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Tim Bresnan back in action for Yorkshire against Lancashire

Tim Bresnan: England bowler back in action for Yorkshire

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England bowler Tim Bresnan was pleased with his day's work after making his comeback for Yorkshire on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old, who is back in action following his elbow operation, bowled 10 tidy overs on day one of Yorkshire's three-day friendly against Lancashire.

Bresnan, who was sent to the United States for surgery after the one-day tour of India in January in a bid to leave him pain-free in time for a busy international summer, conceded 16 runs in two five-over spells and picked up the wicket of Karl Brown.

"I bowled quite well and got some decent pace behind the ball. There was no pain which was fantastic."

Tim Bresnan

He is now eyeing a return to first-class competition in the LV= County Championship match against Durham starting on April 24.

No pain

The first Test of the summer, against New Zealand again, begins at Lord's on May 16 and he will be keen to force himself into contention as early as possible.

He said: "I bowled quite well and got some decent pace behind the ball. There was no pain which was fantastic.

"There's this game, and two Championship games, maybe three. There's quite a lot of cricket and I should be in the groove before the New Zealand series."

Lancashire finished on 269-7 at Headingley in a match aimed to keep the Roses rivals sharp during a blank round of Championship games for both teams.

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