Yorkshire’s Jack Brooks is expecting an electrifying atmosphere for their crunch LVCC clash against Durham at Scarborough next week.
Brooks, who has enjoyed a good first season since signing for the Tykes from Northants, revealed that Scarborough’s famous North Marine Road ground has a superb reputation outside the county.
“Scarborough has a great reputation both inside and outside the club,” said Brooks, speaking to The Scarborough News.
“Players know if they’re fielding on the boundary that they’re going to be copping a lot of stick, and even the home players get it too sometimes.
“I came up for the Championship game against Notts earlier in the season, and even though I wasn’t playing, you could tell the atmosphere was really good.
“To see a ground packed out for county cricket is great and hopefully it will be the same for the Durham game too.”
Brooks is also looking forward to being thrown the cherry at North Marine Road on a track that he is a big fan of.
He added: “The pitch has always played well and there is usually a bit of pace at Scarborough, which obviously suits me.
“For a club ground to have a track with that much pace in it is unusual, but it’s great for us.”
Yorkshire are tackling Notts atTrent Bridge this week before they come to town for their meeting with North East rivals Durham, and Brooks admits all their games are now huge as they bid to win the division one silverware.
Brooks added: “It’s set up nicely now. We’ve been playing some good, consistent cricket in the Championship so hopefully we can keep that going.
“If we can keep doing the basics well then we’ve got a chance.”
Tickets for Yorkshire v Durham (Wednesday August 28 - Saturday August 31) are £15 and £10 concessions. Play starts at 11am.