Gloucestershire County Cricket Club


Gloucestershire County Cricket Club

Infobox cricket team
county = Gloucestershire County Cricket Club


oneday = Gloucestershire Gladiators
chairman = John Light
coach = Vacant
captain = flagicon|England Jon Lewis
overseas = flagicon|AUS Marcus North
founded = 1870
ground = Nevil Road
capacity = 8,000 – 16,000
fcdebutvs = Surrey
fcdebutyr = 1870
fcdebutvenue = County Cricket Ground
title1 = Championship
title1wins = 0
title2 = Pro40
title2wins = 1
title3 = FP Trophy
title3wins = 5
title4 = Twenty20 Cup
title4wins = 0
website = [http://www.gloscricket.co.uk GlosCricket]

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club is one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Gloucestershire. Its limited overs team is called the Gloucestershire Gladiators.

The club plays most of its home games at the County Cricket Ground, Bristol. Currently, each season a number of games are played at both the Cheltenham and Gloucester cricket festivals held at the College Ground, Cheltenham and The King's School, Gloucester.

Honours

* Champion County (3) - 1874, 1876, 1877; shared (1) - 1873
* County Championship (0) -
* Gillette/NatWest/C&G Trophy (5) - 1973, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004
* Sunday/National League (1) - 2000:"Division Two" (2) - 2002, 2006
* Twenty20 Cup (0) -
* Benson & Hedges Cup (3) - 1977, 1999, 2000

econd XI honours

* Second XI Championship (1) - 1959; shared (0) -
* Second XI Trophy (0) -
* Minor Counties Championship (0) - ; shared (0) -

Records

Most first-class runs for Gloucestershire
Qualification - 20000 runs [http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Records/England/Firstclass/Gloucestershire/Batting_Records/Most_Career_Runs.html]

Famous players

*W G Grace
*E M Grace
*Billy Midwinter
*Gilbert Jessop
*Charlie Parker
*Wally Hammond
*Tom Goddard
*Tom Graveney
*Arthur Milton
*Mike Procter
*Zaheer Abbas
*Courtney Walsh
*Jack Russell
*Javagal Srinath

Club captains

*W G Grace : 1870-1898
*W G Grace, W Troup : 1899
*G L Jessop : 1900-1912
*C O H Sewell : 1913-1914
*F G Robinson : 1919-1921
*P F C Williams : 1922-1923
*D C Robinson : 1924-1926
*W H Rowlands : 1927-1928
*B H Lyon : 1929-1934
*D A C Page : 1935-1936
*B O Allen : 1937-1938
*W R Hammond : 1939-1946
*B O Allen : 1947-1950
*Sir Derrick Bailey : 1951-1952
*J F Crapp : 1953-1954
*G M Emmett : 1955-1958
*T W Graveney : 1959-1960
*C T M Pugh : 1961-1962
*J K R Graveney : 1963-1964
*J B Mortimore : 1965-1967
*C A Milton : 1968
*A S Brown : 1969-1976
*M J Procter : 1977-1981
*D A Graveney : 1982-1988
*C W J Athey : 1989
*A J Wright : 1990-1992
*A J Wright, C A Walsh : 1993
*C A Walsh : 1994
*R C Russell : 1995
*C A Walsh : 1996
*M W Alleyne : 1997-2003
*C G Taylor : 2004-2005
*J Lewis : 2006 to date

Facts and Feats

* William Brain performed a hat-trick of stumpings off Charlie Townsend, a 16-year-old Clifton schoolboy playing for Gloucestershire v Somerset at Cheltenham while on holiday in 1893.
* Mike Procter twice took an all lbw hat trick.

References

External links

* [http://www.gloscricket.co.uk Gloucestershire County Cricket Club]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire/sport/gloucestershire_ccc/index.shtml BBC match reports, interviews and streaming commentary]

Further reading

* H S Altham, "A History of Cricket, Volume 1 (to 1914)", George Allen & Unwin, 1962
* Derek Birley, "A Social History of English Cricket", Aurum, 1999
* Rowland Bowen, "Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development", Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970
* Roy Webber, "The Playfair Book of Cricket Records", Playfair Books, 1951

* Playfair Cricket Annual – various editions
* Wisden Cricketers Almanack – various editions


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