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Billy Root      

Full name William Thomas Root

Born August 5, 1992, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 24 years 328 days

Major teams Leicestershire 2nd XI, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers, Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI, Worcestershire 2nd XI, Yorkshire 2nd XI

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - JE Root

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 6 9 1 351 133 43.87 598 58.69 1 2 40 2 0 0
List A 9 7 3 259 107* 64.75 281 92.17 1 1 20 3 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 6 4 54 23 0 - - - 2.55 - 0 0 0
List A 9 2 46 42 0 - - - 5.47 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Sussex v Leeds/Bradford MCCU at Hove, Apr 2-4, 2015 scorecard
Last First-class Somerset v Nottinghamshire at Taunton, Sep 20-22, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire at Worcester, Apr 27, 2017 scorecard
Last List A Somerset v Nottinghamshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/17, 5 Notts 2nd XI v Yorks 2nd XI Barnsley 26 Jun 2017 Other T20
2, 0/29 Notts 2nd XI v Yorks 2nd XI Barnsley 26 Jun 2017 Other T20
7, 1/10 Notts 2nd XI v Lancs 2nd XI Long Eaton 22 Jun 2017 Other T20
65, 1/24 Notts 2nd XI v Lancs 2nd XI Long Eaton 22 Jun 2017 Other T20
2, 0/21 Notts 2nd XI v Warwcks 2nd Worksop 19 Jun 2017 Other T20
0/27, 13 Notts 2nd XI v Warwcks 2nd Worksop 19 Jun 2017 Other T20
9 Notts v Somerset Taunton 13 Jun 2017 LA
12 Notts 2nd XI v Lancs 2nd XI Nottingham 5 Jun 2017 Other
3, 1/37, 0 Notts 2nd XI v Nthants 2nd Milton Keynes 23 May 2017 Other
12, 4/32 Notts 2nd XI v Nthants 2nd Bedford 22 May 2017 Other OD
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When your older brother is regarded as one of the finest batsmen England have ever produced, building a county career of your own must have its attractions and its downside in equal measure. Billy Root must contend with that as he seeks success at Nottinghamshire in the shadow of brother Joe.

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Apr 27, 2017

Billy Root made a quickfire 46, Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire, Royal London Cup, North Group, New Road, April 27, 2017

Billy Root made a quickfire 46

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Sep 22, 2016

Billy Root reverse sweeps, Somerset v Nottinghamshire, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, September 22, 2016

Billy Root reverse sweeps

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Sep 21, 2016

Tom Abell pounces at short leg to remove Billy Root, Somerset v Nottinghamshire, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, 2nd day, September 21, 2016

Tom Abell pounces at short leg to remove Billy Root

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Match drawn
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 & 111/3 (43 ov) Essex 542/3d
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 160 Glamorgan 237 & 52/4 (35 ov, target 212)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d & 37/2 (22 ov) Somerset 147
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 289/7d Leics 157 & 153/2 (44 ov, target 394)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 214/7 (74 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d & 142/1d Gloucs 150/1d & 30/2 (11.5 ov, target 351)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 & 178/4 (70 ov) Warwickshire 321
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Match drawn
Eng Lions v South Africa at Worcester - Jun 29-Jul 1
South Africa 30/1 (14 ov)
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