Leicestershire slump hands Gloucestershire initiative

LV County Championship Division Two, Bristol
Close, day two: Gloucestershire 394 Leicestershire 131-6
Glos 6pts, Leics 3pts
Match scorecard
LV County Championship

Leicestershire trail Gloucestershire by 263 runs with four first-innings wickets left after day two at Bristol.

Gloucestershire made 394, thanks mainly to Will Gidman (85no) and Ian Cockbain (63), before David Payne took three wickets to leave the visitors on 49-5.

They were in danger of being dismissed for less than three figures again.

But, helped by 35 not out from young wicketkeeper Ned Eckersley, playing in only his third first-class match, Leicestershire recovered to 131-6.