Gloucs 149-5 v Worcestershire
Ravichandran Ashwin enjoyed his first success with the ball for Worcestershire but was upstaged by Ed Barnard as Gloucestershire lost a steady stream of wickets on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship clash at New Road.
The Indian spinner was mobbed by his team-mates as Gloucestershire wicket-keeper Gareth Roderick (9) was caught and bowled off a leading edge.
But the most significant damage was done by former England Under-19 all-rounder Barnard in a probing spell from the New Road End.
He struck three times in the space of four overs in holding onto a return catch from Will Tavare (9) and bowling Cameron Bancroft (33) and George Hankins (4).
When Barnard was rested, he had returned the excellent figures of 9-4-12-3.
Josh Tongue had made the initial breakthrough when Chris Dent (22) was snapped up at leg slip by Joe Clarke.
Phil Mustard and Jack Taylor checked Worcestershire's progress with an unbroken stand of 56 as Gloucestershire reached 149-5 by tea.
Worcestershire lost their last three first innings wickets for three runs and were dismissed for 363 on a rain-shortened morning session
The home side resumed on 338-7 after a 10 minute delay for drizzle and a flurry of early boundaries from Ben Cox and Joe Leach secured a fourth batting point.
But Liam Norwell and Craig Miles brought the innings to a quick conclusion with wickets in successive overs.
Cox (61) shouldered arms and was bowled by Norwell after striking ten fours in his 91 ball knock.
Leach (17) attempted to pull Miles and was also bowled and Norwell wrapped up the innings as Pat Brown (3) went for a drive and was caught behind.
Norwell, who missed a sizeable chunk of yesterday's play after dislocating a finger, finished with 4-54 from 15 overs.