Gary Ballance hailed Yorkshire’s 164-run Championship win over Nottinghamshire at Emerald Headingley, saying: “I was happy with everything.”
The White Rose completed their first Specsavers Division One win of 2018 inside the first hour of day four as Ben Coad took the last two Notts wickets to claim six in the second innings and 10-130 in the match.
Notts, chasing a target of 403, were bowled out for 238, with Coad striking twice in an over immediately after switching ends to Kirkstall Lane.
Ninth-wicket pair Jake Ball and Tom Moores held them up with a 66-run stand, but it was inevitable the hosts would claim 21 points from their second match of 2018.
From being reduced to 93-5 during the opening morning, this was a dominant home performance.
“We played some very good cricket over the four days and deserved to get the win,” said captain Ballance. “Everyone has contributed, and it’s a great start to the year.
“It’s been hard the last few weeks. We’ve had a lot of injuries and lost a couple of lads to the IPL. But no one’s moaned. We’ve got on with it, and I’m very pleased with the performance.
“I was happy with everything.
“Getting 256 in that first innings was a great effort. Andrew Hodd played an outstanding knock (62) and got us to a decent score.
“Then, with the ball over the course of the game, we were very good. Even if we had a bad few overs, we bounced back.
“Overall, it was a good team win.”