Ru­dolph owes Test re­vival to York­shire

CRICKET

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY AUG 1 -

JAC­QUES RU­DOLPH has vowed to use his lo­cal knowl­edge to land a knock­out blow on Eng­land in the sec­ond Test at Head­in­g­ley.

The South African No.6 spent five sea­sons as a York­shire bats­man be­fore re­sum­ing a Test ca­reer which had al­ready in­cluded a 2003 vic­tory at this same venue.

“I had five very good years there and I’ve some fond mem­o­ries of play­ing with some re­ally good peo­ple,” said Ru­dolph.

Ru­dolph ad­mits he owes much to York­shire for help­ing him make the most of his po­ten­tial.

“At the time when I de­cided to come over here, I was at a bit of a tough place in my ca­reer and needed to re­dis­cover my love for the game,” said the 31-year-old left-han­der.

“I got thrown into in­ter­na­tional cricket at a re­ally young age and didn’t re­ally al­ways know how to cope with it.

“In these sur­round­ings, I learned about my­self and be­came more ma­ture as a bats­man.”

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