Gillespie relishes Roses clash as Tykes seek their first T20 victory

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Yorkshire go into tomorrow night’s vital Twenty20 Roses clash against Lancashire with coach Jason Gillespie insisting: “We need a win”.

Yorkshire, who reached the Twenty20 Finals Day last season and qualified for the Champions League in South Africa, have endured a difficult start to their 2013 campaign with two successive defeats.

So Yorkshire go into the clash against their oldest enemy still seeking their first victory of the T20 season.

Around 15,000 supporters are likely to pack out Headingley for the clash, televised live on Sky Sports with a 5.40pm start, and Gillespie said: “We are in need of a win.

“We haven’t put the runs on the board in our first two games - in both, we were a good 30-40 runs short.

“Our bowling and fielding have been very good, and if we can iron out our faults we know we will be in the mix.

“I’m pleased with the attitude and effort shown by the players and they are giving everything.

“We are just in need of some luck, apply ourselves with more intent and hopefully the results will start to come through.”

n Joe Root scored 41 and 26 in his first two innings at the top of the England order, in the four-day Ashes warm up game against Essex.