Skipper Alex Gidman helps Gloucestershire recover
|LV County Championship Division Two, Bristol|
|Close, day one: Gloucestershire 235-6 v Leicestershire|
|Leicestershire 2pts, Gloucestershire 1pt|
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.