Ryan Higgins smacked 13 fours in a glowing 76 to please the group on the opening day of Gloucestershire’s Specsavers County Championship match with Worcestershire.
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And, with Tom Smith hitting an unbeaten 79, the hosts may really feel nicely glad with a first-innings complete of 339-7.
Chris Dent additionally contributed a half-century, whereas opposing skipper Joe Leach claimed three wickets.
Higgins’ innings took his tally of Championship runs for the season previous the 700 mark at a median of 70.8. The 24-year-old former Middlesex participant additionally boasts 28 wickets and is rising as probably the most prolific all-rounders within the nation.
At 125-4, Gloucestershire appeared in some peril. However Higgins shortly went on the counter-attack, at one level hitting six fours within the house of 10 deliveries confronted with candy photographs throughout the wicket in reaching a 32-ball fifty.
He and Smith added 60 in simply six overs to remodel the innings and by tea had taken their stand to 126, with Higgins on 75 and Smith, having reached a 110-ball half-century off the ultimate supply earlier than the interval.
Higgins fell simply after tea and when dangerous mild ended play 4 overs early, Gloucestershire have been 11 runs wanting a fourth batting level and had 18 extra overs to assert a fifth.