Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Kevin Sharp: Worcestershire Versus Yorkshire Reaction

worcestershire head coach kevin sharp gave his reaction at the end of the specsavers county championship match with yorkshire at New Road.

the home side went down by seven wickets and finished bottom of the table but sharp is targeting an instant return to the top flight.

sharp said: “it is always disappointing when you finish bottom of the table. it’s not what you want. it’s not what you plan for.

“i will say that for much of this season we have competed well. there are a couple of times that we have been blown away

“on the whole, what has happened is, when we have got into a position to take advantage in a match, there are a number of times when we just haven’t been to press it home.

“as an example, yorkshire’s first innings was 220-8 – 120 runs behind – and they finish well in front.

“they are key moments. when we needed to bowl well with the new ball, we probably didn’t bowl as well as we can and we’ve dropped some key catches at key times this year and players have gone onto make big scores.

“i don’t think overall we’ve been outplayed but we haven’t seized the moment enough and that is something we’ve talked about briefly.

“but that’s not for the next few days. it’s for when the lads come back in the winter for us to have a proper debrief. they know and understand.

“it looks at the moment as if next year the divisions are going to turn around so it may well be that three teams are promoted next season.

“i’d want us to be one of those teams.”