Lyndon James feels the Nottinghamshire bowling attack displayed their fighting spirit in their final pre-season friendly against Leicestershire.
James took two wickets in the fixture, including the scalp of opener George Rhodes on the final evening as Nottinghamshire reduced their opponents to 99-8 at stumps.
The Academy graduate feels the display perfectly encapsulated the approach the squad are aiming to take into the LV= Insurance County Championship season.
“We spoke as a bowling unit about getting in the fight,” he told Trent Bridge Live.
“We were looking to get one over the opponent, and attack the knee roll in particular, and I think we did that really well tonight.
"Over the winter I've just tried to get my head down and work as hard as I can on all aspects of my game.
“It’s always nice to see young faces that you’ve played with and grown up with transfer it from Lady Bay to here.”
“As we've started to play matches I’ve tried to put that into practice and thankfully it’s come off .
“I feel like I've done what I wanted to do this winter.”
James was one of four Academy products to take wickets on the final evening of Notts’ concluding pre-season fixture, with Brett Hutton, Liam Patterson-White and Joey Evison all making telling contributions.
It resulted in a scorecard which made pleasant reading for the Second XI skipper.
“It’s always nice to see young faces that you’ve played with and grown up with transfer it from Lady Bay to here,” said James.
“Me and Patto (Patterson-White) have played here since we were ten, and Joey’s been here for a long time as well, so it’s great to see it come together on days like today.”
James’ contribution with the ball came hours after he made his maiden half-century for the senior Notts side, hitting an unbeaten 75.
After making an undefeated century for the Second XI in midweek, the all-rounder believes he has found a tempo which suits his role in the side.
“Today, I just wanted to make sure I felt in good rhythm, in that tempo that I’ve spoken about before, and I tried to keep everything as simple as I could,” he said.
“I feel in a good place in a minute, so I was just trying to maintain the same approach as I had the other day in the Seconds.”
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