County Championship: Essex's Matt Quinn claims 7-61 against Gloucestershire

Matt Quinn Essex
New Zealand-born Matt Quinn, who holds a British passport, is in his first season with Essex
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Cheltenham, day one
Gloucestershire 218-8: Roderick 61, Miles 45*; Quinn 7-61
Essex: Yet to bat
Gloucestershire 1 pt, Essex 2 pts

Essex paceman Matt Quinn took 7-61, his first ever five-wicket haul, to put the Division Two leaders in a strong position against Gloucestershire.

The hosts were well set on 98-1 on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival when rain arrived just before lunch.

After play resumed at 15:05 BST, Quinn claimed the next seven wickets, including skipper Gareth Roderick for 61 as Gloucestershire closed on 218-8.

Young pace bowler Craig Miles was unbeaten on 45 at stumps.