Downend marks Grace centenary

Published on: 08 Jun 2015

THIS year marks the centenary of the death of cricketing legend WG Grace.
Downend Cricket Club has a summer of commemorations, including a series of programmes with BBC Radio Bristol, fundraising and, of course, cricket.
The radio season, Our Amazing Grace, began last month and programmes will look at Grace’s life as a doctor, family man and cricketer, finishing on Friday October 23, the anniversary of his death, when BBC Radio Bristol will broadcast live from Downend throughout the day.
A two-day memorial game will take place against Thornbury Cricket Club.  The first match will take place at Thornbury on August 31, with the game coming to Downend’s ground on September 5.
A limited number of prints of the WG Grace Memorial Ground at Downend by renowned Gloucestershire and England cricketer and artist, Jack Russell, are available to purchase, with all proceeds going to the club’s fundraising target for the year. Contact Andrew Bromley for details on or 0779 2664509.
More information about the club’s commemorations will be available across the season from

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