County Championship: Michael Klinger century puts Gloucestershire on front foot
|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Bristol County Ground|
|Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire, day three|
|Northamptonshire 176 & 120-3: Newton 58*|
|Gloucestershire 418: Klinger 140; Prasanna 5-97|
|Gloucestershire lead by 122 runs|
|Gloucestershire 6 pts, Northamptonshire 2 pts|
Michael Klinger made a century in his first four-day game of the season for Gloucestershire as they forged an advantage against Northamptonshire.
Klinger (140) put on 76 with David Payne (32) as Northants leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna finished with 5-97.
The home side, dismissed for 418, made an early impact with the ball.
Northants were struggling at 28-2 but Rob Newton's unbeaten half-century left them 120-3 at stumps on day three, trailing Gloucestershire by 122 runs.