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Glamorgan sign Billy Root from Notts on two-year deal

Nottinghamshire have released the allrounder from his contract which still had a year to run at Trent Bridge

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Billy Root has joined Glamorgan on a two-year deal, with Nottinghamshire releasing the allrounder from his contract which still had a year to run.

With Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett and Ben Slater all joining Notts, director of cricket Mick Newell said Root's move was down to the need to play regular cricket, with competition for places fierce at Trent Bridge.

“We’re sad to see Billy go but understand that he wants more regular playing opportunities, something which has been hard to come by over the past year,” said Newell.

“He has the ability to play in all three formats, as he has shown during his time with us and I am sure he will relish his new challenge with Glamorgan.”

Root, who averages 30.30 in first-class cricket, said: “I’ve had a brilliant few years with Nottinghamshire and made some great memories here - and I’d like to thank them for giving me my first opportunity in professional cricket.”

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“I feel the time is right to embark on a new challenge and I’m excited to see what the future holds at Glamorgan.”

“When I spoke to Hugh he talked a lot about the club’s strategy to develop a young and exciting team and it’s something I’m really excited to be part of.

“Last season wasn’t a great one for the club but there is a lot of talent here and I believe I can make a big contribution to the side over the next few seasons and help us push for silverware in white-ball cricket, while we look to improve our results in the County Championship.”

Hugh Morris, Glamorgan director of cricket, said: “We are thrilled to secure the signing of Billy Root for the next two seasons.

“Over the course of the campaign it became apparent we needed to supplement our batting stocks and in Billy we have signed a player who is still young but has experience playing Division One cricket and is hungry to succeed.

“He can play across all three formats which makes him an ideal signing for the club and he will be a fantastic addition to the dressing room."

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