Billy Root signs contract extension

18 Feb 2020 | Cricket

Glamorgan Cricket is pleased to announce that Billy Root has signed a two-year contract extension and will stay with the club until at least the end of the 2022 season.

Root joined Glamorgan from Nottinghamshire after the 2018 season and has already become a fan favourite in Wales.

The 26-year-old enjoyed a successful first season with the club last year and topped the Welsh county’s run scoring charts in the One-Day Cup with 386 runs, which included a career-best 113* against Surrey.

He also struck a maiden double-hundred against Northants in the County Championship as he compiled 768 runs in the competition.

Billy Root, said: “I loved my first season at Glamorgan and feel very settled at the club and in Wales.

“I feel as though my game has come on a lot working with Matt and the rest of the coaching staff and I’m delighted to extend my deal.

“We made some big improvements on the pitch last year and we have some very talented players within the squad. Hopefully we can continue our upward trend and push for promotion in the County Championship and challenge for trophies in the white-ball formats.”

Director of Cricket, Mark Wallace, said: “Billy impressed everyone with his performances on the pitch last year and was a key player in both our red and white-ball sides.

“He is also a very popular member of the dressing room and a positive influence on the squad with his enthusiasm for the game.

“Everyone at the club is delighted Billy has signed his extension and committed his future to Glamorgan.”

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