White backs Lyth & Co to shine

Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire County Cricket Headingley fri 22nd april 2011'Adam Lyth
Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire County Cricket Headingley fri 22nd april 2011'Adam Lyth
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YORKSHIRE CC are planning for the future - evident in the trust they are placing in the likes of Scarborough’s Adam Lyth, young batsman Joe Root and wicket-keeper/batsman Jonny Bairstow.

Yorkshire haven’t replaced their overseas hero Jacques Rudolph this season, instead investing their hopes in the likes of Root, Lyth, Bairstow and Joe Sayers, and while that move is yet to pay dividends, Yorkshire are clearly embarking upon a long-term plan.

Multipower YCCC  Sports team Tests at Headingley Cricket Ground Leeds '1/03/2011

Multipower YCCC Sports team Tests at Headingley Cricket Ground Leeds '1/03/2011

Coach and former Yorkshire, Scarborough and Yorkshire all-rounder Craig White is confident that their young team will start to find their feet and produce results.

He said: “We have a young team this year and performances have been inconsistent.

“We have put in some good efforts and got into some good positions to win games, and just haven’t managed to convert those.”

White has backed Scarborough batsman Lyth to recover from his recent slump, including being dismissed for just four in the Roses match at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

He added: “Adam’s a tremendous player and there is a big score around the corner for him.

“He is exciting to watch. He’s being tested in different ways this year and it is a good learning curve for him.”

White is also backing Bairstow and Root, who have cemented their places in the team of late.

White added: “Jonny is in superb form. He is a great striker of the ball and is being rewarded for his good form.

“Joe is good young player who is learning very quickly and will just get better and better.”