(Reuters) – Billy Root claimed a snippet of family explosion rights over an older brother and English test captain, Joe Root yesterday when the pair came face to face in the County Championship.
Glamorgan’s left-handed batsman, Billy, 28 and almost two years younger Joe, followed his first 43 innings with an unbeaten 110 in the Group 3 match against Yorkshire at Headingley.
Starting with an overnight score of 77, Billy completed his first sixth form with a double worked off Joe’s spin.
He won a well-deserved fist pump and pat on his back from his big brother as Glamorgan set Yorkshire 379 to win an hour into day four.
In response, Yorkshire were rocked by three early wickets, with Joe falling for 13 tickets after lunch.
But Adam Lyth and Harry Brook added 131 in a solid fourth wicket partnership to thwart Glamorgan’s charge and win a tough match for Yorkshire.