Tim Bresnan maintained his impressive return to form to help Yorkshire Vikings dismiss Worcestershire for a modest 141 in today’s Royal London One-Day Cup match at Headingley.
The former England all-rounder claimed 4-28 as Yorkshire aimed to follow Tuesday’s impressive victory at Northampton with an equally emphatic win during a spell of six matches in nine days.
Yorkshire chose to rest Steve Patterson for their second match of that sequence, giving 16-year-old Matthew Fisher his first senior match of the season, but it was Bresnan who led the way with three early wickets, including two off successive balls.
Bresnan’s new-ball spell of 7-2-24-3 set the tone, and Fisher, who became the youngest cricketer to play a county match last summer aged 15 years and seven months, claimed the key wicket of opener Daryl Mitchell for 33, given lbw playing across the line.
Worcestershire’s demise continued with Adil Rashid claiming 3-21, and it was only a last-wicket stand of 39 from 40 balls between Joe Leach and Mitchell McClenaghan that guided them to a respectable total.
Bresnan ended their partnership, and the innings, when he was recalled to the attack in the 44th over and striking with his second ball, bowling McClenaghan, to leave Leach unbeaten on 43 from 63 balls.