Matthew Revis was absolutely delighted with his century in last week’s resounding victory over Derbyshire. Getting on the Scarborough honours board was “outstanding”, according to the rapidly improving young all-rounder.
If he can follow it up with some more wickets against Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens Cardiff in a similar result this week, he believes the feeling will be just as sweet.
Revis, 21, has made an excellent start.
After captain Shan Masood made 192 at the start of day two in Yorkshire’s first-innings 500 all out, Revis claimed a superb 3-20 from five overs of hit the pitch seam as Glamorgan responded with 150-6.
“It’s a very different performance to last week, but I’m almost as pleased with both,” he said.
“Getting on the honours board at Scarborough was very special. It was outstanding.
“Hopefully this week I can take a few more wickets and lead us to another win. If so, that would be just as good as last week in my eyes.
“As long as I’m leading the team to results, that’s all I’m after.”
Yorkshire’s dominance after two days in South Wales has seen performances spread around.
With the bat, for example, Masood’s 192 was backed up by 93 for Fin Bean and 71 for George Hill,
With the ball, Revis built on the good work of Ben Coad, Jordan Thompson and Dom Bess, who all claimed a wicket apiece.
Revis said: “The way Shaani batted today, and Hilly as well, getting us off to that great start, it really set us up well for the day. Tommo and Coady started well with the ball, and myself and Bessy followed it up to keep the pressure on.
“It’s been a good day, and hopefully we can come back tomorrow and finish them off quickly.”
He continued: “It’s one of those pitches where you have to be as disciplined as you can, and I thought Cliffy was in his first spell. It maybe didn’t go as well after that, but the way he started was really promising.
“If he continues to do what he did in his first spell, he will take a lot of wickets in his career.”
Last week, coach Ottis Gibson described Revis’s role with the ball as the enforcer, someone who hits the pitch hard.
He did similar here, with the pitch slow and uneven.
“I tried to offer something to what the other lads were doing,” he said.
“On some days, doing that, you’re going to go at five an over and not take any wickets. Thankfully, it was a decent day for me.
“I don’t think this year I’ve been as disciplined or as accurate with the ball as I want to be, so to take three wickets today was really pleasing.
“Naturally, doing something different like that you will go for runs. Very rarely are you going to stay under three an over when you’re banging it in and they’re playing shots. That’s where you’re trying to get the wickets.
“In many ways, I didn’t think I had to play that enforcer role today.
“If you hold a length at the top of the stumps to keep them back, there’s a fair bit in the pitch in that sense. Some will stay low, which can make the short ball harder to play.
“Where I was saying with my accuracy this year, I haven’t hit that length enough for that to happen. I’ve maybe bowled a decent ball at the top of off, but then the next two have been wide or down leg.”