Jonny Tattersall is relishing the prospect of a debut in the Specsavers County Championship against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl tomorrow.
The 23-year-old from Harrogate will take over the wicketkeeping gloves from Andrew Hodd following an encouraging second half of the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Tattersall claimed five catches and a stumping in six appearances and scored two half-centuries, including a career best 89 against the same opponents in yesterday’s semi-final.
His presence in the side caps a notable comeback for the ex-England under 19, who was released by the county in 2015 before returning in 2016 having impressed in second-team, club and Minor Counties cricket.
Tattersall’s first coming as a Yorkshire cricketer saw him make just one first-team appearance.
But now, he looks set for an extended run in all formats.
“I’m looking forward to it,” he said ahead of tomorrow’s floodlit pink ball clash (2pm).
“Hopefully I can continue my form. I’ve been trying to keep things really simple and stick to what I do well. Fingers crossed, it continues to pay off.
“It’s nice to have scored some runs of late for my personal confidence. Hopefully I can take that into four-day cricket and help Yorkshire win some games, which is what it’s all about.”
The White Rose face Hampshire and Surrey, the latter at Scarborough, in the Championship across the next nine days before the break for T20.
“The County Championship is still wide open,” said Tattersall. “If we win these next two games coming up, we’re going to be right up towards the top of the table.
“Without wanting to look too far ahead, it’s a big game against Surrey at Scarborough because they’re up at the top.
“But we’ll concentrate on this one first.
“With the pink ball under lights, it’s going to be a different test that I’ve not come up against before. If we can get a win, it would be fantastic.”