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.
Posted on 12:00pm Friday 2nd May 2014
GASHEADS breathed a huge sigh of relief after a vital 2-1 victory at Wycombe on Saturday gave a massive boost to our bid to fight off relegation.
Posted on 11:29am Monday 28th April 2014
WRETCHED Welsh weather prevented a convincing win for Gloucestershire in Cardiff.
Posted on 8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014
PROFESSIONAL sport is tough. As well as ability you need a winning mentality, perhaps summed up by W C Fields’ famous line 'Never give a sucker an even break'.
Posted on 12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014
ROVERS remain deep in the relegation mire after a shocking 2-1 defeat at the hands of bottom of the table Torquay United on Saturday.
Posted on 4:40pm Tuesday 15th April 2014
“We are the Glorious Gloucester’s famed for our attack In Korea and Alexandria back to back When we have served our country and answered the trumpets call.Take us back to Gloucestershire, most glorious land of all.”
Posted on 10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014
THE phoney war of friendlies is ending. On Sunday the real challenge starts when Hampshire visit Gloucestershire for an LV County Championship fixture.
Posted on 12:30pm Friday 11th April 2014
DESPITE a hard-earned point at Wimbledon on Saturday, Rovers remain deep in relegation trouble.
Posted on 12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014
CITY moved a point closer to League One safety after a hard-fought 1-1 draw with fifth placed Preston North End at Ashton Gate last Saturday.
Posted on 12:30pm Friday 21st March 2014
CITY kept their first clean sheet since Boxing Day but couldn’t score at the other end, as last Saturday’s game against local rivals Swindon Town ended goalless.
Posted on 12:00pm Friday 14th March 2014
IT HAS been a fantastic week for City with two wins on the road at Shrewsbury and Peterborough.
Posted on 12:00pm Friday 7th March 2014
CITY got back to winning ways on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers Gillingham at Ashton Gate.
Posted on 11:00am Friday 28th February 2014
CITY suffered another disappointing defeat last Saturday as Steve Cotterill’s men were outplayed in a 3-0 defeat at Sheffield United.
Posted on 12:00pm Friday 21st February 2014
ROVERS suffered the frustration of not playing on Saturday after the game at Bury was postponed.
Posted on 11:00am Friday 21st February 2014
FOLLOWING such a good result and performance at Leyton Orient last week there was more frustration for fans on Saturday as City failed to capitalise on that result by drawing with fellow strugglers Tranmere Rovers at Ashton Gate.
Posted on 12:00pm Friday 14th February 2014
ROVERS managed to end the week on a high with a morale-boosting win over Cheltenham on Tuesday night.
Posted on 11:00am Friday 14th February 2014
CITY moved out of the League One relegation zone on Tuesday night with a superb 3-1 victory at Leyton Orient.
Posted on 6:00am Thursday 6th February 2014
A WEEK is a long time in football, particularly when you are at the wrong end of League Two fighting a relegation battle.
Posted on 3:35pm Tuesday 4th February 2014
With a title like this one, it may come as little surprise that this film is not one which is likely to be having the Oscar contenders breaking out in a cold sweat in response to any threat to their potential awards.
Posted on 12:30pm Friday 31st January 2014
ROVERS experienced a mixed week, gaining a vital three points with victory over Newport on Saturday, followed by a disappointing defeat to Accrington on Tuesday night.
Posted on 12:00pm Friday 31st January 2014
IT’S been another disappointing week for City.
Posted on 12:00pm Monday 20th January 2014
Thursday, January 9 – A meeting of leaders and chief executives of the county’s seven main councils and representatives from Gloucestershire Police and the NHS.
Posted on 12:00pm Friday 17th January 2014
ROVERS scored a dramatic late winner to secure three valuable points and a morale-boosting win at home to Exeter on Saturday.