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Fine Festival – shame about the cricket

Stroud News and Journal: John Light was appointed Gloucestershire's new president

4:41pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE Festival was fine in all respects bar one and that was the most important of all, the cricket. Played five, lost four, and just one victory. These blunt statistics speak for themselves but regrettably they do not tell the whole story.

Cricket: Klinger returns to form but Gloucestershire finish Cheltenham Festival with defeat

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucestershire CCC captain Michael Klinger (6390030)

5:09pm Sunday 27th July 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE suffered their fourth defeat in five games at the Cheltenham Festival as they were comprehensively outplayed by Northamptonshire in their opening Royal London One-Day Cup clash.

Brimscombe striker Jamie Walker is too crisp for Clanfield

Stroud News and Journal: Wootton Bassett's Ethan Delaney in action against Brimscombe

11:25pm Sunday 27th July 2014

BRIMSCOMBE and Thrupp’s new manager Mike Green has introduced several new faces and the addition of Jamie Walker and Jordan Fletcher from Forest Green Academy has strengthened the squad.

Forest Green winger Kurtis Guthrie cheers on his England netball sister Serena at the Commonwealth Games

Stroud News and Journal:

3:20pm Sunday 27th July 2014

THEY share a fierce sporting sibling rivalry but Forest Green winger Kurtis Guthrie will be glued to his TV this afternoon to cheer on his older sister at the Commonwealth Games.

Cricket: Montgomery endures difficult debut as Gloucestershire are thrashed by Glamorgan

Stroud News and Journal:

9:58am Sunday 27th July 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE ended their NatWest T20 Blast campaign with a miserable defeat eight-wicket defeat against Glamorgan at the Swalec Stadium.

Busy week for Scott Bartlett's Forest Green Academy

Stroud News and Journal: VIDEO: Forest Green Academy boss Scott Bartlett talks about the youth set-up and the upcoming youth day

3:44pm Friday 25th July 2014

FOREST Green Academy are in rude health after a busy week of pre-season action.

CRICKET: The Chris Dent column

Stroud News and Journal: Chris Dent

1:45pm Friday 25th July 2014

IT WAS fantastic to beat league leaders Essex in front of a packed crowd at Cheltenham, writes Chris Dent.

GOLF: Charlotte Ellis getting closer to that first Tour win

Stroud News and Journal: Ladies European Tour golfer Charlotte Ellis

1:41pm Friday 25th July 2014

CHARLOTTE ELLIS enjoyed her best finish of the season when taking joint sixth place at the Royal Belgian Golf Federation LETAS Trophy last week.

Bristol Rovers track former Forest Green captain Jamie Turley

Stroud News and Journal: Jamie Turley and Lafayette go for the same cross

7:31pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FORMER Forest Green captain Jamie Turley is interesting Conference rivals Bristol Rovers.

Shortwood striker Duncan Culley set for Football League trial at Oxford United

Stroud News and Journal: GOAL: Duncan Culley slots home from the penalty spot

4:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SHORTWOOD United hot-shot Duncan Culley is set for a trial with League Two outfit Oxford United at Abingdon Town, tonight, 7.30pm.

Robbie Maycock relishing Commonwealth Games squash bow

Stroud News and Journal:

3:33pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SQUASH player Robbie Maycock can't wait to stand in his Bermuda shorts at the Commonwealth Games and hear his country's national anthem play.

Wycliffe College boast five former squash students at Commonwealth Games

Stroud News and Journal:

3:14pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SQUASH coach Jonny Harford has heaped praise on five former Wycliffe students, who are competing at the Commonwealth Games.

Forest Green striker Andy Mangan pens one-year deal at Shrewsbury Town

Stroud News and Journal: NO GO: Former Forest Green striker Andy Mangan

2:49pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STRIKER Andy Mangan has left Forest Green by mutual consent after a settlement was reached between the club and player.

Inside the Pavilion: Dent proves he is still a class act

Stroud News and Journal: John Light was appointed Gloucestershire's new president

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CHRIS DENT has proved the old adage – class is permanent, form temporary – to be totally true in the NatWest T20 match against league leaders Essex at the Cheltenham Festival.

Cricket: Norwell and Miles smash record books

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucestershire bowler Liam Norwell is playing cricket in New Zealand

9:35am Thursday 24th July 2014

A REMARKABLE last-wicket partnership between Liam Norwell and Craig Miles restored some pride for Gloucestershire against northern neighbours Worcestershire on a record-breaking day at the Cheltenham Festival.

Forest Green defender Chris Stokes returns from injury to hit a stunner at Gloucester City

Stroud News and Journal: GOAL: Chris Stokes scores at the death for Rovers Picture: Bruce Fenn

12:44pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CHRIS Stokes marked his return from injury with a stunning striker in 5-3 victory at Conference North outfit Gloucester City.

Football: Slimbridge do themselves proud against Forest Green

Stroud News and Journal: Action from the game between Slimbridge and Forest Green. Picture by Shane Healey.

9:31am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Slimbridge 0 Forest Green 1

ROWING: Reed back on track now he's cut his ties to 'man's best friend'

Stroud News and Journal: Pete Reed

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DOUBLE Olympic champion Pete Reed feels his career is back on track after it was proven that his loss of form was due to living with his two chihuahuas.

ASK ADY: Forest Green boss Ady Pennock answers questions from the fans

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FOREST Green boss Ady Pennock answers questions from the fans

Shrewsbury boss Mick Mellon closes in on Forest Green striker Andy Mangan

Stroud News and Journal: Andy Managan with FGR chairman Dale Vince (left) and manager David Hockaday

8:14pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FOREST Green striker Andy Mangan is on the verge of completing a move to Shrewsbury, according to Shrews manager Micky Mellon.

Shortwood striker Duncan Culley blasts four goals in 45 minute second half cameo at Brimscombe

Stroud News and Journal: CELEBRATE: Shortwood hot-shot Duncan Culley    Pics: Brian Rossiter

4:16pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STRIKER Duncan Culley returned from his trial at League Two outfit Cheltenham Town to bag four second half goals in an 11 goal pre-season thriller at Brimscombe on Monday night, writes Jim Cunneen.

VIDEO: Forest Green boss Ady Pennock discusses the signing of Jon Parkin on a one-year deal and upcoming pre-season friendlies

Stroud News and Journal:

1:39pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FOREST Green boss Ady Pennock discusses the signing of Jon Parkin on a one-year deal and upcoming pre-season friendlies against Slimbridge and Gloucester City

Equestrian: Zara Phillips continues comeback

Stroud News and Journal: Picture: Phil J Photography

12:58pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ZARA Phillips continued her comeback by competing at the British Eventing Horse Trials in Dauntsey Park.

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Former Cardiff City, Preston and Stoke City striker Jon Parkin talks to the SNJ after penning a one-year deal at Forest Green.

Stroud News and Journal:

5:49pm Monday 21st July 2014

FORMER Cardiff City, Preston and Stoke City striker Jon Parkin talks to the SNJ after penning a one-year deal at Forest Green.

JON PARKIN PICTURE GALLERY: First shots of new Forest Green striker Jon Parkin

Stroud News and Journal:

3:49pm Monday 21st July 2014

SNJ photographer Tom Wren captures the first shots of new Forest Green striker Jon Parkin after he penned a one-year deal at the New Lawn.

Forest Green sign journeyman striker Jon 'The Beast' Parkin from Fleetwood Town

Stroud News and Journal: Fleetwood’s  former York City duo Matty Blair, left, and Jon Parkin

1:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

FOREST Green boss Ady Pennock has pulled off the shock signing of former Stoke City striker Jon Parkin on a one-year deal from Fleetwood Town.

Cricket: Dent aims to kick on from spectacular batting display against Essex

Stroud News and Journal: Chris Dent (5344838)

12:05pm Monday 21st July 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE batsman Chris Dent is determined to use his spectacular match-winning innings against Essex in the NatWest T20 Blast as a launch pad to turn his season around.

Football: Forest Green to send strong side to Slimbridge

Stroud News and Journal: Forest  Green boss Ady Pennock with star striker Lee Hughes at the New Lawn on Tuesday  Picture: Tom Wren

10:07am Monday 21st July 2014

FOREST Green boss Ady Pennock has pledged to send a strong side to Slimbridge on Tuesday night (7.30pm).

Cricket: Tavare signs new contract with Gloucestershire

Stroud News and Journal: Will Tavare with Gloucestershire captain Michael Klinger

8:40am Monday 21st July 2014

WILL Tavaré has signed a new three-year contract with Gloucestershire, tying him to the club until the end of the 2017 season.

Shortwood v Forest Green is a Nailsworth washout

Stroud News and Journal: Shortwood's James Coates blocks a shot from Matty Taylor. Picture: Brian Rossiter

12:18pm Saturday 19th July 2014

THE annual pre-season Nailsworth derby between Shortwood United and Forest Green Rovers, scheduled for this afternoon, has been cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch at Meadowbank Stadium.

Cricket: Gloucestershire quarter-final hopes ended by defeat to Surrey

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucestershire captain Michael Klinger is out injured

10:32am Saturday 19th July 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE were always fighting an uphill battle to qualify for the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals after being deducted two points for a poor pitch at the Cheltenham Festival last year and their hopes were finally ended at the same venue following a five-run defeat to Surrey.

Trials chance for area’s talented youngsters to shine on Gloucestershire County stage

Stroud News and Journal:

3:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

TEENAGE soccer starlets in Gloucestershire are being given golden opportunities to demonstrate they can cut the mustard on the county stage.

Inside the Pavilion: Question marks over Gloucestershire bowling attack

Stroud News and Journal: John Light was appointed Gloucestershire's new president

12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

WHO will take the wickets? That is the crucial question with the Brewin Dolphin cricket festival underway.

Tickets on sale for Forest Green home fans for historic first clash with West Country rivals Bristol Rovers

Stroud News and Journal: Adrain Pennock is set to be announced at FGR today

10:30am Friday 18th July 2014

TICKETS are now on sale for home fans for Forest Green Rover's upcoming West Country derby against Bristol Rovers on August 25 - Bank Holiday Monday at The New Lawn (kick-off 1pm).

Nominations needed for bright young stars

Stroud News and Journal: Silver stars: Sutton's Kim Lim in the London Youth Games final of the badminton doubles competition

9:27am Friday 18th July 2014

NOMINATIONS are being invited for an award that recognises Gloucestershire’s brightest young sporting stars.

VIDEO: Shortwood United co-manager Alex Sykes discusses his side’s pre-season friendly against Forest Green on Saturday

Stroud News and Journal: SATISFIED: Alex Sykes                     Picture: Brian Rossiter

5:10pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SHORTWOOD United co-manager Alex Sykes discusses his side’s pre-season friendly against Forest Green on Saturday

Cricket: Axed England star Pietersen is star attraction at Cheltenham Festival

Stroud News and Journal: There were too many occasions when Kevin Pietersen appeared to be playing for himself rather than the team

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE are anticipating record gate receipts for a second successive year at the 2014 Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival, which started on Monday.

James Coates is named new Shortwood United skipper

Stroud News and Journal: Shortwood's James Coates blocks a shot from Matty Taylor. Picture: Brian Rossiter

4:57pm Thursday 17th July 2014

JAMES Coates has been named the new Shortwood United captain following the departure of Jake Parrott.

Bristol Rovers fans handed bumper ticket allocation for West Country derby

Stroud News and Journal: Adrain Pennock is set to be announced at FGR today

4:02pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FOREST Green's match against Bristol Rovers has been made all-ticket for visiting fans.

Forest Green bag four against plucky Bishop's Cleeve

Stroud News and Journal:

3:14pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A LATE flurry of second half goals handed Forest Green a first pre-season success against Southern League side Bishop’s Cleeve at Kayte Lane.

Andy Mangan set for New Lawn exit?

Stroud News and Journal: WELCOME HOME: Andy Mangan         Picture:Carl Hewlett

3:05pm Thursday 17th July 2014

ANDY Mangan’s stop-start Forest Green career appears to be over after her was left out of pre-season training camp in Scotland.

VIDEO: Forest Green boss Ady Pennock give his thoughts after the match against Birmingham City

Stroud News and Journal:

11:14am Thursday 17th July 2014

FOREST Green boss Ady Pennock give his thoughts after the match against Birmingham City and praises the performances of the Rovers' youth academy trio

Football: Promising signs for Forest Green in excellent test against Birmingham

Stroud News and Journal: James Jennings in action for Forest Green. Picture by Shane Healey

11:23am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Forest Green 0 Birmingham City 1

VIDEO: Forest Green fitness coach Neil Withington looks back on the bootcamp in Scotland and talks about his career as an international volleyball player

Stroud News and Journal:

4:32pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

FOREST Green fitness coach Neil Withington looks back on the bootcamp in Scotland and talks about his career as an international volleyball player.

Rugby: Former Gloucester and England star Tindall retires

Stroud News and Journal: Mike Tindall hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons after being filmed canoodling with a woman in a Queenstown bar

11:34am Tuesday 15th July 2014

FORMER Gloucester Rugby centre, England captain and Rugby World Cup winner Mike Tindall has announced his retirement from the game.

VIDEO: Forest Green boss Ady Pennock looks back on the training camp in Scotland and looks forward to the clash with Birmingham City

Stroud News and Journal: FGR boss Ady Pennock. Pic: Tom Wren

5:21pm Monday 14th July 2014

FOREST Green boss Ady Pennock reveals a training ground injury scare for new goalkeeper Steve Arnold.

GOLF: Michael Watson beats Stuart Little to win at Lilley Brook for the second time in four years

Stroud News and Journal: Minchinhampton golf pro Stuart Little

11:21pm Sunday 13th July 2014

After claiming the Dudsbury Masters order of merit title two days earlier Wessex Golf Centre professional Michael Watson shot three-under-par 66 to win at Lilley Brook for the second time in four years.

MOTORSPORT: I gave everything today,says Redding

Stroud News and Journal: HAPPY: Scott Redding                                                   Pic:Bonnie Lane

11:16pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Scott Redding ended the first half of the season as he started it, by finishing as the top production Honda rider, in 11th position, in today’s rain affected German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring.

Cricket: Derby defeat leaves Gloucestershire on the brink of exit

Stroud News and Journal: Alex Gidman (8003087)

12:01pm Saturday 12th July 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S hopes of qualifying from the South Group in the NatWest T20 Blast are hanging by a thread after they blew a great chance to beat Somerset.

The Will Gidman column

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucestershire CCC all-rounder Will Gidman will undergo surgery on his ankle

11:08am Saturday 12th July 2014

I HAVE really enjoyed being back playing T20 over the last few weeks – I didn’t realise how much I'd missed it, writes Will Gidman.








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