Yorkshire CCC: Ashes hero Bresnan poised for Tykes action

Tim Bresnan. PIC: PA
Tim Bresnan. PIC: PA
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ASHES hero Tim Bresnan is set to hand Yorkshire a welcome boost by making his seasonal bow in their CB40 one-dayer at Kent Spitfires this Sunday.

The England all-rounder – ordered by the ECB to rest until mid-May following a hectic winter on international duty – had been expected to make his Tykes comeback in the LV County Championship four-dayer with Hampshire, which starts at Headingley Carnegie next Wednesday.

As well as missing the Tykes first four Championship games, the 26-year-old was also expected to sit out the opening three CB40 matches.

But the Pontefract-born ace, who famously took the wicket at the MCG which saw England retain the urn against Australia, is now in line to feature earlier than expected in Yorkshire’s clash at Canterbury – which would be his first White Rose appearance since the end of August.

And having recharged his batteries, Bresnan is now raring to go, according to Tykes skipper and big buddy Andrew Gale.

On Bresnan, who travelled with the Tykes squad to Nottinghamshire ahead of today’s LVCC Division One clash at Trent Bridge – to step up his fitness with coaches – Gale said: “Fingers crossed, he should be available for Sunday and he’ll be a good addition to the squad.

“Bressy is one of those who needs some time away from cricket, just to refresh and he does like to get away.

“But over the past two weeks, he’s been coming into Headingley and into the gym and stuff when he wasn’t asked. And you can tell he’s itching to get back into it.

“When I said if he fancied travelling with the squad this week and doing all his training with us, he bite my hand off!

“He’s just wanting to get back into the swing of things.”

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