Gloucestershire v Leicestershire: Will Gidman scores ton at Bristol

Cricket
LV CC Division Two, Bristol
Close, day two: Leicestershire 117 & 60-1, Gloucestershire 516-9 dec
Gloucestershire 8 pts, Leicestershire 2 pts
Match scorecard

Will Gidman made a career-best 143 as Gloucestershire remained in the box seat against Leicestershire.

Gidman, who made his second first-class ton as the hosts, resuming on 210-4, declared on 516-9.

Hamish Marshall contributed 81 and Tom Smith 50 as Gloucestershire claimed maximum bonus points.

Winless Leicestershire closed on 60-1 in their second innings, still 339 runs short of avoiding an innings defeat.

Gidman, whose only other first-class ton for Gloucestershire came in 2011 against Northants, shared stands of 97 with Marshall and 131 with Smith.

His 183-ball knock contained two sixes and 16 fours and when he was bowled by Shiv Thakor (2-49) to be ninth man out, Gloucestershire declared with a first-innings lead of 399.

David Payne then took the early wicket of Greg Smith, leg before for nine, to keep the hosts firmly in control.

Match scorecard