Northants v Gloucestershire: Hamish Marshall hits century
|LV County Championship Division Two, Northampton|
|Close, day one: Gloucestershire 358 v Northants 13-0|
|Gloucestershire 4pts, Northants 3pts|
Hamish Marshall struck a brilliant 145 to guide Gloucestershire to 358 all out on day one at Northampton.
The visitors had slipped to 9-2 before Michael Klinger (47) and Alex Gidman (59) combined to share 92.
Marshall, supported by Benny Howell (60), then blasted 145 off 197 balls to leave Gloucestershire with a competitive total.
Northants successfully saw out the final two overs of play to reach 13-0, 345 runs behind.
VIEW FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX
BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt:
"In a day of see-sawing fortunes, Gloucestershire will be reasonably satisfied with 358, especially after being 9-2.
"However, with Marshall and Howell going so well, a total of 400 should have been reached, and when they were both out the tail capitulated.
"Having won the toss and elected to play two spinners, including a young debutant in Tom Shrewsbury, Gloucestershire captain Klinger must be hoping for turn as the pitch grows older."