GLOUCESTERSHIRE head coach Richard Dawson was pleased that his side took up the challenge at Leicestershire to earn a ten wicket victory in the Specsavers County Championship Division Two.

Liam Norwell took career best figures of 8-43 as his side romped to the win. Leicestershire hit 222 all out in their first innings before the visitors replied with 368 all out.

Norwell got to work in Leicestershire’s second innings as they slumped to 160, leaving Gloucestershire with just a handful of runs to knock off which they did with 15-0 in their second innings.

Dawson was delighted, particularly with the players who came into the side. He said: "We made three changes for this match, with Matt Taylor, Josh Shaw and James Bracey coming in, and they all took their chance and made an important contribution to the victory.

"We're still searching for the big partnerships of over a hundred, but we had three or four partnerships of fifty-plus, and they helped us build a solid first innings score in difficult conditions.

"The challenge now is to take this form into our match against Kent at Bristol next week.

"Liam Norwell is a class act, there's not many better seamers around in county cricket at the moment."