Yorkshire talisman Tim Bresnan has today penned a two-year contract extension, keeping him at Emerald Headingley until the end of 2020.

Despite initially exploring his contract options, the White Rose all-rounder has committed his future to the club he has represented for the past 17 years. Bresnan, 33, remains a key figure for Yorkshire across all three formats.

The news comes on the day of the Vikings’ crunch home Roses fixture against Lancashire Lightning. In last year’s fixture, Bresnan took a career best 6 for 19 in a dramatic win in front of a sold-out Roses T20 crowd at Emerald Headingley; three wickets and a run-out coming in the final over of the match.

The Pontefract-born right-arm seamer, who made his First-Class debut for his home county in 2003 having come through the ranks at Townville and Castleford Cricket Clubs, has taken 425 First-Class wickets at an average of 30.58 in a stellar career.

The Yorkshire all-rounder enjoyed a golden run of form in 2014, ’15 and ’16, as much with the bat as the ball, helping his county to Championship title glory twice. On the final evening of the 2016 season, at Lord’s, when Yorkshire narrowly missed out on a third Championship title, Bresnan’s defiant, unbeaten 142 against Middlesex proved to be an innings that would enter Yorkshire folklore.

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