County Championship: Draw for Leicestershire and Gloucestershire

Will Tavare
Will Tavare has passed fifty five times this season, but has yet to register a Championship century
LV= County Championship Division Two, Grace Road
Leicestershire 415 & 155-9 dec: Redfern 74, Norwell 3-48
Gloucestershire 269-8 & 212-5: Dent 52, Tavare 52; Raine 2-22
Match Drawn
Leicestershire 11 pts, Gloucestershire 9 pts
Match scorecard

Leicestershire and Gloucestershire had to settle for a draw on the final day at Grace Road after an enterprising attempt to set up a positive result.

Gloucestershire declared their first innings on 269-8, 146 runs in arrears.

The home side then made 155-9 declared from 31.3 overs, as Dan Redfern top-scored with 74, including nine fours.

Facing a target of 302, Gloucestershire openers Will Tavare and Chris Dent both made 52, but they fell behind the rate and were 212-5 when the game ended.

Ben Raine and Wayne White took two wickets each for the home side, while Peter Handscomb (39) and Kieran Noema-Barnett (22) were the not out batsmen when a halt was called with 8.4 overs remaining.

Leicestershire's 11 points reduced the gap between them and second-from-bottom Kent to 29, with a home game against Essex and a trip to Derbyshire to come.

Gloucestershire, meanwhile, moved above Glamorgan into fourth place, but the Welsh county have a game in hand.

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