Driving and improving youth cricket in Gloucestershire is central to the aims of the Gloucestershire Cricket Board.
Enthusing youngsters by giving them the best cricketing opportunities available is central to creating future players at all levels of the game from club cricket to the England team.
Gloucestershire are committed to supporting the ECB in the identification of talented players and involving as many youngsters in the game of cricket as possible.
The county currently boasts over 100 clubs with junior sections, all of which play in some form of competition from under nine festivals to under 17 leagues.
Girls cricket in Gloucestershire has also grown rapidly in recent years to the point that there are now 14 cricket clubs with girls sections and many more with girls playing informally.
The growth in the number of clubs with girls sections has now enabled girls-specific leagues and competitions to be established across different age groups from under 11 Kwik Cricket to 20 over hard ball leagues for under 13 and under 15 groups.
Downend CC was named All Stars Cricket Centre of the Year at the NatWest OSCAs (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards) ceremony at Lord’s. Thom Manning and Rob Ayerst received their award from former England captain Michael Vaughan in front of an audience made up...
Nine young cricketers took their first steps into umpiring at the annual Gloucestershire Under 10 Festival. The youngsters all stood in matches after receiving training from the Gloucestershire Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers (GACUS). Three of them had...