Bresnan finds home comforts at Scarborough

Tim Bresnan looks to get on the front foot (above)
Tim Bresnan looks to get on the front foot (above)

Yorkshire’s Tim Bresnan is confident the side can pick up their first division one title since 2001 after a dramatic fourth-day success against Sussex at North Marine Road.

Bresnan played a crucial role in their vital victory, hitting 61 in a first innings partnership of 157 with Kane Williamson before taking 3-60 as the visitors were skittled for 230 in the second innings.

Speaking to The Scarborough News after their success, Bresnan says sprits are high in the Tykes camp, and that the players have enjoyed the 128th Cricket Festival.

Bresnan said: “We’re six points clear and it’s all to play for, but we can’t take our foot off the gas.

“The sort of cricket we’re playing at the minute, I’d back us to beat anyone.

“That win is as good as they come. There was more drama attached to the Middlesex win, but this was probably more pleasing from a playing point of view as we bossed the game from the second hour, which was pleasing.”

Former England seamer Bresnan admits the squad continue to enjoy their 10 days annually on the coast.

He added: “We love coming to Scarborough and we love playing cricket here.

“We tend to get really good results here, especially in four-day cricket, and the pitch really suits our style of play.

“There’s always a really good crowd in to support us too, which is great.”