The Gloucestershire County Cricket Club was established in 1871. The team's home ground is the County Cricket Ground, Bristol. The Gloucestershire one day squad is known as the Gloucestershire Gladiators.
Though Gloucestershire have never won the County Championships, they have finished runners up in 1930, 1931, 1947, 1959, 1969, and 1986. They have, however been more successful in the shorter version of the game, winning the Benson & Hedges Cup in 1977, 1999 and 2000. They were also victorious in the 2000 National League.
While looking at the greats who represented the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club over the years, one has to sit back and take notice of the sheer line up of masters that played for this county. The man who leads it is WG Grace, the grand legend of cricket. Grace is one of the most successful cricketers of all times and it is in Gloucestershire that he first played cricket. Apart from WG Grace, Gloucestershire also had some other internationally renowned cricketers play for the county. Some of them are:
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- Gilbert Jessop
- W.R. Hammond
- Tom Graveney
- T.W. Graveney
- M.J. Procter
- Zaheer Abbas
- C.A. Walsh
- R.C. Russell