Adam Lyth: Middlesex win is extra special one for me

Adam Lyth's weekly column for The Scarborough News
Adam Lyth's weekly column for The Scarborough News

What a great win at Scarborough this week - both from a team perspective and also for me personally.

I can’t explain how we managed to pull it off, the lads had to dig deep and everyone was very pleased at the end of the game.

I think that’s in my top two or three wins playing for Yorkshire.

It’s even more special with it being at Scarborough, where I’ve played a lot of cricket growing up.

To score a hundred in the first innings to set it up and take seven catches during the game is great for me too.

It didn’t look like anything was going to happen and then I managed to take a full-length diving one-handed catch to get Chris Rogers, and then we took a wicket the next ball and we took our chance.

Adil Rashid and Jack Brooks finished things off well for us at the death and to take the winning catch just rounded off a great four days.

It was hard going on Saturday to start with after losing the toss and being put into bat.

The ball was moving around a bit, and I would say that other than our seam attack, theirs would be up there with the best in the division.

I knew I had to dig deep and concentrate early on and then take full advantage when I had got myself in, so I was very grateful to eventually get to my century.

Skipper Andrew Gale’s knock was absolutely outstanding on Monday.

He battled hard when they ball was doing a bit and they were bowling well, and he also took a few blows on his way to a century too.

It was a typical Andrew Gale knock.

He leads from the front and is a great leader, and I wasn’t surprised at all when he produced the goods.

All great sides have players who come to the fore when others don’t have the best of days, and we’ve had that fighting quality and strength in depth this year.

It’s not long now until we’re back for some more crucial games here at Scarborough.

We play Essex and Derbyshire in the 50 over cup and then have Sussex in another huge Championship game in the same week.

We tend to do well here and it will be great to be back for three games in the space of a week next month.

There’s been speculation about England this season, but all I want to do is get runs for Yorkshire and help us to win some silverware.

If I keep getting runs and an England call-up comes then that would be great, but I’m 100 per cent focussed on Yorkshire at the moment.

I didn’t get to see much of the England Test this week as we’ve been involved in this game.

But I have faith in the players they’ve got in there and I think they’ll get back to winning ways at the Ageas Bowl in the Third Test.