County Team Championships - Over 60s

Gloucestershire over 60s travelled to Cippenham for the first weekends round of matches. The travelling team was Dave Harvey, Dave Adamson, Gordon Shaw, Tom Watmore and Christine Williams.

First match up was away to Warwickshire 1, Dave Harvey got the team off to a good start beating Alan Cotton 3 straight (even though he was playing with a totally different bat as he had his kit bag stolen with everything in it). Next match up was Gordon playing Steve Taylor and he narrowly lost -9 in the 5th, Dave Adamson then won -10 in the 5th against Ron Vose, Gordon and Christine lost the doubles 3 straight. At this point the match score was 2-2 but it was downhill all the way from then. Christine managed to beat the highest ranked ladies player Di St Ledger 13-11 in the 5th, everyone managed to win  the rest of their games and ran out 8-2 winners.

Second match of the weekend was against Bedfordshire, their team was John Alsop (who turned up over an hour late and upset the playing order), Steve Dobbins, Trevor Beard and Sandra Harper. Dave H lost his first match going to 5 but was not happy with his bat, Gordon and Dave A managed to win the next two matches respectively, after that they never won another match running out 8-2 losers It's never been know for Dave H to lose both his matches in a County over 60s match.

Third match of the weekend saw Gloucestershire against Dorset. Aiming for a better result than the last match, Dave H stepped down and everyone moved up one with Tom Watmore starting his first ever County match (and another box ticked). Every match went in Gloucestershire's favour who came out comfortable winners 10-0.


With another 3 matches to play on 2 March 2019 it's all to play for.


Dave Adamson  (Captain)

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