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Williamson relies on true Yorkshire grit

— 29 August 2013

Yorkshire’s overseas batsman Kane Williamson will go into day three of the LV= County Championship match against Durham requiring a further 24 runs to record his first century for the Club in only his second Championship innings for the White Rose.

Williamson, along with prolific batsman Jonny Bairstow, have put on 75 for the fourth wicket and the international pairing will be hoping to accumulate more runs at a glorious North Marine Road, where another bumper crowd is expected on day three. 

The New Zealand Test player admitted that it has been a toil in the field for Yorkshire, but hope they put Durham under pressure as the match heads for a climax.

“We probably struggled to change our lengths with the ball, but having said that they batted well,” admitted Williamson who was delighted to see 5,750 Yorkshire fans in attendance at Scarborough. 

“Everybody who came in for them really chipped in, which was a good effort for them. I guess now it’s time for our batters to put together a team performance emulating them.” 

Even though conditions are set to change in the middle with the pitch likely to take spin, Williamson believes there is plenty in it for top of the table Yorkshire to make a strong score against their nearest rivals in the hunt for Championship honours. 

“It’s a good track, which is taking some spin now,” he said. 

“That’s going to be another challenge. But there’s still no reason why we can’t score runs on there. 

“There was a bit of rough out there that he (Borthwick) was hitting reasonably consistently. He’s pretty threatening. Having the runs on the board against us is obviously a mental task that we have to get round as a batting unit. It hasn’t been a bad start though. 

“It’s important that we all go out and apply ourselves, and runs will come.”


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