Gloucestershire v Glamorgan: Klinger and Gidman score tons

Cricket
County Championship Division Two, Bristol
Close, day three: Glamorgan 448, Gloucestershire 456-4
Gloucestershire 5 pts, Glamorgan 4 pts
Match scorecard

Centuries from Michael Klinger and Alex Gidman saw Gloucestershire to 456-4 on day three at Bristol, eight runs ahead of Glamorgan, to leave a draw likely.

Resuming 20 short of a hundred, Klinger reached his third Championship ton of 2013 alongside Dan Housego (82) before being bagged by Jim Allenby for 142.

After an hour-long rain delay, Gidman reached his ton, off 117 balls, before being dismissed by Dean Cosker for 113.

After a brief rain break, Benny Howell and Hamish Marshall made it to stumps.

VIEW FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX

BBC Radio Bristol's Bob Hunt:

"It looks like Michael Klinger has decided to bat on into the final day, in order to get a slim lead, so that his team have a chance to bowl out Glamorgan cheaply to secure an unlikely win.

"With a flat, benign pitch, many thought the best chance for victory would have been to declare behind and have a bowl under leaden skies towards the end of the day.

"Both Klinger and Gidman recorded centuries but, in contrasting fashion, captain Klinger's was obdurate, while former captain Gidman's was aggressive."

Match scorecard

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