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Bresnan hoping to be fit for Ashes rematch

Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan is hoping he'll be fit for the Ashes tour to Australia, despite being sidelined for the rest of the summer with a stress fracture in his lower back. Today the all-rounder was at a supermarket in Pudsey in his role as an ambassador for Asda Kwik Cricket.

Bresnan played an important part with both bat and ball in the series-clinching victory in the 4th Test at Chester-le-Street earlier this week, but the injury means he'll miss next week's final Test against the Aussies at The Oval.

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Bresnan signs new Yorkshire contract

Tim Bresnan in County Championship action for Yorkshire. Credit: Gareth Copley/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Yorkshire & England star Tim Bresnan has signed a new contract that will keep him at Headingley until 2016. The Pontefract-born all-rounder is expected to play a major part in the Ashes series against Australia this summer, alongside his Yorkshire teammates Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow.

Bresnan becomes the sixth Yorkshire player this summer to sign a new deal. He follows Moin Ashraf, Jonny Bairstow, Gary Ballance, Steve Patterson and Azeem Rafiq, who are now committed to the Club for the foreseeable future.

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