A fit and firing Jack Brooks says he is excited about the challenge that will come with increased competition for places within Yorkshire’s fast bowling department.

Brooks and his team-mates have returned home from a successful pre-season training camp in South Africa.

The experienced seamer gained both valuable overs with the ball and time at the crease with the bat, scoring a century in the final day of match action at the weekend – an intra-squad two-day fixture.

Brooks endured a largely frustrating summer in 2017, sparked by an injury-ravaged pre-season.

But, prior to leaving South Africa earlier this week, he said: “I don’t think this one could have gone any better personally.

“Physically I’m in a much better position than I was last year (calf injury which meant he missed the start of the season).

“This winter I’ve concentrated on getting as fit and as strong as possible, and I’ve got myself in fantastic shape. I got myself through the trip with seriously good workloads under my belt.

“I don’t envy the captain and coach because there’s such strong competition for places.

“When I came to the club six years ago, I wanted to come into a strong and competitive squad that was able to challenge for all three trophies, and that hasn’t changed.

“We’ve gone through the period where we had a strong nucleus of senior players for three or four years on the trot, and now a lot of those guys are coming towards the end or have already packed up.

Related News

View all news

Refund Information - England vs Pakistan Vitality IT20

Following the rain affected Vitality Men's IT20 between England and Pakistan at Headingley on Wednesday 22nd May 2024, the refund scheme will now take effect.

Read more

Yorkshire’s Jasmine Nicholls becomes first woman to prepare pitch at Headingley

Yorkshire Cricket’s Groundstaff Jasmine Nicholls, has become the first woman to prepare a pitch at Headingley.  

Read more

LIVE BLOG: Weather Updates Ahead of England vs Pakistan

The latest weather updates throughout the day from Headingley ahead of England vs Pakistan in the Vitality International T20.

Read more
An image of Lauren Winfield-Hill and Adil Rashid, with the Yorkshire logo and Northern Diamonds logo in the middle

Sign up to our newsletter

For all the latest news, previews, ticket, membership and Premium Experiences information and more exciting content from Yorkshire Cricket and the Northern Diamonds straight to your inbox, subscribe now.

To view our privacy policy, click here.