Leicestershire v Gloucestershire: Match finely poised at Grace Road

County Championship Division Two, Leicester

Close, day three: Leicestershire 250 & 217, Gloucestershire 280 & 16-0

Leics 5pts, Glos 5pts

Match scorecard

Gloucestershire require another 172 runs to beat Leicestershire with 10 wickets remaining going into the final day at Grace Road.

The hosts resumed day three on 32-2 but were soon 69-4 with Will Gidman (4-39) and Benny Howell (3-39) impressing.

Ned Eckersley (45), Ramnaresh Sarwan (44) and Josh Cobb (43) led Leicestershire's resistance as they were dismissed for 217.

Gloucestershire closed on 16-0 to set up an intriguing final day.

Match scorecard