There was a delayed start to Worcestershire’s Specsavers County Championship encounter with Gloucestershire at Blackfinch New Road.

Morning drizzle meant play was unable to get underway at the scheduled 10.30am start time.

But conditions improved and play eventually started at 11.30am with Gloucestershire bowling after an uncontested toss.

Worcestershire made one change to the side which defeated Glamorgan with Dillon Pennington coming into the side for Moeen Ali.

The lunch interval will take place at 12.30pm with tea scheduled for 3.25pm.