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Yorkshire opener Adam Lyth has signed a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2018.
Lyth played a vital role in helping Yorkshire win the County Championship last season as he scored 1,619 runs, which included seven centuries and six half-centuries, in 17 County Championship matches at an incredible average of 70. 39.
“I am delighted to be committing my long-term future to Yorkshire,” he said. “It has been an incredible year for me and I just want to keep on improving.
“To play for this club is very special and to contribute to our recent success is why we play. I dream of winning trophies for Yorkshire and after winning the Championship, I firmly believe this will be first of many.
“I have enjoyed playing with the England Lions this winter and I have a strong desire to play for (the) England senior side, hopefully sooner rather than later.”
Yorkshire’s director of cricket Martyn Moxon added: “Lythie has always had a lot of natural talent. What we are seeing now is a growing maturity about his batting.
“He is potentially close to an England call-up, which is testament to his ability as one of the country’s leading players.”