Lyth receives further awards as champions Yorkshire celebrate a season to remember

Yorkshire's Adam Lyth wins three awards including Players' Player of the Year, pictured with Jason Gillespie (L) and Martyn Moxon (R).
Yorkshire's Adam Lyth wins three awards including Players' Player of the Year, pictured with Jason Gillespie (L) and Martyn Moxon (R).
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ADAM LYTH scooped a hat-trick of awards at Yorkshire’s end-of-season dinner last night.

The opening batsman stole the show after a magnificent summer at county level.

Lyth was the leading run-scorer in Division One of the County Championship with 1,489 at 67.68 as Yorkshire won the title for the first time since 2001.

And he held 35 catches – more than any other fielder in the country – through some brilliant work at second slip.

Lyth, who hails from Whitby, was named Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Fielder of the Year.

It capped a remarkable three days for the 27-year-old, who also won The Cricket Writers’ Club County Championship Player of the Year on Tuesday and the Professional Cricketers’ Association Player of the Year on Wednesday.

Lyth, whose haul of five gongs in a little over 72 hours would test the strength of any mantelpiece, said: “It’s been a fantastic season for both Yorkshire and me, and I’ll never forget the feeling on that Friday when we took the final wicket against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge to clinch the title.”

Lyth was far from the only player honoured at Yorkshire’s gala dinner at Elland Road.

His opening partner, Alex Lees, who hit 971 Championship runs at 44.13, was named Young Player of the Year, having already scooped The Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year, the Professional Cricketers’ Association Young Player of the Year and the LV Championship Breakthrough Player award.

Jack Leaning won Yorkshire’s Second Team Performance of the Year Award, while Ryan Gibson was named Academy Player of the Year.

Leeds City Council are to host a private civic reception for Yorkshire and Leeds Rhinos at Leeds Civic Hall on Monday.

The event marks Yorkshire’s Championship triumph and Rhinos’ victory in the rugby league Challenge Cup final against Castleford.