|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The County Ground, Northampton (day two):|
|Northants 343 & 50-5: Wakely 23*; Norwell 3-25, Payne 2-14|
|Gloucestershire 265: Hankins 73, Noema-Barnett 59; Gleeson 5-46, Keogh 3-44|
|Northants 6 pts, Gloucestershire 5 pts|
|Northants lead by 128 runs|
Richard Gleeson took five Gloucestershire wickets before a top-order collapse from Northamptonshire left the match intriguingly poised.
After day one ended with hosts Northants 343 all out, Gloucestershire responded with 265 in their first innings, seamer Gleeson taking 5-46.
But, hoping to build a sizeable second-innings lead, the hosts slipped to 19-5 as five batsmen failed to pass five.
Northants were 50-5 at the close with a lead of 128 runs and Alex Wakely on 23.