My Cricket Inspiration...Adam Lyth on Thorpe & White

Yorkshire and England batsman Adam Lyth picks out Craig White and Graham Thorpe as the two cricketing heroes who he admired growing up.

Like both of his heroes, he would go on to play for his country and he got to play alongside White at both Scarborough CC and Yorkshire.

Craig White was obviously someone I followed when I was younger," Lyth said at the Pro Coach Academy at Headingley.

"He played for Scarborough when I played for Scarborough as well so he'd be one of my heroes."

White played 30 Tests and 51 One-Day Internationals for his country and captained Yorkshire between 2004 and 2006, and many of his international appearances came alongside Lyth's second inspiration.

"Graham Thorpe would be the other," Lyth added.

"Watching Test cricket on TV at home with my Dad and my family, he'd definitely be my second hero.

"He was a left-hander like myself and I love the way he played the game."

Surrey stalwart Thorpe played 100 Tests for England before retiring in 2005.

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