2021 - 60/70s Playing Regulations

posted 18 Jun 2019, 11:30 by Bill Lawrence   [ updated 3 May 2021, 02:12 ]

The National 60/70s playing regulations for 2019 can be viewed here...

2021 Competition Rules

posted 18 Jun 2019, 11:28 by Bill Lawrence   [ updated 3 May 2021, 02:11 ]

60s League Competition Structure (2019) can be viewed here...

JC Gets England Call-Up...

posted 27 Apr 2016, 13:53 by Bill Lawrence   [ updated 11 Jun 2017, 13:27 ]

John Courtney is celebrating an England call-up, 42 years after missing the cut for the national side.

Read more here...

We're off to sunny sunny Spain, la viva Espana...

posted 20 Dec 2015, 09:04 by Bill Lawrence   [ updated 20 Dec 2015, 09:07 ]

Gloucestershire Seniors are off to sunny sunny Spain again from 23-30th March.  Some player profiles have been carefully 'constructed' by our very own Bob Murray, so libel writs should be issued before Xmas and hearings will be heard at the AGM early in January.  

These can be viewed here ..., and letters of complaint should be sent to:

Bodgit & Leggitt Partners,
Frankley I don't give a damn avenue,
Sesame Street,

AGM 2016 coming shortly...

posted 14 Sept 2015, 03:52 by Bill Lawrence   [ updated 20 Dec 2015, 10:02 ]

The AGM for the 2016 season will be held at Frocester CC on 6 January 2016

Reflection on the 2015 season...

posted 5 Sept 2015, 12:02 by Bill Lawrence   [ updated 20 Dec 2015, 09:56 ]

After the disappointment of the 60's losing to Somerset last week's semi-final, we mustn't lose sight of the fact that although disappointing, it was nevertheless another successful campaign for all the 'Senior' sides.  

All four teams progressed through to the KO stages of the competition, and three out of the four sides reached semi-finals.  So whilst again it is a bit disappointing that no Glos'shire side reached a final, we should not hang our heads too low for too long, because to reach 3 x semi-final places at the start of the campaign is a tremendous achievement in itself.

However, it is clear that the talent in all 4 x sides is high at the moment and should improve next year.  So whilst the 'bar' is already set at a fairly high level, we need to take the positives out of this year's campaign and build on these to ensure that we go one game further next year and reach and win at least one final.

C'mon Glos...

60's 'A' also fall in semi's...

posted 5 Sept 2015, 11:48 by Bill Lawrence

Commiserations to the 60's 'A' side who like the 50's went out at the semi-final stage at the hands of Cheshire.  Unfortunately, the home tie at Apperley did not prove to be an advantage when the home side were asked to bat  and were bowled out for 45.  Cheshire did not lose a wicket in passing the total and progress confidently through to the finals.

A sad end to a well fought campaign this year, but congratulations to the whole squad in reaching the last four in the national competition which in itself is a real achievement.

Still as they say... 'Onwards & Upwards' and here's to next year! 

Valiant effort by 50's 'A'...

posted 2 Sept 2015, 11:44 by Bill Lawrence   [ updated 2 Sept 2015, 14:18 ]

A brilliant run in this year's competition came to an end for the 50's 'A' side at the hands of Hampshire in the semi-final at Hursley Park CC today.

Hampshire batted first and scored 224 for 5 in their 45 overs, and Glos'sire came up 20+ runs short after a fall of wickets at the end.      Full 'Edgy' report can be viewed here...

However, it was a tremendous effort by the whole squad of players to reach the semi-finals.   So on behalf of all in the Seniors section, very many congratulations to all the players for such a fantastic season !

60's move through to KO semi finals...

posted 1 Sept 2015, 15:19 by Bill Lawrence   [ updated 1 Sept 2015, 23:39 ]

KOver 60's secured their place in the semi finals of the national competition, with a 29 run win over Sussex at Horsham CC.  Asked to bat first on a damp but good wicket, Glos'shire got off to an excellent 133 run opening partnership, before Bill fell for 75.  Runs continued through the top order batsman, but the whole innings was held together with an excellent 105 off 133 balls from Danny batting at the top.  Glos'shire eventually finished on 281 for 6 off their 45 overs, which was an excellent effort all round.

Sussex were never going to be push overs and got off to a cracking start scoring 91 off the first 17 overs before losing their first wicket to a superb running one-handed catch in the deep by Clarkie.  After 30 overs Sussex were still on course scoring 152 having only lost 2 wkts.  But a tight bowling spell by Bill, JT and Thorny, backed up with some good 'death' bowling from Mike Hewitt, restricted the free flowing score rate, and Sussex eventually finished on 252 for 5 which was 29 runs short.

The win is rewarded with a home tie against our old friends Somerset in the semi's, who beat Essex in their quarter final by 13 runs.  

It was an excellent day for Glos'shire, who have the right balance in the side now to go all the way this year.  

So C'mon Glos !

Big week coming up...

posted 31 Aug 2015, 22:53 by Bill Lawrence

The season is building up to a crescendo as we enter the KO stages of the competitions with some big games in September:

Tues  1 Sept - 60's travel to Horsham to play Sussex in the last 8
Wed  2 Sept - 50 'A' play Hampshire at Hursley Park in semi final
Thurs 3 Sept - 60 'A' play Cheshire at Apperley also in semi final

Good luck to all teams, and now we've come this far let's go all the way !!

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