THE Corinium Stadium was the place to be on Saturday and it was a pleasure to join a small, but select group of Forest Green supporters, all of whom would rather have been at Plymouth Argyle. W e were splendidly entertained however, seeing a 4-0 home win. I am now a fan of artificial surfaces.The one at Cirencester played beautifully. Without it the players would have been sliding around on a very muddy surface.

Cirencester look worthy play-off candidates, but I suspect that question will be answered away from home. How will the Town team cope with a less than perfect surface? Entertainment is guaranteed at home however. Go next week and watch Paulton Rovers.

Conversation turned to cricket and there was good news for my readers. Sources in high places have confirmed that the attractive four-day game against Lancashire cannot be played at Bristol because of World Cup demands. It is scheduled for summer half-term and could be played at Cheltenham College or Kingsmeadow in Gloucester. I hope it does not go to Clifton.

Nobody had a good word to say about the new competition named the Hundred which will consist of 10 overs of 10 balls each. It will be played at 8 Test Match grounds and not Bristol. County Cricket thrives at Chelmsford, Canterbury, Hove, Taunton, Cheltenham and Worcester. All have now been ignored!! The E.C.B. say they want to find a new audience. They will have to. They have betrayed the old one! There is one piece item of good cricket news however. Alex Gidman, truly one of the games Good Guys has been appointed Head Coach at Worcestershire. Alex good luck from all of us in the County you served so well, until you play at Cheltenham.