County Championship: Craig Miles takes six wickets

Craig Miles
20-year-old Craig Miles made his debut for Gloucestershire in 2011
LV= County Championship Division Two, Northampton
Northants 333 all out: Rossington 95, Miles 6-63
Gloucestershire 18-0: Tavare 12
Northants 3pts, Gloucestershire 2pts
Match scorecard

A career-best 6-63 for Craig Miles saw Northamptonshire bowled out for 333 by Gloucestershire on day one.

Adam Rossington (95) and David Willey (62) enjoyed a 127-run partnership after two wickets in three balls for Miles left the home side struggling at 162-6.

Gareth Roderick took six catches behind the stumps, including debutant Josh Cobb for a two-ball duck.

Chris Dent and Will Tavare saw off the new ball before bad light stopped play.

Northants made a steady start after being put in to bat by Gloucestershire, with Richard Levi and Stephen Peters putting on 59 for the first wicket before falling to Miles and James Fuller respectively.

Alex Wakely (31) and Rob Keogh (46) contributed but Rossington's measured innings and Willey's aggression kept Gloucestershire at bay.

Rossington hit 16 boundaries and one six but Northants faded after he was caught behind off Miles, with South African all-rounder Rory Kleindvelt hitting three boundaries to help the home side to a par score.

Gloucestershire Craig Miles bowler: "I was aware I was on the verge of breaking a club record and I was really hoping the elusive seventh wicket would come my way.

"Overall, we hit the deck hard at times, but we allowed them to get around 80 runs."

Northants batsman Adam Rossington: "It was extremely windy out there but once you got used to the conditions, it was a good pitch to bat on.

"We lost wickets in clusters and that was disappointing, but a couple of partnerships have put us in a strong position and if we hit the deck hard first thing on Monday, we'll be looking to get them out for under 300."