Inside the Pavilion with Gloucestershire president John Light
COUNTY cricketer Will Gidman had an outstanding game against Leicestershire, scoring a century and taking 10-49. Needless to say, such a performance won the game.
Matt Taylor, the youngest of the Taylor brothers of Great Tew, made his first class debut and bowled some very tidy overs, proudly watched by his father and grandfather.
There are still two county games left and our team look like finishing with their highest championship position for some time. Last year we were ninth - we should be fourth this year.
The make-up of the county league for next season is a matter of uncertainty and in some cases sadness.
In no way is the league itself to blame, having to accept those who are relegated from the West of England Premier League and their second XIs. This results in promotion, and especially relegation, being decided in the committee room,
rather than the playing field. My beloved Sheepscombe have suffered badly.
After a disastrous start they pulled themselves round and finished sixth in a league of ten.
Thinking themselves safe from relegation they celebrated - only to find five go down, not the expected two.
The County Recreational Board must take action to sort things out? A full weekend was concluded by a reunion of the Cirencester Grammar class of 1951.
All the surviving members of that year were invited to a scrumptious tea party. I am still in a state of shock. All us males looked 87, while none of our female former colleagues looked more than 56.
The most remembered teacher was Geoff Romans who taught English. He made us learn Henry V's speech before Agincourt, insisting there would be an 'O' Level question on it.
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