DAY 1 Close: Gloucestershire 337-5 v Glamorgan (PTS: Glos 3 Glam 1)
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Gloucestershire captain Alex Gidman struck his third championship century of the season as he led his team to three batting points on day one against Glamorgan at Bristol.
Gidman's 122 not out led perfectly from the front, and where other players got starts and failed, the skipper converted and now is set to take the Shire to maximum batting points.
In a game that is likely to only yield bonus points due to a poor forecast, it was essential that a changed Glos line up performed with much more purpose than in recent matches; Kadeer Ali set out to recify this and played some excellent strokes - particularly down the ground - in his 53, although a very poor dismissal soured his efforts.
Hamish Marshall and Chris Taylor shared good partnerships with their skipper, but both failed to capitalise on their starts and a position of dominance turned into one of only advantage with those two wickets.
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