Leicestershire v Yorkshire: Jonny Bairstow gives selectors a nudge

Jonny Bairstow
County Championship Division Two, Grace Road
Close, day two: Leicestershire 320, Yorkshire 336-5
Leics 4pts, Yorks 6pts
Match scorecard

England Test discard Jonny Bairstow gave the selectors a reminder of his talents with a century for Yorkshire against Leicestershire.

Bairstow's 144-ball 118 included 16 fours, but was overshadowed by Adam Lyth's career-best 159 not out as the visitors closed on 336-5, a lead of 16.

Lyth's innings has so far lasted 359 minutes, while Leicestershire's main threat was Nathan Buck (3-58)

The hosts earlier added two to their overnight total to be all out for 320.

Lyth's century was a stunning return to form for the 25-year-old, who had not made a century for two years and had a top score this season of 36 in his previous five Championship innings from which he totalled 86 runs.

For Bairstow, it was his third century of the season and his second against Leicestershire.