OVERSEAS quick Lockie Ferguson says there are comparisons to be drawn between the dressing room cultures at Yorkshire and New Zealand.

The Kiwi fast bowler is loving his first campaign in White Rose colours, helping the Vikings into a healthy state in the Vitality Blast North Group, despite Wednesday's heavy defeat away to Birmingham Bears.

Ferguson has described the Yorkshire players as a “humble” group.

Humility is a word often used to describe New Zealand’s teams under all-formats captain Kane Williamson.

And, ahead of Friday night's Sky Sports televised Roses clash with Lancashire at Emerald Headingley (6.30pm), Ferguson said: “I came into the group and wasn’t sure what they would be like.

"But they are the most humble bunch I’ve played with.

“It’s a testament to the coaching staff and the captains - we’ve had three of them in the competition - that the players have stayed level throughout.

“I’ve talked to the boys about this, and the New Zealand team I play in we focus on what we call horizontal hierarchy.

“That’s not just the coaches and senior players having a say, but the younger ones with new ideas and a new way of playing the game. They have just as much a say.

“That happens at Auckland as well, and it happens here.

“The way the lads have accepted me in, and given me a bit of stick, which I love, has been amazing.

“You’re going to have ups and downs in cricket.

"But that culture is what helps you bounce back from the tough nights.”

Bouncing back from a tough night is exactly the task facing Yorkshire after the 10-wicket defeat at Edgbaston.

It was their third defeat in 10 games and meant they slipped to second in the group on net run-rate behind Nottinghamshire.

One more win from four games should qualify the Vikings for the quarter-finals, and the first opportunity could not be greater given it is against Lancashire.

They have endured a difficult competition, losing four of nine games.

The Lightning go in search of win number four against Worcestershire at Emirates Old Trafford tonight.

Despite being bowled out for 81 by the Bears, their lowest ever Blast total, stand-in captain Adam Lyth insists Yorkshire will not shy away from their aggressive style of batting when they step out at Headingley.

“We have to take the aggressive option like we have done all season,” he said.

“We’re on our home ground, and just because we’ve been bowled out for 80 doesn’t mean we’re going to play any different.

"Hopefully we just don’t get out!”