Yorkshire Vikings captain Andrew Gale has demanded that his players improve their batting or suffer the consequences of losing more matches in harsh surroundings of Friends Life T20 cricket.
The Vikings lost their second successive match on Sunday at Scarboroguh against Durham Dynamos and need to bounce back on Friday, when arch rivals Lancashire Lightning head to Headingley (5.40pm start).
“With the ball it was a decent effort,” said Gale, who top scored with 34 for Yorkshire.
“It’s just our batting that’s let us down both games.
“We need to go on a run now. There’s only 10 games in this comp, and if you lose your first two, it means we need to get some decent results.”
Gale believes his team should have beaten Durham if they had applied themselves more positively with the bat and he know the pressure is starting to mount on his team who reached T20 Finals Day last season.
“We should have beaten Durham from the position we were in. It’s our batting that’s cost us. I thought 160 or 170 was par on that pitch.
“Friday’s match is going to be a pressure game against Lancashire. A big crowd is expected and we will have to play exceptionally well and send our fans home with a smile on their face.”
Yorkshire Vikings take on Lancashire Lighting at Headingley this Friday, July 5 (5.40pm start) in the ‘War of the Roses’ at Headingley. The match is heading for a sell out, so get your ticket now. Tickets are £17 adults and £10 concessions. Click here to book yours today.