Broad Revels In
Featured News | 21st September 2013
Notts Outlaws secured this summer's Yorkshire Bank 40 Trophy at Lord's today, racing their way to an 87-run victory over Glamorgan.
Stuart Broad, returning for a rare outing with Nottinghamshire, was keen to celebrate the side's achievement.
"This is a huge day for Nottinghamshire," he said.
"It's alway hard to go into a match like this when you're favourites, and Glamorgan played some fantastic cricket to get here.
"We knew we had to be right at our best, it was a good toss to win and we knew we had to get stuck in.
"They made the first ten overs very difficult for us, and we're indebted to Chris Read for what really was a captain's innings."
"Samit made some huge breakthroughs, which added to what was an excellent team performance." Stuart Broad.
Read's 53 moved Notts forward from a shaky period where tight bowling reduced the Outlaws to 90-4. His innings, alongide David hussey, who today announced that this will be his last summer at Trent Bridge, set the Outlaws for what proved to be an unassailable total.
Notts' bowling, opened and closed by Broad, saw Glamorgan bowled out or 157. Samit Patel impressed with 3-21 from seven overs, before Broad himself took three in an over to end proceedings early.
"It was nice to finish the match in some style, but the guys had done a lot of the hard work by then," he said.
"Samit made some huge breakthroughs, which added to what was an excellent team performance.
"Glamorgan were fantastic in the field, and at the half way point we said that we needed to match that, even beat them at that, and we did."
"I think the whole of Nottinghamshire will be proud of what we've achieved today." Stuart Broad.
Today's win marks Notts' first cup final victory at Lord's since 1989, where Broad's father Chris opened the batting for the Outlaws. Broad junior had felt the county's frustration, and was happy to be part of the side that ended the 24-year wait.
"This is just reward for a lot of hard work through a county season," he said.
"Not just for the players, but the management staff and everyone who works at Trent Bridge. This trophy is for the whole of Nottinghamshire.
"This is a very special changing room to play in and you can see by the support today, that's as loud and as supportive as I've ever seen here at Lord's.
"I think the whole of Nottinghamshire will be proud of what we've achieved today.
"We have played some really good white-ball cricket all year, and I think it was really important that we showed up today.
"We showed character through difficult periods, but coming out on top is what we're all about in this team, and we achieved that today."