Skipper Alex Gidman helps Gloucestershire recover

LV County Championship Division Two, Bristol
Close, day one: Gloucestershire 235-6 v Leicestershire
Leicestershire 2pts, Gloucestershire 1pt
Match scorecard
LV County Championship

Alex Gidman hit 81 to lead the recovery for promotion outsiders Gloucestershire on a weather-affected first day against Leicestershire at Bristol.

Gloucestershire need to win both their remaining fixtures to stand a chance of going up but were in trouble as Nathan Buck (3-61) helped reduce them to 82-5.

But captain Gidman (81) led the fightback in a sixth-wicket stand of 121 with Ian Cockbain.

Cockbain was still there at the close on 46, with Gloucestershire on 235-6.

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