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Rewards for Morgan, Bresnan

England duo meet appearance criteria

Morgan: impact

Eoin Morgan and Tim Bresnan have both received a financial boost from the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Both players have met appearance criteria set between October 1, 2008, and September 30, 2009 and will receive payments for that period under the ECB's increment contract scheme.

Morgan and Bresnan reached the required 20-point threshold during that period - five appearance points being awarded for a Test appearance and two points for a one-day or Twenty20 international.

The duo are currently in South Africa as part of England's Champions Trophy squad - a tournament in which Morgan has already made an impact.

The Irish-born batsman, who made his 10th limited-overs appearance for England against Sri Lanka last Friday, has struck two eye-catching half-centuries so far.

Meanwhile, Yorkshire's Bresnan achieved the 20-point mark during the recent NatWest Series against Australia.

Bresnan was named among those to be awarded increment contracts for 2009-10 earlier this month.