If Gloucestershire relocate to the Wagon Works Ground at Gloucester, as some people have predicted, then they would be moving 29.19 miles. In terms of distance, that would be the equivalent of Middlesex relocating to Stevenage, Luton, Bracknell, Farnborough, Crawley, Tonbridge, Chatham, Basildon or Bishop's Stortford (not that any of that will ever happen), so that shows how inconvenient it would be for Gloucestershire's Bristol-based supporters. However, considering Gloucester is surely indisputably in the county of Gloucestershire (hence the city's name), it wouldn't be as bad on a moral level than if Middlesex moved to any of the aforementioned towns, which are of course not in Middlesex.
On the subject of Birmingham, I used to think that West Bromwich
were in Warwickshire, but Herbaria United say they are both in Staffordshire. Therefore, that is a third city to straddle more than one county.
I really need to stop using tools such as Herbaria United, Google Maps
, Bing Maps
, as they can get me into trouble!