County Championship: Ben Sanderson leads Northants to win over plucky Glos

Ben Sanderson
Ben Sanderson has taken 55 County Championship wickets this season
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground, Northampton, day four
Northants 326 & 376: Levi 95, Duckett 70; Payne 4-75
Gloucestershire 261 & 327: Hankins 116, Mustard 79, Dent 58; Sanderson 8-73
Northants (22 pts) beat Gloucestershire (4 pts) by 114 runs

Ben Sanderson took a career-best 8-73 as Northants eventually wore down a spirited Gloucestershire to win their final match of the campaign.

The result looked a formality but the visitors dug in, nightwatchman Liam Norwell their only loss before lunch.

Fast bowler Sanderson then struck twice in an over, but George Hankins (116) made a maiden first-class century.

However, Sanderson tore through the tail to bowl Gloucestershire out for 327 and secure a 114-run win.

Haskins, 19, showed tenacity in a sixth-wicket partnership of 135 with veteran Phil Mustard (79), while Chris Dent (58) made a patient half-century.