MATCH REPORT - Glos close in on opening win

15 April 2018

Gloucestershire need just 47 runs to beat Kent on the final day of the Division Two match at Canterbury.

Resuming on 110-8 on the third day, Gloucestershire lost the final two wickets without scoring to secure a first-innings lead of 56.

New recruit, Ryan Higgins (5-22) then helped dismiss Kent for 153, despite 61 from the hosts' opener Daniel Bell-Drummond. 

The all-rounder signed from Middlesex, shaped the ball superbly from the Pavilion end, as he claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in first class cricket.

Joe Denly nicked Higgins to the gloves of Gareth Roderick before Darren Stevens was leg-before. Craig Miles took his solitary wicket as Will Gidman nicked behind to Roderick.

Needing 108 to win, Gloucestershire lost Chris Dent early on, before reaching the close on 61-1 with Benny Howell unbeaten on 34.

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