Yorkshire head into tomorrow’s Royal London one-day Cup clash with Gloucestershire at Headingley in confident mood after a memorable and resounding opening day win against Lancashire at the weekend.
The Vikings tackle Gloucestershire in their second Group A clash having racked up 324-7 to immediately put the disappointment of failing to qualify for the Twenty20 quarter-finals behind them.
Coach Jason Gillespie was delighted with the all round performance in the 47-run success against the Lightning, and he admitted: “We’re excited about this competition.
“We think that 50-over cricket suits us, and we are certainly looking forward to our next challenge against Gloucester. It’s an exciting time for us.
“We were disappointed with the Twenty20 because we’re a better side than that. Had we played some more consistent cricket we’d be in the quarter-finals. We’re not, so we’re not going to dwell on that.
“We’ve got a chance to really stamp our authority on this one-day competition. We’re under illusions, it’s going to be very tough, though.
“Gloucester are a very good limited overs side, they’ve shown that over a number of years. We need to play some good cricket.
“It’s good to get a win against a top side like Lancashire at their home ground. Hopefully that can spur us on to bigger and better things.”
While Yorkshire won their opener, Gloucester lost theirs against Northamptonshire at Cheltenham when they only posted 240-9 and lost by four wickets.
Yorkshire’s New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson spent two seasons as Gloucester’s overseas player in 2011 and 2012, while second XI coach Richard Dawson arrived from Nevil Road in the winter.
Since finishing his playing days at Gloucester in 2011, Dawson was a spin bowling coach with the county before graduating through to become their specialist limited overs coach.
Experienced Australian opening batsman Michael Klinger is their captain and overseas player.
Yorkshire have named an unchanged squad for the match against Gloucestershire:
Bairstow+, Bresnan, Brooks, Gale*, Fisher, Leaning, Lees, Lyth, Patterson, Pyrah, Rashid, Wiliamson.