Harry could not disguise his delight at scoring his maiden one-day century as Yorkshire got their Royal London Cup campaign off to a winning start, in blistering fashion, against Leicestershire at Emerald Headingley.
The 20-year-old hit a superb 103 and was crucial to the Vikings’ recovery from 17-3 as they posted 379-7.
Gary Ballance also added a career best 156 and Jonny Tattersall a late and inventive 58.
Mat Pillans then claimed a maiden five-wicket haul on his Yorkshire one-day debut as the Foxes were bowled out for 166, signalling a 213-run defeat – their heaviest ever loss runs-wise.
“That was very good,” said Brook, described as a “future England player” by Leicester coach Paul Nixon after the match.
“We didn’t start well as a batting unit, but myself and Gary tried our hardest to build a big partnership and got us to a decent total in the end.
“Tatts also played really nicely at the end.
“Then, the bowling was outstanding. We were really ruthless.“The pitch did a tiny bit at the start to be fair. There was a bit of seam, although there wasn’t much swing.
“Getting hundreds is nice. I’m very happy. Hopefully I can go on and get a few more hundreds in this competition and see where we’re at in a few games.
“We’ve had a really good start to the season.
“A draw and win in the Championship and a win here, there’s good momentum going into the rest of this competition.”
The Vikings are next in action against the Worcestershire Rapids at New Road Stadium, Worcester, on 4th May.
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