Leicestershire v Gloucestershire: Lower order stands firm for visitors

Cricket
County Championship Division Two, Leicester
Close, day two: Leicestershire 250 & 32-2 v Gloucestershire 280
Leicestershire 5 pts, Gloucestershire 5 pts
Match scorecard

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."

Match scorecard

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