Northants wait after beating Gloucestershire

LV County Championship Division Two, Northampton

Northants 343 & 27-1 beat Gloucestershire 183 & 185 by nine wickets

Northants 22pts, Glos 3pts

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LV County Championship

Northants wrapped up a comfortable nine-wicket win over Gloucestershire but must now wait on Middlesex's result to see if they win promotion.

David Willey ended with 5-46, and career-best match figures of 10-75, as Gloucestershire were dismissed for 185.

Northants then took just 20 balls to reach their target of 26 before lunch.

But, after Surrey beat Derbyshire , they will miss out on promotion by a point and finish third in Division Two if Middlesex draw or beat Leicestershire.

POST-MATCH REACTION

Northants all-rounder David Willey told BBC Radio Northampton:

"I certainly wasn't expecting it but luckily I managed to get 64 and two five-fors which is fantastic.

"The guys have played really well all season and will look back on a couple of games where we should've picked up extra points.

"It's unfortunate we've left it to other results to fall our way and it looks like they haven't."