IT may have been a while since there was last play at Grappenhall Cricket Club, but they have played their part in the cricketing story of the day.

England captain Joe Root reached 100 Test caps today as he led his side against India in the first Test in Chennai.

He marked the occasion in typical fashion, scoring a terrific century as he closed the first day unbeaten on 128.

In a video released by the England and Wales Cricket Board paying tribute to their skipper, Warrington cricket fans would have seen a familiar place...and a familiar face.

Former Lancashire and England batsman Neil Fairbrother - perhaps the town's most famous cricketing son - gave his own tribute to root from Broad Lane itself.

Check out what he had to say below, starting at 3mins 55secs

Root actually played at Broad Lane back in 2009 as he was part of a Yorkshire academy side that faced a Cheshire Development Squad.

After taking 2-25 with his off-spin, the young Root then made an unbeaten 100 opening the batting to lead his side to a nine-wicket win.