Castleford’s Ashes hero Tim Bresnan has been granted a benefit year by Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
The quick bowler and handy batsman, who helped England win The Ashes this summer against Australia, first played for Yorkshire at senior level in 2001 becoming the youngest player in 20 years to debut for the White Rose.
Since then he has established himself as one of the best Test all-rounders in the world and has enjoyed a rise to prominence as an England regular in all formats.
Bresnan has taken 67 wickets in 21 Tests at an average of just over 32 and in One-Day internationals has taken 94 wickets in 76 matches. With the bat, he averages just over 30 at the highest level of the game with a top score of 91. For Yorkshire, in First Class matches, he has taken 261 wickets in 95 outings.
During his international career Bresnan’s major victories include two Ashes series wins and a T20 World Cup victory in 2010. He will be hoping to add to his winning tally this winter in Australia if recovering from his current back injury.
Bresnan becomes the first Yorkshire beneficiary since Gerard Brophy’s campaign in 2011.
Yorkshire members wishing to get involved, should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org