County Championship: Michael Klinger century puts Gloucestershire on front foot

Michael Klinger
Michael Klinger has scored more than 10,000 runs in 166 first-class appearances
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
Match scorecard

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.