Trent Bridge's pavilion will be named for Stuart Broad
Trent Bridge’s pavilion end will be named after Stuart Broad following the Nottinghamshire and England fast bowler’s retirement this summer
- Broad joined club in 2007 and some of his best performances came at ground
- 37-year-old retired after claiming the final wicket in England’s 2-2 Ashes draw
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The pavilion end at Trent Bridge is to be re-named in honour of recently-retired Nottinghamshire and England fast bowler Stuart Broad.
From next summer, a ground dating back to 1841 will be home to the Stuart Broad End after the 37-year-old accepted the offer from Nottinghamshire chief executive Lisa Pursehouse and director of cricket Mick Newell last week.
Broad, whose father Chris is club president, began his career with Leicestershire but moved to his home county in 2007 and this past season was his 16th on the club’s playing staff.
England’s second most prolific bowler in Test history behind his regular new-ball partner Jimmy Anderson retired at the end of July following a fairytale finish in which he claimed the winning wicket at the Oval to seal a 2-2 Ashes draw.
His dismissal of Australia’s Alex Carey meant he finished with 604 Test victims, placing him fifth on the all-time list.
Trent Bridge will be home to the Stuart Broad End from next summer after naming it in honour of the fast bowler
The 37-year-old has accepted the offer after retiring from the sport following this year’s Ashes
Broad has played for Nottinghamshire since 2007, and 2023 saw him complete a 16th season for the club
Some of his career-best performances came in Nottingham, the city of his birth, including the astonishing eight for 15 when Australia were dismissed for just 60 in the 2015 Ashes.
It was also at Trent Bridge that Broad took his maiden five-wicket haul for England, against South Africa in a one-day international in 2008, and a hat-trick against India in 2011.
‘It’s such an honour for me because this has been like my back garden since I was three or four years old, first watching my dad play for Nottinghamshire,’ Broad told Mail Sport.
‘It’s a special feeling to think that a part of the ground will now carry the family name going forward.’
Broad added: ‘When I first visited Trent Bridge as a kid, with dreams of pulling on the Nottinghamshire and England jerseys, I could never have imagined I’d be fortunate enough to enjoy so many memorable moments in the game.
‘Playing for Notts has meant so much to me, and I’ve been so grateful that, wherever my career has taken me, I’ve always been able to come home to Trent Bridge.’
The bowler also saw a number of successes in an England shirt at the storied ground including his maiden five-wicket haul against South Africa in 2008
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