Yorkshire batter Adam Lyth’s bowling action has been suspended by the English Cricket Board from all competitions following an independent review of his bowling action conducted at Loughborough University.
The bowling action of Adam Lyth, currently part of the Hundred where he plays for Northern Superchargers, was reported by umpires David Millns and Neil Mallender, who was officiating in the Vitality Blast semi-final between Yorkshire and Lancashire at Edgbaston on 16 July.
The ECB has released a statement addressing the suspension of Adam Lyth that said, “Adam Lyth has been suspended from bowling in ECB competitions following an independent assessment of his bowling action conducted at Loughborough University. The suspension follows the process set out in the ECB’s Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with a Suspected Illegal Bowling Action.”
“The bowling action of Lyth, who plays for Yorkshire and Northern Superchargers, was reported by umpires standing in the Vitality Blast semi-final at Edgbaston on July 16. The subsequent assessment found that the elbow extension in Lyth’s bowling action exceeded the 15-degree threshold as defined in the Regulations. Adam Lyth is ineligible to bowl in ECB competitions until he is able to pass an independent re-assessment of his bowling action,” the statement continued.
Adam Lyth has been in great form at the domestic level this season. Lyth has scored 608 runs at an average of 38.00 in 10 County matches for Yorkshire. He was the leading run-scorer for his county in the Vitality Blast 2022 season with 525 runs in 16 matches at an explosive strike rate of 177.36.
Adam Lyth continued his great run of form for the Superchargers in The Hundred 2022, which started on 3 August. He smashed 79 in just 33 balls along with three fours and eight sixes against Oval Invincibles on Thursday, 11 August.
However, this incredible knock was not enough for the Northern Superchargers as they lost the game by just three wickets. Lyth also smashed 51 off just 30 against Manchester Originals in his team’s second match. He is currently the leading run-scorer this season with an overall tally of 130 runs in the first three games of the tournament.