|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Bristol County Ground (day three):|
|Gloucestershire 220-7: Van Buuren 93, Charlesworth 77*|
|Northants: Yet to bat|
|Glos 1 pt, Northants 2 pts|
Gloucestershire and Northants are still waiting to confirm their promotion to Division One following another rain-shortened day in Bristol.
With bad weather severely affecting Glamorgan’s game at Durham, a draw should be enough to send both sides up.
A wet outfield at the County Ground saw the start of day three delayed until 15:00 BST with the hosts on 80-6.
Graeme van Buuren (93) fell just before the hosts closed on 220-7, while Ben Charlesworth was unbeaten on 77.
Teenager Charlesworth and van Buuren extended their seventh-wicket stand to 151 before the latter edged Gareth Berg behind with a couple of overs left in the day.
Second-placed Northants went into the game needing a maximum of four points for promotion, while Gloucestershire, in third, required nine points to go up.
But that was dependent on Glamorgan winning their fixture at Chester-le-Street with the full 24 points, which is now extremely unlikely to happen with Durham yet to complete their first innings.