YORKSHIRE were made to work hard as Gloucestershire made progress in Bristol, the hosts recovering from the early loss of Benny Howell to reach 165 for two at the close.
Howell was caught by Phil Jaques off the bowling of Tim Bresnan, but Chris Dent and Kane Williamson then put on 146 for the second wicket before Dent (62) was trapped lbw by Steven Patterson.
Williamson finished the day unbeaten on 89.
Sheffield’s Joe Root made only three for England Lions against West Indies at Northampton in the opening tour match. The tourists - ahead of next week’s First Test at Lord’s - were out for just 147 with three wickets each for Jack Brooks and Stuart Meaker. Darren Bravo made 51.
Root, opening with Michael Carberry, was out in the third over, lbw to Fidel Edwards.
His Tykes teammate Jonny Bairstow is in as wicketkeeper and Ian Bell also plays.