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Congratulations Stuart Broad - 500 Test Wickets

Tuesday July 28, 2020 will go down as a historic day as Stuart Broad, an Academy Graduate of Leicestershire County Cricket Club, took his 500th Test wicket as England beat the West Indies at Emirates Old Trafford.

Broad is now the second highest English wicket taker of all time, behind Jimmy Anderson on 589 wickets and the seventh highest test wicket taker. This is an incredible achievement for Stuart Broad who started out as a Running Fox.

The Academy of Cricket is part of Leicestershire County Cricket Club’s new Five Pillars Roadmap. The main Five Pillars of the club are: cricket, commercial, company, community and cash. The Academy sits within the cricket pillar with specialist Board Members and LCCC staff all contributing to driving the Academy forward. The Roadmap can be downloaded HERE.

Leicestershire CCC CEO, Sean Jarvis said: “I speak for everyone at the Club that we wish Stuart Broad huge congratulations on his outstanding achievement. What Stuart has achieved is absolutely incredible and we are extremely proud that he began his career here at the Fischer County Ground.

“The Academy of Cricket is vitally important to the club to continue to produce the future stars of cricket, like Stuart Broad.

“Our Academy of Cricket will provide a pathway for young cricketing stars to come through the Academy and into the first team to represent the Foxes at every level.”

Within the current first team squad at Leicestershire CCC, several players have worked their way through the Academy including; Lewis Hill, Harry Swindells, Ben Mike, Sam Evans and more recently, Alex Evans and Nat Bowley.

Alastair Maiden, Head of Talent Pathway at LCCC speaks of the importance of continuing this trend.

Alastair said: “Everyone at the Leicestershire Young Cricketers would like to wish Stuart a huge congratulations on achieving the fantastic landmark of 500 test wickets. We at Leicestershire are very proud of Stuart’s achievement and the part that the pathway and Academy played in his development as a cricketer.

“He has shown all of our young cricketers, what can be achieved by a boy from this county. It also reiterates how important a strong Leicestershire Academy is to English cricket. We aim to continue to produce players of Stuart’s calibre for the club and for England.”

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