Day 1, Close: Gloucestershire 177-3 v Leicestershire (PTS: Glos 0, Leics 1)
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Kane Williamson has taken a while to find his feet. A procession of poor scores had left Gloucestershire supporters with raised eyebrows but he found his touch today and looked very good in making his first century in this country.
He certainly had the pitch to make runs on. This is a flat, bare surface at Grace Road and Gloucestershire will need to pile on the runs in this first innings to have a chance to win this game. There is nothing on offer for the seamers, so Gloucestershire will need to give the two spinners they selected - Vikram Banerjee and Ed Young - plenty of runs to bowl against.
They will have to bat well to make a big score. Claude Henderson is a wily old operator and Jigar Naik bowled usefully from around the wicket as the day drew to a close. They are the main threat. It was two excellent yorkers and the new ball that took the three wickets.
Alex Gidman also has such a chance to make a score. He looked in near-total control for his 32 not out and simply has to cash in on such a batsman-friendly surface.
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