Bristol YMCA lift the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Trophy

FIFTEEN-year-old Cyrus Shafi turned in a tremendous man-of-the-match display to help Bristol YMCA overpower Westbury-on-Severn by five wickets to lift the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Trophy at Cheltenham. The all-rounder, a member of the Gloucestershire Under-15 squad, began the day with a burst of 6-14 from eight overs of left-arm spin as Westbury, who lost the…

NatWest OSCAs

Say thank you to the tireless volunteers who go the extra mile to make support recreational cricket by nominating them for a NatWest OSCA (Outstanding Services to Cricket Award). Groundsmen, committee members, coaches, welfare officers, administrators, fundraisers, umpires, scorers, tea makers – the list of people involved in making grass roots cricket happen is endless….

NANDO’s Big Bash

Gloucestershire Cricket Board are once again on the lookout for talented young cricketers aged 16-24 from your club to take part in a competition that could see them receiving further recognition through the Gloucestershire County set-up or even a fast track career to the professional game. We are pleased to announce that this year’s Bristol Big…

CricFest Camp is coming to the Brightside Ground!

This summer we are providing an exciting offer for young people aged 9-15 to be active at The Brightside Ground, Bristol’s only international stadium on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th August. This year sees the first ever CricFest Camp, a coaching camp for young players of all abilities across Gloucestershire and Bristol. The camp will…

For all the YMCA CC stattos!

Did you know that Richie ‘Paradise’ Williams needs just 96 league runs to reach a new all rounder milestone? And were you aware that the 2nd wicket partnership between ‘El Presidente’ Gerry Mulholland and Rich Hughes of 182 v Downend in 2009 remains the highest ever for a 4th team pair? No? we guessed probably…

Success for the YMCA U13A squad

Congratulations to coaches Tony Pinder, Ian Bees and the Under 13A squad for winning the Under 13 Division E league title. The team were deserved winners having secured remained unbeaten including memorable away victories over local rivals Stoke Bishop and a tough Bedminster side. YMCA now travel to Winterbourne for the Les Hodge Cup quarter-final…

Golden Hill Girls v YMCA Boys

By Chris Drew On Monday evening we had the first cricket game in the clubs history involving the Golden Hill Girls and the YMCA Boys teams. The Girls are working towards hard ball cricket whilst the boys are already accustomed to playing with the hard ball so this was good progression for the girls.  With…

Sky Sports here we come!

The Girls and Boys U11’s cricket teams have been invited to be the Anthem Mascots at the Women’s World Cup game at the Brightside Ground on the 2nd July between New Zealand and Australia.  Between the both the Girls and Boys team we will be taking 30 players along.

Match report from Marshfield Cricket Club!

Sky sports chose to televise the England v Ireland game but that was their loss…. ……meanwhile at Marshfield Cricket Club, the Golden Hill Girls were ready to impress in their new kit and the quality of their cricket was only matched by the quality of the bacon sandwiches and cakes on offer. Out of the…

Our girls looking the part!

The girls and ladies cricket training started in grand fashion on Wednesday 26th April with some 34 girls and the majority of the ladies cricket squad joining forces for the first time.  Joined by our special guests for the evening comprising of our President Gerry Mulholland, Golden Hill Trustees, Director of Youth Cricket – Razi…

Welcome to Women’s Soft Ball cricket

No pain, all gain! Soft Ball Cricket is a new, fun, fast, social game for all abilities featuring a, you guessed it, soft ball. Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festivals are set to take over this summer during the ICC Women’s World Cup. Expect something different! Take a look at the ECB website for more details.