A Yorkshire legend who continues to shine

In 2023, two-time LV= Insurance County Championship winner Adam Lyth played his 200th first-class game for Yorkshire and chalked up 1,019 runs with three centuries during an impressive four-day season.

Lyth, 36, has now played 222 first-class matches in all ahead of 2024, that haul including seven Test Match appearances for England in the summer of 2015. That short burst at the highest level saw him score his only Test century against New Zealand at Headingley and then win the Ashes.

Lyth has sailed beyond 13,000 career runs in all first-class cricket, but his success has not just been against the red ball.

The Whitby-born left-hander is also Yorkshire’s leading run-scorer in the Vitality Blast, with his current haul of 3,921 leaving him way ahead of second-placed Andrew Gale (2,260).

In 2017, he lit up Headingley with a sparkling, record-breaking 161 off 73 balls in a Blast win over Northamptonshire. It remains the highest ever score in English Cricket and was the third highest T20 score in the world at the time.

A product of Scarborough CC, he was awarded with a Yorkshire testimonial year in 2021 and has captained the county sporadically across the various formats.

His brother Ashley played non-league football for Scarborough, while Adam had junior trials with Manchester City. Adam is a regular on the overseas franchise circuit.

In 2023, Lyth formed a successful opening partnership with newcomer Fin Bean in the Championship and has a contract running until the end of 2025. At the start of the year, he helped Perth Scorchers win Australia’s Big Bash League title.

UPDATED: Jan 2024.

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