County Championship: Kieran Noema-Barnett helps Gloucestershire rally against Durham

Kieran Noema-Barnett
Kieran Noema-Barnett joined Gloucestershire in 2014
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, College Ground (day three):
Gloucestershire 362 & 252: Noema-Barnett 69*; Stokes 3-66
Durham 275 & 35-0: Steel 23*, Latham 10*
Durham (5 pts) need 305 more runs to beat Gloucestershire (7 pts)

Struggling Gloucestershire set Durham a target of 340 to win after an even day at The College Ground, Cheltenham.

Starting on 219-5 Durham could only add a further 56 runs for their final five wickets, with skipper Tom Latham (147) the last man to go.

After a mini-collapse saw the hosts slip from 85-2 to 86-5, Kieran Noema-Barnett's unbeaten 69 helped them post a second-innings score of 252.

The visitors made a steady start to their second innings to close on 35-0.

Gloucestershire had looked to be in total control but lost Benny Howell (43), Gareth Roderick (0) and Chris Dent (33) for one run.

However, Ryan Higgins (42) and Noema-Barnett steadied the ship to leave the hosts in with a chance of just a second County Championship win of the season.

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