Andrew Gale says Yorkshire’s second-innings batting display in the win over Essex at Chelmsford should be the blueprint for success.

The White Rose coach is hoping to see more of the same when his side tackle Surrey at the Kia Oval bidding for their third win from five matches, starting on Friday.

Gale was as bemused as anyone when Yorkshire were bowled out for just 50 on day one at Chelmsford, only to recover and win by 92 runs.

At the heart of that riposte was 50 from Jonny Bairstow and Harry’s Brook’s 124 – his maiden first-team century. Yorkshire ended up setting a target of 238.

“We go down to Surrey with a lot of confidence, just like we did when we went down to Taunton,” said Gale. “But we know we have to bat better.

“When you look at the batting line-up we had, to get bowled out for 50….as a coach, you’re scratching your head asking why.

“It’s nothing technical, so it’s something only the lads can change.

“Batting has been hard, don’t get me wrong. That’s all around the country. You only have to look at the scores. But given the weather we’re starting to have, batting should become easier.

“That second innings should give us the confidence to know how we should play and be more positive. Harry and Jonny showed that.”

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