Gloucestershire took a significant step towards regaining their Specsavers County Championship Division One status by finishing a six-wicket victory over Worcestershire at New Road.
The traffic resumed on 54-4 in pursuit of 115 in the face of some disciplined bowling from the Worcestershire attack evening after a nervy final session on Tuesday.
However, in the last three nightwatchman Josh Shaw and Miles Hammond found batting much easier and victory was secured within 50 minutes and 13.3 overs of the start of the day. Hammond ended unbeaten on Shaw 38 and 35 not from an unbroken partnership.
Gloucestershire might now need just a couple of bonus points – based on the results of matches featuring promotion rivals Sussex and Durham.
Gloucestershire batted more positively on day three and Shaw set the tone with a drive for four.
Before Shaw completed the victory with a cover drive hammond lived a confident lbw shout in a few of the scares of this morning on 17.
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