Bowling coach Richard Pyrah has hailed the first full day of training as ‘very productive’ as the White Rose squad made the most of being outdoors

The squad of 18 underwent three different sessions; a grass nets session, a fielding session and a strength session in the gym.

With Pyrah overseeing the White Rose’s first opportunity to train outdoors, alongside batting coach Paul Grayson, the former Yorkshire all-rounder was best place to comment on the day.

“It was great to get the bowler’s back outside,” Pyrah said. “Considering it was their first session, it was a case of them getting back into bowling on grass. The lads all bowled three or four overs and will continue to increase their intensity and workload over the next few days. They should then be set for the first game on Wednesday.”

It wasn’t just the bowler’s who have benefitted from playing on grass. The batsmen all spent significant time batting under the Potchefstroom sun, and with temperatures reaching as high as 29 degrees celsius, conditions were a far cry from those they have experienced recently in the Emerald Headingley nets. Tomorrow will see the players undertake more training as they aim to increase the intensity ready for the 50-over game against Cardiff MCCU on Wednesday.

Watch the below video to get a flavour of the day’s training:

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