Stuart Broad Awarded Testimonial Year by Nottinghamshire CCC
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club have awarded a testimonial year for the 2019 season to Stuart Broad in recognition of his decade-long commitment to Notts and England.
Broad, who has amassed 433 Test wickets, will host a series of events throughout the year and will make a donation to charitable causes including Motor Neurone Disease, and the Trent Bridge Community Trust.
Having joined Nottinghamshire from Leicestershire ahead of the 2008 season, Broad has left an indelible mark at Trent Bridge where he took 8-15 in the 2015 Ashes Test and enjoyed a Test hat-trick against India in 2011.
“I’ve enjoyed the support of the Nottinghamshire members and the Trent Bridge crowd over the past ten seasons and I hope to welcome a fair few to my testimonial year events,” said Broad, who’s testimonial year committee will be chaired by former Nottinghamshire off-spinner Stephen Randall.
“I’ve always enjoyed giving my full commitment when in an England or Nottinghamshire shirt and it’s an honour to have been recognised in this manner.
“2019 is going to be an exciting year; a home Ashes series, the Cricket World Cup and a strong Nottinghamshire squad that has the ability to challenge for trophies in all three formats.
“I'm already looking forward to it, as there's still so much I want to achieve in the game and being able to support numerous charities during my benefit year will make it extra special.”
Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell has praised Broad’s contribution to the game, which shows no sign of abating.
“We knew when we signed Stuart that there was every chance that he would play a lot of international cricket and it’s a credit to his talent and work ethic that he got to the top so quickly and has managed to stay there for so long,” he said.
“He has made important contributions on the field for Notts, most memorably in the Lord’s finals against Glamorgan in 2013 and Surrey in 2017, but he’s also been a great ambassador for Trent Bridge.
“We look forward to supporting his events and will continue to welcome him into the dressing room and the Nottinghamshire team whenever he’s made available to us.”
Nottinghamshire Chairman Richard Tennant echoed the thoughts of Newell and believes Stuart is a worthy recipient of a testimonial year.
“The Committee are delighted to support the award of a testimonial year to Stuart Broad,” said Tennant.
“Stuart’s record speaks for itself but his performances and his commitment to both Nottinghamshire and England has been exemplary.
“Off the field, Stuart has been a wonderful ambassador for the Club and we are also pleased to support his choice of charities, Motor Neurone Disease, and our own Community Trust.”
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