County Championship: Gloucestershire wrap up win over Middlesex

Gloucestershire bowler Matt Taylor celebrates a wicket


Gloucestershire left-arm seamer Matt Taylor ended the match with career-best figures of 9-59
LV= County Championship Group Two, College Ground, Cheltenham (day four):
Gloucestershire 248: Hammond 75; Bamber 3-39 & 272: Bracey 88, Hammond 46; Mitchell 4-42
Middlesex 101: Robson 37; M Taylor 4-19, Price 3-29 & 255: Eskinazi 102, Mitchell 73; M Taylor 5-40, Worrall 5-54
Gloucestershire (20 pts) beat Middlesex (3 pts) by 164 runs
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Gloucestershire boosted their hopes of reaching Division One after taking six wickets in the evening session to beat Middlesex by 164 runs on the final day.

The visitors appeared to be heading for a draw at Cheltenham as Stevie Eskinazi and Daryl Mitchell extended their fourth-wicket partnership to 145.

But, after Eskinazi went for 102, four wickets in 10 balls from Matt Taylor (5-40) sent them from 241-4 to 241-8.

Daniel Worrall (5-54) took the final two wickets to seal a crucial win.

Gloucestershire move into second place in Group Two, six points above fellow…