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TATTERSALL: "everybody did the job required.”

— 10 August 2022

Jonny Tattersall and Jack Shutt have reflected on a crucial win in Yorkshire’s Royal London Cup campaign, the Vikings inflicting a first defeat of 2022 on champions Glamorgan.

Yorkshire defended a target of 258 to win by 23 runs on a used pitch.

It ensured they go into a week-long break with three wins from four games in Group B.

Tattersall hit 55 from 56 balls as Yorkshire totalled 257-9 after winning a crucial toss. Harry Duke made 87 following opener partner Will Fraine’s 40.

Off-spinner Shutt, 25, then returned a List A best of 4-46 to lead a disciplined bowling display as the Welshmen were bowled out for 234 with seven balls remaining.

Yorkshire have now replaced Glamorgan, who had won two from two coming into this, in the top three places in the table.

“It was a very good win,” said captain Tattersall. “I’m very pleased. The lads put an unbelievable shift in today.

“It helped winning the toss on a used wicket. The game played very similar to how it did here last year.

“We came out victors then, and we did so again today with a bit more comfort, which was very pleasing.

“It was difficult (for batting). The pitch was slow, and slower balls were sitting in.

“There wasn’t a lot of pace to work with, but Dukey played brilliantly through the middle. He showed great intent and came up with some key boundaries at times.

“We put on a great partnership to keep the momentum going in our innings. Will Fraine also played brilliantly up top.

“It was a really good victory set up by the batters, and obviously our bowlers followed it up and delivered.
?“Jack Shutt was exceptional with his four wickets. But everybody did the job required.”

This was only Shutt’s seventh List A game, and he added: “I’m really pleased with my own performance. For me, it’s about taking opportunities when they come.

“I’m not in the team every week, so it’s about making it count when I get in and showing people what I can do.

“It was a really good win. They won the comp last year and have a good side, so it’s very positive signs for the group. We’re really happy.”

In fact, going back to last season’s competition and including the start of this year’s, Glamorgan have only lost twice in their last six games. Both have been to Yorkshire on this ground.

Yorkshire are back in action against Essex at Chelmsford next Wednesday.

Seamer Ben Cliff will have linked up with the England Under 19s by then, but Will Luxton – also eligible to play in a series against Sri Lanka – will remain with the county.