Tom Kohler-Cadmore says there is enough encouragement for the bowlers to suggest Yorkshire can respond in kind to Northamptonshire’s productive day one bowling display at Emerald Headingley.
The White Rose were bowled out for 206 after tea at the start of this LV= Insurance County Championship fixture, including five wickets for former South Africa fast bowler Wayne Parnell.
Dom Bess top-scored with 56 for Yorkshire, while opener Tom Kohler-Cadmore made 42 after seeing opening partner Adam Lyth fall to the first ball of the match: “It was the last thing everyone was expecting the way Lythy’s seeing the ball,” he said. “But it shows how much of a leveller cricket is.”
Northants then closed on 36-0 from 11 overs of their reply, with 19 overs lost to rain and bad light.
“The ball’s moved around all day,” said Kohler-Cadmore.
“Credit to their bowlers that they kept testing our forward defences and hammering away. They bowled nicely and put us under a lot of pressure.
“You’d always want more on the board, but I reckon we’d be about par with 200.
“I feel that’s competitive if we can get it right with the ball.
“Hopefully we can have a good day tomorrow and turn it into a one-innings game.
“We felt it seamed all day long, and that was shown by the amount of plays and misses we had. I remember watching highlights of I think was the 62nd over and the ball was still seaming a long way.
“Hopefully the movement is still there tomorrow and we can pressure their batsmen like they did with us.”