Jonny Tattersall is confident Yorkshire can wrap up a first win of the season, against Glamorgan at Headingley, tomorrow.

Yorkshire will head into day four of this fifth round Vitality County Championship match needing seven wickets and possibly a few runs for victory.

Glamorgan have closed day three on 171-3 in their second innings, trailing by 127.

Tattersall hit a fine 55 in Yorkshire’s first-innings 519-7 declared in reply to 221, an innings wrapped up early in the afternoon. He supplemented Fin Bean’s 173, Joe Root’s 156 and Harry Brook’s 65.

Wicketkeeper-batter Tattersall was as fluent as anyone on show in his 57 balls at the crease late in the innings, which was brought to a close to allow Yorkshire to bowl 60 overs before close. 

 “I think it’s been good day,” he said. 

“We tried everything we could. We got the runs we wanted on the board, and hopefully we’ve given ourselves enough time (to bowl them out). 

“Hopefully there’s no rain tomorrow, but we couldn’t have done any more than we did today. If there is a bit of rain around tomorrow, we gave ourselves plenty of overs tonight to try and make stuff happen. Fingers crossed, we get the rewards in the morning. 

“It’s not ideal to have to go back out and chase, but we’re happy to chase 100 runs, and I’m sure we’ll get over the line.”

In the morning, Yorkshire will have to prise out Glamorgan captain Sam Northeast and ex-South African international Colin Ingram, who closed on 46 and 43 respectively. 

Tattersall continued: “They played nicely. 

“They have two great players at the crease at the minute, and hopefully we can get rid of one or both of those in the morning. Then, you never know, it might happen quite quickly for us.”

On Yorkshire’s 500 plus score, he said: “I think we’ve been good with the bat. I’m feeling good, but I just feel like my opportunities have been slim with the line-up we’ve had playing in this game. 

“But there was a job to do today, and I felt like I did it and scored at a good rate. 

“Beany played fantastically well, and Rooty is class and did his thing. When Brooky went in, he didn’t look like getting out. 

“It’s always easier when you’re batting behind a lot of runs. 

“When Harry’s out there, it’s easier because the field tends to come in for me with them putting everyone on the boundary for him.”

And on the pitch, the Knaresborough product added: “It’s been a strange pitch because I actually think it’s played better than last week (Derbyshire draw) for the majority of it. 

“I was out there on day three, and the ball felt like it was coming onto the bat.

“I faced the majority of spin, which is what we wanted to create by playing on a used pitch. But, even on the first day, it came through a lot better than it did in the last match.

“Now, there’s not a lot in it for the seamers. It’s hard work and starting to slow down. But the bounce hasn’t deteriorated as much as we thought it might do. That’s great.

“It’s been a challenge, but it’s not been impossible to play on even though it’s a used pitch. 

“It’s been a really good cricket wicket.”

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