County Championship: Matt Henry's burst gives Worcestershire edge over Gloucestershire

Bat snaps in county cricket match
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Nevil Road
Gloucestershire v Worcestershire, day three
Gloucestershire 380 & 217-6: Dent 81*, Cockbain 67; Henry 3-60
Worcestershire 411: Clarke 135, Moeen 74, Cox 61; Payne 3-89
Gloucestershire lead by 186 runs
Gloucestershire 7 pts, Worcestershire 8 pts
Match scorecard

A late burst from Matt Henry gave Worcestershire the edge over Gloucestershire at Bristol, despite an unbeaten 81 from Chris Dent.

Resuming on 297-5, Liam Norwell claimed the crucial wickets of Ben Cox (69) and Joe Clarke (135) as Worcestershire were bowled out for 411, a lead of 31.

Dent hit 10 fours to help the hosts reach 204-4 with six overs remaining.

But Henry bowled George Hawkins and Kieran Noema-Barnett as Gloucestershire closed on 217-6, a lead of 186 runs.

The Kiwi bowler enjoyed a fruitful day with the bat and ball as his 3-60 followed an entertaining 42 off 40 balls which gave Worcestershire their slender first-innings lead.

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