Monday 16 July 2007 

Bresnan Commits Future To Yorkshire

Tim Bresnan has signed a new contract with The Yorkshire County Cricket Club which keeps him at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground for a further two years until 2009.

Tim, now 22-years-old, first played for the county in 2001 at the age of 16. He quickly gained England Under-19 honours, playing in two World Cups. In 2006 he made an impressive start and forced his way into the England One-Day International side. He has made 52 first-class appearances, scoring 1,417 runs at an average of 24.43, including a career best 126 not out for the England Lions against India earlier this week. He has also taken 131 first-class wickets at 31.87. He was recently named in England’s 30-man preliminary squad for the inaugural Twenty20 World Championships that take place in South Africa in September.

An excited Tim Bresnan commented, “I’m delighted to pledge my future to Yorkshire. The arrival of Darren Gough, as captain, and Martyn Moxon, as Director of Cricket, has been really exciting for all of the players here. The Club is going from strength to strength and this is the place where I want to play my cricket. We’ve got some massive games around the corner and a chance to win a trophy for Yorkshire's loyal supporters.”

Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire’s Director of Professional Cricket, said, “It is great news that Tim is staying with us. He’s popular in the dressing room and works hard for the team. Although people class him as a bowling all-rounder, the hundreds he scored at The Oval and in the recent England Lions match show that his batting is getting better all the time.”

Yorkshire Chief Executive, Stewart Regan, said “Tim is a quality all-rounder and an important part of the Club’s future. This is why we are all delighted he has signed a new deal, which will put an end to recent newspaper speculation surrounding his future. Tim has had a taste of international cricket and wants more England caps and I am sure those will come if he continues to improve and work hard. He belongs in a cap with a White Rose on it.”

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