County news November 7, 2008

Lyth signs three-year deal with Yorkshire

Cricinfo staff

The Yorkshire batsman, Adam Lyth, has signed a new three-year contract with Yorkshire.

Lyth enjoyed an solid summer, cracking 645 Championship runs including his maiden first-class hundred - 132 against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in July. Lyth will spend three months in South Australia this winter, playing grade cricket in Adelaide as part of the ECB's Scholarship Programme, before rejoining the Yorkshire squad in the UAE for the pre-season tour.

"It was always my dream to play cricket for Yorkshire. 2008 has gone really well for me and my challenge now is to continue the hard work into 2009 and beyond," Lyth said. "I'm delighted to have signed a three-year deal as this is where I want to play my cricket and I think there are exciting times ahead for the club."