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Andy Gale on the season so far

Andrew Gale | 7:50am gmt 29 Jul 2008
Andrew Gale / Chris Taylor ColumnSorry for the delay everyone since the last article but the schedule is tough.

I am writing before the Surrey game to be played at Headingley Carnegie this week.

The season to date has been a decent one from a personnel point of view. I have almost cemented my place in the championship side with hundreds against Hampshire and Surrey. Hopefully I can push on now and I have also played well in the one-day format scoring a 60 odd in the semi final against Essex. As for the Twenty20's, that is something that we will forget as a club and will only learn from.

From a team perspective it has been a season of ups and downs to date. Three weeks ago we was top of the championship, in the quarter finals of the Twenty20 and in the semi final on the FP Trophy. Unfortunately we have lost a little bit of form and lost the last three champo games. It has not been an easy time for the players after going out of the 20's the way we did but that can't be used as an excuse, the bottom line is that we have played some poor cricket at vital times in the games and that has really cost us.

The most positive thing to come out of the last couple of weeks is a superb hundred from a young lad from Whitby called Adam Lyth. He scored his maiden first class hundred against Notts last week and nearly got us to the total we required. Adam is certainly a character of the game and one for all you readers to watch out for in the future.

Hope you have enjoyed the article and I look forward to doing another one shortly.

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Xavier Rose
Interesting stuff. Figured it'd be like that.
Dave Wilson
Nice piece, Andrew - great to see you taking care of the kids and bringing the game on. Wonder what
Great comments. Wonderful to see a pro answering the questions of us, arm chair critics and fans.
Morgan (morgieb)
Hey, great article Andy! And also good replies.
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