Whitby cricketer Lyth scores first England century

England's Adam Lyth during day one of England Nets and Press Conferences at Headingley, Leeds. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 27, 2015. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the ECB. Still image use only no moving images to emulate broadcast. No removing or obscuring of sponsor logos. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
England's Adam Lyth during day one of England Nets and Press Conferences at Headingley, Leeds. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 27, 2015. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the ECB. Still image use only no moving images to emulate broadcast. No removing or obscuring of sponsor logos. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
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Whitby’s Adam Lyth today hit his maiden Test century for England, outscoring team-mate and record-breaking skipper Alistair Cook.

While Cook became England’s leading all-time run-scorer with a knock of 75 against New Zealand, Lyth upstaged his fellow opener with a knock of 107, sparking wild celebrations at Headingley.

Cook said of Lyth after the game: “I’m so pleased for him personally after a tough Test match at Lords.

“To score a first hundred at your home ground in front of such a fantastic crowd and play as well as he did was a fantastic moment.”

In an exciting second Test, England trail the Black Caps by 97 runs in the first innings, but with five wickets intact.

There are three days to go.

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