HARRY Brook did the district proud this afternoon, top scoring with 75 at his home ground at Headingley to keep the Ashes alive for England.

The Keighley native, who grew up in Burley-in-Wharfedale and played his junior cricket and went to school in Ilkley, led the way as England beat Australia by three wickets in a nailbiting clash.

In a low-scoring match, England replied to Australia’s first innings 263 with 237, with Brook, promoted to No.3, only scoring three.

A couple of key catches from the 24-year-old helped remove the tourists for 224 when they batted again, leaving the home side needing 251 to win.

Having lost the opening two Tests at Edgbaston and Lord’s, England had to win in Yorkshire to keep the five-match series alive.

Brook came in this morning with England on 93-3, and despite losing county teammate Joe Root, he and Ben Stokes led England to 153-4 at lunch.

He resumed on 40 not out after the break, but Stokes and Bradford native Jonny Bairstow were both dismissed cheaply, leaving England in huge trouble on 171-6.

But Chris Woakes proved a reliable partner, allowing Brook to pass 50.

The pair added 59 together to guide England to within 21 runs of victory, before Brook was dismissed for 75 off 93 balls.

Looking to pull his 10th four of the innings, he skied the ball off Mitchell Starc, with the steepling chance pouched by Australian captain Pat Cummins, despite he and the bowler nearly colliding.

But despite the loss of their last specialist batsman, England kept their cool, with Woakes and Mark Wood seeing them over the line by three wickets.

The fourth and penultimate Test gets underway at Lancashire’s Old Trafford on Wednesday, July 19, with Australia holding a 2-1 lead.