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REACTION: Yorkshire CCC v Lancashire CCC, Specsavers County Championship

REACTION: Yorkshire CCC v Lancashire CCC, Specsavers County Championship

REACTION: Yorkshire CCC v Lancashire CCC, Specsavers County Championship

Take a look at the reaction from Yorkshire Head Coach Andrew Gale and Lancashire Head Coach Glen Chapple following Lancashire’s first loss of the season in the Specsavers County Championship.

For more details about the match, read the full match report here

Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale

"I thought we were outstanding from start to finish. I thought we dominated the game.

"I've just said in the dressing room 'we strive for perfection and the only area was we should have got a 250 lead, not 150'

"Other than that, I asked us to be more ruthless. Our catching was a lot better. As a bowling unit, we were top drawer, as good as you'll see in county cricket.

"I'm pleased for Lythy because you always go through a lean patch as a batter. You guys were asking questions of him after Old Trafford. But he's worked really hard and put a decent shift in in the nets prior to this game. I'm pleased he got his rewards.

"I think this period of games is massive in the scheme of the season. I said before this game that it won't be won and lost in this period, but you can make some dents in the table for sure."

Lancashire coach Glen Chapple

"Firstly, I think the Yorkshire basically won the game for them on a pretty spicy pitch. They were pretty relentless on the first day and we weren't able to match that. I think it comes to down to old fashioned English conditions where it was really bowler friendly.

"We didn't live up to their bowling, especially Ryan Sidebottom and Ben Coad early on. They just hammered out a length and gave our batsmen nowhere to go.

"A tough game for us, obviously, but I thought the Yorkshire bowlers were outstanding.

"I don't think the pitch changed on the first day. We both had the opportunity to bowl on a bowler-friendly pitch. It does get worse here, there's no doubt about it. The impression of the pitch is that they tend to start fairly good here. There was some cloud around and having some rain after you've tossed up isn't ideal. But I don't think it was the toss at all. It was basically the quality of our bowling didn't match them. We have to take that on the chin.

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