Adam Lyth

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Adam Lyth
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Personal information
Full nameAdam Lyth
Born (1987-09-25) 25 September 1987 (age 33)
Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
NicknamePeanut [1]
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
BowlingRight-arm off break
Role Opening Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut(cap  666)21 May 2015 v  New Zealand
Last Test20 August 2015 v  Australia
Domestic team information
2006–present Yorkshire (squad no. 9)
2017 Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
2017 Rangpur Riders
2020–present Multan Sultans
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Runs scored26511,4093,7652,993
Batting average 20.3838.5435.1826.72
Top score107251144161
Balls bowled62,827360408
Wickets 036622
Bowling average 47.1961.1622.40
5 wickets in innings 001
10 wickets in match000
Best bowling2/91/65/31
Catches/stumpings 8/–242/–55/–64/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 2 May 2021

Adam Lyth (born 25 September 1987) [1] is an English Test cricketer, who has played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club since 2007. [2] He is a left-handed opening batsman.



Domestic career

Adam Lyth collecting the 2008 Yorkshire County Cricket Club Young Player of the Year award from Stewart Regan. Adam Lyth with Stewart Regan.jpg
Adam Lyth collecting the 2008 Yorkshire County Cricket Club Young Player of the Year award from Stewart Regan.

Born 25 September 1987, Whitby, North Yorkshire, Lyth made his first-team debut for Yorkshire in a Pro40 match in 2006, and his first-class debut in May 2007, against Loughborough UCCE. He was with the England Under-16 squad to South Africa, and the England U-19 squad to Malaysia and India, and home against Pakistan. [ citation needed ]

In the 2008 season, he scored 645 runs in the County Championship, won the Yorkshire County Cricket Club Young Player of the Year award, and signed a three-year contract with Yorkshire at the end of the season. [ citation needed ]

On 24 August 2010, Lyth was awarded his county cap on his home ground at North Marine Road Ground, Scarborough, before the start of Yorkshire's County Championship match against Hampshire.

At the County Championship match against Leicestershire at Grace Road in July 2012, Lyth created a county record, by becoming the first Yorkshire batsman to score over 200 runs, whilst carrying his bat through an entire innings. He also totalled a first-class career best of 248 not out. [1] [3]

On 17 August 2017, Lyth scored the highest ever individual score in the T20 Blast. He scored 161 from 73 deliveries, which consisted of 20 fours and 7 sixes, against Northamptonshire. He built an opening partnership of 127 runs with Tom Kohler-Cadmore. Yorkshire won by 124 runs. [4]

Lyth has also become an increasingly useful bowler in the T20 format and took a career best 5 for 31 against Nottinghamshire Outlaws in the 2019 t20 Blast and in the process recorded the best ever T20 bowling figures at Trent Bridge. [5] [6]

In the 2020 PSL Playoffs, Adam Lyth was named replacement for the West Indian player Fabian Allen.

International career

In March 2015, Lyth was named in the England Test squad for the tour of the West Indies, but did not play in the series, with Jonathan Trott being preferred instead. [7]

He made his Test debut for England against New Zealand in May 2015 and scored his first Test run off the first ball of the game. [8] He failed to make a significant score in either innings, being dismissed for just seven in the first innings and then losing his wicket while on 12 in the second. Despite this, England went on to win the game by 124 runs to go 1–0 up in the series. In the second Test, Lyth top scored for England with 107, helping them to post 350. [9] However, he could not follow this up in the second innings, being dismissed for 24 as England lost the game by 199 runs to draw the series 1–1.

Lyth was selected as England's opener for the 2015 Ashes series. Lyth was subsequently dropped from the Test side after the Ashes series after gaining a total of 111 runs from 9 innings.

Outside cricket

Lyth's brother Ashley was also a cricketer and footballer, representing Yorkshire 2nds at cricket and making over 100 appearances for Scarborough. A broken leg put paid to a career with Leicester City. Lyth himself also had football trials as a youngster, with Manchester City. [10]

He played football at semi professional level for Whitby Town F.C. in the Northern Premier League. His only appearance was coming on as a substitute against Runcorn in 2006 in a 4–0 victory. [ citation needed ]

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