Friday 11 January 2013 

Gladstone Small retires from Warwickshire's General Committee


Former Warwickshire and England fast bowler Gladstone Small has decided to stand down from Warwickshire’s General Committee, and will not now stand for re-election at the Annual General Meeting next month. He will also step down from the Cricket Committee.

Gladstone, who won nine trophies with the Bears between 1980 and 1999 and played 17 Test Matches for England, joined the General Committee in 2002 and is standing down due to his growing business commitments with travel firm ITC Sports and his role as an  Ambassador for the Professional Cricketers’ Association.

Gladstone said: “With a need to spend greater periods of time away from my Midlands base, it has become difficult to devote as much time as I previously did to my roles with the Club.

“Having enjoyed so many years as a cricketer at Warwickshire, it’s been fantastic to contribute to the management of this Club during such an exciting period, which has recently seen us complete the redevelopment of Edgbaston and win the LV County Championship.

“I remain a very keen supporter of Warwickshire and will continue to be a regular visitor to Edgbaston. The Club is in good shape and I wish everyone the very best for the 2013 season.”

Warwickshire Chairman, Norman Gascoigne commented “Gladstone has been a great servant to Warwickshire County Cricket Club, as a wonderful bowler and more recently as a Committee Member. His experience in the playing and business management sides of the Club has been invaluable.

“Whilst we fully respect his decision to step down he will of course always be very welcome and we will look forward to him seeing him back at Edgbaston whenever his schedule allows.

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