Essex v Yorkshire: Ten Doeschate praises fightback

PUBLISHED: 11:00 06 May 2018

Ryan ten Doeschate of Essex takes to the field with a guard of honour (pic Nick Wood/TGS Photo)

Ryan ten Doeschate of Essex takes to the field with a guard of honour (pic Nick Wood/TGS Photo)

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Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate praised his team for their fightback in the afternoon against Yorkshire on Saturday.

The visitors looked like setting the champions an imposing target at one stage, with Harry Brook hitting a maiden first-class century.

But the home attack rallied to leave Essex chasing 238 for victory, with ten Doeschate and Dan Lawrence the not out batsmen heading into Sunday’s action with Essex 97-4.

The captain said: “When they were 276-3, 180-odd ahead, we were looking at something over 300, but getting seven wickets for 53 runs gives us a chance in the game.

“At lunch they were definitely in the ascendancy. But we probably got level for the first time in the game, and 238 is probably a fair chase on this wicket. We’ve ridden the wave and it’s just who can play better will win.

“I think if we bat 80 overs we’ll win the game. We won’t have to worry about the new ball. We’ll have to make sure we bat another 40 overs and we’ll be close.

“If you’re chasing a score you’re looking for one of those top four batters to essentially get a score. One of them gets a score then you win. As with the bowlers, we have become accustomed to them turning out phenomenal performances.

“The good thing is that quality players like Westley and Browne, they won’t miss out too many times. Besides, it’s a chance for someone else to come and win the game for us.”

That could be 20-year-old Dan Lawrence, who put on 42 runs with his captain before the close having top scored with 48 in Essex’s first innings 142 when 22 wickets fell on the first day.

Ten Doeschate added: “He’s very mature as a batter. He backs himself all the time, all the way. He said to me, ‘For a change, I’m going to win this game for us’. He’s that sort of character.

“We want him to play the way he does, he’s a little unorthodox, sometimes a little bit frantic. Hopefully it will be a happy place.”


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