County Championship: Durham make stable begin after Lyth century for Yorkshire

Alex Lees played for Yorkshire before moving to Durham in 2018

Alex Lees has now scored 1,152 runs in the Championship for Durham this season
LV= County Championship Division Two, North Marine Road, Scarborough (day two)
Yorkshire 340: Lyth 111, Thompson 54; Potts 4-93, Raine 4-111
Durham 106-1: Lees 65*, Borthwick 29*
Yorkshire 2pts, Durham 3pts
Match scorecard

Former Yorkshire opening partners Adam Lyth and Alex Lees shone for their respective sides on day two at Scarborough as Durham responded in kind to the home side’s first-innings 340 all out.

Lyth made his way from 75 not out overnight to 111 off 188 balls before fellow left-hander Lees dominated after tea with 65 not out in Durham’s reply of 106-1 from 33 overs.

The pair won two Championship titles together for Yorkshire in 2014 and 2015 before Lees fell out of form and left his home county for Durham to reignite his career in 2018.

He has since played Test cricket for England and is currently on a run of four hundreds in his last five Championship innings. Number five could follow on day…