James Middlebrook hits ton against Gloucestershire

County Championship Division Two, Northampton
Close, day one: Northants 302-4 v Gloucestershire
Northants 3pts, Glos 1pt
Match scorecard

James Middlebrook scored his first century for a year as Northants dominated the opening day against Gloucestershire in the Championship.

Middlebrook (121) fell six short of his career-best, and put on 134 for the second wicket with Kyle Coetzer (81no).

Northants closed on 302-4 with Alex Wakely out to the last ball of the day.

Gloucestershire used eight bowlers on a frustrating day for the visitors, Will Gidman taking two late wickets to finish with 2-57.

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