County Championship: Hampshire make 470 earlier than Gloucestershire dig in

Liam Dawson bats for Hampshire


Liam Dawson followed up his entertaining innings of 65 with the wicket of Kraigg Brathwaite late in the day
LV= County Championship Group Two, The Ageas Bowl (day two)
Hampshire 470: Alsop 149, Holland 114, Dawson 65; Worrall 4-75, Higgins 4-78
Gloucestershire 114-2: Brathwaite 60, Bracey 46*; Dawson 1-11
Gloucestershire (1 pt) trail Hampshire (3 pts) by 356 runs
Scorecard

Gloucestershire made a promising start in reply to Hampshire’s 470 as James Bracey guided them to 114-2.

Bracey continued his fine early season form with an unbeaten 46, while Kraigg Brathwaite made 60.

Brathwaite and Bracey added 88 for the second wicket before Liam Dawson had the West Indies batsman caught behind with some extra turn and bounce.

Tom Alsop earlier top-scored with 149 for Hampshire, while James Vince (52) and Dawson (65) also impressed.

Gloucestershire will resume still needing another 206 to avoid the follow-on, but wickets look hard to come by on a sluggish pitch.

Hampshire had started the day on 292-3 and…