The Yorkshire Post – YORKSHIRE are confident that they can get their County Championship season going at the second attempt after suffering their first washed-out Championship match at Headingley for 51 years.

Summary

  • YORKSHIRE are confident that they can get their County Championship season going at the second attempt after suffering their first washed-out Championship match at Headingley for 51 years.
  • The last Championship washout anywhere in Yorkshire was when Essex visited Sheffield in 1985, but Yorkshire first-team coach Andrew Gale said that the Notts fixture is not in danger.
  • Yorkshire first team coach, Andrew GaleHowever, Essex, led by head coach and former Yorkshire captain Anthony McGrath, wondered whether more might have been done to expedite matters.
  • While Essex now turn their attention to a match against Lancashire at Chelmsford on Friday, Yorkshire prepare for a Notts team who beat Lancashire yesterday by six wickets at Old Trafford.
  • Gale hopes to have last year’s leading wicket-taker Ben Coad available after a hip injury, with the pace bowler potentially replacing all-rounder Matthew Waite in the team that had been expected to line up against Essex.


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