Gladstone Small

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"I support the campaign wholeheartedly. The new sports centre will  provide facilities to channel, direct, inspire, and motivate sports people at all levels."

About Gladstone...

Gladstone Small is a former cricketer who played in seventeen Tests and fifty three One Day Internationals for England. A batsman and fast-medium bowler he also played for Warwickshire and South Australia, and was a Director of the Professional Cricketer’s Association.

Gladstone was in England's squad for the 1987 and 1992 Cricket World Cups  and helped England retain the Ashes in 1986-87, taking 5 for 48 and being named ‘Man of the Match’. He first played for Warwickshire in 1980 and was integral to the strong Warwickshire side of 1994 before his retirement from professional cricket in 1999.

Born in Barbados, Gladstone moved to England just after his fourteenth birthday, and first played for the Warwickshire Second XI at the age of seventeen in 1979. Gladstone has Klippel–Feil syndrome, a rare disease that causes fusion of the cervical vertebrae and can be identified by shortness of the neck and limited neck movement. However in true ‘Gladstone style’ he sees his physique as an advantage in his delivery and bowling style.

He is renowned for his commitment and enthusiasm as a team player, and as one of the most popular characters in County Cricket.

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