ADAM Lyth has reiterated his desire to finish his career as a Yorkshire player after signing a two-year contract extension at Emerald Headingley.

Opening batsman Lyth, who already had a deal running until the end of this summer, has now committed himself to wearing the White Rose until at least the end of 2022.

Last season, the 32-year-old went beyond 10,000 first-class runs for Yorkshire and has set his sights on reaching 15,000.

Lyth, who is celebrating a testimonial year at Headingley in 2020, said: “There wasn’t too much negotiation. It was really quick, and it’s fantastic to get this contract sorted.

“It’s obviously a really important year for myself on and off the field, so to be able to get this done I’m over the moon with it.

“It’s an exciting time for the club, and hopefully we can win some silverware during the next couple of seasons.”

Whitby-born Lyth debuted for Yorkshire in late 2006 and has gone on to make 393 appearances for the county across all three formats, scoring a mammoth 16,419 runs.

He said: “I started my career here as a young lad and want to finish it as a Yorkshire player. I really can’t see myself playing anywhere else in county cricket.

“Obviously there have been other teams I’ve played for in franchise cricket around the world, and hopefully that continues. But Yorkshire is the only county for me.”

So, with three more years nailed down at Yorkshire, how would they perfectly play out?

He said: “To score as many runs as I can and put in some match-winning performances to help us win silverware. Then, you never know, if I do what I’m capable of, there might be another call-up for England.

“I’m really happy with my game. I’d love a few more runs here and there, although I think every batsman will tell you that.

“Opening the batting is tough, but I’m sure I can put in some big performances over the next few seasons. Personally, my next goal is 15,000 first-class runs. That’s what I think I’m very capable of doing.”