a range of topics from fundraising to developing people.

Designed to help clubs hit the ground running for the 2015 season, the roadshow was the first of two, with the second to be held at the County Ground on February 23.

Agenda Sign up for the second roadshow now by completing the reply slip and returning it to theresa.ellison@glosccc.co.uk... Read more

Nominations open for ECB Coach Awards

If you know of an outstanding coach that deserves recognition then you can nominate them for an ECB Coach Award.

The awards are a chance to celebrate coaches who have made a difference at any level of the game from school and junior cricket, to senior club coaches and people working with district and county squads.

As in previous years there are three categories, Outstanding Contribution, Coach of the Year and Young Coach of the Year. Last year’s winners were Dent (pictured) (Coach of the Year), Olly Ralph (Young Coach) and Rich Edwards (Outstanding Contribution).

For more details on each... Read more

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