YORKSHIRE’S Jonny Bairstow and Tim Bresnan broke a number of records with their 366-run stand in their side’s County Championship clash against Durham at Chester-le-Street today.
As well as being the fifth-highest for the White Rose, it is also the third-highest for the 7th wicket in first-class history.
It is also the highest stand in first-class cricket at Chester-le-Street, beating the 339 scored by Essex’s Mickleburgh & Foster in 2010.
Added to that, it is also the highest seventh-wicket stand in England, beating the 344 scored by Ranjitsinhji & Newham for Sussex against Essex at Leyton 1902.
Jonny Bairstow’s 219 not out became his career-best score, passing his 205 against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in 2011.
Tim Bresnan’s 169 not out easily beats his previous career-best innings of 126 not out for England Lions against the Indians in 2007.
Yorkshire eventually declared at Chester-le-Street, with Bairstow and Bresnan taking their side to a commanding 557-6.
Yorkshire CCC’s highest stands
555 (1st wicket) Percy Holmes & Herbert Sutcliffe v Essex at Leyton 1932
554 (1st wicket) Jack Brown & John Tunnicliffe v Derbyshire at Chesterfield 1898
378 (1st wicket) Jack Brown & John Tunnicliffe v Sussex at Sheffield 1897
375 (1st wicket) Adam Lyth & Alex Lees v Northants at Northampton 2014
366 (7th wicket) Jonny Bairstow & Tim Bresnan v Durham at Chester-le-Street 2015