Gloucestershire's Gidman holds up Northants victory

LV County Championship Division One, Bristol
Close of play, day three: Northants 557-9dec, Gloucestershire 288 & 248-8
Northants 8pts, Gloucestershire 4pts
Match scorecard
LV County Championship

Will Gidman hit a century, then followed that up with 76 not out as Gloucestershire followed on at Bristol.

But Northants are still set for a final-day victory over their hosts.

Winter signing Gidman hit an unbeaten 116 as Gloucestershire were dismissed for 288 at Nevil Road.

Following on, Jack Brooks (3-43) then instigated a collapse before Jon Lewis (59) and Gidman gave hope, but the home side closed on 248-8, still needing 21 to avoid an innings defeat.

More to follow.

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