Steve Patterson has looked ahead to Yorkshire’s final day victory push at Bristol, saying: “We’re confident we can do the job.”
Gloucestershire will begin day four at the Seat Unique Stadium leading by 104 in their second innings with four wickets still in hand.
James Bracey is 112 not out and will face a new ball only four overs old at the start of play.
“We’re pleased with the position we’re in,” said captain Patterson, who struck twice himself as Gloucester ended the day on 253-6.
“We’d have loved to get more wickets tonight, but fair play to them they played well.
“I think, two days of sun on the surface, it’s a slightly more placid pitch than it was on day one.
“But we’ve worked hard there, and if we come back in the morning and do a good job with the new ball, we’ll be confident of knocking them off.”
Yorkshire were made to battle for their rewards today as Bracey shared in two half-century stands and an unbeaten 42 for the seventh wicket late in the day with not out Pakistan spinner Zafar Gohar.
“That’s first-class cricket. It’s hard – nothing comes easy,” said Patterson. “We’ve worked hard for three days, and we’ll work hard for one more.
“If we’re being honest, we didn’t bowl as well as we could have done first innings. We put a couple of chances down and could have had them out for 150 or 160. But that’s cricket.
“Today, we looked a bit tired towards the end. Long day in the sun, first game of the year.
“But, where we are now, we’d take that every day of the week.”