Gloucestershire v Durham: Chris Dent's century defies Durham at Bristol

Gloucestershire opener Chris Dent has made 251 runs in his first three Championship games of the season
Gloucestershire's Chris Dent has made 251 runs in his first three Championship games of the season
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Brightside Ground (day four):
Gloucestershire 303 & 320: Dent 101, Tavare 55; Onions 4-68
Durham 419: Collingwood 97, Jennings 87 & 85-4: Jennings 30*
Gloucestershire (9 pts) drew with Durham (12 pts)
Match scorecard

Relegated Durham ate into their massive pre-season 48-point penalty with the lion's share of the spoils from a draw with Gloucestershire at Nevil Road.

But they were denied any hope of victory by a spirited Gloucestershire resistance led by centurion Chris Dent.

Resuming on 68 out of 175-3, with only a 59-run lead, Dent hit 101 to help Gloucestershire reach 320.

Keaton Jennings then made an unbeaten 30 as Durham got to 85-4 from 23 overs before hands were shaken.

Durham are now 37 points behind second-bottom Leicestershire, who have lost two of their first three matches, on top of their own pre-season 16-point deduction.

Gloucestershire opener Dent, who made 160 in the match, has now passed fifty four times in his first six innings this season in first-class cricket.

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