Gloucestershire has been a hub of cricket in the UK since the 17th Century, but it wasn’t until 1846 that the club laid down its roots. In 1867, it gained the name which it still carries to this day; Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.
The club’s original captain was W.G. Grace, a legend of the game and an icon through the ages, who took 1,339 wickets and made 22,808 runs for the county (without the help of MyProtein). Grace led the club into its first recorded top-flight game came in 1870 against Surrey and success would follow in the form of 3 ‘Champion County’ titles in the proceeding decade.
Since then, greats such as Jack Russell, Wally Hammond and more recently Muttiah Muralitharan have called the club their own, and Gloucestershire continue to produce and nurture legends of the game.
Now, Gloucester CCC Gladiators are one of the UK’s 18 major county sides comprising the national cricket structure, and are based at Bristol’s County Ground. Recent years have seen some success, with C&G Trophy victory in 2004, an appearance in the Twenty20 final for their limited-over team the Gloucestershire Gladiators in 2007.
The club are still chasing their first County Championship title, however MyProtein are proud to have become part of this challenge. Supplying the team with a vast array of top-quality sports nutrition products to ensure their athletes are in the best condition, MyProtein are proud to have an alliance with such a historic club, and are committed to fuelling the ambition of Gloucestershire CCC.