By Graham Hardcastle
Adam Lyth is confident he and Alex Lees can rekindle their successful opening partnership of years gone by for Yorkshire.
But the left-hander is just bitterly disappointed they haven’t had chance to show it yet.
The White Rose’s opening Specsavers County Championship against Essex was abandoned without a ball bowled yesterday (Monday) due to a wet outfield at Emerald Headingley.
Since returning from their pre-season tour to Potchefstroom late last month, the pair have only batted together for 11.1 overs in match action and have had less than a handful of outdoor nets.
On Friday, Yorkshire host Nottinghamshire, who beat Lancashire in their opener at Emirates Old Trafford.
“Notts are a very good outfit and have signed well,” said Lyth.
“They’ve got a good overseas in Ross Taylor, and we’ll have to play well to beat them.
“Hopefully, with some sunshine this week, we can get going.
“We were looking forward to last week from the moment we came back from Potch, but unfortunately we just haven’t been able to get outside.
“I think we’ve had four hits outside since we came back. But we’ll be ready to go come Friday.”