Chris Broad

Chris Broad

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Brian Christopher Broad, usually known as Chris Broad (born 29 September 1957, Knowle, Bristol, England) is a former England Test cricketer and current Test official. An opening batsman, Broad had a 25-match long international Test career during which he hit six centuries, together with 34 One Day International matches with a respectable over 40 average. He is known largely for his feats during the 1986 Ashes series where he hit three centuries in consecutive Tests, and for his fiery demeanour at the crease. He went on to become a Test official, while his son, bowler Stuart, represents the same teams as his father, England and Nottinghamshire. Cricket correspondent, Colin Bateman, noted, "Chris Broad pressed the self-destruct button on a career that promised so much. His lack of self-control at the crease brought a sad end to his reign as England opener at the age of 30, when he should have been enjoying his prime years".

Early life and domestic career

Born in Knowle, Bristol to parents Ken and Nancy, Broad suffered from osteomyelitis at the age of 15 and this delayed his development as a cricketer. His first-class debut came for Gloucestershire in 1979 and he secured a permanent place in the team the following summer. As well as Nottinghamshire, he also played for Orange Free State. Returning to...
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