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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
Gloucestershire v Derbyshire, Bristol, 1st day
May 30, 2012: It is one thing to have a 26-point lead in the Division Two table, but quite another to look to extend that on a first morning at Nevil Road
Kent v Gloucestershire, Canterbury, 3rd day
Apr 21, 2012: Gloucestershire's 296-run lead against Kent sets up the chance to win consecutive matches providing enough overs are possible on Sunday and their attack, shorn of David Payne, can squeeze out 10 wickets on a slowing surface.
Jan 11, 2012: Gloucestershire have suffered a huge blow after the city council rejected plans to develop their homeground of Nevil Road in Bristol.
Gloucestershire v Leicestershire, Bristol, 1st day
Sep 7, 2011: Captain Alex Gidman came to Gloucestershire's rescue on the opening day of the County Championship match with Leicestershire at Bristol
Unicorns v Gloucestershire, CB40, Exmouth
Aug 14, 2011: A century from captain Alex Gidman helped Gloucestershire to a comfortable six-wicket victory over the Unicorns in their Clydesdale Bank 40 match at Exmouth
A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement
His rapid improvement with the ball has been integral to England coming from behind to lead the series - but that is just one area where Moeen Ali continues to impress
After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways
For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset
His decisions in the England series have seemed to confirm that he does not care too much for the Test game. Maybe he should be concentrating on the World Cup
With too great an emphasis on limited-overs cricket, MS Dhoni's side have a set of skills and a level of concentration that are not commensurate with the necessities of Tests