Northants v Gloucestershire: Chris Dent hits ton in draw

LV County Championship Division Two, Northampton

Gloucestershire 358 & 227-1 drew with Northants 567-4d

Gloucestershire 5pts, Northants 8pts

Match scorecard

Opener Chris Dent struck an unbeaten 128 to help Gloucestershire to a draw against Northants at Northampton.

Resuming on 31-0 in their second innings, still 178 behind Northants' first-innings 567-4d, Dent and Michael Klinger (78) went on to share 190.

The captain was dismissed by Cameron White (1-36) but by then the visitors had already batted their way to safety.

Gloucestershire reached 227-2 before the captains opted to call the match off at 17:00 BST.

The result leaves second-placed Northants 20 points adrift of Division Two leaders Lancashire, while Gloucestershire are a further 27 points back in third.

Match scorecard