By Matthew Fisher
Immediately after the Worcestershire game, we sat down in the dressing room and talked about how vitally important it is that we marry both parts of our game together to get on a winning run in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Against Warwickshire, we didn’t get our batting right. Against Worcestershire, we didn’t get our bowling right.
If we can do that, we know we can beat anyone. And that starts with Notts tomorrow.
We’ve got Liam Plunkett back for that game, which adds to us with both bat and ball.
I’m also hoping to play a part over the next few games and show what I can do.
It feels amazing to be back fit and playing again after missing the start of the season with my side injury, and I’m back with a smile on my face, which is good.
I’ve been playing for a couple of weeks as a batsman only in league and for the second-team cricket. But, on Saturday, I played for Sheriff Hutton Bridge as a bowler and then in the seconds against Warwickshire on Monday.
Bowling on Saturday in the league, I was pretty excited. So I felt I probably ran in a bit too quick. But I bowled well and saw the ball swing both ways.
That gave me some good confidence going into the second-team game at Edgbaston, where I took four wickets and felt like I bowled good areas in that. A few plans came to fruition as well.
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9M_Fisher</a> today? He’s tuning up in the nets ahead of our 11am start.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YourYorkshire?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#YourYorkshire</a> <a href="https://t.co/6MbGOJvr1l">pic.twitter.com/6MbGOJvr1l</a></p>— Yorkshire CCC (YorkshireCCC) May 23, 2018
Unfortunately I didn’t do enough to get in the first team for Worcestershire, but I definitely feel like I can contribute to this team and some success.
Some bowlers might not have bowled the way they wanted against Worcestershire, but it’s important that we pick those guys up.
If I do get a go in place of them, I’ve got to put my hand up and, because I’m fresh, I feel like I can add a lot of energy to the team.
I think I can be a wicket-taking option up front, in the middle and at the death.
It was an amazing game against Worcester, getting so close to chasing down 351.
It’s incredible how much one-day cricket is changing. And, as a bowler, if you can go for 60 from your 10 overs or even 4-80, you’ve done a pretty good job.
To me, these type of pitches we’re playing on are international standard, and you find out how good your skills are against top quality batters. I see it as a good challenge.