Derbyshire v Gloucestershire, Derby, 2nd day August 11, 2011

Seamers keep Derbyshire ahead

Gloucestershire 220 and 7 for 1 (F/O) v Derbyshire 413

Derbyshire's seam attack blew away Gloucestershire's batting on a windy day at Derby to put the home side in a strong position in the County Championship Division Two match at the County Ground.

They bowled the visitors out for 220 and forced them to follow-on after all-rounder Will Gidman had taken a career-best six wickets for 92 runs in Derbyshire's first innings 413.

Derbyshire lost their last six wickets for 84 but Gloucestershire were soon in trouble and only a last wicket stand of 68 between Richard Coughtrie and David Payne took them past 200. Jon Clare took three for 19 and Tim Groenewald, Tony Palladino and Mark Turner each bagged two wickets to earn a first innings lead of 193.

Luke Sutton put Gloucestershire back in and Clare struck a big blow by having Hamish Marshall caught behind for three just before the close with the visitors seven for one, still 186 behind. After the bat had dominated on the first day, Jon Lewis struck with the fourth ball of the morning when Wes Durston got an inside edge onto his stumps without adding to his 151.

Clare hit seven fours in his 34 which came off 23 balls and Turner played some impressive drives to secure maximum batting points before Gidman completed his first six-wicket haul. There had been some movement and bounce for the pace bowlers and Derbyshire soon made inroads with Marshall falling for a duck on the stroke of lunch when he played across the line at Groenewald.

Chris Dent drove loosely to be caught behind, Chris Taylor was trapped on the crease by Turner and when Alex Gidman was lbw to Clare for 20, Gloucestershire were on the slide at 67 for 4. His younger brother had scored 89 against Derbyshire at Bristol in April but this time he managed only eight before he skied a wild hook to midwicket and Kane Williamson also fell to a rash stroke after batting 117 minutes for 15.

Lewis cut Turner for six but when he was lbw for 23, Gloucestershire were 125 for eight and in danger of being routed - but the last two wickets added 95.

Coughtrie showed the application the earlier batting had lacked to score an unbeaten 54 and Payne showed he is one of the better number 11s by stroking eight fours in his 38 before he was stumped coming down the pitch to Greg Smith's off-spin.

It was no surprise when Sutton invited Gloucestershire to bat again and he was rewarded when Marshall went for the second time in the day to leave Derbyshire scenting a three-day victory.