Middlesex pick up bonus to send Gloucestershire down

Gloucestershire 333, Middlesex

Middlesex's dismissal of Gloucestershire all-rounder Mark Hardinges secured the visitors a second bonus point to put them out of Gloucestershire's reach in the table.

The Middlesex seamer Alan Richardson and the spinner Jamie Dalrymple took four wickets apiece as Middlesex limited the hosts to 333 all out at Bristol.

Malinga Bandara top-scored with 70 for the hosts while the captain, Alex Gidman, and the all-rounder Stephen Adshead also made half-centuries in what proved to be a futile innings. Middlesex made 20 without loss before stumps.

Relegated Glamorgan limped to 151 all out at Sophia Gardens as Greg Smith took 4 for 28 for Nottinghamshire.

Smith and the former England seamer Ryan Sidebottom, who took 3 for 31, led the attack as Glamorgan struggled to produce any kind of momentum, with Mike Powell , who hit 62, the only batsman to make more than 22.

Nottinghamshire then raced to 151 for 2 in response with Darren Bicknell unbeaten on 81 and Russell Warren impressing with 51 after Jason Gallian went for a duck, caught by Mark Wallace off David Harrison.

In the Second Division, John Maunders helped Leicestershire to put themselves in a strong position against Worcestershire at Grace Road.

Maunders hit 148 as the Foxes finished the opening day on 342 for 7. However, the left-hander received inadequate support from his colleagues.

Only the Leicestershire wicketkeeper Paul Nixon, who was unbeaten on 37 at the close, came anywhere close to reaching a half-century.

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Daily Quiz
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
SPONSORED FEATURES
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

The long walk west: they fled war in Syria, only to get held up in Hungary – now hundreds of refugees have set off on foot for Austria

They fled war in Syria...

...only to get stuck and sidetracked in Hungary
From The Prisoner to Mad Men, elaborate title sequences are one of the keys to a great TV series

Title sequences: From The Prisoner to Mad Men

Elaborate title sequences are one of the keys to a great TV series. But why does the art form have such a chequered history?
Giorgio Armani Beauty's fabric-inspired foundations: Get back to basics this autumn

Giorgio Armani Beauty's foundations

Sumptuous fabrics meet luscious cosmetics for this elegant look
From stowaways to Operation Stack: Life in a transcontinental lorry cab

Life from the inside of a trucker's cab

From stowaways to Operation Stack, it's a challenging time to be a trucker heading to and from the Continent
Kelis interview: The songwriter and sauce-maker on cooking for Pharrell and crying over potatoes

Kelis interview

The singer and sauce-maker on cooking for Pharrell
Refugee crisis: David Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia - will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi?

Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia...

But will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi, asks Robert Fisk
Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Humanity must be at the heart of politics, says Jeremy Corbyn
Joe Biden's 'tease tour': Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?

Joe Biden's 'tease tour'

Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?
Britain's 24-hour culture: With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever

Britain's 24-hour culture

With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
Diplomacy board game: Treachery is the way to win - which makes it just like the real thing

The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
Lady Chatterley's Lover: Racy underwear for fans of DH Lawrence's equally racy tome

Fashion: Ooh, Lady Chatterley!

Take inspiration from DH Lawrence's racy tome with equally racy underwear
8 best children's clocks

Tick-tock: 8 best children's clocks

Whether you’re teaching them to tell the time or putting the finishing touches to a nursery, there’s a ticker for that
Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea