Lyth’s delight at match-winning 125 at Scarborough

Adam Lyth celebrates his century at North Marine Road on Tuesday
Adam Lyth celebrates his century at North Marine Road on Tuesday
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Adam Lyth returned to the ground he called home growing up and smashed a match-winning 125 in Yorkshire’s two-wicket success against Northants on Tuesday.

Lyth, 28, admits he loves playing at North Marine Road, and produced a beligerent knock to help the Tykes to a much-needed white-ball victory.

“I love playing here,” said Lyth, whose Yorkshire side went into the game aiming for their first white ball win at the seventh attempt in 2016 across two competitions.

“It’s a place where I’ve played a lot of my junior cricket and a bit of senior cricket.

“My friends and family were there, so it was great to get a hundred in front of them.

“The team really needed a win in white-ball cricket, so I’m really pleased with the way I’ve played.

“I’m also really pleased for Gaz (Ballance, who scored 80) to get us over the line at the end.

“It was one of those days. It was tough early on, it was seaming and bouncing.

“I chanced my arm a few times and tried to put them under pressure.

“Thankfully, it did pay off. It was nice to clear the ropes a few times. I’m really pleased with how it’s gone.”

Full report and pictures in this week's Scarborough News.