Browsing through my Queenstown photos from last week and fighting off the slight pangs of Wish You Were There that periodically entrap my heart while I type this in Not So Sunny Dunny, I came across the following picture. I do like a good tree, as you well know.


It really is a handsome specimen, isn’t it? Because I’m unsure of the species, and I’m too lazy to look it up, the tree has been named Yorkshire’s finest following a photo shoot he did alongside it on the shores of Lake Wakitipu last week.

I’m sure along with everything he wants to achieve in cricket, Joe Root will be chuffed to bits to have a tree named after him. It’s not quite Wisden Cricketer of the Year, but it’s a start.

From small acorns….