|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.