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Chris Broad
Personal information
Full name Brian Christopher Broad
Born 29 September 1957 (1957-09-29) (age 63)
Knowle, Bristol, England
Nickname Walter, Broodie, B-Road
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium
Role Opening batsman
Relations SCJ Broad (son)
International information
National side England
Test debut (cap 506) 28 June 1984 v West Indies
Last Test 17 June 1989 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 90) 1 January 1987 v Australia
Last ODI 24 May 1988 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
1979–1983 Gloucestershire
1984–1992 Nottinghamshire
1985/86 Orange Free State
1993–1994 Gloucestershire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 25 34 340 319
Runs scored 1,661 1,361 21,892 10,396
Batting average 39.54 40.02 38.07 34.76
100s/50s 6/6 1/11 50/105 11/68
Top score 162 106 227* 122
Balls bowled 6 6 1631 1027
Wickets 0 0 16 25
Bowling average 64.81 36.80
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/14 3/46
Catches/stumpings 10/– 10/– 189/– 82/–

Brian Christopher Broad (born 29 September 1957) is a former English cricketer and broadcaster who currently serves as a cricket official.

As an opening batsman, he played 26 Test matches for England and scored six centuries, together with 34 One Day International matches with a respectable over 40 average. He is known largely for his feats during the 1986/87 Ashes series where he hit three centuries in consecutive Tests, and for his fiery demeanour at the crease.

Broad's children are both involved in cricket. His son Stuart is a fast bowler who, like his father, represents both England and Nottinghamshire, while his daughter Gemma worked as a performance analyst with England's One-Day squad.

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