Ryan Sidebottom: Jason Gillespie praises 'amazing professional'

Ryan Sidebottom
Ryan Sidebottom's match figures of 11-76 were the second best of his career

Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie called bowler Ryan Sidebottom 'special' after he took 11 wickets in the win over Warwickshire.

Sidebottom, 37, took his tally for the season to 21 wickets from just four County Championship games.

Gillespie told BBC Radio Leeds: "He's an amazing professional.

"The attitude and desire he has to play first-class cricket at his age with everything he has achieved in the game is special."

He added: "We're very lucky to have a player like him who lives and breathes the game and is a great role model for all our lads."

The former England Test bowler signed a new deal in February to keep him at Headingley until the end of 2016.

Meanwhile, Gillespie was pleased with his side's recovery in their win at Edgbaston.

The county champions were bowled out for 213 on the first day but went on to record an emphatic 174-run win.

They now lead second-placed Middlesex by 24 points, with a game in hand.

"It was a fantastic win," he said.

"We gifted a few wickets on day one and I thought we could have been a lot better but since taking those two wickets at the end of the first day we have been absolutely brilliant.

"The way we went about our bowling, I cannot talk highly enough of the lads."