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Saxelby says Ramprakash dismissal was ‘right call’

Ian Saxelby has no doubts that umpires Nigel Llong and George Sharp made the correct call in deciding Mark Ramprakash was out in extraordinary fashion during in an exciting climax to Gloucestershire’s LV=County Championship match with Surrey at Cheltenham. The … Continue reading

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Cheltenham becomes a festival for the Taylors

The 2011 Cheltenham Festival is set to be remembered as the year of the Taylors, with no fewer than three players of that name making a mark for Gloucestershire. Experienced batsman Chris Taylor set the tone by equalling his career-best … Continue reading

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O’Brien set to extend Gloucestershire contract

Kevin O’Brien looks certain to be invited to extend his stay at Gloucestershire beyond the end of this season following his amazing exploits at Uxbridge on June 26. The Ireland all-rounder smashed 119 off 52 balls, with 11 sixes and … Continue reading

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Cockbain delighted to put one over his father

Ian Cockbain has already won bragging rights over his father, also called Ian, who played 46 first-class matches as a batsman for Lancashire between 1979 and 1983. The 24-year-old Gloucestershire batsman scored his maiden first-class century in just his 14th … Continue reading

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Gloucestershire keen to embrace Cheltenham again

Gloucestershire have officially launched their 2011 Cheltenham Festival, more than a month before it takes place. Chief executive Tom Richardson and players Alex Gidman, Hamish Marshall and Muttiah Muralitharan attended a special lunch in the town to publicise the five … Continue reading

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Bracewell hails signing of Ireland’s “lion-slayer”

Gloucestershire have signed Ireland all-rounder Kevin O’Brien for the remainder of the season. The 27-year-old, who leapt to fame with his sensational match-winning century against England in the World Cup, will join the squad later this week and it is … Continue reading

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County cricket will toughen me up: Williamson

Kane Williamson believes his summer in county cricket with Gloucestershire will toughen him up and help boost his international career with New Zealand. The 20-year-old batsman made his debut in the county’s Clydesdale Bank 40 match against the Unicorns at … Continue reading

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Williamson delay means more frustration for Glos

Gloucestershire are facing increasing frustration over the non-arrival of overseas signing Kane Williamson. The club had hoped to have the young New Zealand batsman at the County Ground for the start of the season following his participation in the World … Continue reading

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Young bloods keen to lift Glos further

What a lift Gloucestershire’s young bloods have given the club at the start of what looked likely to be a difficult season. Ian Cockbain, Richard Coughtrie, Will Gidman, David Payne and Liam Norwell all made their County Championship debuts in … Continue reading

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Glos give Marshall leave to miss opener

Hamish Marshall has been given permission to miss Gloucestershire’s opening LV=County Championship game of the season against Derbyshire at Bristol, starting on April 8. But New Zealand’s semi-final exit from the World Cup should ensure that Kane Williamson arrives at … Continue reading

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