Nominate the unsung heroes of Glos cricket for a 2018 NatWest OSCA

The 2018 nominations are now open and people are being asked to nominate deserving individuals from both traditional cricketing environments (Clubs, Leagues, and Boards) and emerging environments including Higher and Further Education, Community Programmes, Workplaces and Recreational Park Leagues. The closing date ... More

Frocester host county’s biggest women’s softball festival yet

The event at Frocester featured 11 teams from across the county and included two sides – Cam CC and Quedgeley and Hardwicke who were competing for the first time. The festivals are part of a national ECB initiative to encourage women to take up cricket or to return to the game. Matches are eight-a-side, played ... More

Thom Manning named Glos Coach of the Year

Thom won the ECB award for running the county’s biggest All Stars Cricket programme and for his work with cricket development and HIV/AIDS awareness charity Cricket Without Boundaries. Nominating him for the award, Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) community coach Pete Lamb – who went on a 2017 CWB trip to ... More

Things looking up at Down Hatherley after new net opening

The two-lane, top of the range practice facility was installed thanks to a Sport England grant, an interest free-loan from the England and Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT) and a great deal of community support. Down Hatherley chairman Matt Canning said the new nets would help boost the development of the club at every ... More

Pitch renovation event at Cheltenham College – register now

The day-long event on August 7 will feature a range of guest speakers and practical demonstrations. The event is being put on by the Gloucestershire Cricket Board’s (GCB) groundcare partners Dennis and SISIS and is free to attend. The day includes a talk on profile reading and autumn renovations from turf ... More

Jim in shock after being honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

The 69-year-old has been overwhelmed by messages of congratulations since the news emerged late Friday night although he received official notification of being recognised for his services to cricket in the city – and strict orders to keep it all secret - just over a month ago. Jim, who has been chairman of the ... More

Women’s Softball Festival at Newent this Sunday – sign up here

For details of all the festivals please click on the link below https://www.gloucestershirecricketboard.com/adult-cricket/womens/womens-softball-festivals/ Now in its second year the Women’s Softball programme is designed to encourage more women to play the game in a fun, social atmosphere. The eight-a-side format ... More

2000 kids signed up ahead of All Stars launch

The first sessions get underway on Friday May 11 at some of the 67 Glos clubs who are running the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) scheme for 5-8-year-olds in 2018. The number of All Stars clubs in the county has risen from 43 last year and the 2000+ sign ups means Gloucestershire has the third highest number ... More

Marshfield coaches set for charity cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats

The team of six men will use pedal power to negotiate the 874 miles between Lands End and John O’Groats between May 5 and 13. Tristan Barton, Mike Batty (Boys U7), Ian Price, Jon Millar (Boys U11) Rhys Gwilliam (Girls U11), and John Hardy (future coach) will be supported by Tom Day, who will drive with the group ... More

Become a level 2 coach – places left on only course running this summer

The ECB Coaching Children course will run on May 29, 30, 31 with an assessment day in the summer holidays. The course was originally put on for overseas players but has now been opened up to anyone wishing to gain their coaching qualification. It is the only course of its type running in the south west during the ... More