REACTION: Billy Root scores 210 not out for Suffolk

Billy Root

Billy Root - Credit: PA

Billy Root loved every minute of his superb knock of 210 not out for Suffolk, against Buckinghamshire yesterday.

The 21-year-old younger brother of England batsman, Joe Root, posted his highest ever score to put the hosts in charge at Ipswich School.

“I’m loving it, playing for Suffolk, and it was nice to give something back with this innings,” enthused Root last night.

“They are a great bunch of lads, in this team, and although I don’t feel pressure much, I knew that the expectations on me to make some big scores for Suffolk were pretty high.

“Martyn (Cull) played very well at the other end, and it was nice to get the record partnership (of 225 for the third wicket) with him.

“The pitch has been playing well, and even if there were a couple of dot balls, I knew that the runs would soon come. We scored fairly freely.

“Now hopefully we can force the win (today). The wicket will still play well, but it will take some spin and a little bounce,” added Root.

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Left-handed batsman Root, who turns 22 next month, scored 200 for Nottinghamshire 2nds against Derbyshire 2nds last month, and made 116 for Suffolk in a Knock-Out Trophy match against Bedfordshire in May.

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