Phil Smith’s big interview with Doug Oakey

As Geoffrey Boycott once opined, ‘There’s no glamour in cricket, just a lot of bloody hard work.’ While GB may have a very good point, Doug Oakey found the global allure of the game hugely captivating, as he made: Runs Around the World Many people recall the spring of 1953 for one of two reasons. … Read more Phil Smith’s big interview with Doug Oakey

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