Benefit Opening Dinner, Bristol

PUBLISHED: 15:13 30 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:42 20 February 2013

Chris Taylor Benefit Year 2009

Chris Taylor Benefit Year 2009


Gloucestershire County Cricket Club has generously awarded Chris Taylor a well deserved Benefit Year in 2009, in recognition of his loyal service and commitment to the Club in the last 10 years. Long regarded as one of the best fielders in the country by fellow players and commentators alike, Chris was signed by Gloucestershire in 2000 and since then he has made 296 appearances and over 9800 runs for his county. Chris was an integral part of the "Glorious Gloucesters".

The "One Day Kings" having enjoyed phenomenal success winning 8 trophies since 1999, putting them firmly into the record books. Chris's Benefit Committee will be producing a comprehensive souvenir brochure to coincide with his benefit year, featuring articles written by several of his cricketing colleagues, past and present as well as a host of sporting figures from around the globe who have worked with Chris and who have interesting stories to tell.

The brochure will be printed in full colour approximately 3000 copies will be produced and circulated primarily in Bristol, Gloucestershire and the South West area and at all benefit functions throughout the year, including events in London.

Chris's Benefit Committe will be aranging a full range of events during the coming year the first of which is the Benefit OPENING Dinner to be held at the Bristol Mariot Hotel City Centre.

Join them for a fantastic evening of entertainment.

Former England Captain and arguably one of our greatest batsmen, Graham Gooch OBE will be the guest speaker. Put your sporting questions to the table of celebs, including: Current members of the 'Glorious Glosters'. Five times world title winner, Jane 'The Fleetwood Assassin' Couch MBE. Bath & England front row duo, Duncan Bell & David Flatman. Australian World Cup Winner, ICL Chennai Superstars and Sky Sports pundit, Ian Harvey. Returning Gloucestershire and former New Zealand Coach, John Bracewell.

The evening will also include a three-course meal, 2 complimentary bottles of wine per table and a fantastic collection of one-off auction items from the world of sport.

To purchase tickets for the Opening Dinner, please contact the Chris Taylor Benefit Committee on 07866 468292 or email

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