Leicestershire halted by Gloucestershire's Williamson

LV County Championship Division Two, Grace Road
Close, day one: Leicestershire v Gloucestershire 177-3
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Match scorecard
LV County Championship

New Zealander Kane Williamson scored his first century for Gloucestershire as Leicestershire let a good start slip away on day one at Grace Road.

Ian Cockbain fell to Matthew Hoggard's (2-52) second ball and the same man got rid of Richard Coughtrie for 26.

After a lengthy rain delay, Nadeem Malik accounted for Chris Taylor for nine and the visitors were 88-3.

But Williamson helped them close on 177-3, hitting 17 fours in his 102 not out, with Alex Gidman unbeaten on 32.

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