Seniors

Gloucestershire County Seniors Cricket is thriving and continues to grow year on year by offering cricket to players over the age of 50.

The club fields 8 sides who complete in the National and Regional County Championship Competitions.

  • Over 50s 1st XI – Richard Trotman
  • Over 50s 2nd XI – Mark Febery
  • Over 50s 3rd XI – Peter Bovey
  • Over 60s 1st XI – Nick Marment
  • Over 60s 2nd XI – Steve Pennington
  • Over 60s 3rd XI – Bill Church
  • Over 60s 4th XI – Tom Parsons
  • Over 70s 1st XI – Roger Beese

DateOppositionHome/AwayVenueScorecard
Wednesday 15th MayHerefordshireAwayTBCScorecard
Wednesday 22nd MayOxfordshireHomeThe Ship Field, Thornbury CC
Wednesday 29th MayWarwickshireAwayLeamington CC
Wednesday 12th JuneCricket WalesHomeThe Boundary Field, Rockhampton CC
Wednesday 19th JuneStaffordshireAwayCaverswall CC
Wednesday 3rd JulyWorcestershireAwayPershore CC
Wednesday 10th JulyShropshireHomeWhitchurch CC

DateOppositionHome/AwayVenueScorecard
Wednesday 15th MayCornwallAwayMount Ambrose CCScorecard
Wednesday 22nd MayWiltshireHomeBredon CC
Wednesday 29th MayDevonHomeGreat Rissington CC
Tuesday 4th JuneDorsetAwayBere Regis CC
Wednesday 12th JuneSomersetHomeWhitchurch CC
Wednesday 19th JuneDorsetHomeGreat Rissington CC
Wednesday 26th JuneDevonAwayIpplepen CC
Wednesday 3rd JulyCornwallHomeBredon CC
Wednesday 10th JulyWiltshireAwayTBC
Wednesday 17th JulySomersetAwayWells and Horrington CC

DateOppositionHome/AwayVenueScorecard
Wednesday 8th MayCornwallHomeHighfield Sports GroundScorecard
Tuesday 14th MayWarwickshireHomeStroud CCScorecard
Tuesday 21st MayWalesAwayClydach CC
Tuesday 28th MayWorcestershireHomeHighfield Sports Ground
Wednesday 12th JuneSomersetHomeHighfield Sports Ground
Tuesday 18th JuneWalesHomeStroud CC
Tuesday 2nd JulyWarwickshireAwayKineton CC
Wednesday 10th JulyCornwallAwayLadock CC
Wednesday 24th JulySomersetAwayClaverham CC
Tuesday 30th JulyWorcestershireAwayHimbleton CC

DateOppositionHome/AwayVenueScorecard
Tuesday 7th MayCornwallHomeStowell Park CCScorecard
Tuesday 14th MayDevonAwayBradninch CCScorecard
Tuesday 21st MayWiltshireHomeCorse & Staunton CC
Tuesday 28th MayWalesHomeRose Green Centre
Tuesday 4th JuneSomersetAwayChard CC
Tuesday 11th JuneCornwallHomeBroadham Fields
Tuesday 18th JuneDevonHome Corse & Staunton CC
Tuesday 25th JuneWiltshireAwayPotterne
Tuesday 2nd JulyWalesAwayTBC

DateOppositionHome/AwayVenueScorecard
Tuesday 7th MayCornwallHomeYanley Lane
Tuesday 14th MayDevonHome Stowell Park CC
Tuesday 21st May WiltshireAwayAvebury CC
Tuesday 28th MayWalesAwayLlandysul CC
Tuesday 4th JuneSomersetHomeRose Green Centre
Tuesday 11th JuneCornwallAwayTBC
Tuesday 18th JuneDevonAwayShobrooke Park
Tuesday 25th JuneWiltshireHomeThe Oatfield
Tuesday 2nd JulyWalesHomeRuardean Hill
Tuesday 9th JulySomersetAwayWembdon CC

DateOppositionHome/AwayVenueScorecard
Tuesday 7th MayOxfordshireAwayShipton-under-Wychwood CCScorecard
Tuesday 14th MayWorcestershireAwayPershore CCScorecard
Tuesday 21st MayWalesHomeStowell CC
Tuesday 28th MayStaffordshireHomeCheltenham CC
Tuesday 4th JuneSomersetAwayBarrow Gurney CC
Tuesday 11th JuneWarwickshireHomeFrampton on Severn CC
Tuesday 18th JuneWorcestershireHomeJohn Hawkins Ground
Tuesday 25th JuneWalesAwayTBC
Tuesday 9th JulyStaffordshireAwayCannock CC
Tuesday 16th JulySomersetHomeCirencester CC
Tuesday 23rd JulyWarwickshireAwayOffchurch CC
Tuesday 30th JulyOxfordshireHomeCirencester CC

DateOppositionHome/AwayVenueScorecard
Tuesday 7th MaySussexHomeBirdlip & Brimpsfield CC
Tuesday 14th MayKentHomeBirdlip & Brimpsfield CC
Tuesday 28th MayEssexAwayNavestock CC
Tuesday 4th JuneSurreyHomeBirdlip & Brimpsfield CC
Tuesday 11th JuneHertfordshireHomeBirdlip & Brimpsfield CC
Tuesday 18th JuneBuckinghamshireAwayTBC
Tuesday 25th JuneSussexAwayFernhurst CC
Tuesday 9th JulyEssexHomeBirdlip & Brimpsfield CC
Tuesday 16th JulyKentAwayNewington CC
Tuesday 23rd JulySurreyAwayHorsley & Send CC
Tuesday 30th JulyBuckinghamshireHomeBirdlip & Brimpsfield CC
Tuesday 6th AugustHertfordshireAwayPotten End

DateOppositionHome/AwayVenueScorecard
Thursday 2nd MayWiltshireAwayGoatacre CCScorecard
Thursday 9th MayWorcestershireHomeJohn Hawkins GroundScorecard
Thursday 16th MaySomersetHomeHawkesbury Upton CCScorecard
Thursday 23rd MayWalesAwayTBC
Thursday 30th MayOxfordshireAwayChallow & Childrey CC
Thursday 13th JuneDevonHomeRedmarley CC
Thursday 20th JuneOxfordshireHomeFrocester CC
Thursday 27th JuneDevonAwayShobrooke Park CC
Thursday 4th JulyWiltshireHomeFrocester CC
Thursday 11th JulyWalesHomeStroud CC
Thursday 18th JulySomersetAwayClaverham CC
Thursday 25th JulyWorcestershireAwayEastnor CC

The Gloucestershire County Seniors have come a long way over the years, through a monumental effort from several people, achieving considerable success both on and off the field, including:

• 70s winning the Championship in 2023
• 50s A winning the Southern County Championship in 2019 and 2021
• Good representation of Glos players in the England set-up across all age groups

Vision:

Make Gloucestershire County Seniors one of the most successful and well-run seniors set up in the country – striving for excellence and aiming to win national championships across all age groups, whilst still providing an enjoyable, fun, inclusive and supportive environment for all our members

Core Values:

1. Treat everyone well and with respect
2. Aim high and never give up
3. Go beyond what might be expected
4. Act with integrity
5. Make every experience special!

More information on how to get involved and / or follow the Gloucestershire Seniors upcoming fixtures and progress, can be found below.

Razi Ahmed / Gloucestershire Seniors Chair

Razi has been passionate about cricket since his school days, playing tape ball cricket on streets and parks in Pakistan, mid-week league when he moved to the UK and joined Golden Hill CC in 2005 playing Saturday league cricket and has represented the top five teams for the club over the years. He was the 2nd team captain for several years. Razi is a Level 2.5 coach and as Director of Youth Cricket for over a decade, he grew the youth set-up to become one of the largest and most successful in the county – indeed his proudest moment for the club! Currently he is one of the Directors on the Executive Committee.

Razi made his debut for Gloucestershire County Seniors back in 2016 and was part of the two championship wins in 2019 and 2021. He captained the Over 50s 1st team till 2023 and played a vital role in enhancing the seniors’ set-up by introducing online registration and availability process; and improving communications including social media representation. Razi took over the role as Chair at the 2023 AGM, with the aspiration to driving the county seniors’ club vision forward.

Razi has also been a Trustee at the Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation (GCF) for over 3 years, chairs the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee, leads the EDI regional working group and represents GCF on the EDI activities lead by ECB.

Steve Silk / Chief Executive Officer

Bill Church / Gloucestershire Seniors Secretary

Bill’s love of cricket was ignited by watching the wonderful West Indian team in 1963 (when you could watch Test Cricket on terrestrial TV!) It grew from there to playing “Test Matches” in the garden!

He started playing regularly when he went to college where he was fortunate enough to play with many talented cricketers. After college, Bill ended up in Gloucestershire and started playing for Slimbridge. He has been fortunate to play for many different touring teams all over the country and abroad.

Bill started playing for Gloucestershire Seniors in 2013 and now captains the Over 60s third team. He took over the club secretary role in the newly formed Gloucestershire County Seniors Cricket Committee.

Steve Silk / Chief Executive Officer

Len Attard / Gloucestershire Seniors Liaison Manager

Len started playing for Glos 50+ in 2003 and was shortly afterwards asked to manage the team. Since then, he has overseen the introduction of seven more teams at 50s,60s and 70s age groups. Len has been instrumental in the development and growth of the County Seniors set-up. 

Len has played for Apperley CC, his local Club, since 1978 with the highlight being Captain at Lords in the National Village KO in 1998.

Currently holds the role of Cricket Liaison Manager in the committee, organising the Seniors cricket tour to Spain each year since 2015 and the Annual Seniors Dinner. He represents Gloucestershire on the Management Committee of the National 60s/70s Competition and the 50+ 2s Competition.

 

Steve Silk / Chief Executive Officer

Steve Pennington / Gloucestershire Seniors Treasurer

Since making his debut for Gloucestershire CCC Seniors in 2012, Steve has now played over 100 games for the county across the 50+ and 60+ 1st and 2nd teams. He is currently captain of the over 60’s 2nd XI and was the driving force behind the club’s recent, very successful tour to India.

In the recent off-the-field Seniors’ re-organisation, he has stepped into the role of Finance Manager, with a key focus on developing sponsorship and fundraising opportunities.

His club cricket has been played at Oldlands CC since 1974, having been part of the side that made the rise to finish runners up in Division 1 of the Gloucestershire County League in 2009, only to slip back into Division 5 over recent years. A keen golfer and padel player, Steve is also a long-suffering Gas season ticket holder and a big fan of Gloucestershire Cricket.

 

Steve Silk / Chief Executive Officer

Phil Edge / Gloucestershire Seniors Player Relationship Manager

Phil joined the Gloucestershire Seniors in 2015, and has represented the Over 50’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd XI’s during his Senior’s career to date. He was vice-captain of the 50’s 2nd XI when they secured the Southern Counties Senior Championship in 2019 and 2021, and is looking forward to progressing to the Over 60’s teams in the 2024 season.

He recently took on the role of Player Relationship Manager in the newly formed Glos Seniors Management Committee, recruiting 26 new players for the 2024 season, and will be working with all age group captains and individual players as required during the 2024 season.

He plays his cricket at Hatherley and Reddings CC, having represented all 4 league teams since he joined the club in his early 30’s, captaining the 2nd, 3rd & 4th XI’s during that time. He is a keen golfer and avid Liverpool FC fan, regularly travelling throughout Europe following the fortunes of his team, and with his limited spare time he enjoys spending time with his 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

 

Steve Silk / Chief Executive Officer

Ian Robson / Gloucestershire Seniors Club Relationship Manager

Ian started playing regularly for Glos Seniors in 2022, playing in the O50s 2s before being promoted to the O50s 1s. He is a top order batter, and has notched a number of decent scores for the seniors, including his first overseas hundred on the Glos Seniors pre-season tour to Spain in 2023! He looks forward to joining the O60s this season.

The main role of the Club Relationship Manager is to find grounds to host Glos Seniors home matches. Across our 9 teams we play in excess of 50 home games in the season and we are fortunate that there are over 25 Gloucestershire clubs that allow us to use their facilities for these matches. If your club would like to host a seniors county match then please do get in touch, we are always on the look out for new host clubs.

Ian plays his club cricket at Corse & Staunton CC, where he was proud to be 1st XI skipper when C&S were first promoted to WEPL back in 2012. Ian’s early cricket career was in Essex and he spent many years playing in the Surrey Championship for Horsley & Send CC.

Steve Silk / Chief Executive Officer