Posted on 12:44pm Thursday 13th November 2014
IT’S been a week of cup action for City that started well at Gillingham last Saturday.
Posted on 11:00am Friday 7th November 2014
I PESSIMISTICALLY predicted a loss for last Saturday against Oldham but I should’ve known better than to doubt this City side, who are now 22 league games unbeaten and closing in on a club record unbeaten run set back in 1905/06 of 24 games.
Posted on 8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014
CITY’S unbeaten league start to the season is still intact after a 2-2 draw at Barnsley on Saturday.
Posted on 12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
THE Pirates’ nine-game unbeaten run came to an end at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday at the hands of local rivals Forest Green Rovers.
Posted on 12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014
ROVERS extended their unbeaten run to nine games with a battling 2-2 draw at Aldershot on Saturday.
Posted on 10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014
THERE’S certainly been no lack of excitement at Ashton Gate this season and Saturday lived up to expectations with a second consecutive thrilling five-goal encounter for home fans to endure and ultimately enjoy.
Posted on 4:41pm Monday 13th October 2014
FOR the last 12 years I have been at the heart of Gloucestershire cricket, holding positions on the county club management board, moving on to become deputy chairman then chairman and latterly president. As county chairman I was a member of the board of the ECB, the game’s governing body.
Posted on 8:00am Thursday 9th October 2014
CITY remain unbeaten in the league after a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Walsall last Saturday.
Posted on 8:00am Friday 3rd October 2014
FANS at Ashton Gate were treated to a barnstorming top-of-the-table clash on Saturday as City ran out 3-2 winners against MK Dons.
Posted on 6:00am Friday 3rd October 2014
ROVERS continued their march up the table with a hard-fought victory at Southport on Saturday to make it five consecutive wins.
Posted on 4:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014
GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S fine win at Canterbury was as frustrating as the season as a whole.
Posted on 8:00am Friday 26th September 2014
CITY’S unbeaten league record continued following a thrilling 3-3 draw at League One newcomers Fleetwood Town last Saturday.
Posted on 6:00am Friday 26th September 2014
ROVERS made it an astonishing four wins in a row to move within a point of the Conference play-off places.
Posted on 7:20am Wednesday 24th September 2014
WHATEVER will we do without the Gidmans? This understandable question is accompanied by too much woe, too much hand wringing.
Posted on 3:32pm Friday 5th September 2014
A round-up of events, issues and committee meetings in the Stroud district with the council leader.
Posted on 6:00am Friday 5th September 2014
ROVERS showed signs of further improvement with an excellent 2-1 win over early league leaders Halifax at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Posted on 8:00am Friday 29th August 2014
ROVERS enjoyed a positive Bank Holiday weekend with a four-point return from two games to get their Conference campaign up and running.
Posted on 10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014
A FINE week on the cricket field. A 50-over win against Worcestershire that takes us into the quarter-finals of the Royal London Cup and Gloucestershire’s best Championship performance of the season with the league leaders (Worcestershire again) being despatched in three days.
Posted on 6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014
ROVERS are struggling to adapt to life in the Conference as they slumped to defeat at part-time Altrincham on Saturday.
Posted on 6:00am Friday 15th August 2014
THERE are plenty of positives to report from City’s opening day performance at Sheffield United.
Posted on 4:23pm Tuesday 12th August 2014
JOHN BRACEWELL was right.
Posted on 8:00am Friday 8th August 2014
CITY begin their 2014/15 League One campaign on Saturday with a visit to promotion favourites Sheffield United.
Posted on 6:00am Friday 8th August 2014
ROVERS are preparing to face reality as the new season is about to kick off and we begin life in the Football Conference.
Posted on 7:30pm Thursday 7th August 2014
I AM DELIGHTED to be wrong!
Posted on 4:41pm Monday 28th July 2014
THE Festival was fine in all respects bar one and that was the most important of all, the cricket. Played five, lost four, and just one victory. These blunt statistics speak for themselves but regrettably they do not tell the whole story.
Posted on 12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014
WHO will take the wickets? That is the crucial question with the Brewin Dolphin cricket festival underway.
Posted on 6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014
Did you read my column last week? What? No you didn’t? Tsk. I’ll let you off (this once), and if you did read it, my eternal gratitude from the four corners of Gloucestershire. And I’ll tell you for why: where we live is blooming great.
Posted on 12:00pm Friday 11th July 2014
THE last remaining cricket festival is upon us – no other county can provide 11 days of first class cricket on an ‘out ground’.
Posted on 11:00am Friday 27th June 2014
THE story of four wicketkeepers is the main news this week.
Posted on 8:00am Friday 6th June 2014
WRETCHED weather has caused a stuttering start to the cricket season. The weather is also showing up the flaws in the first class programme with so many important championship games being ruined by rain.
Posted on 6:31am Thursday 5th June 2014
MY dad left home when I was seven. He left no forwarding address; he left no note. He simply upped and went and my mum had no idea where he had gone. She had three children under eight to feed.
Posted on 1:00pm Friday 30th May 2014
TWO whacking county wins, with the weather defeated made last week the best of the season so far.
Posted on 12:00pm Friday 23rd May 2014
THE ground was full, corporate punters were feasting, full parking facilities were available, a jolly crowd was impeccably behaved, our bowling and fielding had restricted Somerset to a gettable total (156) and a victory looked probable.
Posted on 6:01am Thursday 22nd May 2014
IT’S at times like these, I feel used. Take the other day: I nipped into our lounge and saw two cars pull up. Out of them spilt a group of smartly dressed, serious-looking folk, a bunch of leaflets in their hands, and that is when I knew: they were electioneering. And as they popped on their smiles, the thought hit me like a slap on the face: why do politicians only come knocking at our doors when they want our vote?
Posted on 6:43pm Wednesday 7th May 2014
Gloucestershire cricket president John Light talks all things cricket
Posted on 1:22pm Tuesday 6th May 2014
SO the unthinkable happened and Rovers failed to get the point they needed at home to Mansfield to fend off the threat of relegation to the Conference.
Posted on 1:00pm Friday 2nd May 2014
THERE was a party atmosphere at Ashton Gate on Saturday as City fans gave the East End a raucous send off.