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Josh Bohannon: "I take a lot of confidence from that"

Josh Bohannon: "I take a lot of confidence from that"

The number three reflects on a job very well done on a gritty day at the office against Derbyshire

Although disappointed to miss out on three figures, Josh Bohannon knows the value of his 94 on Day One against Derbyshire.

The number three, who was out in the middle in just the second ball of the game, grafted for 216 balls before falling six short of what would have been a richly deserved second First-Class century.

But his effort was the backbone of the innings as he stuck around to build partnerships with Rob Jones and George Balderson.

And he knows it could be a pivotal innings on a pitch which is not straightforward to bat on.

"I'm obviously very happy but also gutted because it felt like I'd grafted enough to deserve it but if you'd offered my 94 at the start of the day, I'd have taken it," he said.

"It was great to spend time in the middle and I hope I get another chance but if not I'm happy to take that as my lost knock in red ball cricket this season and I take a lot of confidence from it.

"It was tough and if they bowl in good areas with a straight field it is tough and it really felt like we had to graft. It wasn't a boundary pitch and the outfield was a bit slow so it was tough graft for the lads.

"It was an early start for me and I'd just got a cup of tea but you've always got to be ready. To be honest I don't mind because I'm not great at waiting to bat.

"It was good to see of the new ball and then bat a bit longer and I've worked a lot over the winter to get used to facing the new ball and change the way I play and yet still stay positive so I take a lot of pride in batting for that length of time."

Watch the full post-match interview below.

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