David Graveney & Charles Cook Appointed to Gloucestershire Cricket Board

By Community | April 3, 2013

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club has announced that David Graveney OBE and Charles Cook have been appointed to the Club’s Executive Board.

Both high profile Bristolians, unhealthy David is a leading figure in English cricket having played for Gloucestershire, Somerset and Durham.  David first joined the Gloucestershire squad in 1972 and was officially appointed as Captain for the start of the 1982 season, a position he held until the end of the 1988 season.  David is currently the ECB`s National Performance Manager and President of the PCA`s Benevolent Fund.  He is a former Chairman of England selectors and Chief Executive of the Professional Cricketers’ Association.

Charles is a prominent corporate, media and sports lawyer in the city and is the Managing Partner of boutique corporate, property and private client firm, Cook & Co Solicitors.  Charles also sits on the board of several high profile businesses in the city and has many connections in the sports sector.

Graveney said: “I am honoured to have been invited to sit on the board and look forward to making a meaningful contribution, particularly on cricketing matters. I know I speak for my father (Ken Graveney) and uncle (Tom Graveney OBE) when saying that I am delighted that our family’s long association with Gloucestershire will continue.”

Cook added: “This is a very exciting time for the club. The development of the ground will ensure that first-class, with impressive facilities, will keep being delivered to the people of Bristol and Gloucestershire.”