Jordan Thompson is epitomising Yorkshire’s fighting qualities at present, something which has not gone unnoticed by coaches and team-mates.
The rapidly improving all-rounder from Pudsey St Lawrence continues to have a significant influence on the White Rose fortunes.
He was their standout player in last season’s Bob Willis Trophy, scoring 234 runs and taking 15 wickets from five matches – his breakthrough campaign.
This season, the 24-year-old, after missing the first week with a calf injury, he has built on that form with 12 wickets and 112 runs in three LV= Insurance County Championship appearances.
It is no coincidence the White Rose have won all of them, with a fourth on the bounce the aim when Kent visit Emerald Headingley on Thursday.
“Jordan’s exactly what I want from a Yorkshire cricketer. When the chips are down, he puffs his chest out and gets stuck in,” said coach Andrew Gale.
“It’s the reason I got him straight into the team.
“Since Dave Willey and Tommo came in, we’ve looked a different team. They’re impact players.
“In that first game against Glamorgan, I thought we were a little bit nice as a team.
“I think we all know how I played my cricket, so I didn’t want us to be nice.
“I obviously don’t want us to cross the line, but I want the opposition to know they’re in for a game when they play against Yorkshire. Dom Bess can be a bit fiery, Dave, Tommo. They play the game hard but fair.