Leicestershire v Gloucestershire: Lower order stands firm for visitors
|County Championship Division Two, Leicester|
|Close, day two: Leicestershire 250 & 32-2 v Gloucestershire 280|
|Leicestershire 5 pts, Gloucestershire 5 pts|
Gloucestershire were grateful for lower-order resistance as they fought back on day two against Leicestershire.
Three early wickets left the visitors struggling on 46-5, but a 61-run stand between Hamish Marshall (47) and Benny Howell (52) steadied the side.
Ollie Freckingham and Robbie Williams both claimed 4-69, but Jack Taylor (61 no) and Will Gidman (52) saw the visitors to 280 and a 30-run lead.
Michael Thornley and Niall O'Brien then fell to leave Leicestershire 32-2.
VIEW FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX
BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt:
"Gloucestershire won't want to chase many more than 150 on a pitch that will offer assistance to Leicestershire's spinners in the fourth innings,
"The gutsy last-wicket partnership between Miles and Taylor could prove invaluable."