Some stubborn lower-order batting allowed Gloucestershire to hang on for a tense draw in their LV= County Championship Division Two clash with Lancashire at Liverpool.
The hosts were bowled out for 270 in their second innings and reduced Gloucestershire to 173-9 by the close but could not quite complete the victory.
Lancashire began the day at the crease but batted on for just 6.3 overs, adding 31 runs to their overnight total as Wayne White was eventually dismissed for 61 by Graeme McCarter, who finished with 4-95.
That left Gloucestershire in pursuit of 359 but in reality they just looked to survive the minimum 87 overs remaining in the day, but their second innings began badly when Chris Dent fell for 5.
Skipper Martin Klinger (22) was snaffled at short leg by Andrea Agathangelou off Simon Kerrigan in the over before lunch, and after the restart Dan Housego (18) edged Kyle Hogg to Gareth Cross and departed for 18.
Alex Gidman and Hamish Marshall then dropped anchor to calm some of the visitors' nerves, the former departing for 46 just before tea after being trapped lbw by Agathangelou.
In the evening session Lancashire made two breakthroughs in successive overs as Kerrigan had Howell lbw for 17 and then a delivery from Glen Chapple kept low and bowled Gareth Roderick for a duck - his second of the match.
Craig Miles was the next to go, caught by the versatile Agathangelou at second slip for 12, leaving Lancashire 11 overs to remove the final three wickets.
White claimed the first of those when he had Marshall caught at third slip by Ashwell Prince for 44, ending a crucial 206-ball, 214-minute innings.
But Ed Young, labouring with a wrist injury, survived 16 deliveries, McCarter took a single from 37 deliveries before being dismissed with the penultimate ball of the day and Norwell got the job done by defending the final delivery.