County Championship: Gloucestershire take charge of Northamptonshire tie

Josh Shaw
Josh Shaw has taken 14 wickets so far this season for Gloucestershire
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Bristol County Ground
Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire, day one
Northamptonshire 134-7: Crook 43*; Shaw 4-38
Gloucestershire: Yet to bat
Gloucestershire 2 pts, Northamptonshire 0 pts
Match scorecard

Gloucestershire took control of a rain-affected first day against Northamptonshire in Bristol.

Steady wickets fell throughout the day with Josh Shaw (4-38) getting openers Ben Duckett (11) and Rob Newton (18).

Fellow paceman Craig Miles also provided good support with two wickets while New Zealander Kieran Noema-Barnett took 1-8 from two overs.

Steven Crook's 43 not out from 68 balls was the main resistances as Northants ended on 134-7 on a shortened day.

After rain at the start of the day, an early lunch was taken in Bristol with the first play eventually starting at 14:30 BST in the afternoon.

Northants skipper Alex Wakely won the toss and chose to bat, a decision he may regret as they look for a first win of the season.