Former England bowling all-rounder Tim Bresnan has decided to part ways with the Yorkshire County Cricket Club with immediate effect. Having made his first-class debut in 2003, Tim Bresnan associated himself with the reputed county club in 2001 through a List A match. The fast bowler ends his 19-year contract with the team.
Tim Bresnan was one of those who didn’t get a regular nod within the English Test team; however, showcased his skills when given the opportunity. The 35-year old was part of two Ashes triumphs in 2010-11 in Australia and 2013 at home. In the trip down under, Bresnan took 11 wickets in two Tests while the successful urn defence on the home soil ended with ten scalps in three fixtures. His last of the 23 Tests came in 2013 against Australia.
Tim Bresnan thanked the opportunities presented to him throughout 19 years since the time he was young enough to kickstart his career. While admitting that the Yorkshire cap is one of his proudest possessions, the veteran seamer wants to give a chance to the youngsters by sidelining himself.
“I would like to thank Yorkshire for giving me 19 fantastic years and the opportunity when I was younger to kick-start my career. Hopefully, with me moving aside, the younger players will get their opportunity to kick-start their careers as well. It has given me immense pride to represent the county for the best part of two decades. My Yorkshire cap is one of my proudest possessions.” Bresnan stated as quoted by Times of India.
Everyone at the Club has huge respect for Tim Bresnan: Martyn Moxon
Martyn Moxon, the director of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club, applauded the 35-year old’s contribution to the domestic side and England. Having represented the club for 19 years, Moxon commended his services and wished him all the best for his future endeavours.
Tim Bresnan featured in 199 first-class, 279 List A, and 173 T20 games for Yorkshire. While taking 557 wickets, he scored 6714 first-class runs. In List A cricket, the veteran took 315 wickets and mustered 3221 runs. As far as the shortest format goes, Bresnan picked up 168 scalps. He also bagged Player of The Club Award in 2016 for his performances with both bat and ball.
“Everyone at the Club has huge respect for Tim for what he has achieved in his career for Yorkshire and England. He has represented the Club with huge pride and distinction for 19 years. His contribution both on and off the field has been immense and we wish him every success for the future.” Maxon stated.