Return to cricket for GACUS Members

Good morning  As promised in my last message, I am writing again to tell you where GACUS have got to this week.  Firstly, hopefully you have all received the guidance from the ECB to clubs and from ECBACO for officials.  Further copies of the guidance are attached.  https://resources.ecb.co.uk/ecb/document/2020/07/09/b3f4f40f-fa4e-468d-ae24-faea0cc37753/Guidance_umpires_scorers_socially_distanced_cricket_matches_England.pdf https://resources.ecb.co.uk/ecb/document/2020/07/09/f20adb12-c1d2-4cdc-b2e3-80b0c7873fe4/ECB_return_to_cricket_plan_for_step_4_July_2020.pdf You should also have been asked … Read more Return to cricket for GACUS Members

Phil Smith’s interview with Sue Drinkwater

Gloucester-based cricket scorer Sue Drinkwater has a quite amazing story to tell. From recording runs, wickets and overs in a genteel Cotswold village with a handful of people and the proverbial dog in attendance, to being surrounded by a full house at Lord’s as ‘The greatest game of cricket ever played’ is unfolding in front … Read more Phil Smith’s interview with Sue Drinkwater

#5 Phil Smith’s interview with Bill Griffin

Bill Griffin has spent his entire life in and around the Cotswolds and the vast majority of it has been heavily involved in the game of cricket. While he has diversified a little in recent times, no-one will disagree that J.W.Griffin is, indeed, A Cricketing Man Bill first played cricket for his village team, Andoversford … Read more #5 Phil Smith’s interview with Bill Griffin

#4 Phil Smith’s interview with Ian Anderson – A Sporting Life

Ian Anderson is a popular and well-known figure in Cheltenham sporting circles, as well as having been an excellent and much-respected GACUS umpire. In the second of the summer’s ‘Big Interviews’, Ian looks back at some of the events and personalities that have combined to help shape: A Sporting Life “Sport has always been in … Read more #4 Phil Smith’s interview with Ian Anderson – A Sporting Life

#3 Phil Smith interview with Stan Bennett – My journey to Lord’s

Gloucester’s Stan Bennett, who sat on the MCC Laws Committee for nearly twenty years, shares his fascinating story in the first of the summer’s ‘Big Interviews’, as he talks us through his travels from Stockport Sunday School to St John’s Wood in: MY JOURNEY TO LORD’S “I didn’t set out to get to Lord’s of … Read more #3 Phil Smith interview with Stan Bennett – My journey to Lord’s

Phil Smith’s Blog Number 2/20 – Eleven things we’ve discovered during lockdown.

1. Who needs Netflix when you’ve got ITV4?  Okay, half the population has been glued to all twelve Netflix episodes of ‘Sunderland ‘til I Die’ and the other half has slept soundly through the forty two airings of the brand new blockbuster, ‘Laws of Cricket Explained’, but weekday afternoons on ITV4 take some beating.  To … Read more Phil Smith’s Blog Number 2/20 – Eleven things we’ve discovered during lockdown.

Update – You Tube coverage Stretch’s Umpiring for the NHS 15th April 2020. 90 Overs

Wednesday 15th April 2020, Stretch is Umpiring for the NHS. 90 Overs. Venue, Four Winds Oval (his garden) . Toss at 1pm. Please see link to donate to the NHS. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/neil-saunders12?fbclid=IwAR0bHLivXSPOVvFsfEfauahZ9rrtefaAQRZspIQRgWISdjbFn1lix7NkqN4 Click here for updated link to You Tube coverage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgaTyqscjL0