Glouces beat Leices to stay in promotion race

County Championship Division Two, Bristol
Gloucestershire 394 & 54-0 beat Leicestershire 135 & 311 by 10 wickets
Gloucestershire 23pts, Leicestershire 3pts
Match scorecard
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Gloucestershire beat Leicestershire by 10 wickets at Bristol to stay very much in the Division Two promotion race.

The visitors resumed on 255-4, still trailing by four runs, but they quickly lost youngster Ned Eckersley, who added just 11 more runs to finish on 63.

Only Wayne White (31) held up the home attack as Leicestershire were bowled out for 311.

Chris Dent (27) and Richard Coughtrie (21) then took just nine overs to reach their target on 54-0.

Gloucestershire take 23 points, moving them up to 195 - nine behind second-placed Northants, who they meet at Wantage Road in the final round of games on Monday (12 September, 1030 BST).

Surrey's final game is at home to Derbyshire, also starting on Monday, while Division Two leaders Middlesex will be at Leicester.

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