County Championship: Dent & Payne lead Gloucestershire recovery against Sussex

Chris Dent in action for Gloucestershire
Chris Dent has now scored a half century in three of his past four matches
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Bristol County Ground, day one
Gloucestershire 201-7: Dent 86*, Payne 48*; Magoffin 3-35
Sussex yet to bat
Gloucestershire 1 pt, Sussex 2 pts
Scorecard

Chris Dent and David Payne provided timely resistance for Gloucestershire against a suffocating Sussex bowling performance on the opening day.

Payne, unbeaten on 48 when bad light ended play, joined Dent (86) at the crease with his side struggling at 97-7, before helping them to 201-7.

Gloucestershire lost three wickets in the morning, when they scored only 33 runs from 24 overs, with 129 dot balls.

Paceman Steve Magoffin led the way for Sussex, taking 3-35 from his 19 overs.

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