Steve Patterson has renewed calls for top order runs in order to boost Yorkshire’s Specsavers County Championship performances.

Patterson, confirmed as the county’s permanent captain last week, will hope to see a replica of Yorkshire’s late season form when the likes of Gary Ballance and Tom Kohler-Cadmore fired to inspire wins over Lancashire and Worcestershire.

Consistent runs have been an issue for the White Rose in recent seasons, with Andrew Gale and Martyn Moxon often talking about and trying to find methods to spark an improvement.

It is a topical issue given England’s recent struggles in the West Indies, where they have slipped to a surprising series defeat on the back of being bowled out for 77 in Barbados and 187 and 132 in Antigua.

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