It was great to finally get out there - Neser

14 May 2021 | Cricket

Day 2 at Sophia Gardens ended with Yorkshire on 69/4, in reply to Glamorgan's 149 all out in bowler-friendly conditions.

Michael Neser took three wickets on home debut, getting Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance and Harry Brook as he bowled with pace and accuracy, and while he's happy with his wickets so far, he admitted he's desperate for the big one tomorrow.

"It was great to finally get out there (at home) with a bit of assistance from the wicket as well. Generally it felt good and there was a great catch from Kiran (Carlson) straight up to ease the pressure on my back for that first wicket.

"Joe Root is a big player for them, a class player so it's going to be a grind (to dismiss him) and we've got to be on it.



With clouds circling overhead, and eventually bad light forcing play to stop, the bowlers had the benefit of the weather at Sophia Gardens and Neser believes that while conditions do favour the bowler, the pitch is still one that you can score runs on, should the weather hold.

"Certainly when the overhead conditions came (cloudy) the ball started doing a bit more, every now and then it would nip around. There were still opportunities to score so I tried to be positive with the bat because I felt there might be a ball with my name on it.

"I think it's not a bad wicket and it might dry out a bit depending on the weather, but at this stage it's looking like a low-scoring affair."