County Championship: Hamish Marshall's ton helps Gloucestershire rebuild

Hamish Marshall
Hamish Marshall passed 400 first-class runs for the season on Sunday
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury
Kent v Gloucestershire, day one
Gloucestershire 296-9: Marshall 112, Taylor 52; Stevens 3-60, Claydon 3-73
Kent: Yet to bat
Kent 3 pts, Gloucestershire 2 pts
Match scorecard

Hamish Marshall's century helped Gloucestershire recover after a disastrous top-order collapse on day one against Kent at Canterbury.

The visitors slumped to 14-4 as Mitch Claydon (3-73) and Darren Stevens (3-60) each struck twice to dismiss the top four batsmen for only nine runs.

Gloucestershire rebuilt with an 87-run stand for the fifth wicket between Marshall and George Hankins.

After Marshall was caught off Claydon for 112, the away side closed on 296-9.

Jack Taylor's impressive start to the year with the bat continued as he made 52 in a century seventh-wicket stand with Marshall, before the pair were dismissed in consecutive overs in the final session of play.

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