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Broadside - Stuart Broad


Subtitled Ashes Triumph and England's New Era, Broadside is Stuart Broad's account of England's thrilling Ashes victory in 2015 which came after a disastrous World Cup campaign in Australia and New Zealand.

The book is the inside sstory of how England bounced back from that monumental disappointment to win the Ashes and start building a new team that has since gone from strength to strength.

Broad himself played a key part in England's Ashes success and the picture of him unable to contain his astonishment as Ben Stokes took a wonder catch on the morning of the fourth Test at Trent Bridge became one of the images of the summer.

He would go on to take eight for 15 to set England up for a victory that would regain them the Ashes, delivered courtesy of a 3-2 scoreline that said much about the exciting brand of cricket England were playing.

An unprecendented group stage World Cup exit and a mediocre tour of the West Indies prior to the Ashes summer had led to some calls for Alastair Cook to resign and even some for Kevin Pietersen to come back.

With Broad also seemingly struggling for pace as he came back from injury, things weren't looking great for either the Nottinghamshire all-rounder or England - but with a new coaching staff and a new approach, they turned things round emphatically.


Stuart Broad, son of England opener Chris, made his England debut in 2006, going on to become a mainstay of a team that won the ICC World T20 in 2010 and topped the ICC Test rankings in 2011. He has helped England win four Ashes series and now plays domestic cricket for Nottinghamshire, having started his career with Leicestershire.

Sam Peters, who worked with Broad on the book, is a senior reporter with at the Mail on Sunday and was previously at the News of the World.


Format: Paperback

Price: £8.99

Published: 30th June 2016

Publishers: Simon & Schuster