Daily Mail UK – Billy Root, brother of England captain Joe, has been handed his first professional contract by Nottinghamshire.


  • The 25-year-old all-rounder is one of a pair of new two-year deals announced by the county, with Luke Fletcher also signing.
  • Fletcher has been forced to miss the remainder of this summer after being hit on the head by a straight drive back at him while bowling against Birmingham Bears in the T20 Blast last month.
  • Fletcher made a fine start to the season before the horrific moment when he was struck on the head, after which he was told by doctors he had ‘dodged a bullet’ in an incident which might easily have had far worse consequences.
  • Nottinghamshire head coach Peter Moores said: ‘It’s a well-deserved contract for Luke because of what he has done in the last 12 months.
  • ‘We have seen the results of that in the way he bowled in the first part of the County Championship season and in helping us to win the Royal London Cup.’

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