11 year partnership ends as GM and Joe Root part ways

Gunn & Moore have announced that they are parting ways with England number one batsman Joe Root.

The player who was recently awarded the Compton-Miller medal after his quality performance in the recent Ashes Series has long been sponsored by GM cricket but the partnership will end at the end of this month.

Unicorn Group MD Edward Lowy understand his decision, he said : “We have sponsored Joe for 11 years – since he was 13 in fact – so whilst we are naturally disappointed we of course understand that players move on for commercial reasons.

Photo courtesy Getty Images

Photo courtesy Getty Images

We reflect on our long association with Joe through his formative cricketing years with very great pride. It has been such a great pleasure watching him using his GM bats, most recently his GM Six6 DXM to such fantastic effect for himself, Yorkshire and England, helping him to become Wisden Cricketer Of The Year in 2014, World Ranked No 1 batsman (the first Englishman since GM’s Michael Vaughan in 2003) and winning the Ashes 2015 Man of The Series Award.

We wish Joe every possible success and thank him for his contribution to GM’s 130 year history.”