Kent v Gloucestershire: Bowlers on top as wickets tumble
|LV= County Championship D2, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence|
|Close, day one: Gloucestershire 179 v Kent 83-4|
|Kent 3pts; Gloucestershire 0pts|
Gloucestershire's decision to bat first backfired as they were bowled out for 179 by Kent on day one at Canterbury.
Mitchell Claydon (5-61) and Darren Stevens (3-45) combined to reduce the visitors to a desperate 62-8 at lunch.
However, a vital ninth-wicket partnership of 90 between Craig Miles (48) and David Payne (54 not out) gave Gloucestershire some runs to defend.
In reply Kent slipped to 47-4, with top run-scorer Daniel Bell-Drummond run out, before reaching 83-4 at stumps.