Friday 27 April 2007 

Gloucester Festival Launch

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club and The Kings School, Gloucester have officially launched the 2007 Gloucester Festival by holding a special drinks reception at The Parliament Rooms in Gloucester Cathedral.

The event was held to celebrate the launch of the Festival which will be held in Gloucester on the 1st - 4th June. Many prominent members of the Gloucestershire community attended the event with players and representatives from Gloucestershire CCC.

GCCC Chairman, John Light stated; “Cricket at Gloucester is always exciting. 100 years ago we bowled out Northampton for 12 and in 2004 Craig Spearman beat W.G. Grace’s record highest score for the County. I look forward to the good weather, good cricket, good company, in fact all the joys of Festival cricket.”

The headmaster of Kings School, Gloucester, Peter Lacey commented; “We are looking forward to this year’s Festival and we pray that it will be held in bright sunshine. There are runs in the wicket and optimism in the air.”

The Festival this year will play host to a LV County Championship Match against Northamptonshire. The 4 day match begins on Friday 1st June at 11am. The first day will culminate with a BBQ and musical entertainment commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets for the BBQ can be purchased via the Club.

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club first played in Gloucester, on the Ground at the Spa, in 1882. The first game in Gloucester was versus Somerset on 13th July and this was won by Gloucestershire. In 1993 the first game at King’s School was played and in 2007 we look forward to the return of the Festival with the famous Gloucester Cathedral as a backdrop.

Tickets for the match can be purchased on the gate for £13 for adults and £6 for children.