Gloucester City Winget Cricket Club
Address: The Spa, Spa Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1UY
Phone: 01452 303204
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The club was formed in 2005 after the merger of Gloucester's two premier cricket clubs at the time, Gloucester City Cricket Club and Winget Cricket Club. The club’s 1ST XI currently plays in the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Division 1 of the WEPL League and home matches are played at the Spa Ground, Gloucester.
The clubs 3rd and 4th XIs play their home fixtures at the Wagon works Gloucester ground with a history of hosting first class matches. The club also has a substantial youth section which includes ages from Under 11 through to Under 17.
The first recorded match on the ground was in 1867, when Gloucester played an All-England Eleven. In 1882, Gloucestershire played Somerset in the grounds first first-class match. Gloucestershire played first-class matches at the ground from 1882 to 1923, playing a total of 56 first-class matches there, the last of which saw them play Leicestershire in the 1923 County Championship.
One match of note came in 1907 when Gloucestershire played Northamptonshire. Winning the toss and batting first, Gloucestershire were bowled out for 60 in their first innings. Both George Thompson and William East took five wicket hauls. In reply, Northamptonshire were bowled out for just 12 runs, their lowest first-class total to date.
George Dennett took 8 of the Northamptonshire wickets for the cost of 9 runs from 6 overs. In a continuation of the low scores, Gloucestershire were bowled out for 88 second time round, with Northamptonshire's second innings ending on 40/7 when rain brought an end to the match, with a draw the end result.
During the 1986 ICC Trophy, the ground played host to its only international match to date between Fiji and the Netherlands.
Head Coach comments
‘ This is a massive year for the club, especially on the pitch. With the restructure of WEPL it is going to be a really competitive league for the 1st XI. We have had an influx of new players which can only benefit the club at all levels and we hope to achieve all objectives that have been set at a recent players meeting’
I am hoping that all senior teams include some of our youth section as this is very important for the development of the club’