Feb 24, 2016: Alex Gidman, the former Gloucestershire captain who moved to Worcestershire in 2015, has been forced to retire at the age of 34 due to a finger injury he suffered in the latter stages of his first season at New Road
Worcestershire v Notts, LV= Championship, Division One, New Road, 1st day
Aug 7, 2015: Alex Gidman re-launched his fledgling Worcestershire career at New Road with a battling 71 in two-and-half hours against Nottinghamshire in his first LV= County Championship innings for nearly six weeks
Notts v Worcestershire, LV= Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 2nd day
Jun 30, 2015: Worcestershire took a first-innings lead of 43 but it looked like being a much greater advantage before Alex Gidman retired hurt
Kent v Gloucestershire, Canterbury, 3rd day
Sep 25, 2014: Kent face an uphill battle to prevent their sixth defeat of the four-day campaign after Gloucestershire dictated terms on day three in Canterbury
Gloucestershire v Leicestershire, Bristol, 1st day
Sep 9, 2014: Gareth Roderick and Alex Gidman put Leicestershire's attack to the sword with a record-breaking triple-century stand as Gloucestershire ran up 513 for 5 on the opening day at Bristol.
Worcestershire v Gloucestershire, New Road, 2nd day
Aug 16, 2014: Worcestershire's hopes of setting an early date for a promotion party took a knock as Alex Gidman's second century of the season put Gloucestershire in a powerful position at New Road before Richard Oliver responded
Gloucestershire v Essex, Bristol, 4th day
Apr 30, 2014: Unbeaten centuries from Alex Gidman and William Tavare guided Gloucestershire to a draw with Essex in Bristol
Gloucestershire v Lancashire, Bristol, 2nd day
Sep 18, 2013: "Shot Procy," came the cry from beyond the boundary. A phrase once so common in Gloucestershire but not heard since 1981 was revived on the second day at Bristol
Gloucestershire v Worcestershire, Cheltenham, 2nd day
Jul 18, 2013: Gareth Roderick justified his promotion in Gloucestershire's batting order by scoring 71 as the hosts gained a first innings lead of 144 over Worcestershire at Cheltenham
Gloucestershire v Kent, Cheltenham, 2nd day
Jul 11, 2013: Alex Gidman's career-best 211 and Hamish Marshall's 106 guided Gloucestershire to an imposing 562 for 5 declared on the second day at Cheltenham.
Gloucestershire v Kent, Cheltenham, 1st day
Jul 10, 2013: Century-makers Chris Dent and Alex Gidman put on 267 for the third wicket as Gloucestershire reached 348 for 3 on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival against bottom-of-the-table Kent.
Gloucestershire v Glamorgan, Bristol, 3rd day
Jun 7, 2013: Michael Klinger and Alex Gidman scored centuries for Gloucestershire on a rain-shortened third day against Glamorgan at Bristol. Klinger with 142, Gidman's 113 and 82 from Dan Housego guided Gloucestershire into the lead.
Lancashire v Gloucestershire, Aigburth, 4th day
Jun 1, 2013: Ajmal Shahzad bowled with pace and aggression to check Sussex's progress after half-centuries from Luke Wells and Ed Joyce
Lancashire v Gloucestershire, Aigburth, 3rd day
May 31, 2013: At the close Lancashire's lead was 327 runs and should give them a chance to force their third Championship win of the season
Lancashire v Gloucestershire, Aigburth, 2nd day
May 30, 2013: The exploits of two seam bowlers dominated the second day of this match at Liverpool. The most venerable of them was Lancashire's 39-year-old skipper Glen Chapple
Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire, Bristol, 3rd day
Apr 26, 2013: Northants looked set to maintain the pace in Division Two as they closed in on victory against Gloucestershire at Bristol.
County Cricket 2012
Sep 18, 2012: Alex Gidman has stepped down as Gloucestershire captain after four years in the role
Worcs v Gloucestershire, CB40 Group A, New Road
Jun 10, 2012: Gloucestershire gave their CB40 campaign a boost after an impressive performance with bat and ball by Will Gidman helped them record a crushing 109-run victory over Worcestershire at New Road.
Gloucestershire v Derbyshire, Bristol, 3rd day
Jun 1, 2012: David Payne helped clean up the Derbyshire tail before Alex Gidman hit the winnings runs as Gloucestershire beat the Division Two leaders
Gloucestershire v Derbyshire, Bristol, 2nd day
May 31, 2012: A century from Alex Gidman was swiftly followed up by four wickets taken by brother Will as Gloucestershire took control