Tail-end resistance and Northants cave in brings hosts again into the competition
Northamptonshire 327 and 92 for 7 (Higgins 3-26) lead Gloucestershire 191 (van Buuren 56, Procter 5-42) by way of 228 runs
Higgins took 3 for 26 and Tom Worth 2 for 22 because the Glosters saved themselves alive in a sport they seemed smartly out of.
Graeme van Buuren made 56 as excellent resistance from Gloucestershire’s tail had previous held up Northants to save lots of the follow-on prior to they had been in the end bowled out for 191.
The rear-guard, which noticed No. 10 Matt Taylor make 24 from 97 balls and Jared Warner 10 from a 82 deliveries, nearly delivered a batting level but it surely surely wrested again the initiative.
The bowlers seized upon the momentum to go away Northants’ 2d innings in tatters.
Worth led the price, placing within the fourth over as Emilio Homosexual performed into his stumps seeking to shield. Worth added Rob Keogh palpably lbw to a complete ball that nipped again.
Higgins trapped Luke Procter lbw from around the wicket – with a suspicion that the left-hander had were given outdoor the road of off stump. His later spell got rid of Harry Gouldstone, so spectacular within the first innings, however who made most effective 7 prior to enjoying round a directly supply and dropping his heart stump.
Adam Rossington was once additionally bowled however this to a phenomenal supply that swung away to hit off stump. He made 18 and there might be no captain to the rescue this time for the guests.
Ricardo Vasconcelos was once additionally bowled. He moved within the delightful means of his to 26 however performed loosely outdoor off stump to at least one from Matt Taylor that seamed in. And Saif Zaib made 14 prior to he was once squared up by way of Warner and edged at the back of.
It was once slippery stuff within the gloaming and adopted some ordinary resistance from the Gloucestershire tail.
Resuming 90 for six, replying to 327, the house aspect had been in peril of conceding an enormous lead.
Zafar Gohar temporarily fell to Procter for seven however the resistance started with an eighth-wicket stand of 45 between Worth, who lasted 54 balls for his 16 and van Buuren.
The No. 6 resumed on 19 and edged Procter during the slips for the day’s opening boundary prior to clipping him thru midwicket and chopping Jack White thru level.
His 2d fifty of the summer season got here in 121 balls and helped give Gloucestershire a sniff of a exceptional turnaround.