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Yorkshire's Root named cricketer of the year

Yorkshire's Joe Root has tonight been named England's player of the year.

Yorkshire's Joe Root scored more than 1,100 runs at an average of almost 95 Credit: Press Association

The Sheffield born batsman, who last week was named the Test vice captain, took the award ahead of James Anderson, Moeen Ali and Yorkshire team mate Gary Ballance after 12 months in which he scored more than 1,100 runs at an average of almost 95.

It's a nice thing to achieve, and I hope it's the start of what could be another good year. It would have been good, a lot nicer, to win it in a year where we have done really well. I think, even though the results haven't gone well, there have been a lot of really good individual performances through the whole team. I hope we can put those all together now.

– Joe Root

Moxon hopes Gillespie will remain with Yorkshire despite England interest

Jason Gillespie Credit: Press Association

Yorkshire's director of cricket Martyn Moxon says the club have yet to hear from England on whether they'll be making an approach for Jason Gillespie to fill their vacant head coach's role.

New England Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss confirmed that Gillespie was being considered for the England role.

However, Moxon is hoping that Gillespie will stay with Yorkshire because he has "unfinished business" at the club:

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