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Adam Lyth suspended from bowling in ECB competitions

Yorkshire’s Adam Lyth has been suspended from bowling in ECB competitions following an independent assessment of his bowling action conducted at Loughborough University.

The bowling action of Lyth, who is currently playing for Northern Superchargers in the Hundred, was reported by umpires David Millns and Neil Mallender, who were standing in the Vitality Blast semi-final between Yorkshire and Lancashire at Edgbaston on July 16.

Subsequent assessment found that the elbow extension in Lyth’s bowling action exceeded the 15-degree threshold as defined in the Regulations.

Lyth is ineligible to bowl in ECB competitions until he is able to pass an independent re-assessment of his bowling action.

Lyth bowled only a single over of offspin in Yorkshire’s defeat and only two overs in the 2022 Blast, so neither Yorkshire nor Superchargers are likely to be overly disrupted by the ruling.

The suspension follows the process set out in the ECB’s Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with a Suspected Illegal Bowling Action.

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