County Championship: Rob Newton and Alex Wakely hit tons for Northants

Alex Wakely
Northants captain Alex Wakely struck the fifth first-class century of his career - having passed 50 on 30 occasions
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground, Northampton, day one
Northants 322-6: Newton 130, Wakely 104; Norwell 3-51
Gloucestershire: Yet to bat
Northants 3 pts, Gloucestershire 2 pts

Rob Newton and Alex Wakely both struck centuries as Northants had the better of the opening day against Gloucestershire at Northampton.

After the in-form Ben Duckett fell for five, Newton (130) and captain Wakely (104) shared 196 for the second wicket.

But once Jack Taylor (1-51) removed Wakely, Gloucestershire battled back through seamers Liam Norwell (3-51) and Craig Miles (2-58).

Northants reached 322-6 at stumps, with Steven Crook unbeaten on 27.