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
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Vidyadhar Paradkar knew Haseeb Hameed would go far when he first met him. He has, and it's due in no small part to Paradkar
Stats highlights of David Warner's knock in the third ODI against New Zealand
Stats highlights from the first day's play in the Mumbai Test
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Some teams are understandably opposed to a two-tier format. Two conferences, with a championship match between the leading side from each, might be more viable
Keaton Jennings is set to follow a well-trodden path this week when he becomes the latest South Africa-born cricketer to play for England
Poor shots, hilarious run-outs, making decent bowling look terrifying, and losing all ten for less than hundred: a look at the team's meltdowns this year