Adam Lyth

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Adam Lyth
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Personal information
Full name Adam Lyth
Born (1987-09-25) 25 September 1987 (age 27)
Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
Nickname 5 A'Lyth, Peanut[1]
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting style Left-hand
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–present Yorkshire (squad no. 9)
First-class debut 16 May 2007 Yorkshire v Loughborough UCCE
List A debut 17 September 2006 Yorkshire v Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 102 85 61
Runs scored 6,664 2,256 939
Batting average 43.27 31.33 18.78
100s/50s 15/40 1/11 0/2
Top score 251 109* 78
Balls bowled 1,059 162 42
Wickets 14 2 3
Bowling average 48.14 86.00 18.66
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/15 1/6 2/5
Catches/stumpings 123/– 38/– 25/–
Source: CricketArchive, 25 March 2015

Adam Lyth (born 25 September 1987)[1] is an English first-class cricketer, who has played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club since 2007.[2] He is a left-handed opening batsman, and has represented England at Under-19s level.[1]


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.

In the 2008 season, he scored 645 runs in the County Championship, won the Yorkshire CCC Young Player of the Year award, and signed a three-year contract with Yorkshire at the end of the season. He was named in England's 2009 winter performance squad as one of the 'C' category players.

In 2010, Lyth became a key member of the Yorkshire team, becoming the first player in the country that year to reach 1,000 runs. 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]

In March 2015, Lyth was named in the England Test squad for the tour of the West Indies.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Adam Lyth". Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 373. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. 
  3. ^ Paul Edwards. "Yorkshire face crunch day after Lyth's record epic". Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Jonathan Trott: England recall Warwickshire batsman". BBC Sport. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

Adam Lyth collecting the 2008 Yorkshire CCC Young Player of the Year award from Stewart Regan.