Gloucestershire v Essex: Gareth Roderick hits century in draw

LV CC Division Two, County Ground

Essex 400 & 285-4 dec drew with Gloucestershire 254 & 16-0

Gloucestershire 8pts, Essex 11pts

Match scorecard

Gareth Roderick hit his second successive century for Gloucestershire as they drew with Essex.

Chasing an unlikely 432 for victory Roderick gave his side a sniff before falling to Graham Napier on 136.

Michael Klinger made 62 to pass 1,000 first-class runs for the season while Reece Topley picked up 3-70.

After slipping to 306-6, Tom Smith (33no) and Will Gidman (16no) steadied things and moved the score to 355-6 before the captains shook hands.