Adam Lyth, once a wide eyed young whipper snapper inspired by watching county cricket on his home ground at Scarborough, has revealed how is now loving his role as an experienced head in the Yorkshire dressing room.
The prolific left-hander, recently awarded a testimonial year at Emerald Headingley in 2020, last month opened the batting with 17-year-old Academy prospect Matty Revis in the Specsavers County Championship clash with Kent.
Scoring runs and winning matches is Lyth’s primary role, but helping up and comers like Revis progress is not far behind when it comes to importance.
Aged 32, Lyth has scored more than 17,000 runs in his pro career since debuting in 2006, chiefly for Yorkshire but also for England, making seven Test appearances in the summer of 2015.
Lyth, a two-time Championship winner whose breakthrough year came in 2010 when he scored 1,509 Division One runs, has also spoken of just what playing for Yorkshire means to him.
“I used to go to the Scarborough festival with my mum and dad and watch the likes of (Martyn) Moxon and (Darren) Gough,” said the Whitby-born player, who learnt his trade playing his club cricket at North Marine Road.