Teenage batsman Harry Brook has given an insight into his mindset at the crease which has helped him enjoy a significant amount of success so far in his short career as a professional.
Brook, 19 and a product of the Burley-in-Wharfedale club, has made waves at second-team and England Under 19s level during the last 12 months.
His form earned him a County Championship debut against Middlesex at Lord’s last summer, and he went on to play four matches, encouraging rather than stamping his authority.
This summer, he is aiming for more exposure with Yorkshire’s first team, admitting: “Hopefully I’ll be in the squads throughout the summer and play a bit of white ball as well.”
But, during the club’s pre-season camp in Potchefstroom, the England Under 19s captain has spoken about his approach to batting.
“I treat every bowler the same,” he said. “In my eyes, I’m not facing anyone special.
“If I don’t do that, it’s when doubts creep in. If I’m playing the ball and not the bowler and being positive, I’ll play well.
“It’s quite a big step up (from second-team and England Under 19s to the the first team), but they are just names. At the end of the day, you’re just facing a ball. You have to hit it whether you’re facing Shane Warne, McGrath or a local club player.
“I just try and watch the ball.”