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Gidman shines for Gloucestershire against Derbyshire

Close, day one: Gloucestershire 224-6 v Derbyshire
Derbys 2pts, Glos 1pt
Match scorecard

Will Gidman was the stand-out player as Gloucestershire closed on 224-6 on a quiet opening day against Derbyshire.

With Gloucestershire struggling on 65-5, Gidman (89) came to their rescue, sharing a sixth-wicket partnership of 156 with Jonathan Batty (61 not out).

Gidman hit 12 fours in his three-and-a-half hour stay at the crease, while Batty's innings has already lasted four hours and contained six fours.

Tony Palladino and Jonathan Clare both took two wickets for Derbyshire.

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