Yup. De Grandhomme was perfect for that pitch. Medium pace gets a bad rap these days. Medium pace (medium-fast I'll include in that) swing is perfect for English wickets. Hence the horses for courses picks we'd always make at Headingley where folks like Steve Watkin would be gods. Or the occasional Martin Bicknell call up. Ian Austin did ok, Collingwood had a few good days, Mark Ealham too especially on the correct wickets for them. Anderson is pretty much MF these days and his bowling at home is still as good as ever.
Speaking of perfect bowling for our conditions, TRJ is on point at the moment. Id see how he looks against Ireland. Perfect horses for courses squad selection for the ashes depending on the wicket.
And as regards the too much grass thing, that was set up for (especially) Woakes and Plunkett I'd assume. Cant blame the Kiwi's for beating us at our own game.