Nobody can be sure of their place in Yorkshire’s starting XI for the new season.

That’s the message from Tykes director of cricket Martyn Moxon today with the county’s 2012 opener against Kent less than four weeks away.

His comments come after Yorkshire kicked off their pre-season tour of Barbados with a two-day intra-squad friendly.

Moxon said: “It’s a blank piece of paper at the moment in terms of the starting line-up on April 5.

“We’ve obviously done a lot of work indoors and done a lot of practice over the winter months, but this is the key period now.

“As coaches we’re looking forward to watching the lads perform over the next couple of weeks in real matches. The boys out here know they’re fighting for their places in the team.

“Runs and wickets from anybody could force them into the side.”

With this the case, three players in particular seem to have stolen a march on their colleagues for one of the batting berths at Headingley.

Both York-based Jonny Bairstow and Joe Sayers made centuries in the match, with Adam Lyth falling just four runs shy of three figures.

In the end, the team captained by Sayers ran out comfortable winners against Andrew Gale’s XI.

It was Gale’s side who batted first on day one. They posted 233-7 from 96 overs, with Lyth impressing, as well as Gerard Brophy, who made an unbeaten 65.

Both players have more to prove than most in the Caribbean after spending time out of the team in 2011. However, they didn’t finish on the winning side.

After two quick wickets from Ajmal Shahzad reduced Sayers’ XI to 9-2 on the second day, it became the Sayers and Bairstow show.

Together, they added 242 for the third wicket, with Bairstow bludgeoning 162 off only 147 balls and Sayers making 125.

Adil Rashid added a quick-fire 58, with Sayers’ team winning by 175 runs at the Foursquare Oval.

Moxon continued: “We’re not here for a jolly.

“It’s obviously lovely to be out here, but we’re working towards April 5 now.

“The lads know their performances out here matter.”

His squad’s next chance to impress comes today, when Yorkshire take on county opposition for the first time on the tour.