SUNDAY'S weather was hugely frustrating for everyone in the Yorkshire T20 squad to be perfectly honest.
They fancied our chances to go & win in a row, so it was frustrating. But I guess everyone in the country got washed out, no-one gained an advantage, &, after all's said & done, they can't do anything about the weather.
This week we've had Monday & Tuesday off but we'll train hard today & Thursday before the T20 Roses game at Headingley on Friday & then the LV County Championship stuff starts again on Saturday at Durham.
It's been frustrating, but were looking forward to getting back to our cricket.
On my days off I try & get away from the game , spend some time with my relatives & stuff & reflect on what has happened over the last couple of weeks & how they can improve as a side & I think consistency is going to be the key.
Then we'll get back together on Wednesday & Thursday.
Gareth Andrew played exceptionally well to get them back in the game but I thought they played well & probably deserved to win by a bigger margin.
Looking back at last week's games, Worcester was a nipper & it got closer than it ought to have done.
The nice thing for me is that they showed lots of character on Thursday & Friday, & in games that were close games they came out on top.
However, T20 cricket is like that, it's the nature of the game, & a side will come back & chase the game & that's exactly what they did.
Thats the sign of a nice side I think.
Mentally, the games were nippers tight affairs but when you come out on top it gives you tons of confidence.
The Lancashire match was as well as a nice, with a full house at Elderly Trafford, & there is no better way to win than they did there in the last over to silence the home crowd!
It was tremendous feeling & Azeem Rafiq played exceptionally well under pressure there.
I think they will bowl better with the addition of Jimmy Anderson in to the assault & I think we've got to receive a sizable total & hopefully receive a few early wickets.
We've also got England's Third Check against Sri Lanka to look forward to this week & I presume it will be a dry, flat pitch at the Rose Bowl.
Obviously Sri Lanka are going to rely a lot on Sangakkara & Jayawardene even more now that Dilshan has been ruled out with a broken thumb , so weve got to get those guys out early to have a chance of winning.
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