Coach Gillespie hails Tykes as sensational

Yorkshie v Unicorns ..Starc bowlys for Yorkshire against Unicorn Batsman Thornley.Picture Richard Ponter.122180a.
Yorkshie v Unicorns ..Starc bowlys for Yorkshire against Unicorn Batsman Thornley.Picture Richard Ponter.122180a.
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Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie has hailed his side’s efforts against the Unicorns at Scarborough on Sunday as sensational.

The Tykes eased past the Unicorns, a side made up of players hunting for a professional contract.

Yorkshie v Unicorns .. Unicorn Batsman New strikes out .Picture Richard Ponter.122180e.

Yorkshie v Unicorns .. Unicorn Batsman New strikes out .Picture Richard Ponter.122180e.

Firstly with the ball, Yorkshire managed to restrict their opponents to 184 all out, only former Leicestershire man Tom New mastering the Yorkshire attack with 83 not out.

And coach Gillespie was quick to sing the praises of his bowling attack as well as his side’s efforts in the field.

He said: “It was a clinical performance.

“Everyone was at it and we were sensational.

Yorkshie v Unicorns . Unicorn Batsman Thornley strikes out .Picture Richard Ponter.122180f.

Yorkshie v Unicorns . Unicorn Batsman Thornley strikes out .Picture Richard Ponter.122180f.

“We were outstanding with the ball and off the ball in the field we were also excellent.

“It was a pleasing performance.

“Mitchell Starc bowled with great pace and was very impressive.

“I was unbelievably impressed with Ryan Sidebottom, he bowled superbly.

“There were a few extras early on but we were bowling to a plan to pitch the ball up and you’ll always get that happening when you do.

“I also thought Moin Ashraf bowled well too.”

Gillespie was also delighted to see his skipper Andrew Gale pull off a superb catch at midwicket off the bowling fo Starc, something he had been working on before the match.

Gillespie added: “It was great to see Galey take that catch.

“We worked for about 15 minutes before the game hammering tennis balls at him to make sure he was taking it with soft hands.

“It was great to see that work come to fruition in the game.

“Galey isn’t the most naturally gifted fielder but he works really hard at it and taking that catch was testament to his work rate.”

Yorkshire’s Aussie coach was also delighted to see conditions more likely to be seen Down Under, a complete contrast to the last time Yorkshire visited Scarborough just a few weeks ago for their LVCC tie against Leicestershire.

The players swapped their woolly hats for sun cream and Gillespie was pleased to see better conditions this time round.

He added: “It was really cold and windy last time we came to Scarborough.

“So to see the sun beaming down on Scarborough was very nice.”