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Bob Etheridge - Wing Half

D.O.B. - 25/03/34
D.O.D. - 04/04/88

Debut :11/10/1952 v Weymouth (A)
Last Game :13/03/1976 (as nps) v Barnet (A)

Born 25/03/1934 in Gloucester. Bob, like his brother joined Gloucester City as a player under Doug Hunt helping to win the Southern League Cup in 1955/56.

Wing-half Bobby moved to Bristol City in September 1956 and made 259 league appearances before joining Cheltenham Town in 1965 and rejoining Gloucester City in 1975.

Also a Gloucestershire County cricketer where he was a wicketkeeper batsman between 1955 to 1966. He was generally the understudy to Barry Meyer who was the county first choice keeper in this period. He played 33 matches for Gloucestershire scoring 796 runs .avge.15.92.33 catches 8 stumpings.

He spent seven years as Cheltenham Town player-manager to November 1973 when he returned once more to Gloucester City and had two spells as manager (1973-76 full time and 1985 caretaker).

Died 04/04/1988 in Gloucester, aged 54.

Gloucester Honours: Gloucestershire FA Northern Senior Professional Cup Winners 1952/53; Gloucestershire FA Northern Senior Professional Cup Runners-up 1953/54; Southern League Cup Winners 1955/56; Gloucestershire FA Northern Senior Professional Cup Winners 1955/56 (4)

Gloucester Team of the Season: 1954, 1955, 1956 (3)

Manager November 1973 - May 1976

Caretaker Manager March 1985 - May 1985

Played cricket for Glos CCC 1955-56

Brother - Dick Etheridge
 Bob Etheridge

Gloucester City, Bristol City (259-42), Cheltenham Town, Gloucester City

Appearances & Goals:

 Season   Apps   Subs   Goals 
 1952/53    18      -      2  
 1953/54    36      -      7  
 1954/55    46      -     17  
 1955/56    44      -     11  
 1956/57     7      -      5  
 1975/76     1      -      -  
Total  152      -     42  

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Page last updated : 30th June 2012

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