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Tim Bresnan believes Warwickshire’s ‘huge’ win at Trent Bridge was a ‘big moment’ in the early part of the season.

With Dom Sibley nursing a fractured second finger, the Bears spent much of the LV= Insurance County Championship on the back foot.

At 200/2, including the first innings lead, Notts looked heavy favorites. But a day three spell of lean bowling and four sessions of gritty partnerships helped the Warwickshire get over the line.

“I think it was huge in the context of what we’ve been through and where we’re heading,” said Bresnan who led the side home with a 68 not out.

“I think it was a big moment for us to get over the line in a game like that and it just shows that we’re going in the right direction. We’re building something a little bit special and would like to carry that momentum forward.

“I knew that if we could just hang in there we’ve got opportunities to score,” the 36-year-old added.

“I’ve been in that situation a dozen times and you can’t teach experience. You have to experience the emotion that goes with those moments and know how to handle that.

“I can’t remember exactly what I said (at tea). I think I said maybe an expletive and then ‘it’s on this boys’ because that’s how I felt.”

The three-wicket victory moved Mark Robinson’s side to the top of the table with second-placed Essex next.

Bresnan is aware of the quality that the current champions possess but he knows there’s an opportunity to build momentum if the players stick to their game.

“In the course of the season you can get on a sort of run and I feel as though that could be the start of something.” concluded the all-rounder who also took three wickets.

“We still have got to put the work in and take it half an hour by half an hour. Whatever we do first thing tomorrow morning is going to be crucial. We’ve just got to keep that momentum and there’s no reason we can’t compete.”

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