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The Brightside Ground

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New Year brings new opportunities for women’s and girls’ cricket

[lead] The New Year is bringing more opportunities for Gloucestershire’s women and girls to get involved with cricket than ever before.[/lead] With taster sessions, revamped competitions and the chance to volunteer at Women’s World Cup matches, there are events to...

Martin Berrill Sports and Display Refrigeration Hire sponsor indoor leagues

[lead]Three of Gloucestershire’s indoor cricket leagues have been given a boost after attracting new sponsors.[/lead] The Gloucester and Stroud Indoor Leagues are now sponsored by Martin Berrill Sports while Display Refrigeration Hire is the sponsor of the Cheltenham...

Adult Cricket

As well as helping clubs develop junior sections the GCB is equally committed to supporting the retention of players of the aged 14+.

With a drop in adult participation nationallythe GCB has set up a dedicated Senior Club and Competitions Development Group which is tasked in developing initiatives, reducing barriers and coming up with solutions to enable as many players as possible stay involved in the game.

The county is able to offer a high standard of competitive Saturday cricket for its senior clubs within a pyramid system that covers regional leagues, county leagues and local district area leagues:

The adult cricket that is on offer within Gloucestershire is fantastic for any newcomer who wants to play or for a young player who is starting their adult playing career. A large proportion of clubs run two or three teams, and in some cases five, catering for all ability levels and standards. In addition to men’s leagues there are also a growing number of women’s competitions.

At the moment the SC&CDG are working hard to improve the standard of adult cricket by working on three priority areas:

  • Player retention strategy
  • Umpire development
  • Identification and support for clubs at risk

In the last year there has been significant changes in the structure of our local leagues to try and cut down on travel times and ensure meaningful cricket is played at all levels of the pyramid. This work continues annually.

The county also organises and offers Sunday County Cup and Trophy Competitions, access to Sunday Leagues and also Gloucestershire 50+ & 60+.

Mens

Men’s cricket is offered in a variety of ways across the county and is an area of great importance for the GCB, the ECB and Sport England.

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Womens

Women’s cricket has grown significantly in the county of the past few years, with there now being 25 clubs with at least one women’s team.

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County Cups

The County Cup and County Trophy were re-launched in 2013 in an attempt to bring more cricket back to Sunday afternoons.

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