County Championship: Rob Newton & Steven Crook tons secure Northants draw
|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Bristol County Ground|
|Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire, day four|
|Northamptonshire 176 & 399-8 dec: Newton 108, Crook 103*; Payne 3-72|
|Gloucestershire 11 pts, Northamptonshire 7 pts|
Rob Newton and Steven Crook scored centuries as Northants batted through the entire final day to secure a draw with Gloucestershire at Bristol.
Opener Newton was 58 not out overnight and passed three figures off 208 balls.
He was bowled for 108 by David Payne (3-72) shortly after he had taken his side, who resumed 122 runs behind on 120-3, to a slender lead.
Crook (103 not out), supported by lower-order colleagues, took Northants to 399-8 when a draw was agreed.
Northants are still to win a Championship game in 2016, registering a fifth draw in six matches, while Gloucestershire have drawn four of their six fixtures.