Tom Kohler-Cadmore has urged his team-mates not to “overthink” last night’s Vitality Blast Roses defeat at Headingley as the Vikings aim to get back on track against Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston tomorrow (6.30pm).
The fine margins of sport hurt Yorkshire’s fans, players and coaches, with Lancashire pinching the points in a four-run thriller as the hosts chased 214.
“We’re not far away at all,” said Kohler-Cadmore, the county’s standout performer in that game with a superb 77 off 43 balls.
“We were, what, six inches from winning that game. Then we’re stood here having an entirely different conversation.
“When they get such a big score and we go so close, we have to take confidence from that. In previous seasons we wouldn’t have got anywhere near chasing that.
“We are getting better, and we just have to get over the line in a tight one.”
He continued: “We’re getting closer in these big games. It’s only going to help us as we head towards the back end of this competition.
“It’s about trying not to overthink it. That was a game of six inches where we could have easily won it. Then we’d be buzzing.
“Fair play to Tom Hartley, he took a great catch under pressure and they bowled well at the end.
“Every game we play against Lancashire is an absolute belter and goes down to the wire. It was just very frustrating that we came out on the wrong side of it, especially having been cruising that game at halfway in our innings.
“The last four overs of each innings, they were better than us. That was the difference. Normally, with the position we got ourselves in, you’d expect to win that with four or five balls to spare.
“If we keep playing cricket like that, we’ll win more games and will be there come the end of the competition.”