Day 2 – What a day we have had in Bristol today and the 2nd XI played out of their skins to run up a first innings total of 468/8 dec.
Beginning the day on 65/3, when they finally declared with just six overs of the day left, they had made 403 in the day for the loss of just five wickets. Ollie Robinson (119 from 145 deliveries with 18 fours and one six) had made his maiden century.
Jonathan Tattersall (137 from 243 deliveries with 15 fours) had made his maiden century in multi-day cricket, as well as his second on the same 22 yards in just three days. All suggestions that he was wondering whether or not we could play all other games this season, whether home or away, at Bristol are, of course, without any foundation.
And finally, Matthew Fisher (36*) made his highest score to date in any format.
Not surprisingly, the home fielders and bowlers were looking a little bit lacklustre as the day wore and the runs just kept coming. Yorkshire finally declared with six overs to bowl but could not round off an otherwise superb day with a wicket. But Gloucestershire will start the final day tomorrow a little matter of 261 behind with a minimum of 96 to survive.