Gloucestershire ahead despite David Balcombe eight-wicket haul

County Championship Division Two, Rose Bowl (day two):
Gloucestershire 314, Hampshire 182-7
Hampshire 3pts, Gloucestershire 3pts
Match scorecard

Hampshire's David Balcombe completed a career-best eight-wicket haul but Gloucestershire edged day two.

Resuming on 195-4, Gloucestershire could only add 119 runs as they were bowled out for 314 with Balcombe (8-71) taking all six remaining wickets.

Simon Katich led Hampshire's response reaching 74, before being caught by David Payne off Ian Saxelby (3-37).

But the hosts were restricted to 182-7, 132 runs behind, as Will Gidman (3-43) also excelled with the ball.

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