Yorkshire's opening batsman Adam Lyth visits Dales of Thirsk

Yorkshire opening batsman Adam Lyth has visited Yorkshire granite worktop manufacturer and memorial mason Dales of Thirsk to help the company celebrate as it reaches… 134 not out!

Adam was presented with a granite cricket bat and put it to the test with two budding cricketers, Ben and Harry Collinson, who are both members of the Yorkshire Cricket Board Pathways to Excellence programme.

Adam has been closely involved with Dales of Thirsk for several years. He lives near the company and the team at Dales are keen followers of Adam’s flourishing career, especially as he has mentored and encouraged some of the local cricketing talent.

“I don’t think the use of a granite bat would be allowed at the current Ashes series nor at Headingley next season,” joked Adam, “but it was really great to see how much skill and expertise goes into making granite kitchen worktops. I am delighted to join Neil [Managing Director Neil Collinson] and his team at Thirsk to celebrate this anniversary.”