NO play was possible before an early lunch on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match between Gloucestershire and Kent at Bristol.

Although the outfield was playable following the stormy weather overnight, a light shower followed by heavier rain kept the players in the pavilion.

With lunch taken at midday, play was due to resume at 12.40pm, with 80 overs to be bowled in the day, weather permitting.

Gloucestershire were set to continue their first innings on 242-5, with Cameron Bancroft unbeaten on 124.

Australian Cameron Bancroft batted all day on Tuesday to strike his first century of the season.

He shared an opening stand of 141 with Chris Dent (59) before Joe Denly (2-64) struck for Kent, who chose to field.

Kent fought back with three wickets in the final session before bad light brought an early finish at 5pm.

Fifth-placed Kent have drawn their last four Division Two matches and are without a win since May 26, while Gloucestershire are one place and 30 points below them in sixth.