Lyth century boosts England chances

Yorkshire's Adam Lyth celebrates winning the Division One County Championship trophy during day four of the LV= County Championship Division One match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. SSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 12, 2014. See PA story CRICKET Nottinghamshire. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire
Yorkshire's Adam Lyth celebrates winning the Division One County Championship trophy during day four of the LV= County Championship Division One match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. SSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 12, 2014. See PA story CRICKET Nottinghamshire. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Whitby’s England new boy, Adam Lyth, impressed with the bat earlier this week, striking a century for Yorkshire in their pre-season clash against the MCC.

Lyth hit 113 from 190 balls in the heat of Abu Dhabi in what was his 15th ton in first class cricket.

He also guided Yorkshire to a nine-wicket win over Alistair Cook’s side with an unbeaten 46 in the second innings.

Gazette columnist Lyth, Yorkshire’s opening batsmen, was called up to the England squad last week for their forthcoming tour of the West Indies.

He told the Gazette he was “over the moon” at his inclusion when speaking from his hotel in Dubai and has now further enchanced his chances with his latest ton.