• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c †Roderick b McCarter
    26
    53
    58
    4
    0
    49.05
    b WRS Gidman
    0
    8
    19
    0
    0
    0.00
    b Miles
    177
    303
    412
    21
    1
    58.41
    lbw b Miles
    34
    72
    104
    7
    0
    47.22
    c †Roderick b Howell
    24
    33
    44
    4
    0
    72.72
    c Dent b WRS Gidman
    32
    84
    108
    4
    0
    38.09
    c Klinger b Payne
    26
    38
    45
    5
    0
    68.42
    c Dent b Payne
    10
    13
    15
    2
    0
    76.92
    c Smith b Payne
    22
    29
    32
    4
    0
    75.86
    c Klinger b Smith
    17
    18
    20
    3
    0
    94.44
    not out
    0
    2
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    32 (b 8, lb 7, nb 6, w 11)
    TOTAL
    400 all out (108.2 Overs, RR: 3.69)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (G Gambhir, 4.4 ov), 2-46 (JC Mickleburgh, 14.3 ov), 3-126 (OA Shah, 41.1 ov), 4-171 (RN ten Doeschate, 50.5 ov), 5-265 (BT Foakes, 80.4 ov), 6-316 (JS Foster, 91.4 ov), 7-333 (GR Napier, 95.2 ov), 8-375 (MS Panesar, 103.4 ov), 9-400 (TS Mills, 107.4 ov), 10-400 (GM Smith, 108.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    WRS Gidman2649223.5300
    CN Miles19.229224.7510
    DA Payne2357533.2610
    GJ McCarter1307415.6903
    BAC Howell1743311.9410
    TMJ Smith1021911.9000

Close of Play

  • Wed, 28 Aug - day 1 - Essex 1st innings 333/7 (GM Smith 149*, 95.2 ov)
  • Thu, 29 Aug - day 2 - Gloucestershire 1st innings 211/9 (GJ McCarter 6*, CN Miles 29*, 56 ov)
  • Fri, 30 Aug - day 3 - Gloucestershire 2nd innings 19/0 (CDJ Dent 16*, M Klinger 2*, 7 ov)
  • Sat, 31 Aug - day 4 - Gloucestershire 2nd innings 355/6 (104.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Gambhir ton leaves Gloucs up against it

    Gautam Gambhir struck his first century for Essex to help his side to a position of complete dominance against Gloucestershire

  • Roderick ton defies Essex

    Gareth Roderick gave another demonstration of his batting talent with a second first-class century

  • Smith best, Napier gives Essex control

    Greg Smith finished with a career-best 177 as Essex clinched maximum batting points for the first time this season and took a firm grip at Bristol.

  • Smith best makes Gloucs pay

    Greg Smith's first County Championship century for Essex guided the visitors into a strong position on the opening day against Gloucestershire at Bristol.

Gloucs 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st43M KlingerCDJ Dent
2nd137M KlingerGH Roderick
3rd16APR GidmanGH Roderick
4th108HJH MarshallGH Roderick
5th2BAC HowellGH Roderick
6th0WRS GidmanBAC Howell
7th49WRS GidmanTMJ Smith