County Championship: Ben Sanderson leads Northants to win over plucky Glos
|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground, Northampton, day four|
|Northants 326 & 376: Levi 95, Duckett 70; Payne 4-75|
|Gloucestershire 261 & 327: Hankins 116, Mustard 79, Dent 58; Sanderson 8-73|
|Northants (22 pts) beat Gloucestershire (4 pts) by 114 runs|
Ben Sanderson took a career-best 8-73 as Northants eventually wore down a spirited Gloucestershire to win their final match of the campaign.
The result looked a formality but the visitors dug in, nightwatchman Liam Norwell their only loss before lunch.
Fast bowler Sanderson then struck twice in an over, but George Hankins (116) made a maiden first-class century.
However, Sanderson tore through the tail to bowl Gloucestershire out for 327 and secure a 114-run win.
Haskins, 19, showed tenacity in a sixth-wicket partnership of 135 with veteran Phil Mustard (79), while Chris Dent (58) made a patient half-century.