SCARBOROUGH’S Adam Lyth hailed the support from the 6,500 fans at North Marine Road for yesterday’s Friend’s Life t20 win against Durham.
Yorkshire sealed victory in the last over of the thrilling contest after Richard Pyrah launched a massive six off the expensive Mitchell Claydon to send the crowd into raptures and secure a morale-boosting victory for Andrew Gale’s men.
And Lyth paid homage to the almost capacity crowd, who were in good voice throughout the epic encounter.
The Scarborough batsman said: “Things haven’t always gone according to plan this season, but this performance and win shows just how well we can perform as a side.
“The lads all love coming to Scarborough and the crowd really get behind you all the time, which helps you as a player.
“It was great to get the win for the fans and to win it like we did was fantastic.”
Lyth, who hasn’t been able to unearth the superb form at the crease that he produced last season, took his time as he looked to nudge his way back into form, but he was removed for just five when he skied a delivery from Dale Benkenstein into the waiting hands of Gareth Breese.
Lyth added: “I went in at a time where we needed to try and consolidate.
“I should have been able to stay in until the end but I lost my wicket and it was a disappointing way to get out.
“We have a massive game against Worcestershire now and hopefully this win will push us on and give us a kick-start.”
Lyth also hailed the efforts of man of the match Pyrah.
He added: “Rich was superb. He bowled really well and deserved his five wickets and then he came in a finished the game off well too.”
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