Yorkshire openers given top awards

Alex Lees and Adam Lyth, century makers for Yorkshire, have won two of the top awards in the game.
Alex Lees and Adam Lyth, century makers for Yorkshire, have won two of the top awards in the game.
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YORKSHIRE openers Adam Lyth and Alex Lees have won two of cricket’s most prestigious awards.

Lyth, 27, has been named The Cricket Writers’ Club County Championship Cricketer of the Year after starring in Yorkshire’s title triumph.

The Whitby-born left-hander scored 1,489 runs at 67.68, the highest return in Division One.

Lees, 21, has been named The Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year after making 971 runs at 44.13.

The players received their awards yesterday at a gala dinner in London attended by the world’s leading cricket writers and by members of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club hierarchy.

For the full story read Wednesday’s The Yorkshire Post.