Hammond, Lace and van Buuren fifties take hosts to six-wicket victory in Bristol
Gloucestershire 191 (van Buuren 56, Procter 5-42) and 267 for 4 (Hammond 94, Lace 67*, van Buuren 53*) beat Northamptonshire 327 (Rossington 94) and 129 (Higgins 5-46) through six wickets
Having polished Northants off for simply 129 of their 2d innings, the hosts had been left with two-and-a-half classes to finish their comeback.
Hammond gave them a very good platform with 94 sooner than Lace’s unbeaten 67 and van Buuren’s 53 no longer out – his 2d half-century of the fit – noticed the Glosters house.
It was once an strange outcome with Gloucestershire having been 153 for 9 replying to 327 on day two. However they ruled the overall two days of the sport and, after dangerous mild had considerably curtailed play at the earlier 3 evenings, Nevil Street was once bathed in sunshine for the denouement.
However Simon Kerrigan made 27, clearing his entrance leg to smear 3 obstacles over mid-on and pulling Value off a best edge for 6. It was once a sedate finishing – pushing at Higgins and being bowled through one who seamed again as Higgins completed with 5 for 46.
That spice up to the objective felt adore it would give Northants sufficient to bowl at making an allowance for what had long past sooner than within the recreation and the guests plucked out two of the highest 3 cost effectively.
Hammond flashed an edge in the course of the top arms of Emilio Homosexual at 3rd slip when handiest six and he went directly to punch Luke Procter off the again foot and whip him over midwicket for 4.
Any other boundary off Procter, slapping a brief vast supply thru mid-off, raised a half-century in 137 balls and he and Chris Dent gave the look to be taking their facet to tea in nice form. However Dent fell for 26, stuck at the back of protecting at Kerrigan’s left-arm spin, and 143 had been left in 32 overs after tea.
Hammond could not succeed in his hundred, bowled through Taylor to at least one that nipped in from around the wicket however Lace and van Buuren took up the chase.
Van Buuren slog swept Kerrigan for 6 and pulled a complete toss for any other most in his 43-ball fifty and it was once left to Lace to comb the profitable boundary off Rob Keogh.