DUANNE OLIVIER could be the key to helping Yorkshire break a recent winless record at Scarborough - but he must not get carried away.

Bowling coach Rich Pyrah has warned of the the extra pace and bounce on offer at North Marine Road, with former South Africa Test quick Olivier fit to face Surrey from tomorrow having sat out last week’s defeat to Warwickshire at York with a hip injury.

The 27-year-old has made a healthy start to life in the White Rose’s Specsavers County Championship side, taking 21 wickets from six appearances so far, including a best of 5-96 on his debut in the season-opening draw against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

But, added to his wickets, he has helped team-mates such as Ben Coad and Steve Patterson break through by ruffling the feathers of many a batsman with his hostile short-pitched mode of attack.

“Luckily, Duanne’s injury has not been as bad as we first thought,” explained Pyrah ahead of the clash with the defending champions.

“He would have bowled alright at York had he got his lengths right because it carried nicely. It will be interesting to see what he does at Scarborough. I’m sure he’ll be steaming in down that hill.

“He won’t be shy of bowling a few bouncers there, that is for sure. But, as we know at Scarborough, you can have pace, but it’s about the lengths that you bowl. Duanne has got to make sure that he doesn’t get carried away with the bounce and carry to the keeper.”

Yorkshire are searching for their first win in five Championship matches at Scarborough having been beaten twice in each of the last two summers.

Last June, Surrey won by seven wickets on the way to a title they will do well to defend this year, having only won one of their first seven matches - against Warwickshire at the Oval earlier this week.

Yorkshire trained at North Marine Road on Tuesday and Wednesday in a bid to re-acclimatise to conditions - or, in the case of Olivier and new spin signing Keshav Maharaj, acclimatise.

“It’s a completely different surface to anywhere else in the country,” said Pyrah. “We have to adapt to that quicker.

“The last couple of years haven’t gone to plan. Before that, we played really well at Scarborough. So we need to get back on track there.

“Surrey have got a decent attack which suits Scarborough, especially with (Morne) Morkel.

“We get decent crowds there, and it might even help that we’ve played at York beforehand with similar crowds. They felt on top of you, which is very much the case at Scarborough.

“It’s an important fixture, but it always is there because it’s such a traditional place for us to play. We just have to get back to enjoying playing cricket there and using it to our advantage.”

While Yorkshire have had a week away from action, Surrey faced Warwickshire at the Oval from Sunday, winning by 74 runs.

England Test bowling all-rounder Sam Curran, playing only his second Championship match of the season, took five wickets in the match and scored a second-innings half-century.

Curran has just recovered from a hamstring injury and was restricted to bowling 30 overs in the match at the request of the ECB.

Yorkshire and Surrey drew a rain-affected fixture at Guildford earlier this month, which the hosts had the better of.

The White Rose are aiming to get back to winning ways - what would be their third in eight in 2019 - having lost their unbeaten start against Warwickshire last week.