Tag Archives: Gloucestershire

Andrew Hignell: Derby Day at the Cheltenham Festival

One of the traditional highlights of the County Championship calendar has been local derbies played between neighbouring counties. Over the years, these fixtures were for scheduled on the Whitsun or August Bank Holidays, with bumper crowds often attending the eagerly-awaited … Continue reading

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Williamson work ethic will impress: Bracewell

Gloucestershire have signed New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson as their overseas player for the coming season. Williamson, 20, has signed a one-year contract to play in all competitions. He is currently at the World Cup as part of the New … Continue reading

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Gloucestershire announce £216,000 loss

Gloucestershire have announced a loss after tax of £216,000 for the year ended September 30 2010. While expenses were kept under control, income did not come up to expectations, with Friends Provident t20 attendances affected by the football World Cup … Continue reading

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Richard Gibson: Yorkshire’s self help and the other Rashid

Yorkshire’s pre-season tour to Barbados is being funded by sponsors, including the ex-players’ association, as the Headingley purse strings tighten. More than half a dozen organisations have stumped up cash for the mid-March trip, which like other expenditure at the … Continue reading

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Muralitharan signs for Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire have pulled off a major coup by signing Muttiah Muralitharan on a two-year deal to play exclusively in Twenty20 cricket during 2011 and 2012. The 38-year-old quit Test cricket last July after taking a record 800 wickets and recently … Continue reading

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Gidman staying with Gloucestershire

Alex Gidman has pledged his future to Gloucestershire by signing a two-year extension to his contract, which would have expired at the end of the coming season. The 29-year-old club captain has represented England A, but is convinced his best … Continue reading

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The TWC interview: Mark Alleyne

Mark Alleyne captained Gloucestershire during their reign as the best one-day side in the country, winning eight trophies between 1999 and 2004. He has recently been appointed MCC head coach, where he will run their Young Cricketers programme. Here he … Continue reading

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Bryan ‘Bomber’ Wells 1930–2008

1930–2008 The Gloucestershire offspinner took nearly 1,000 first-class wickets without a run-up Photograph: Dennis Oulds/ Getty Images Bryan ‘Bomber’ Wells was one of English cricket’s greatest characters. The son of a blacklisted trade unionist, he began playing cricket in the … Continue reading

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