Jonny Tattersall admitted his frustration at Yorkshire’s exit from the Royal London Cup at Scarborough today.
The Vikings’ captain reflected on a missed opportunity as the county fell short in chasing 314 against Group B winners Hampshire, losing by 72 runs.
A fifth win would have qualified Yorkshire for the knockout stages, instead they were left to contend with a fourth defeat in eight games as Kent pipped them to third spot.
Hampshire made 313-9 batting first, including Aneurin Donald’s blistering 76 off 31 balls. Yorkshire then fell to 31-4 in reply, and they were always firefighting from there, finishing with a respectable 241 all out.
Tattersall has also revealed that Dom Bess is feeling “a little bit rubbish” after being subbed out of the match with concussion having been struck a nasty blow on the back of the head whilst batting and trying to complete a quick single.
“Dom is not great,” said the skipper. “The throw came hurtling in from no more than 20 yards away, and it hit him straight on the back of the head, which is obviously not a great place to be hit.
“He’s feeling a little bit rubbish at the minute, but fingers crossed he’s ok and will make a full recovery.
“Hopefully it’s not too serious and, if all goes well, he’s not going to be more than 10 days out.”
On the game, Tattersall said: “It’s very disappointing.
“We felt like we could chase that down, but we just didn’t get it right early on with the bat.
“It’s been the story of our tournament that we’ve had 10-15 overs in each match that we’ve lost that’s cost us. That’s the fine margins of professional cricket.
“I thought we were excellent with the ball first up. We felt like we could have had a bit more luck and some early wickets.
“The period from 30 to 40 overs (hurt us). Donald chanced his arm, and it was a great wicket to bat on. It showed that he was setting up to try and hit every ball out of the park.
“Overall, we were happy with 313. It’s quick-scoring here at Scarborough, and it was an absolutely cracking pitch.
“That showed in us losing a lot of wickets early and still not being miles away at the end.
“It’s just disappointing because we fully believed that we could have gone further in this competition.”