Chris Broad

England|Opening Batter
Chris Broad
INTL CAREER: 1984 - 1989
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Full Name

Brian Christopher Broad

Born

September 29, 1957, Knowle, Somerset

Age

66y 145d

Nicknames

Walter, Broodie

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Opening Batter

Height

6ft 4in

Education

St Paul's College, Cheltenham

RELATIONS

(son)

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Referee, Commentator

A tall left-handed opener who batted with his bottom inelegantly stuck out towards square-leg, Chris Broad was an unusually single-minded and ambitious county cricketer. His occasional gracelessness was the flip-side of his impressive determination, and in 1983 he left his home-town club Gloucestershire for Nottinghamshire, whingeing that their unambitiousness had held him back. England rewarded this theoretically frowned-on move by picking him at once. This paid off spectacularly against the weak Australian team of 1986-87 when Broad equalled Jack Hobbs and Wally Hammond by scoring centuries in three successive Tests of an Ashes series. He scored a further 139 in the dreary Sydney bicentenary Test a year later but smashed the stumps down after being bowled. And when he was seen mouthing off after being given lbw at Lord's, he was dropped - ostensibly for loss of form, but the England management was getting increasingly tough-minded after the free-for-all of the Ian Botham era, and petulance was out of fashion: Broad only ever played two more Tests. Later, he became more serene but less effective, returning in peace to Gloucestershire and then joining the BBC TV commentary team before it was disbanded. His commentary was as well-honed as his batting, though his flair for it was less obvious. His subsequent reincarnation as an ICC match referee was a classic poacher-turned-gamekeeper situation.
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Chris Broad Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests25442166116239.54438737.86661731100
ODIs34340136110640.02244755.61111813100
FC3406133821892227*38.07--50105--1890
List A319314151039612234.76--1168--820

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests251640---4.00-000
ODIs341660---6.00-000
FC340-16311037162/14-64.813.81101.9-00
List A319-1027920253/463/4636.805.3741.0000

Umpire & Referee

FormatMatReferee
Tests123123
ODIs361361
T20Is136136
WT20Is1515
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Photos of Chris Broad

Babar Azam, in his 100th ODI, spins the coin as Tom Latham and Chris Broad look on
Babar Azam spins the coin as Tom Latham and Chris Broad look on
Joe Root, Virat Kohli and match referee Chris Broad share a laugh at the toss
The team of match officials for the WTC final: Alex Wharf, Richard Illingworth, Chris Broad, Michael Gough and Richard Kettleborough
Match referee Chris Broad gestures during the coin toss
Chris Broad leaves the field at the end of the days play with Stuart Broad