Alan Biggs: Double joy for school

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A Sheffield school already has its sports hall named after Jess Ennis.

What is it going to do about Joe Root?

Seems incredible that two of the nation’s sporting heroes attended the same school in the city - and even simultaneously for a time.

As the father of kids who were their contemporaries as pupils at King Ecgbert’s, I find it just as amazing.

Not that Jess and Joe didn’t serve notice of their talent - they monopolised sports presentation evenings.

But what were the odds against either achieving stardom, let alone both?

Root’s maiden Test century on his home ground of Headingley was the latest proud moment of what seems sure to be many more in the Jess and Joe show.

What a summer awaits them both with an Ashes series and World Championships to look forward to.