Gloucestershire 200-2 v Leicestershire
Graeme van Buuren and Will Tavare staged an unbroken stand of 126 for the third wicket as Gloucestershire reached 200-2 at tea on the first day of the Specsavers County Championship Division Two match against Leicestershire at the Brightside Ground, Bristol.
Leicestershire invited the hosts to bat in bowler-friendly conditions and removed openers Cameron Bancroft and Chris Dent during the morning session. But they failed to make the most of the new ball and Gloucestershire flourished in improving conditions after lunch.
South African all-rounder van Buuren raised 50 from 65 balls with 10 fours, while the more watchful Tavare reached the same landmark from 114 deliveries, accruing 4 fours and a six.
Frustrated Foxes captain Mark Cosgrove deployed seven bowlers in a vain attempt to break the partnership. Promoted up the order in the absence of Gareth Roderick, van Buuren is 21 runs away from a first hundred of the season, while Tavare is 57 not out.