Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The Pattonair County Ground, Derby (day three):
Godleman 86, Lace 69*, Madsen 69; Allison 2-52
Gloucestershire 419: Dent 169, Higgins 101; Reece 4-91
Derbyshire (3 pts) lead Gloucestershire (7 pts) by 86 runs

Derbyshire established a second-innings lead over Gloucestershire after having the better of day three at Derby.

Resuming on 396-7, the visitors lost their final three wickets for just 24 runs as Luis Reece (4-91) cleaned up the tail, giving them a lead of 219.

Reece fell lbw to Josh Shaw for 38 to leave the hosts 71-1, but captain Billy Godleman (86) and Wayne Madsen (69) settled the ship.

Tom Lace reached 69 not out as Derbyshire closed on 305-3, 86 ahead.

Fourth-placed Glamorgan are nine points shy of Northamptonshire, who occupy the second promotion spot, and will need to take quick wickets on the final day to have a hope of victory.


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