18.06. - Cricket
Andrew Gale is refusing to get carried away with Yorkshire's strong start to the season as they gear up to face Middlesex.
The White Rose sit second in the County Championship Division One, six points shy of leaders Essex, having won their last two outings against Lancashire and Somerset.
Middlesex are next up for Yorkshire at Lord’s on Monday and they have proven to be something of a bogey side for Gale’s men in recent years.
Yorkshire have not won on their last three trips to Lord’s, although Middlesex have yet to win a Country Championship game this term, having drawn four and lost one.
However, despite their contrasting fortunes this season, Gale has warned his squad against any complacency.
Gale said: "They've been a bit of a bogey team for us over the last few years. They've not started as well as they'd like but we can't rest on our laurels. We have to be really on it.
"It's early days to talk about titles and what the league table looks like. We just have to keep smashing our processes.
"We're playing some decent cricket without playing great cricket. There's lots of areas we can improve.
"We just need to nail the batting. We haven't batted well consistently as a unit for a long time. We keep talking about it and hopefully it will be just around the corner."