Tim Bresnan crosses the line

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We call him 'Bresno'It’s okay – it’s a good line. It’s the line you have to cross to get written about on King Cricket.

Tim Bresnan has been having one of those quietly productive seasons in which our Ones To Watch seem to specialise. Despite having taken more wickets than anyone else in division one so far this season – 29 at an average of 23.34 – his 5-94 against Durham yesterday was remarkably his first five-wicket haul.

Complementing his quietly productive bowling has been some quietly productive batting: 295 runs at an average of 49.16 with two fifties and no hundreds.

Liam Plunkett is making his first County Championship appearance of the season in the same match after playing a few Twenty20 games over the last few weeks. Plunkett is having a Bresnanian match himself. He took 3-70 and hit 68 not out, batting at nine.


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  1. Rob Key just got a golden duck. But I don’t think it was Rob Key. It was someone else with a named spelled the same.

    And Durham won – so Bresnan can go back to being village. Go Durham

  2. There I was, blithely clicking on “1 appeal” in a carefree and unsuspecting manner. To be confronted with the cruel phrase, “Rob Key just got a golden duck.”

    I knew this. I was trying to forget the fact.

    Life can be very cruel.

  3. In addition to Plunky having a good game, the Colonel took 7 catches, Collingwood and Hopalong Vaughan had reasonable scores and Peanut Lythe had his best score yet. The online commentary, however was ROOBISH

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