ADAM LYTH: Knock of 230 was a proud moment

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It was obviously a very proud moment for me to score 230 earlier this week against Northants.

Initially we were put in to bat on a tricky pitch, which was quite damp.

It was doing a bit, but there was no way that it was a 136 all out pitch.

In the second innings Alex Lees and me put on a good partnership and I went on to score my second highest score in the County Championship.

I got in and went big, which is something I’m happy with.

When I got towards the end of my innings I knew that I was approaching my best score of 248, but by that time I was quite tired, so I was having to dig in there.

It would have been nice to beat that score, but all you can do is your best for the team and I’m happy that I did that.

Concentration is key in cricket and I have been doing a bit of work on that with our sports psychologist Simon Hartley.

We have been up to a golf club in Leeds to do some two-foot putting, which has helped me a little bit with my focus at the crease.

In the Northants game it was also nice to spend a bit of time out there with Aaron Finch, who clearly has very good technique and is relaxed at the wicket.

He is an attacking and explosive batsman, who scored his first championship 50 in very quick time.

If we in the top order can do our job then it frees him up to do what he does best.

It can also take the pressure off a little because you know that there is a player who can stroke the ball so well and hit boundaries at will.

On a personal note, the fact that I’m in a bit of form has attracted some of attention and people are saying some nice things about me, which I’m obviously over the moon about.

All I want to do is keep on going though. As long as I’m scoring big runs for Yorkshire then I’m happy.