Alex Lees column: One-Day Cup win a great way to get over T20 blow

Alex Lees

Alex Lees

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Alex Lees column

IT WAS bitterly disappointing to lose against Nottinghamshire at Headingley on Friday night – but it wasn't just that game which cost us a place in the quarter-finals of the T20 Blast.

We've driven three or four games that we've ended up losing. And when you look back, we should have been second or maybe third in the North Division table and still in with a chance of reaching finals day.

We've ended up making a bit of a mess of it, in truth. We had assembled a great side for Twenty20 cricket and we definitely should have done better than we did.

We've now got to move on quickly and make sure we do well in the One-Day Cup and the County Championship.

To start well in the one-day stuff and get some points on the board against Lancashire at Old Trafford on Saturday was therefore really pleasing.

We played some really good cricket in that match. We put an imposing score of 300-plus on the board and, more often than not, scoreboard pressure means you find yourself in a good position once you've done that.

Looking back, it was ideal to have the Lancashire game coming so quickly after Notts and it was a great feeling to be able to take some more points away from Old Trafford after beating them last month in the Twenty20 as well.

I was happy to play my part with 66 to get us off to a decent start and I've now scored some runs in all three formats this season.

As I've spoken about before, I don't really change my game for any format. I try to make sure I play proper shots and the only thing I do in limited-overs cricket is to chip it around a bit more.

Hopefully I can score some hundreds and go on from just getting 66 to help put us in a good position in both competitions come the end of the season.

When you've got such a strong squad, like we have at Yorkshire, you can afford to give all three competitions a good go.

When it gets narrowed down to two, it's obviously a big disappointment but that focus switches to those two comps.

I guess there is an argument to suggest we could use that to our advantage, especially against the teams that are still involved in the Twenty20 competition.

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