Adam Lyth(England)

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

Adam Lyth
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Personal information
Full name Adam Lyth
Born 25 September 1987 (age 29)
Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
Nickname Peanut
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting style Left-hand
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Opening Batsman
International information
National side
  • England
Test debut (cap 666) 21 May 2015 v New Zealand
Last Test 20 August 2015 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–present Yorkshire (squad no. 9)
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 7 128 96 73
Runs scored 265 8,029 2,823 1,251
Batting average 20.38 40.14 34.42 20.17
100s/50s 1/0 19/45 3/13 0/4
Top score 107 251 136 87
Balls bowled 6 1,692 204 78
Wickets 0 25 3 4
Bowling average 40.32 72.33 22.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/15 1/6 2/5
Catches/stumpings 8/– 152/– 41/– 35/–


Domestic career

Adam Lyth collecting the 2008 Yorkshire CCC 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 CCC Young Player of the Year award, and signed a three-year contract with Yorkshire at the end of the season.

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.

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.

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. 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. 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 only gaining a total of 111 runs from 9 innings.

Test centuries

Adam Lyth’s Test centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 107 2  New Zealand United Kingdom Leeds, England, United Kingdom Headingley Stadium 2015 Lost

Outside cricket

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

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.