Start: Wednesday 24th April 2013, Days: 4 Venue: County Ground
Gloucestershire won the toss and elected to bat.
Batting bonus: 0
Bowling bonus: 3
Batting bonus: 5
Bowling bonus: 3
Top Batsmen: Runs (Balls)
Top Bowlers: Wickets (Overs)
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Full Match Report
Northamptonshire strengthened their position at the top of LV= County Championship Division Two with a seven-wicket victory over Gloucestershire at Bristol.
The hosts began the final day on 280 for nine in their second innings, leading by only 68, and added 19 runs in 25 minutes before being bowled out, Jack Taylor last man out for 48.
That left Northamptonshire requiring 88 to win and, despite some spirited Gloucestershire bowling, which accounted for Kyle Coetzer, Stephen Peters and Alex Wakely, they reached 90 for three off 22.3 overs just before lunch.
The visitors took a maximum 24 points from the game, while Gloucestershire had to be content with three. To compound their disappointment, neither Benny Howell nor Liam Norwell fielded in the Northants' second innings because of injuries.
Taylor produced some defiant blows, including a six over wide long-on off Trent Copeland, in adding 12 to his overnight score at the start of the day.
His resistance ended when he got a bottom edge on to his stumps to give Steven Crook his fourth wicket of the innings, seventh of the match and 18th of the season. Taylor had faced 67 balls and hit seven fours and a six.
Crook finished with 4-48 off 26.1 overs, while fellow seamer Andrew Hall returned 3-69 from 21.
A bitterly cold day stayed dry for Northants, who contrived to lose openers Coetzer and Peters with only 18 on the board.
Coetzer was first to go, well taken low down by Taylor at midwicket off David Payne, for five. Then Peters miscued a leg-side shot to substitute fielder Graeme McCarter off Will Gidman and departed for seven.
Wakely counter-attacked with a brisk 20, hitting Taylor's off-spin for a straight six and a four through wide long-on. But in the same over he mis-hit another attacking shot to Chris Dent at midwicket to leave the visitors 51 for three.
The reassuring presence of David Sales was at the wicket by then. He and Rob Newton saw Northants safely to their modest target, Sales ending unbeaten on 29.
|01 Michael Klinger||01 Stephen Peters|
|02 Christopher Dent||02 Kyle Coetzer|
|03 Dan Housego||03 Alex Wakely|
|04 Alex Gidman||04 David Sales|
|05 Hamish Marshall||05 Rob Newton|
|06 Benny Howell||06 Andrew Hall|
|07 William Gidman||07 James Middlebrook|
|08 Cameron Herring||08 David Murphy|
|09 Jack Taylor||09 David Willey|
|10 David Payne||10 Steven Crook|
|11 Liam Norwell||11 Trent Copeland|
|Officials: Richard Kettleborough, Michael Gough,|
Gloucestershire 1st innings 192 all out (63.1 Overs)
|Batsman||Bowled by||How out||RUNS||MINS||BALLS||4S||6S|
|M. Klinger||S. Crook||Caught David Murphy Bowled Steven Crook||23||79||62||3||0|
|C. Dent||D. Willey||Caught David Sales Bowled David Willey||6||15||9||1||0|
|D. Housego||D. Willey||Bowled David Willey||2||11||10||0||0|
|A. Gidman||S. Crook||Caught Andrew Hall Bowled Steven Crook||20||63||46||3||0|
|H. Marshall||D. Willey||Caught David Murphy Bowled David Willey||8||42||35||0||0|
|B. Howell||S. Crook||Bowled Steven Crook||31||66||48||3||1|
|W. Gidman||D. Willey||Caught David Sales Bowled David Willey||5||19||25||0||0|
|C. Herring||J. Middlebrook||Stumped David Murphy||43||102||81||8||0|
|J. Taylor||J. Middlebrook||Caught Trent Copeland Bowled James Middlebrook||31||51||42||4||0|
|D. Payne||A. Hall||Stumped David Murphy||0||5||3||0||0|
|L. Norwell||Not Out||8||29||21||2||0|
|Fall of Wicket||Runs|