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Gillespie laments bad weather at Headingley

— 8 July 2014

Yorkshire Head Coach Jason Gillespie believes the inclement weather on Day Two of the LV= County Championship match against Durham at Headingley will have an effect on Yorkshire’s efforts in making inroads into Durham’s top order as the match progresses. Durham ended the day on 50 for 1 when play was abandoned at around 4.30pm. With nine wickets remaining, they trail by 376 runs and will be looking to build on a solid start when Day Three gets underway.

“It is disappointing that the weather is playing a role but that is something we cannot control,” said Gillespie.

“It is frustrating, however, and it would be great if Headingley had a roof on it!

“With over 400 on the board I still think we are in a very good position in the game and have bowled quite well so far, but we know that to have any chance of winning we will have to spend a long time in the field.”

“It was not ideal to lose a flurry of wickets yesterday afternoon but we have learned some good lessons on bowling on these particular surfaces. You have got to pitch it up – as Wood did in his good spell for Durham. You can get rewards if you hit the shoebox, as we say in Australia.”

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