YORKSHIRE opener Adam Lyth has committed himself to a further two years with the county after admitting he could not see himself playing anywhere else.

The 30-year-old batsman, who has 22 first-class centuries to his name since making his debut in May 2007 but managed just one last season, has signed a contract extension which will keep him at Headingley until 2020.

He said: "I'm absolutely delighted. I've been at the club since I was 11 years old and I was absolutely thrilled to sign an extension. Hopefully I can go and win some more trophies with this great club.

"I couldn't see myself playing anywhere else, to be honest. It's a great club with a fantastic history and hopefully we can put some more trophies in the cabinet over the next few years.

"I've known most of these guys all my career and they're my best mates. I want to play for as long as I can with this fantastic group of players. We've got a great coaching staff and hopefully we're in for a good year."

Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon was delighted to have retained the services of a batsman whose 161 off just 73 balls against Northamptonshire in August represents the highest individual score in English T20s.

"He's a really important player for us in all three formats of the game going forward," said Moxon.

"We're delighted he's agreed to sign on until the end of 2020 and hopefully he can get back to scoring the volume of runs in the County Championship that he did in one-day cricket last year.

"He's a three-dimensional cricketer for us, so he's very important. If Adam is playing well for us, it goes a long way to us doing well as a team.

"He's a good role model, while his appetite to learn and for hard work is still there, so he's an excellent example for the group."