Essex-Gloucestershire Division Two clash hit by rain

LV County Championship Division Two, Bristol
Close, day two: Gloucestershire 255 v Essex 25-0
Essex 2pts, Gloucestershire 2pts
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Rain badly affected Gloucestershire's clash with Essex as the hosts were bowled out for 255 on day two of their County Championship Division Two clash.

In the hour and a half's play possible at Bristol, Ed Young claimed his first half century to help the hosts to gain an extra batting point.

Essex paceman David Masters took one of the two wickets to fall to end with 5-48, his second 'five-for' of 2011.

In reply, the visitors reached 25-0 off 14 overs before the close.