We had an enjoyable day at the 'new' County Ground in Bristol in glorious weather on the Longest Day, as Glamorgan were made to toil by a relentless Gloucestershire batting line up.
It was barely more than 12 hours after Glamorgan had finished their T20 clash with Surrey but, after losing the toss, the Welshmen found themselves fielding under the midday sun.
They stuck to their task well, but it was Hamish Marshall, Gloucestershire's adopted Kiwi who scored a fine century, ably supported with a 77 from Will Tavare.
Bristol in the sun....
...the seating behind is one of the few old parts of the ground
The new pavilion....
...and flats behind
Smith to Cockbain
Cosker to Cockbain