County Championship: Hamish Marshall ton in vain as Kent beat Gloucestershire
|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Bristol County Ground, day four|
|Gloucestershire 221 & 243: Marshall 118; Stevens 3-47, Viljoen 3-66|
|Kent 533-6 dec: Billings 171, Stevens 140; Norwell 2-88|
|Kent (24 pts) beat Gloucestershire (2 pts) by an innings and 69 runs|
Hamish Marshall's third Championship century of the season was not enough to save Gloucestershire from an innings defeat by Kent in Bristol.
Needing 312 in their second innings to make Kent bat again, Gloucestershire were bowled out for 243 on day four.
Marshall (118) was the ninth wicket to fall, while no other batsman passed 25.
Kent are now 24 points behind Division Two leaders Essex with three games left to play, while Gloucestershire's slim hopes of promotion appear to be over.