by Graham Hardcastle

Whatever he achieves in his career, Joe Root will always look back on September 12, 2014 at Trent Bridge as one of his very best memories.

The scene, Trent Bridge. The occasion, Yorkshire’s County Championship title success, which was sealed with an innings victory over Nottinghamshire.

Root captained the side in the absence of regular skipper Andrew Gale, who had been banned from the match by the ECB following an altercation with Lancashire’s Ashwell Prince in the previous round of fixtures.

Root’s appearances that season were sporadic due to England duty, and he only scored eleven in the match.

This weekend, Root returns to Trent Bridge with Yorkshire for their Specsavers County Championship opener against Notts, starting tomorrow (FRIDAY).

The good memories of Nottingham extend beyond that fixture as well.

He has won two Ashes Tests there in 2013 and 2015 and played a one-day game for Yorkshire against younger brother Billy in early 2017.

“It is a ground I’ve always enjoyed going to and playing at, both for Yorkshire and England,” he confirmed. “It holds a lot of fond memories for me personally.

“But one of my highlights was winning that game and Championship down there.

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