Bresnan returning to his best form— 7 August 2014
Tim Bresnan admitted Yorkshire had exploited the conditions to better effect in completing a second emphatic victory in the Royal London One-Day Cup in three days against Worcestershire after suffering a surprise defeat to Gloucestershire last week.
“Last week was particularly disappointing for us because we played really well at Lancashire and made a bit of a mess of it here against Gloucestershire when, arguably, they probably had the best of the wicket and the conditions,” said Bresnan. “We have pretty much done to Worcestershire today to what Gloucestershire did to us.
“It’s definitely a pitch that was worth bowling first on. There’s a bit more in it with a 10.30 start and it’s done it all game, but we got the best out of it with our seam attack.
“I thought we all bowled pretty well, myself and Jack Brooks up top, Matthew Fisher backed us up really well and Adil Rashid and Richie Pyrah did their thing as well.”
But Bresnan admitted that, after claiming three wins from their first four matches, they have not set a target for qualification for the quarter-finals because of the new format of the competition.
“I think we’ve just got to play well in every game and compete and then the league table will look after itself,” he added.
“I think with it being a new competition it’s tough to know how many wins you need. It’s not like the Premiership where Man Utd can say they need 85 points, it’s not like that. It also depends on what the other teams do.”