Gloucestershire County Cricket Club is a professional cricket club in English domestic cricket. The club is one of eighteen major clubs in the country. As per the records cricket reached Gloucestershire during the late 17th century. The cricket ground of this county is Bristol and it is here that most of the matches of the club are held.
As per the book records it was in 1871 that the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club was formed. The first class debut of this county took place in the county championship against Surrey. During the late 1895 and 1898 the team found it tough to play in the county championships owing to their low batting strength as well as the absence of some of their best batsmen like Charlie Townsend and Gilbert Jessop.
Gloucestershire Cricket Club was victorious in several matches in one day cricket during the 1990s and this enabled the club to maintain a good form and performance during the early 2000s. During this period the Gloucestershire County Cricket team won several titles through a team that was led by Mark Alleyne while the official captain was John Bracewell.
Several noted players like Javagal Srinath, Jack Russell, Courtney Walsh, Zaheer Abbas, Wally Hammond, Charlie Parker and Gilbert Jessop have been a member of this club at some point of time or the other. Currently Umar Gul who is one of the famous rising stars of Pakistan is a member of the Gloucestershire team.
In 2007 a Twenty20 cup was held in which Gloucestershire County Cricket team was very successful and made it to the final where it was defeated by the Kent county cricket club in a close encounter. The Gloucestershire team also takes part in the limited overs cricket tournament. The name of the team that represents the Gloucestershire County is Gloucestershire Gladiators.
Won 5 Friends Provident Trophy
Won 1 Pro40 tournament