|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Fantasy||Mobile|
Full name Vincent Broderick
Born August 17, 1920, Bacup, Lancashire
Died November 14, 2010, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire (aged 90 years 89 days)
Major teams Northamptonshire
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Allrounder Vince Broderick was a middle-order batsman and left-arm spinner who was a stalwart for Northamptonshire in the post-war years and one of a dwindling number of those who had played first-class cricket before the war, making his debut in August 1939 as many regulars left to join the forces. When cricket resumed he made one appearance in 1946 but from then to his retirement at the end of 1957 was an ever present.
His best season came in 1948 when he achieved the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets - his form earned him an outing for the Rest in the Test Trial but the match was blighted by rain; a second trial match in 1949 was equally frustrating.
His best bowling - 9 for 35 against Sussex at Horsham - as well as the first two of his five hundreds came in 1948, and after that he was less effective with the ball although did enjoy two good seasons near the end of his career. With the bat his highest score was 190 not out against Scotland in 1953, sharing a then-record opening stand of 361 with Norman 'Buddy' Oldfield.
After his retirement he became cricket professional at Winchester College where he remained for 28 years as well as continuing to captain Northamptonshire's 2nd XI until 1959.
The controversy surrounding the IPL has done little to deter fans in UAE from flocking the stadiums, as they gear up to watch the Indian stars in action for the first time since 2006
ESPNcricinfo picks five players for whom this IPL is of bigger significance
The Plays of the day from the match between Kolkata and Mumbai, in Abu Dhabi
It's difficult to beat a huge talent base exposed to good facilities, and possessed of a long history of competing as a nation
The Plays of the day from the match between Chennai and Punjab in Abu Dhabi
Two talented young West Indies batsmen, full of promise when they arrived on the scene, are in danger of falling by the wayside
A coach and former first-class cricketer outlines his vision for how to turn the game around in the UK
If they are to live up to their potential in next year's World Cup at home, they need to look within and search for inspiration pronto