‘We’ve a spring in our step again,’ says Gale ahead of ‘huge’ Roses game

Nottinghamshire 448 (Slater 109, Duckett 80, Brathwaite 71, Patel 54) and 93 for 1 drew with Yorkshire 498 (Kohler-Cadmore 106, Ballance 104, Bresnan 80, Tattersall 51, Patel 6-114)

York's thoughts soon became Roses' game the following week as the game ended with handshakes at 4.20pm due to slow and often slow competition destructive derivative to its inevitable conclusion after the third rain reduced day.

Contents within the first half hour were almost all significant developments on the last day. Tom Kohler-Cadmore completed his virginal first season as a well-deserved Yorkshire player, and Yorkshire converted the 43 he had needed at night to claim a fifth point bonus for hitting.

It's the first time this season that Yorkshire has put all five together and will give them a much needed sense of stability before a contest that could decide the fate of both counties. He leaves them still next to the table of Division One, still behind Lancashire, but only for a point and with a game in hand.

A match by Roses is always an occasion, but next week's match at Headingley, the last one in terms of the start date in the history of the rivalry, therefore, has more at stake than most. If there is a positive result, whoever wins probably sends the other one.

Certainly, in the case of Lancashire, a victory seems imperative, with only Hampshire in the Rose Bowl to follow. Yorkshire, which won formidable at Old Trafford in July, including James Anderson in the Lancashire lineup, is unbeaten in Roses' last five first-class games.

"It's a huge game," said first team coach Andrew Gale. "Those who come after will also be great, but in the context of things, with both of us at the table, the Lancashire game is huge.

" But we have come out of this game after a difficult few weeks having played well, winning the key passages of the game. Tom Kohler-Cadmore showed that he is a good player and the batting screen in general was very solid.

"The boys have gotten back on their feet and we know if we play well for a long enough period in Headingley we will win the game, maybe there is a little more pressure on them with one less game to come, but they they are a good team and they will also have confidence. "

That mentioned half hour was the most exciting of all. match, the decisive 110th flown by Samit Patel, which Yorkshire began to need seven times 400, a contest of its own.

A Kohler-Cadmore single preceded a point ball before Tim Bresnan bid farewell comfortably, then Kohler-Cadmore, giving himself room to go in against the left arm spinner, was knocked down. It meant that, with five still needed, new hitter Matthew Waite, playing alone in his third first-class game, effectively had to score his first ball, though only to take Bresnan to the end of the attack for the latter. [19659003] The two batters conferred in the middle, where presumably the 22-year-old boy said something like "leave him alone" to his older partner. With confidence coming down the field, he drove his first ball through the hedges for four and the next half followed with the same result. Work done. "That's what you get with young players," Gale said. "He was not afraid."

Waite, who swept Patel for seventy straight, had also been Yorkshire's most effective bowler, which would make his omission against Lancashire look a bit harsh, although Steve Patterson is likely to return after the injury and Ben Coad is possible that Yorkshire has to decide between him, the leg runner Josh Poysden and the pace of Mathew Pillans, the new arrival of Surrey, who admitted 128 runs in 30 overs in this game without taking a postulate.

One undoubted selection is Kohler-Cadmore, who rounded out his fifth century of first-class racing by looking at Harry Gurney on four consecutive legs before lifting his bat towards the Yorkshire balcony, where all the players and the coaching staff they had lined up to applaud what has been a measured, high-quality entry.

Patel, who had not thrown so many overs in one inning since sending 60 of Durham's 171 in a September match at Chester-le-Street in 2009, showed the patience of a different kind of going through such a test long of his mental agility and was rewarded with 6-114, his best figures in the Championship since his best career of his career 7-68 against Hampshire in July 2011 and, surprisingly, given his total, only the fifth round of five wickets of his career.

The last of the six, clearly, was his number 300 first class wicket for Nottinghamshire, since Jake Libby, who was placed under the helmet on the outside of his side, took a trap by firing Jack Brooks, followed quickly by the first for the county by Libby's occasional break, since Bresnan, whose half ball of 82 balls had been important to win the extra point, was well taken advantage of in the mid-80s, his best championship scoring for two years .

Nottinghamshire, whose left arm oculist Harry Gurney left the middle field after feeling the stiffness of a calf, faced 31 rather insignificant overs in what remained. Jack Brooks did not play for Yorkshire, which he felt was better to give him more rest before next week. Matthew Fisher and David Willey, who also missed this game, will be evaluated over the weekend, although Gale is reluctant to take risks with anyone's physical condition, even with so much at stake.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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