Training has got better this year, numbers have grown and player attitudes have started to change. Training provision has improved, largely due to the return of Dom Jones on regular basis.
The under 18’s have had a better season compared to 2016-17. We started off the season with some tough losses to Avon, Devon and Cornwall. However, as a group the players worked hard to try and turn results around. They were eventually rewarded with a 19-1 victory against Worcestershire in February. The players were handed one last heavy defeat of the season to a very good Dorset side.
ICT was just around the corner and Gloucestershire took a very young side, featuring 3 under 16 players. After a tough opening couple of days, the players were able to get there first victory against Middlesex. Building on that they followed up with a great win against Isle of Man. This run came to an end at the hands of Cumbria, leaving Gloucestershire to finish 30th out of a possible 32.
A big thank you to all those who have supported me this year. Especially Dom, Bex, Dave and Sam Evans (team managers).
Onwards and upwards for 2018/2019.