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Stuart agrees Hobart deal

22nd August 2016

Stuart has agreed to join the Hobart Hurricanes for the Big Bash League this winter.

He joins Sri Lankan superstar Kumar Sangakkarra as the team's second overseas player and is excited at the opportunity to test himself in Australia. 

Stuart said: “From a personal point of view the BBL looks like a fantastic competition to be involved in. Australia is one of my favourite places to play, the pitches and the crowds make for great cricket and atmosphere is fantastic.

“It has been really good to have Hurricanes teammate Dan Christian playing with me at Notts who has been really positive about the Hobart Hurricanes and also the city of Hobart which I’m looking forward to embracing."

Hobart Hurricanes’ Coach Damien Wright believes Stuart's addition could prove pivotal for Hobart.

He said: “Stuart Broad has an incredible record in all three formats and his knowledge of the game overall will be a huge asset for our bowling group going forward."

Sri Lanka series win

14th June 2016

Stuart played a key role as England secured a convincing 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka.

He had figures of 4-21 as the tourists were bowled out for 91 in the first Test at Headingley before 1-57 as they reached 119, with England enjoying a win by an innings and 88 runs.

At Chester-le-Street he had figures of 4-40 and 1-71 as the second Test was won by nine wickets and, as the third Test at Lord's was drawn, he was 2-79 and made 14 runs. 

Stuart Broad MBE

12th June 2016

Stuart has been awarded an MBE for services to cricket in the Queen’s birthday honours.

The 29-year-old, third on the list of England’s Test wicket takers, said: "It's an honour and a privilege to be recognised in this way. I'm obviously delighted and very proud.

“It is a lovely moment for my family too. My parents will be delighted after guiding me into cricket and instilling me with a love of the game from an early age.”

 

Stuart ranked world number one after South Africa blitz

18th January 2016

Stuart reached the top of the ICC World bowling rankings after his incredible performance in the third Test against South Africa.

The 29-year-old took 6-17, including a 31-ball spell that included him taking five wickets at a cost of just one run as England secured a decisive win to take the series 2-0. 

He became the first Englishman to top the rankings since 2004.

Hardys Videos

21st September 2015

Check out some great videos of Stuart with Hardys: 

Behind the scenes at Hardys Sky Sports' idents shoot in South Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU6rb0-LFXc

Hardys Sky Sports' ident: 'Bradley': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKopQEdIins

Hardys Sky Sports' 'Grape Attack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6lxb-TjCU0

 

Stuart moves to second in ICC world bowling rankings

12th August 2015

Stuart has moved up three places to second in the ICC world bowling rankings. 

England took to an unassailable 3-1 lead in the 2015 Ashes series with victory in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge.

Having helped bowl Australia out for 60 with career-best figures of 8-15 in the first innings, Stuart took the wicket of Steve Smith, his 19th wicket of the series, as England picked up a memorable win. 

 

Stuart takes 300th Test wicket and makes history

7th August 2015

Stuart had the best figures of his career at 8-15 after taking his 300th Test wicket as he enjoyed a historic first day of the fourth Ashes Test against Australia.

Playing on his home ground of Trent Bridge, Stuart went through the milestone, taking the wicket of Chris Rogers with just the third ball of the day.

The final ball of the opening over saw Stuart take the wicket of Steven Smith. Stuart took his fifth wicket of the day with his 19th ball to go 5-6 before rounding off an incredible morning session with Nathan Lyon’s wicket as Australia were bowled out for 60.

In 9.3 overs, Stuart had five maidens. His incredible eight-for was England’s third-best Ashes bowling figures, the third-cheapest eight-wicket figures in Test history and the best figures for an English bowler since 1994.

"My previous best-ever bowling was 7-12 against Kimbolton School under-15s so it was nice to get that against Australia I must admit," Stuart said.

"I keep looking up at the scoreboard and it doesn't look real to me. It hasn't sunk in, but it's a bit of a freak day, the kind you work hard for, train for.

“You want those days when it all works for you and it was one of those days.”

England lead Ashes 2-1

3rd August 2015

Stuart played a key role as England took charge of The Ashes with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory in the third Test at Edgbaston.

Australia were 136 all out for their first innings with Stuart 2-44 and then he scored 31 as England were 281 in reply.

Stuart took the wicket of Chris Rogers for a second time in the match to move on to 299 Test wickets as the Australians made 265, with England going on to secure the win inside three days.

It came after Australia had beaten England by 405 runs in the second Test at Lord's. Stuart was 4-83 as Australia declared at 566-8 before making 21 runs and 25 runs with the bat. 

England win first Ashes Test

12th July 2015

Stuart played a key role as England got the Ashes underway with a victory in the first Test in Cardiff.

He made 18 as England were 430 all out in their first innings before bowling figures of 2-60 as Australia were bowled out for 308.

With the visitors chasing 412 for the win, Stuart took three key wickets with figures of 3-39 as England won by 169 runs to get the series off to a winning start.

Investec Ashes video

6th July 2015

This brilliant video from Investec and Barney Douglas captures the emotion and passion of the Ashes perfectly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWS9PokHe3g

Stuart looks forward to The Ashes

3rd July 2015

Stuart has been included in England's 13-man squad for the first Ashes test against Australia in Cardiff, which starts on Wednesday July 8.

Stuart close to comeback

6th May 2014

Stuart is close to returning from a knee injury and on course to make his first appearance of the 2014 domestic season at the end of the month.

Stuart will miss England’s Royal London one-day international versus Scotland on Friday, in addition to the one-off NatWest International Twenty20 against Sri Lanka on May 20 and the subsequent five ODIs against the same opponents.

The 27-year-old was speaking at the launch of Royal London's one-day cricket sponsorship at the Royal Opera House, London, where he was joined by stable-mate Ben Stokes. Click HERE to read the full story.

All a-Broad the breakfast express

14th April 2014

The nation woke up to a new milkman last week.

Stuart teamed up with Weetabix to deliver its brand new On the Go Breakfast Drinks at Potters Field, London, straight off the back of a super-milk float.

Click HERE to read the full story.

England clinch series victory

6th March 2014

Stuart praised Joe Root, who was named both man of the match and series, after the Yorkshireman's maiden one-day international century inspired England to a 2-1 series victory over the West Indies.

Stuart, who claimed two wickets, paid tribute to Root's character after the batsman reached the milestone despite receiving a nasty blow to his right thumb early in his innings as the tourists clinched a 25-run triumph in Antigua.

"His hand looks pretty ugly," said Stuart. "But he showed a massive determination to go out and do a job for England. To end up with a hundred is hugely special for him.

Click HERE to read the full story.

Stuart hails England effort

3rd March 2014

Stuart hailed the character of his team-mates after England battled to a three-wicket victory over the West Indies in their second one-day international.

Stuart, captaining the side during the tour of the Caribbean and the forthcoming World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, took one wicket as the hosts were bowled out for 160 before making an unbeaten 28 to help his side reach 163 with 31 balls remaining.

"Winning close games gives the guys confidence and belief," said the 27-year-old. "We’ve lacked that and I think that showed in the middle overs where we lost those four quick wickets. But we should take a lot from winning this game.

Click HERE for the full story.

High fives for Stuart

21st November 2013

Stuart shone on the opening day of the Ashes, claiming five wickets as England restricted Australia to 273 for eight in Brisbane.

Stuart recorded figures of 5-65 and, in the process, provided the perfect riposte to a home crowd that given him a hostile reception.

Click HERE for the full story.

Stuart surprises BP staff

17th September 2013

Stuart surprised staff at a BP Garage in Feltham on Tuesday, lending a helping hand in store.

The Ashes hero took time out to help the busy commuters and employees while educating them on the importance of having a healthy diet when on the go.

"I thought it was important for me to encourage others who all have busy lives to eat healthily and make sure they snack well when they don’t have time to plan," said Stuart.

Click HERE for the full story.

England lift the urn

27th August 2013

Stuart took five wickets in total as the fifth and final Ashes Test ended, somewhat controversially, in a draw.

The result at the Oval meant England won the series 3-0. "Thanks for all the support from our fans," Stuart wrote on Twitter. "I hope you enjoyed the series!"

Click HERE for a full match report.

 

Stuart inspires Ashes triumph

13th August 2013

Stuart recorded the finest match figures of his career to inspire England to a 74-run win over Australia in the fourth Test and seal victory in the Investec Ashes.

Stuart, who claimed five wickets in the first innings, took a further six in a remarkable evening session to propel the hosts to an unassailable 3-0 series lead.

Click HERE for the full story.

England retain the Ashes

5th August 2013

England have retained the Ashes after heavy rain caused the third Investec Test at Old Trafford to end in a draw.

The retention of the urn was confirmed at 4.29pm when play was abandoned for the day due to the inclement weather. "We have retained the Ashes and it feels magnificent," said Stuart.

England, who lead 2-0 after victories at Trent Bridge and Lord’s respectively, will have the opportunity to win the series outright when the fourth Test gets under way in Durham on Friday.

Stuart reaches 200 wickets

2nd August 2013

Stuart claimed the 200th Test wicket of his career on the second day of England's third Investec Ashes match at Old Trafford.

Stuart is the 15th Englishman to reach the milestone and, at 27, the second youngest to do so.

"Proud to become the 15th Englishman and second youngest to reach 200 Test wickets," he wrote on Twitter. "Thanks for the messages."

England win first Ashes Test

15th July 2013

England lead Australia 1-0 after claiming a dramatic 14-run victory in one of the most-thrilling contests in Ashes history.

Stuart made a superb 65 in his second innings – undoubtedly one of his finest knocks in international cricket – and claimed three wickets.

"It was an emotional rollercoaster," said the 27-year-old. "What a great win. The atmosphere was insane – I love Trent Bridge."

 

Stuart ready for Ashes

2nd July 2013

Stuart says England's priority will be to "outskill the opposition" when they face Australia in the Investec Ashes this summer.

"This Ashes series isn’t going to be about who has the best sledge," said the 27-year-old. "It is going to be about who gets the ball in the right areas and who takes their catches."

Click HERE for the full story.

England make final

19th June 2013

Stuart claimed three wickets as England progressed to the final of the Champions Trophy with a superb seven-wicket victory against South Africa at the Oval.

The hosts will play the winners of Thursday's second semi-final between India and Sri Lanka in Sunday's final at Edgbaston.

"It’s an amazing win," said Broad. "Champions Trophy final here we come. I couldn’t be happier right now. The team are buzzing to reach the final of a world tournament that’s being held in our own country."

England reach semis

16th June 2013

Stuart played in his 100th one-day international as England recorded a ten-run victory over New Zealand at Cardiff to reach to the Champions Trophy semi-finals.

"I’m proud to get a win after receiving my 100th cap," Stuart said on Twitter afterwards.

Click HERE for the full story.

England start with win

10th June 2013

Stuart claimed a wicket as England made a winning start to their Champions Trophy campaign, securing an emphatic 48-run victory against Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday.

“A fantastic win,” said Stuart on Twitter after the match.

Click HERE for a full match report.

Stuart in the wickets

6th June 2013

Stuart took two wickets as England sealed a 34-run victory in their final one-day international against New Zealand at Trent Bridge.

It was the perfect result for the hosts, who begin their ICC Champions Trophy campaign against Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday.

"Happy days and on to the Champions Trophy," said Stuart on Twitter.

Stuart salutes series victory

29th May 2013

Stuart hailed his team-mates as England clinched a 246-run victory in the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley to win the series 2-0.

"It's always special to win a Test match for England," said Stuart. "A lot of hard work goes into each win so it's a great feeling. The boys have been awesome."

Click HERE for more.

Stuart stars in England win

19th May 2013

Stuart claimed seven wickets in the second innings to inspire England to a sensational 140-run victory over New Zealand in the first Test at Lord’s.

"Lord’s is a fantastic place to play and I think everyone’s really enjoyed this Test match - it’s great to be back on the honours’ board," said Stuart.

Click HERE for the full story.

Stuart focused on first hour

14th May 2013

Stuart says the forthcoming Test match against New Zealand remains England’s only focus, despite having a "huge summer" of cricket to look forward to.

Stuart, who is expected to form part of England’s bowling attack for the first Test of the summer at Lord’s on Thursday, has called on any thoughts of the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy or Ashes series to be put to one side.

"There’s nothing more important than the first hour here on Thursday," said the 26-year-old. "We can't look too far ahead. We have to focus on the opening bowlers or opening batters doing their job at 11 o'clock on Thursday."

Click HERE for the full story.

Stuart called up

12th May 2013

 

Stuart has been named in the 12-man England squad for the first Test against New Zealand.

The 26-year-old will be in action for the fixture, which gets under way on May 16 at Lord’s.

"All packed and leaving for London," said Stuart on Twitter. "First Test of the summer - I couldn't be more excited."

 

County return excites Stuart

23rd April 2013

Stuart is "desperate to get going again" as he prepares to make his first appearance of the season for Nottinghamshire against Derbyshire on Wednesday.

"It’s a great atmosphere there," said Stuart. "I feel like I really want to play cricket again. I’ve had a couple of weeks without it and I’m desperate to get going again."

Click HERE for the full story.

Stuart set for Notts return

16th April 2013

Stuart is to play in two LV= County Championship matches for Nottinghamshire to hone his sharpness ahead of an exciting international summer with England.

"I haven’t played a lot of county cricket for the last couple of years," said Stuart, who was speaking at Lord’s to promote the forthcoming Investec Ashes series. "But I’m really looking forward to getting in shape for what is a really big eight months ahead of us."

Click HERE for the full story.

Stuart hails England effort

26th March 2013

Stuart saluted the spirit of the England dressing room as the tourists produced a spirited final day performance to save the third Test against New Zealand in Auckland and clinch a 0-0 series draw.

Stuart was one of the heroes as England navigated the 90 overs required in order to clinch a draw. "To get through is an amazing feeling," said Stuart.

Click HERE to read the full story.

Stuart takes six wickets

16th March 2013

Stuart took six wickets as England took control on day three of the second Test with New Zealand.

Stuart finished with 6-51 - his third best Test figures - as New Zealand were bowled out for 254 and forced to follow on.

"I'm delighted to have picked up 'five-for' - but more importantly to have bowled New Zealand out to be able to enforce the follow-on," he said.

Click HERE for the full story.

Stuart calls for England focus

5th March 2013

Stuart has urged England to "hit the ground running" when the first Test against New Zealand gets under way in Dunedin on Wednesday.

"We need to reset our focus," said Stuart. "We’re in a good place and the players are confident."

Click HERE to read the full story.

England seal ODI series

23rd February 2013

 

Stuart claimed two wickets as England defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the third one-day international in Auckland to seal a 2-1 series win.

Having won the toss and chosen to field, the tourists restricted the Kiwis to just 185 runs and reached their target with 75 balls remaining and for the loss of five wickets – securing their first ODI series win over New Zealand for 19 years.

Click HERE for the full match report.

 

England clinch T20 series

15th February 2013

Stuart impressed with figures of three for 15 as England claimed a ten-wicket victory over New Zealand in Wellington to clinch the Twenty20 series 2-1.

"I can’t remember a much more powerful performance from an England side," said Stuart. "We came here to win all the series' and this is a great start for us."

Click HERE for the full story.

Stuart shines in record win

9th February 2013

Stuart shone with the ball as England recorded their record Twenty20 score to defeat New Zealand by 40 runs in the first T20 international in Auckland.

"The freedom the guys played with today was fantastic," said Stuart, took 4-24 as the hosts finished on 174-9. "It was great to see."

Click HERE for the full story.

Stuart predicts feisty contest

8th February 2013

Stuart says England must produce their best form if they are to overcome New Zealand in the three-match Twenty20 series.

Stuart, who will lead his country at Eden Park on Saturday, said: "We’ve got a hugely talented side, but we’re coming up against a very strong New Zealand team as well and we know in white-ball cricket they’re very dangerous."

Click HERE to read the full story.

Stuart hits hat-trick

5th February 2013

Stuart secured a hat-trick of wickets as England sealed a 46-run win over a New Zealand XI in their rearranged opening Twenty20 warm-up match at the Cobham Oval.

Stuart, the T20 captain, said: "The boys were brilliant and it’s important we back it up. It was also good fun to pick up my second hat-trick in an England shirt."

Click HERE for the full story.

Stuart ready for New Zealand

30th January 2013

Stuart says he feels "good and ready to go" after recovering from a heel injury ahead of England’s forthcoming tour of New Zealand.

"I feel good and ready to go and hopefully that can stay that way for this whole tour," said the Twenty20 captain.

Click HERE for the full story.

Stuart returns for New Zealand series

23rd December 2012

Stuart, who missed the T20 series against India because of a heel injury, will return to lead the England side for the tour of New Zealand in February.

The New Zealand series sees two fixtures against a New Zealand XI in preparation for a three-match series starting on February 9 in Auckland.

Click HERE for the full story.

Stuart named vice-captain

30th October 2012

 

Stuart has been named vice-captain of the England Test side for the forthcoming tour of India.

Stuart, the Twenty20 captain, takes over the role from Alastair Cook, who has been promoted to captain following the retirement of Andrew Strauss.

“I’m delighted,” said Stuart. “It’s always a great honour to pull on an England shirt, but to do so as vice-captain will, of course, be even more special."

Click HERE to read the full story.

 

My World in Cricket

4th October 2012

Stuart made a series of appearances in support of his book, My World in Cricket, which was released on October 11.

Starting in London, Broad signed copies of the book, which is published by Simon and Schuster, at Waterstones Leadenhall Market. The 26-year-old continued at WHSmith in Oxford the following day, before heading to the Times Cheltenham Festival. His final appearance was at Waterstones Nottingham on October 12.

Click HERE to purchase the book on Amazon.

Stuart praises England effort

1st October 2012

Stuart praised the effort of his team-mates as England's ICC World Twenty20 title defence ended with a defeat to Sri Lanka.

"The guys tried really hard," said Stuart. "We had quite an inexperienced side, so we want them to have learned from this."

Click HERE to read the full story.

England cruise to win

21st September 2012

England defeated Afghanistan by 116 runs to make an emphatic start to their ICC World Twenty20 title defence and seal their place in the Super Eights.

"We're delighted with that performance," said Stuart. "It's a great way to start the tournament."

Click HERE for the full story.

Stuart hails world class England

20th September 2012

Stuart is confident the 15-man England squad in Sri Lanka is capable of guiding them to a second successive ICC World Twenty20 title.

"We've not just got players who can do a job," he said . "We've got world-class match-winners in the side."

Click HERE to read the full story.

Stuart wants Sri Lanka success

17th September 2012

England's ICC World Twenty20 trophy defence gets under way against Afghanistan on Friday and captain Stuart is confident his side can secure back-to-back titles.

"Yes, I do [feel ready]," said Stuart. "I've worked very hard with the guys - the squad's been very focused on this world tournament.

Click HERE to read the full story.

Stuart targets England momentum

7th September 2012

Stuart has urged England to "gain momentum" in their three-match series against South Africa in anticipation of this month’s ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka.

"We've got a great squad here and we're really excited about the next month," he said. "It's the start to our World Cup campaign and we're looking to gain momentum throughout this series."

Click HERE to read the full story.

Stuart in ICC Test Team of the Year

30th August 2012

Stuart has been named in the International Cricket Council’s Test Team of the Year, for the second year in succession.

Click  HERE  to read the full story.

Stuart in ICC World T20 squad

21st August 2012

Captain Stuart has been named in the 15-man England squad for next month’s ICC World T20.

Stuart will lead the side in Sri Lanka, starting against Afghanistan on September 21, as England attempt to retain the trophy they won in 2010.

Click HERE to read the full story.

 

England suffer narrow defeat

20th August 2012

An enterprising innings from Stuart was not enough to prevent England from relinquishing to South Africa their status as the number one Test side in the world.

Starting the final day at Lord’s on 16 for two and requiring 346 runs, an England victory always seemed improbable. But they went close thanks to a spirited run chase from Stuart, who fired 37 runs from 42 balls, and his team-mates.

Read the full story HERE.

Stuart set for big game

15th August 2012

Stuart says England will put all thoughts of remaining the number one Test team in the world to one side when they face South Africa at Lord’s on Thursday.

"I know we will lose our world number one status if we do not win this Test but that is definitely not something we are thinking about,” he said.

Read the full story HERE.

Stuart nominated for two ICC awards

13th August 2012

 

Stuart has been nominated for the Cricketer of the Year honour at the LG ICC Awards 2012.

Broad is among nine players in contention to win the prestigious prize ahead of the annual ceremony, which takes place in Colombo on September 15.

Click HERE to read the full story.

 

Stuart takes five wickets

7th August 2012

Stuart claimed five wickets as the second Test between England and South Africa at Headingley ended in a draw.

The result means England must win the third and final Test at Lord's - which gets under way on August 16 - if they are to remain the number one Test side in the world.

Read the full story HERE.

Stuart named as Investec Test Match Cricket Ambassador

6th August 2012

 

Investec, the specialist bank and asset manager, has signed Stuart as a brand ambassador.

Stuart, who is an integral member of England’s test and one day teams, as well as being captain of the T20 side will be at the forefront of Investec’s cricket activity.

Read the full story HERE.

Stuart cites bowling attack

23rd July 2012

 

Stuart has been named in the England squad to face South Africa in the first Test at the Oval. The first of the three-Test series gets under way on July 19.

South Africa represent the toughest test of England's credentials as the number one ranked Test side and Stuart believes the best bowling attack will be decisive.

"Who has the best attack?" asked Stuart in his latest Daily Mail column. "Well, I guess we will know by the end of this series.

Read Stuart's column in the Daily Mail HERE.

 

England complete series rout

23rd July 2012

 

Stuart starred as England again outclassed Australia to clinch their one-day international series 4-0 in Manchester.

In a rain-shortened match, England extended their record to ten straight one-day victories.

They reached the target of 138 for the loss of only three wickets with 11 balls to spare, in reply to Australia's seven for 145 in 32 overs.

 

Birthday triumph for Stuart

23rd July 2012

Stuart celebrated his 26th birthday in the best possible way, captaining England to a convincing seven-wicket victory over West Indies in the Twenty20 international at Trent Bridge.

England reached their target with two deliveries remaining after the tourists made 172 for four, with skipper Broad taking one wicket.

 

England clinch the series

23rd July 2012

 

England strolled to an eight-wicket victory against West Indies at the Oval to seal the series.

They reached their target after the tourists posted 238 for nine.

Stuart Broad took two wickets and dedicated the win to Tom Maynard.

"Great series win for the boys," he wrote on Twitter. "We were out there to win for Tom and we did."

 

Stuart shines in England victory

21st May 2012

Stuart was named man of the match as England clinched a five-wicket victory over West Indies at Lord's to take a 1-0 lead in the Test series.

Not for the first time, England’s bowlers were in impressive form, with Broad – who ended the Test with 11 wickets - the pick of the bunch.

Read the full story HERE.

 

Stuart on Lord's honours board

20th May 2012

Stuart Broad continued his fine form on the fourth day of the first Test between England and West Indies at Lord's, achieving a slew of personal records in the process.

Read the full story HERE.

Stuart in seventh heaven

19th May 2012

Stuart completed career-best figures of 7-72 as England took control of the first Test against West Indies at Lord’s.

Read the full story HERE.

Joy of six for Stuart

18th May 2012

A fantastic six-wicket haul from Stuart inspired England on the opening day of the first Test against West Indies at Lord’s.

After winning the toss and choosing to bowl, England and Broad ended the day in style, taking the wicket of Fidel Edwards as the visitors finished 243/9 at stumps.

Read the full story HERE.

'Tough' summer excites Stuart

15th May 2012

Having won the TwelfthMan Cricketing Moment of the Year award for his hat-trick against India at Trent Bridge last summer, Stuart aims to create more great memories during England's first Test against West Indies at Lord’s this week.

"It will be a tough, exciting summer," he said. "As a young England fan I would have been going 'wicked' at the prospect of this summer. There will be fast bowling, hundreds, good spinners, everything.

Read the full story HERE.

Stuart wins Cricketing Moment of the Year

15th May 2012

Stuart won the TwelfthMan Cricketing Moment of the Year Award, voted for by fans on the Official England Cricket Facebook page, for his hat-trick against India in last summer’s Trent Bridge Test match.

He received his award at a special dinner held in the Long Room at Lord’s on Monday evening, which was hosted by ECB and Brit Insurance, the sponsor of all England cricket teams.

Stuart in England squad

13th May 2012

Stuart has been named in the 13-man England squad for Thursday's first Test against West Indies at Lord’s.

The full story can be read HERE.

Stuart to make comeback

1st May 2012

Stuart will return from injury for Nottinghamshire in this week’s LV= County Championship match against Lancashire at Old Trafford.

The 25-year-old will use the match as preparation for England's upcoming three-Test series against West Indies, which gets under way on May 17.

Read the full story HERE.

 

Stuart misses out on IPL

10th April 2012

Stuart has been ruled out of this year’s Indian Premier League through injury.

"I was really keen to play in the IPL," he said. "But as a quick bowler I couldn’t go over there and not be right."

Read the full story HERE.

The Broad Appeal - March winners

3rd April 2012

Congratulations to Lauren Burgess, the winner of last month's Broad Appeal competition. She wins one of Stuart's signed Adidas bats.

The same goes for Jessica Sillery, the other competition winner. She wins one of Stuart's signed England shirts.

Photos of both the bat and shirt can be found on Stuart's Facebook page, HERE.

Stuart eases back

20th March 2012

Stuart returned to competitive action against a Sri Lankan Development XI with three wickets - including one in his first over - and a clean bill of health.

He was passed fit on the morning of the game following his recent ankle sprain and returned figures of 3-55.

Click HERE to read the rest of the report and HERE to see some photos from the match on his Facebook page.

Stuart in Sri Lanka

14th March 2012

Stuart is currently in Sri Lanka preparing for England's two-Test series, which begins later this month.

Some photos of him practising in the humid weather can be found HERE on his Facebook page.

World of Cricket update

8th March 2012

Stuart has had a great few days in Nottingham where he has been working on his book, Stuart Broad’s World of Cricket, which will be published by Simon & Schuster and is due for release in October.

Some behind the scenes photos of his time at Trent Bridge can be seen HERE, on Stuart's official Facebook page.

Stuart looks ahead to Sri Lanka

6th March 2012

Stuart is confident England will reinforce their position as the ICC’s top-ranked Test side when they face Sri Lanka in a two-Test series later this month.

Following their surprise Test defeat to Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates at the beginning of the year, England have responded in fine style, romping to a 4-0 whitewash in the one-day internationals before securing a 2-1 victory in the Twenty20s.

“It was obviously very disappointing to lose the Test matches,” Stuart said. “But we have an opportunity going to Sri Lanka to put that right. “The guys are very keen to do that and learn from the mistakes we made over there.”

Despite flourishing in his role as T20 captain, Stuart is looking forward to returning to the Test environment.

Watch the video interview with Stuart on the ECB website HERE

T20 Excitement Building

28th February 2012

Stuart hailed his Twenty20 heroes after their dramatic last-ball win in Abu Dhabi to claim the series against Pakistan. Stuart played a skipper's role sending down successive dot balls followed by a wicket in a penultimate over in which only four runs were conceded, and those off a mis-field.

Jade Dernbach settled it with the wicket of skipper Misbah off the last ball of the match with Pakistan needing a six to win the game and the series. Stuart said: "I'm very excited about the way this team is shaping up. If we start to click towards our lower middle order and get some boundaries, we have a hugely exciting team and the way we have bowled has been exceptional."

Stuart flew back in to the UK today having done his bit to help restore the reputation of English cricket after the 3-0 Test series whitewash in the United Arab Emirates. "I think we showed great character to come back from those Test defeats and win the one-day series," Stuart said. "Nothing makes up for losing games but it's given us a lot of confidence over where we're going in one day cricket."

Full report of the final Twenty20

HERE

Skipper Broad Relishes T20 Challenge

23rd February 2012

Stuart is looking forward to captaining the England side in their three T20 games against Pakistan.

After a 4-0 whitewash in the ODI series, Pakistan will be looking to strike back in the shortest format of the game but Stuart is hoping to lead his side to another series victory.

He said: "I look through the squad, and it excites me. Of the guys who've come into the side in recent times, Jos Buttler's won game after game for Somerset; (Jonny) Bairstow strikes the ball beautifully, as we've seen on the international stage; Jade Dernbach's got a brilliant yorker and a great slower ball.

"We've got guys coming into the Twenty20 team and offering a huge amount. It's exciting going on to the field, knowing you have that trust in your guys to perform."

To read the rest of the Daily Mail article in full click HERE

OUT FOR REVENGE IN ONE DAY SERIES

9th February 2012

England’s 3-0 series defeat by Pakistan has left the world’s No 1 Test team licking their wounds.

Stuart takes the Daily Mail through the post-mortem as the squad aim to take revenge in the one-dayers.

He said: "As professional sportsmen you pride yourselves on learning from your mistakes and we didn’t react quickly enough here.

"We haven’t turned into a bad team because we did a lot of things extremely well. Even though we were never at our best we would have won in Abu Dhabi but for an inept batting performance chasing a small target and then we had Pakistan 50 for seven at lunch on the first day in Dubai.

"You have to capitalise on those positions. We had our chances."

To read the article in full click HERE

STUART JOINS GAC AS BRAND AMBASSADOR

24th January 2012

Stuart has signed a sponsorship deal with GAC, the global provider of shipping, logistics and marine services.

As a Brand Ambassador for GAC, Stuart will attend a number of social and corporate events, including local community and school initiatives supported by the company.  His cricket bat also displays the GAC logo.

At the deal signing at GAC’s Corporate Headquarters in Dubai, Gurumurthi Shankar, GAC Group Sales Director, said: “As leaders in the global business of shipping, logistics and marine services, we are thrilled to welcome to the GAC team a truly global sports star, Stuart Broad.

“Through his tremendous success as part of the England team, his match-winning performances and his captaincy of England’s Twenty20 side, Stuart has demonstrated the leadership, team spirit and commitment to excellence that reflects our approach to business.”

Stuart added: “I’m delighted to be working with GAC and I look forward to getting involved in their corporate, social and community activities, particularly at grassroots level, and meeting some of their customers and partners.  Above all, cricket is a team sport, and it’s a pleasure to work with an organisation that shares this philosophy to working and succeeding together.”

GAC has a long history of sports sponsorship and partnership agreements, ranging from elite sport and global competitions to rising stars and community projects.  Its support covers a wide range of athletic endeavours, including football, motor racing, sailing, golf, basketball, volleyball and rugby.

WE'RE READY TO FIGHT BACK

23rd January 2012

Stuart gives his exclusive insight into the aftermath of the first Test defeat against Pakistan, and reveals how the world’s No 1 team plan to hit back in the second Test in Abu Dhabi.

The all-rounder told the Daily Mail: "We were very, very disappointed with ourselves after the first Test.

"The thing was, our bowling and fielding was as good as it has been at any time in the last few years, but you are not going to win many Tests if you lose five wickets in the first session of the match.

"I still felt we were back in it after Pakistan’s first innings because our batsmen have shown that they can go very big in the second innings, especially as the wicket was pretty flat, but we made far too many mistakes. It wasn’t like it was seaming around.

"Having two players caught down the leg side, for instance, is not down to the wicket or the quality of the bowling.

"What went wrong?We didn’t adapt to the conditions as well as we have done in the past."

To read the column in full click HERE

READY FOR ACTION

16th January 2012

On the eve of England's first test match against Pakistan, Stuart tells the Daily Mail about the mood in the camp and how preparations haven't gone quite according to plan.

He said: "We are aware this isn’t going to be a series where we can expect to bowl Pakistan out for 150 then rack up 400. We have had some wonderful moments over the last couple of years but it’s important the public perception of this series isn’t that England will win 3-0.

"Pakistan will be difficult to beat on what really is their home soil and we know as a bowling unit we will have to sit in then seize our chance if it presents itself. It is going to be a challenge."

To read the article in full click here

 

STUART SHINES ON COMEBACK

9th January 2012

Stuart claimed seven wickets and made a valuable contribution with the bat as England won their opening warm-up match in Dubai.

Making his first appearance since suffering a shoulder injury in the summer, Stuart ripped through the ICC IX’s top order in the first innings taking 4-46. He then scored 19 runs before England declared with a 96 run defict.

Stuart was back among the wickets in the second innings as a devastating new ball spell saw him dismiss Paul Stirling and Saqib Ali in the opening few overs.

On the final day of the match Stuart struck in the fifth over of the morning to take his match haul to seven wickets, finishing the innings with 3-22.

The ICC XI declared on 164 for nine leaving England 261 to win.

Captain Andrew Strauss got the run chase of to a great start with a fluid 78 but the win looked in doubt when the England fell from 133 for one to 199 for six with more than 25 overs left in the day.

But a 61 stand between Stuart and Steven Davies helped steer England to a three wicket victory with nine overs to spare. Stuart was dismissed for 31 in the closing stages.

Back To School For Stuart As England Face UAE Test

4th January 2012

In Stuart's exclusive Daily Mail colum, the all rounder looks back on 2011 with mixed emotions and sets out his plan for staying injury free this year.

He also talks about diets, football and Alistair Cook's wedding. And of course, the upcoming series against Pakistan in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

To read the column in full click here

Hard Graft Not Grudges Will Prevail Against Pakistan

4th January 2012

Stuart says hard graft not grudges will prevail against Pakistan when the series gets underway on January 17.

The all-rounder has been subjecting himself to a winter of strict dieting and tough preparation for what promises to be a gruelling 2012.

Stuart told The Guardian he will be leaner than ever, but possibly not quite as mean, as he embarks on a gruelling 12 months with England in Dubai this week.

The 25-year-old all-rounder has responded to a series of injuries in 2011 by subjecting himself to a winter in which hard graft in South Africa has followed self-denial with a strictly controlled diet in the East Midlands.

To read the article in full click here

Stuart's Recipe For Success

15th December 2011

Stuart is currently on a a two-week ‘boot camp’ with fellow Test bowlers James Anderson and Chris Tremlett and will link up with the Performance Squad at Potchefstroom University.

Before flying out he did an interview with the Daily Telegraph which revealed his recipe for success in the up-coming matches in the UAE in January.

He will bowl for the first time since tearing a muscle in his right arm at Lord’s during a one-day international against India on Sept 11.

To read the article in full click here

Team Behind The Team

28th June 2011

Stuart stars in the new ‘Maximusle: Team Behind The Team’ Advert launched on the 1st of July. Click here to see the advert or here to see an interview with Maximuscle.

"Let's not panic!"

28th June 2011

Stuart reflects on his first match as T20 captain.

To read his full article about his thoughts and analysis on game click here

"Well, that was a tough start as an England captain and certainly wasn't the way we want to play our cricket.
We were disappointed with all aspects of our performance in the nine-wicket defeat by Sri Lanka, but you have to say that our opponents were absolutely brilliant at Bristol.


It was a proud moment for me to lead out my country for the first time but I really would have liked us to have played a lot better than that in this Twenty20 international.  It all happened very quickly, as I expected, but we just didn't perform.

It's important for us now not to lose our focus. We were all very disappointed after the game but I said to the players that it mustn't affect our confidence and what we're trying to do.  It's just a shame that we have to wait a long time for our next Twenty20 match now.

So now I hand over to Alastair Cook and I know that there will be those already questioning how the three-captain system works. Well, I can honestly say we have a lot of confidence and clarity in what we are trying to do and one defeat against a very good side will not make us change the way we are thinking"

Read more here

LEADER OF THE PACK

24th June 2011

"It is hugely exciting to be England's Twenty20 captain, and a bit nerve-racking too. I'm very excited by the group of players we have for this match against Sri Lanka and moving forward towards the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka next year.

The key will be to stay as calm as possible. Twenty20 games can seem rushed but you have more time than you realise to make decisions and you have to take that time. You have to have a plan in your mind when you're in the field but you also have to be adaptable. You have to change that plan if things start going wrong. Clarity is the thing.

Players need to know their roles and what is expected of them. We were predictable in the last World Twenty20 but we were unstoppable. We were a well-oiled unit and that's what I want us to be again"

To read more about Stuart's captain debut and an update on his heel injury click here

100 wickets and counting....

1st June 2011

England's remarkable innings triumph over Sri Lanka in Cardiff on 30/05/11 came after victory had looked almost impossible.  Stuart Broad, who took the final two wickets to seal victory, reflects on a memorable day.

When I woke on Monday the rain was absolutely banging it down in Cardiff, you could hear it hitting the hotel roof it was so hard. It looked so bad we got a phone call saying there was no point in us going down to the ground until mid-day but, as on the other days of the first Test, it cleared up after lunch… thanks to the hard work fo the groundstaff it was game on at 3pm. 

There was a feeling of ‘why don’t we just bat them into the ground?’ before the declaration. The theory was that, with back to back Tests, we could keep Sri Lanka out in the field for as long as possible so that they would be weary coming into Lord’s But this is where Strauss and Andy Flower are so impressive. They infuse the dressing room with belief and that just spreads through the team. Strauss said ‘ get early wickets and we can win this’ and urged us not to chase wickets by almost attacking too much. What we had to do was build pressure, keep our discipline and force mistakes. Sri Lanka were on a hiding to nothing because they had nowhere to go in the game….
 
When we won it was a bit surreal. It was like ‘has that just happened?’ We had been sat in the dressing room for much of the five days watching it rain but now we were back in those same seats after bowling them out in 24 overs! It’s amazing what this England team can achieve.
 
My 100th Test wicket has been a long time coming because I was on 97 last August! It’s as if time has stood still. It was a nice milestone to reach but it meant more to me taking the last two wickets to help us win the game. I certainly hope there will be a lot more wickets. The first innings was a bit frustrating for me because I felt in such good rythmn but I felt I had absolutely no luck. I went in at tea on Friday and said to David Saker, our bowling coach, ‘what am I doing wrong?’ He said ‘just keep doing what you’re doing and you will take a six-for soon.’ That was great for my confidence. His only tip was to bounce the ball three times at the end of my run up because he used to do that in Australia when he needed a change of luck! I did that and I took two first innings wickets!
 

It’s always right to celebrate a Test win because it takes a lot of hard work but it’s series that we really want to win. It’s still only 1-0 and we know how dangerous Sri Lanka are. Winning series are our stepping stones to becoming the best team in the world and that’s where we want to be. Victory at Lord’s would be another huge step towards that goal.

To read Stuart's full account of the day click here to read his Daily Mail column.

TIME FOR A NEW FACE

19th May 2011

Broad named as UK brand ambassador for luxury watch brand

Stuart Broad has been named by Luxury Swiss watchmaker Jean Mairet & Gillman (JMG)  as the new UK brand ambassador and will represent the exclusive watch brand.

JMG President Uday Nayak, while officially launching the luxury brand in the UK market, commented “Stuart Broad has a strong appeal, not only in the UK but at a global level as well. In a striking similarity to the JMG brand, he comes with a strong lineage in his sport. He has a unique elegant style and all-round finesse – all of which are hallmarks of the JMG brand. We are thrilled at the prospect of working with Stuart.  Cricket is a gentleman’s sport, a perfect synergy for ahigh profile watch brand renowned for its sophisticated gentlemen’s timepieces.”

In response Stuart commented; “I am proud to work with such an innovative brand; the timepieces are stylish and unique and I look forward to a successful relationship”.

The Jean-Mairet & Gillman brand, founded in 1999 is a fitting continuation of the rich horological heritage of its founder Cesar Jean-Mairet. The product lines are classic yet contemporary and designed for the connoisseur. Each collection is unique in style and produced in limited series making JMG timepieces very desirable and highly coveted. JMG has carved a discreet presence for itself in the world of niche watchmaking. JMG as a brand
is focused on innovation. It currently uses two of its own watch movements and is dedicated to the development of a Geneva Seal movement.


Visit Jean-Mariet & Gillman website here or visit www.jean-marietgillman.com

A Broad Review

17th May 2011

A message from Stuart

It is amazing to think that, a year ago, we were all celebrating winning the World Twenty20 title in Barbados. It was the start of an incredible 12 months for me and the England side.   That year has flown by and England’s first triumph in a global limited overs event, sealed on that memorable day when we beat Australia at the Kensington Oval, was followed by another productive home summer and then, most memorably of all, victory in the Ashes in Australia for the first time in 24 years.

For me, it has been another highly satisfying and enjoyable year even though I was bitterly disappointed to suffer injuries during the Ashes and the World Cup that followed.

I will never forget scoring a Test century at Lord’s in that partnership with Jonathan Trott that did so much to seal our series win against Pakistan. To prove I could record a hundred in the ultimate form of the game, and to do it at Lord’s, was incredibly special. I hope it’s the first century of many!

This memorable year has now been capped, a year after that win in Barbados, with me being handed the captaincy of England’s Twenty20 side, something I regard as a huge honour.  Even though I have not had much captaincy experience – coming into the England set-up at a young age means that opportunities for leadership are rare – I have always wondered what I’d do if I was captain during every match I’ve played in, what bowler I’d bring on and what field I would set. Now I have a chance to try out those ideas and it is something I am looking forward to immensely.

The future is hugely exciting for this England side and I sincerely hope to have a big part to play in it. Thanks to everybody for your magnificent support and here’s hoping we all have much to celebrate in the months and years ahead.

Captain Broad

6th May 2011

Stuart Broad has been named as England's Twenty20 captain.  Read his Daily Mail column here, for his reaction.

“It has not even been five years since I made my England debut, so to be handed the captaincy of the Twenty20 side at the age of 24 is a huge honour.
 
I must admit I was nervous during the interview, not least because it's the first job interview I've had to attend!

But those nerves have been replaced by a real sense of excitement. Getting up on Thursday at 5.30am to drive to Lord's for the press conference didn't feel like hard work at all.

Rest assured, though, I won't be standing around dreaming about the fact I'm suddenly an England captain.

I'm desperate to hit the ground running and that first Twenty20 game against Sri Lanka in Bristol on June 25 can't come quickly enough.

I may not have much captaincy experience under my belt but I can honestly say I've always tried to think like a leader whenever I'm out in the middle: what fields I'd set, how to attack a new batsman, which bowlers to use - that kind of thing.

I've also been lucky to have played under some excellent captains, guys like Michael Vaughan and Andrew Strauss, and Chris Read at Nottinghamshire.

I genuinely believe there is no danger of the captains treading on each other's toes. In fact, with the amount of cricket we play, the prospect of approaching each new series with a fresh captain is an exciting one.

There should be a real buzz and energy about the dressing room. But I'm under no illusions because the man I'm replacing did an amazing job: don't forget that Paul Collingwood remains the only Englishman to have lifted a global one-day trophy.

I know he's disappointed not to be Twenty20 skipper any more - why wouldn't he be? But it's a measure of the man that he rang to congratulate me.

I've learned a lot about myself in the last year. Now I can't wait to go out and prove my leadership skills on the field”

Read the full article and see the pictures with The Daily Mail here

Notts tie up Broad!

12th April 2011

Broad pens new Nottinghamshire deal

Stuart Broad has signed a new three-year contract with Nottinghamshire.

The 24-year-old England fast bowler, who arrived at Trent Bridge from Leicestershire in 2007, is still on an ECB central contract.


His new deal with Notts, which runs until 2013, will only come into effect should he lose his England deal.


"We fully expect Stuart will maintain his England place for years to come but this re-affirms his commitment to us," said director of cricket Mick Newell.


Broad has made just a single one-day appearance, as well as playing three games in the Twenty20 and seven County Championship matches in his four years at Trent Bridge.


But he may be due to get in a few early season appearances once he has recovered from the side strain that forced him home early from England's World Cup adventure last month.


And Notts can only hope that Broad, who played for them in the FP t20 finals day at the Rose Bowl last August, will hope that he turns in a repeat of the match-winning performance he produced on his last County Championship appearance.


Broad took 11 wickets in the match in his side's 10-wicket win over Warwickshire at Edgbaston in July, claiming a career best 8-52 in the second innings.


"We knew he was in the England selectors' thoughts when we signed him in 2008," added Newell.
"Although his county apperances have been limited, he has always performed exceptionally well when he's turned out for us."

To read the full article on BBC Sport click here

 

Stu loves a brew!

7th April 2011

It has been said that the purpose of a game of cricket is often ‘The Tea’. This interval is sacred in the cricketing world. So what better way to enjoy cricket, a lovely cuppa and to top it all off, help an amazing cause. The Broad Appeal is helping raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease. It affects only a small number of people in the UK, but even a small number of people struck down by this disease is too big. We would like to do our little bit to help find a cure.


All you need is one teaspoon of tea per person and add freshly boiled water. Enjoy with or without milk.


To buy a box of “Cricketers Tea” click here,  visit www.teaboxonline.com or follow @teaboxonline.com on twitter.

An Evening of Ashes Glory

7th April 2011

The Broad Appeal are hosting an evening with Chris and Stuart Broad, Andrew Strauss and Mike Gatting.


Hosted by Jonathan Agnew at Grange St Pauls Hotel, London on Thursday 19th May from 6.30pm.


Date: 19th May 2011
Venue: Grange Hotel, St Pauls, London
Time: From 6.30pm


Dine alongside the 1987 and 2011 Ashes winners, where you will have the exclusive opportunity to quiz the cricketing legends who brought the Ashes home.


Tickets are priced at £120 or £1,100 for a table of 10 to include a 3 course meal and champagne reception.
Places are limited.  To secure your booking click here

Stuart talks about his memories at Oakham School

7th April 2011

“....I have very fond memories of my time at Oakham and what the school did for me as an aspiring sportsman. There is almost a professional attitude about the way the school approaches sport and that suited my attitude perfectly.


Yes, sport was there to enjoy and, yes, sport was about taking part, but it was always instilled into us that it was great to win, it was important to win. I liked that. It served me well.


I have the utmost respect for rugby players at the highest level because of what they put their bodies through. The demands on them are 10 or 15 times what we cricketers have to put our bodies through.
I played a lot of rugby as a kid through the age groups, but sadly I wasn't that good at it and I never played for the Oakham first XV. I was a fly-half, which suited me because whenever I got into any danger I just kicked it! I never really troubled the selectors!


I shot up in height quite late as a teenager, when I was 17, which was a shame because if it had happened earlier I might have been useful in the line-out. As it was, cricket and also hockey were far more serious pursuits for me from a participation point of view, and it meant an awful lot to me when I made my first-class cricket debut for Leicestershire at the very same Oakham School ground where I learnt so much.


It always used to amaze me how the pitch where the rugby team played could be transformed each spring into this immaculate cricket outfield, a real tribute to the groundsman Keith Exton, who now prepares the international pitches at Cardiff....”

To read the full article in his Daily Mail column click here 

Broad all set for World Cup

9th February 2011

After the disappointment of injury which saw him ruled out of the Ashes, Stuart is now fighting fit and ready to start the World Cup campaign.  Broad says ‘my aim is to try and play the first warm up-game of the World Cup’ which is against Canada on the 16th  February.  He is confident of the injury will have no impact on his performance.
To read the full interview with Notts CCC click here.

The Broad Appeal

9th February 2011

In May 2009 Stuarts step-mum Miche was diagnosed with progressive bulbar palsy, one of the many forms of Motor Neurone disease (MND). As Motor Neurone disease is not a highly recognised condition the Broad family are launching a 2 year appeal in which ‘to raise awareness and also have fundraising events.’   The Broad appeal launches on 11th February with the first event being an evening with Stuart Broad on 19th May.  To read the full article with Mail Online click here.

Please visit back here soon, to find out more details about this very worthy appeal or visit www.thebroadappeal.org

STUART\'S MAIDEN BROADCAST

17th December 2010

"...It was weird watching a crucial Ashes Test match from the TMS commentary box rather than being out there in the heat of the battle, but I could really feel the excitement as Australia's top order crumbled in the morning.


I got a bit of a ticking-off from my new colleagues when I celebrated Paul Collingwood's catch with a bit too much gusto, so that's one lesson I'll have to bear in mind if I ever choose a broadcasting career. But it was a real pleasure to work with legends like CMJ, Aggers, Vaughany and Geoff Boycott - and even more pleasurable to be doing it while England were on top at the WACA..."

To find out more on how Stuart felt being a commentator instead of a player in Perth, read his latest Daily Mail column here.

STUART BROAD JOINS TEST MATCH SPECIAL

17th December 2010

Stuart Broad is to join Test Match Special commentary team as a summariser for the third Test in Perth!

Stuart who finished Australia's innings off with the wicket of Brad Haddin, in the second Test at Adelaide,  helping England to a one nil lead in the Ashes series,  will make his TMS debut for the Third Test in Perth.

Having been ruled out of the rest of the Ashes series with a stomach muscle strain he indicated that he would like to be part of the Test Match Special team in his Daily Mail interview saying :  “I am a cricket fan and I want to support the team. I want to be there if we retain the Ashes at Perth. In fact, I’d love to be a summariser on Test Match Special, if they’d have me.”

Shortly after Stuart made clear his ambition to join the Test Match Special he was contacted and arrangements were put in place for him to join Jonathan Agnew, Geoffrey Boycott, Michael Vaughan and Christopher Martin Jenkins in the hallowed TMS broadcasting studio.

Radio 5 live Controller Adrian Van Klaveren  said of the appointment :  “It will be special to have someone with inside knowledge of the current England camp and who played such a pivotal role in the first two Tests on the TMS team. ”


The Third Ashes Test on Radio 5 live sports extra starts on December 16 at 2am with commentary from 2.30am


You can listen to the Ashes on :
BBC Radio 5 live sports extra (on DAB digital radio),
Digital Satellite channel 0144, Freeview channel 706, Cable tv channel 864 or 908
BBC Radio 4 Long Wave
Analogue radio on 198 LW, Digital Satellite channel 0143  
bbc.co.uk/sport (for UK users)
The Close of Play podcast can be downloaded at bbc.co.uk/5live.

To read Stuart's full inteview with The Daily Mail click here

Message from Stuart – 7th December

7th December 2010

You’ve probably all heard the news by now that I suffered an abdominal tear whilst bowling in Adelaide on Monday and unfortunately it means that I can’t take any further part in the Ashes series. My injury requires rehab back in the UK and I now have to do everything I can to ensure I recover properly and am raring to go for the World Cup in February.

It goes without saying that I’m gutted my series is over. Playing in the Ashes in Australia has been something I've dreamt of for a long time and to have it cut short by injury is devastating. However, as proud as I am to pull on an England shirt, I am equally as proud a supporter and I will be rooting for the lads every step of the way. This is a really special team to be part of and having gone one up in the series, I am confident we can finish the job.

I'd also like to thank everyone for their messages of support. All the kind words I've received from fans and from those within cricket mean a lot to me and I'm grateful to have such fantastic backing.

There's only one thing left to say - come on the lads and come on England!

Stuart

 

STUART’S SECRET LIFE!

25th November 2010

Ever wanted to know more about Stuart, other than what he does on the pitch?  Then check out “My Secret Life” as discussed with The Independent, on Saturday November 20th.

If you want to know what he was like as a child, what he sees when he looks in a the mirror, who is secret crush is or when the last time he cried was then this is a definite read!  Click here to read the full article on-line.

 

 

The Observer - Sunday 14th November

25th November 2010

Stuart Broad: the interview

As the England team prepares to start its Ashes campaign, Stuart has a lot on his mind. The all-rounder talks to The Observer about terrorist attacks, his family and his passion for cricket!

To read the full interview by Anna Kessel, click here.

Sshhhh!!

25th November 2010

Royal British Legion aims to make chart history with its official charity single: ‘2 Minute Silence’

Stuart Broad was honoured to be part of The Royal British Legion groundbreaking single, entitled ‘2 Minute Silence’.  The single, in the form of a silent video, features top UK celebrities who have donated their time to The Royal British Legion for Remembrance Sunday.

In addition to celebrities and sports stars, the silent single features ex-service personnel, including Corporal Simon Brown, who was shot in the face by a sniper in Iraq, and commented: “The Legion, for me has been a massive support...When I got home after Iraq, they offered me a lifeline and gave me the confidence to go out there and be part of society.”

Funds raised through the sale of this single will go towards helping individuals, like Corporal Brown, within the Serving and ex-Service Armed Forces community.

Selling over 200,000 copies in its first week the single officially makes Stuart a top 20 artist!!

The ‘2 Minute Silence’ single is available to  download on i-Tunes, for just 99p and all proceeds of single go to helping Serving and ex-Service members of the Armed Forces community .

To join The Royal British Legion in their mission to make chart history you can show your support by joining the official Facebook™ page facebook.com/poppysingle2010

 

 

 

 

 

STUART’S RECORD BREAKING SUMMER

5th October 2010

What a success 2010 has been for Stuart Broad...Throughout the ICC World Twenty 20 Stuart stepped up to the mark by impressing with the ball and finishing with figures of 2-25 after the opening day of play.  It was in the semi-final when Stuart really proved his worth by dismissing the key wicket of Mahela Jayawardene helping him claim the man of the match title and leading England into the final for the first time since 2004, a title in which they claimed by defeating Australia by 7 wickets.

Stuart then rose to the challenge during the One Day International series against Australia in June helping England to a 3-2 series win.  During the second match of the series on the 24th June it was to be a double celebration for Stuart as he finished with figures of 4-44 on his 24th birthday, making him England’s youngest ever bowler to claim 100 one day international wickets, making it a birthday to remember!

Broad then carried his great form into the test series with Pakistan throughout August helping England avoid a series draw with the aid of Jonathon Trott.  The pair proved to be a winning formula as they rescued England to produce a test record 8 wicket stand of 332 with Broad excelling to score an unbeaten maiden century of 169 surpassing his father’s best of 162, making it the second highest made by a number 9 in England history and also placing his name on the Lord’s batting honours board.

After his man of the match performance Stuart stated; ‘This was the biggest achievement in my test career so far, even bigger than my bowling spell at the oval when we won the Ashes'. To read the full article click here

The last time England won the ashes on Australian soil was the 86/87 season when Stuart’s father Chris Broad was a vital member of the team; hopefully Broad and the rest of the England team can follow in Chris’s footsteps and claim an Ashes victory!

 

STUART BROAD MENTORS FOR DISNEY XD’s AIM HIGH

17th September 2010

Exclusively on Disney XD and www.disneyxd.co.uk/aimhigh

England Cricketer Stuart Broad put one lucky youngster through his paces in the second of Disney XD's Aim High mentorships; an initiative designed to inspire a generation of kids to get the most out of life, try new things and be the best they can be.

The lucky winner, Lewis Wood (8) from Haverhill, got the once in a lifetime opportunity to be put through his paces with England cricketing star at Lords, the home of cricket.

Alongside Stuart's mentorship two other lucky children took part in radio reporting and cricket coaching mentorship. Curtis Piper (12) from Taplow, Maidenhead worked with a reporter from top kids radio station Fun Kids to perfect his interview technique and devise some hard hitting questions to ask Stuart.

Jack Embling (14) from Swindon received a one on one tutorial from one of Lords best cricket coaches before putting his new skill set to the test and giving Stuart some pointers.

Stuart Broad commented: "It was lots of fun - it was great to meet Lewis and give him some pointers which hopefully will help improve his game. I think Aim High is a fantastic initiative and I feel honoured to be involved in the programme. Who knows maybe we'll have the next English cricketing star on our hands. "

Each month, Disney XD's Aim High gave kids across the country the chance to win a series of mentorships to learn how to realise their true potential. Seeking inspiration from world class footballers, experts in sports photography, top musicians, music journalists, world class cricketers and leading coaches, Disney XD's Aim High gives kids everywhere the chance to do what they love and love what they do. Whatever the route, the important thing is to aim high.

Visit www.disneyxd.co.uk/aimhigh  for more details and check out Stuart’s photo gallery for shots of the day!

 

 

Broady Aims High

11th June 2010

I am really excited today to be launching the new Disney XD Aim High Initiative.  This is without doubt one of the most exciting projects i have been involved in.  It is a new initiative that is designed to inspire a generation to get the most out of life, try new things and be the best they can be.

What makes this even more exciting is that I am joined on this project by England Footballer Darren Bent, Tinchy Stryder and award-winning Disney animator Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh.

Each month Disney XD’s Aim High will give kids across the country a chance to win a series of mentorships to learn how to realise their true potential. 

If you want to be part of Disney HD’s new exciting campaign, why not log on to www.disneyxd.co.uk/aimhigh.

“Let’s build on World Twenty20 success”

20th May 2010

This is very special - England’s first World Cup! An achievement to cherish. I did my Usain Bolt impression and sprinted across the outfield at the moment of victory with all of us desperate to reach Paul Collingwood first. I was somewhere back in the pack behind the clear winner, Kevin Pietersen.

It was a similar sprint to the one I did when we won the Ashes at The Oval last year. These are the moments you savour and I could get used to them.

I really am living the dream - and I’m still only 23. Winning the Ashes in Australia this winter would be the biggest thing of all. I would love to be part of an England team that left a legacy, one that enjoyed sustained success in all forms of the game. This is another big step.

From the moment we came through the big scare of the rain in Guyana, which really looked like it might put us out, we knew we could win the cup. We had a varied bowling attack with the crucial element of a left-armer in Ryan Sidebottom, and great spinners in Graeme Swann and Mike Yardy in the middle overs.

Then we had powerful hitters at the top of the order in Craig Kieswetter and Michael Lumb and, crucially, Pietersen at his best. Kevin has been brilliant. His mental strength has stood him in good stead during the bad times. He was fully backed by the team in his decision to go home for his baby’s birth and he’s played awesome cricket. When he bats like that he is scary to watch as a bowler.

Attention to detail counts the most - using the strong breezes here, for instance. We tried to get batsmen to hit into the wind in Barbados and St Lucia, where the breeze came across the ground. We knew the ball would hold up if we could get opponents to hit into it. Our new bowling coach, David Saker, has been great. He had success with Victoria in Twenty20 and is a very positive Aussie, a strong character.

I’ve been lucky with the decisions I’ve made. I have not put myself forward for the Indian Premier League but I was in the side that won the Ashes and now a World Cup. Playing for my country is the ultimate and everything I do is geared towards that.  I would love to experience the IPL at some stage, but the decisions I’ve made to stay fresh and be at my best when playing for England have paid off. It is straight on with business now.

We have a Test against Bangladesh at Lord’s next week and I want to play. I feel fresh, I want to start off the summer strongly and I’m raring to go.

Stuart Broad one of Wisdens Cricketers of the Year 2010

19th April 2010

Stuart Broads Ashes heroics have earned him special recognition by the cricketers bible Wisden.

The 2010 edition, released this week, lists Broad among their top five cricketers of the year.

Stuart was named alongside fellow Ashes winners Graeme Swann, Graham Onions and Matt Prior, as well as Australian batsman Michael Clarke.

It was with his devastating, series-winning, career-defining bowling spell at The Oval that Stuart Broad made an indelible mark on Ashes history; but it was in the previous, chastening Test at Headingley that he helped shift the momentum that was swinging Australias way.

This award is fine recognition for a player who is continuing to grow with every game.

Stuart Broad signs up as cover star for codemasters

19th April 2010

First gameplay video featuring Stuart Broad and other stars in action out now

Today Codemasters® is proud to reveal that England star Stuart Broad will feature on the cover International Cricket 2010TM, coming this summer for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®. To celebrate the announcement, Codemasters has today released the first gameplay video for International Cricket 2010, featuring Stuart Broad and other stars in action is available to view at www.codemasters.com/cricket.

"It's fantastic for me to follow in the footsteps of legends like Brian Lara and feature on the front of a Codemasters cricket game," said England star Stuart Broad. "I'm a huge gamer so it's exciting to be involved with Codemasters, who have always produced the most authentic and realistic cricket games. When I'm away with the team tour, playing games on our consoles is a great way to pass the time and enjoy some banter. I can't wait to take on the rest of the lads - and beat them - in International Cricket 2010!"

Welcome to stuart-broad.com

24th March 2010

Welcome to Stuart Broad's website, the official site for one of the most exciting talents in world cricket and England's leading all-rounder.

This is the place for everything you need to know about the Nottinghamshire and England cricketer, including his biography, the best photos, the latest news, statistics, sponsorship news and your regular chance to ask Stuart whatever you want to know about him or England cricket in our regular question and answer session.

Stuart made his international debut at just 19 in 2006 and in 2009 added his name to an exclusive list of cricketing legends by playing the defining role in the Test that won England the Ashes at the Brit Oval.

But that is just the beginning. Keep coming back for all the latest news and views from Stuart Broad's perspective in a year that will culminate with another battle for the Ashes, this time in the harsh environment of Australia where his father Chris was England's Ashes hero 25 years ago. Broad family history may just be about to repeat itself.

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