Adam Lyth: Title win is the finest moment of my career

Adam Lyth celebrates Yorkshire securing the title at Notts.
Adam Lyth celebrates Yorkshire securing the title at Notts.

Winning the County Championship for Yorkshire at Trent Bridge last week is without doubt the best moment of my career so far.

Since joining the club and playing for the under-11s, right through the age groups, into the second team, getting my Yorkshire cap at Scarborough cap and then playing for the first team, I’ve dreamt of lifting the trophy.

And to finally get my hands on that trophy was a dream come true.

To get over the line in style against a strong Nottinghamshire side just put the icing on the cake for us.

There were a few nerves when we first arrived at Trent Bridge and we knew how important the toss was and luckily Rooty (Joe Root) called heads and it came down in our favour.

We knew the wicket would only deteriorate over the course of the game and batting first would give us a huge advantage and that proved to be the case.

Apart from the chance I gave to Chris Read off the second ball, we didn’t give them too many chances and I had good partnerships with both Leesy (Alex Lees) and Gary Ballance.

Our spell in the field on the second evening set the tone for the rest of the game.

They were then on the back foot for the rest of the game and we didn’t let them off the hook.

We have a lot of experience in our dressing room and I was speaking to a couple of lads who have won the title before at dinner about how they thought the last day would pan out and what to expect.

Liam Plunkett said if we got an early wicket we could run through them and wrap it up early.

Ryan Sidebottom thought Notts wouldn’t go down without a fight and we’d need to be patient and get the job done later in the day.

It was great to speak to a few lads who have been there and done it and get their views ahead of what was going to be a massive day for the club.

I was quite surprised at how easily we got over the line in the end, but Ryan was sensational with the ball for us.

The celebrations after getting that last wicket of James Taylor were brilliant and then in the changing room afterwards were also superb. We certainly had a few well-earned beers after picking up the trophy.

It still hasn’t really sunk in yet.

I recorded it on the TV and I’ve watched it back every day since.

Now we need to win our last game against Somerset.