ADAM LYTH reached 10,000 first-class runs for Yorkshire earlier this week, against Somerset at Taunton, and is targeting plenty more where that came from over the next few years.

Opening batsman Lyth admits he is proud of his achievements since debuting in 2007, winning two County Championship titles and going on to play Test cricket for England.

He played seven Tests in 2015, including a full home Ashes series, which England won.

In all first-class cricket, Lyth has scored 10,634 runs, so his recent milestone was purely in White Rose colours.

He is the 40th player to do so for the county and the first to have scored all his runs in the 21st century.

Lyth, 31, believes he has at least a handful of seasons left in his career, plenty of time for more runs and team honours.

Unfortunately, a third Championship title won’t be coming his way this year.

The defeat against Somerset earlier this week has ended Yorkshire’s hopes of silverware, with their attentions switching to securing third place in Specsavers Division One with two rounds remaining.

The first of those is against Kent - a challenger for third alongside Hampshire - at Emerald Headingley, starting on Monday (10.30am).

Lyth said: “I’m very proud. I’ve played a number of games for Yorkshire, and to get 10,000 is a good milestone. But onto the next one now.

“I’m still only young, so there’s plenty more runs to get.

“I would never in my wildest dreams have thought as a young kid opening the batting that I would achieve what I have done.

“I’m really proud of it, and hopefully there’s many more things I can achieve going forwards.

“I’m hoping I’ve got five or six seasons left in me, so you never know, I could reach 15,000. That would be a really good achievement.”

Lyth has scored 764 Championship runs this season with seven fifties.

“This year I’d have liked a few more bigger scores. I’ve got seven fifties. Turn them into bigger scores and you never know what might have happened,” he admitted, with a nod to England’s Ashes team.

“I’ve got four innings to go, and hopefully I can get some big runs at the back end of the season and finish off with 1,000 runs. That would be nice.”

Gary Ballance leads the Yorkshire runs tally with 969, and Lyth believes he and his fellow left-hander can guide an emerging batting group towards more trophies over the next few years.

“We’re a young batting unit, and you’re going to have good days and bad days,” he said.

“Hopefully myself and Gary can get in and help the young lads.

“There’s some talented players in our dressing room, but it’s just that they’re young.

“The young lads are learning and are playing well in the nets. If they can take that into the middle, hopefully there’s some big scores out there.

“We’re a young team, and with that there are going to be a lot of ups and downs.

“Somerset was a disappointing week, but hopefully we can turn it around against Kent.”

Yorkshire are third, 12 points clear of Kent in fifth place. Hampshire are sandwiched in between.

Lyth added: “We’ve outplayed a lot of good teams this year.

“We still have some work to do, but it would be nice to finish as high up the league as we can. Third is still there, and two good performances against Kent and Warwickshire would get us there.”

The White Rose are set to be without Ben Coad (illness) and Will Fraine (knee).