By Graham Hardcastle

Jack Brooks is hoping for a decent run in Yorkshire’s Vitality Blast team in order to prove he shouldn’t be pigeon-holed as a red ball specialist.

The Vikings Headband Warrior is back in the fold after a little over three years away.

Thursday’s outing in the win over Durham Jets at Emerald Headingley was his first since mid-June 2015, and he impressed with 3-21 from four overs.

Brooks, 34, played again in Sunday’s defeat to last year’s runners-up Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston without striking.

However, he is confident there are more good things to come, having taken a T20 five-for in his first season at Yorkshire in 2013 and gained second-string international recognition with England in one-day cricket.

“My last appearance was around three years ago, I can’t remember exactly when,” he said.

“I’ve certainly not played anything in the last two seasons having been injured and rested due to the scheduling, and it’s been really frustrating.

“I don’t see myself as just a red ball bowler, and you kind of get pigeon-holed once you miss a little bit.

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