Departing England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has spoken of his pride, despite being part of a Yorkshire side that fell agonisingly short of a memorable victory at Kent in the LV= County Championship yesterday.

Set a mammoth 392 at Canterbury, the Tykes fell 92 runs short but they still remain top of Division One after securing an eight-point draw.

“It was a fantastic effort but we came up just short,” said Bresnan, who made 70 before heading to the World Twenty 20. “Our cricket is going the right way at the moment and I’m leaving this side in good hands.”

The fact he was disappointed at the result is testament to the terrific effort from Yorkshire as they tried to secure a third successive championship win for the first time in 15 years.

Few would have predicted such a tight finish when home captain Rob Key declared with 90 overs left. But openers Adam Lyth and Joe Sayers counter-attacked brilliantly.

They put on 155, the highest partnership for Yorkshire this season, to lay the foundations for an enthralling finish.

“They played exceptionally well to allow us to have a chance,” added Bresnan.

Lyth also made Yorkshire history when, at precisely 2.03pm yesterday, brought up the county’s one millionth run in Championship cricket.

By the time they departed, Lyth for 84 and Sayers for 61, the target was still a long way off. But then McGrath and Bresnan began their onslaught.

Scoring quickly, they put on 123 for the third wicket to leave Yorkshire needing 151 from the last 20 overs.

Unfortunately, McGrath was ousted six overs later by James Tredwell for 55 and the chase was called off with the visitors on 300 for five.