Neil Broom

New Zealand cricketer

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Neil Broom
Personal information
Full name
Neil Trevor Broom
Born (1983-11-20) 20 November 1983 (age 40)
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
Relations Darren Broom (brother)
International information
National side .mw-parser-output .plainlist ol,.mw-parser-output .plainlist ul{line-height:inherit;list-style:none;margin:0;padding:0}.mw-parser-output .plainlist ol li,.mw-parser-output .plainlist ul li{margin-bottom:0}

Test debut (cap 272) 16 March 2017 v South Africa
Last Test 25 March 2017 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 151) 10 January 2009 v West Indies
Last ODI 26 December 2017 v West Indies
ODI shirt no. 4
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002/03–2004/05 Canterbury
2005/06–2013/14 Otago
2014/15 Canterbury
2015/16–2021/22 Otago
2016 Derbyshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 2 39 149 190
Runs scored 32 943 8,457 6,030
Batting average 10.66 16.94 37.42 37.92
100s/50s 0/0 1/5 18/33 10/39
Top score 20 109* 203* 164
Balls bowled 792 388
Wickets 8 6
Bowling average 65.62 65.33
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/8 2/59
Catches/stumpings 0/– 9/– 107/– 62/–
Source: CricketArchive, 12 May 2022

Neil Trevor Broom (born 20 November 1983) is a New Zealand former international cricketer. He played domestic cricket for Otago and Canterbury and in England for Derbyshire County Cricket Club. After making his One Day International debut in 2009, Broom was recalled to the squad in 2017 following a successful domestic season, and made his Test debut. He played two Test matches, 39 One Day Internationals and 11 Twenty20 Internationals for the national side.

Broom was born at Christchurch in Canterbury in 1983. He was educated at Shirley Boys’ High School.[1] He retired from professional cricket at the end of the 2021–22 season,[2] and in July 2022 was appointed coach of University Grange Cricket Club in the Dunedin Premier Grade competition (2022–23).[3] His brother, Darren Broom, played for Canterbury and Otago between 2007–08 and 2012–13.[1]

Domestic career[edit]

Broom played in a strong Canterbury side in the early years of his professional career, making his top-class debut in the 2002–03 season. With limited opportunities in the representative side, he moved to play for Otago from the 2005–06 season. He established himself as a core element of the Otago side and played almost 350 senior matches for the provincial side, although he returned to Canterbury for one season in 2014–15.[2][4]

In September 2015 Broom signed a two-year deal with English domestic side Derbyshire County Cricket Club. He held a British passport and qualified as a domestic player.[5][6] He played a total of 32 matches for the side in all competitions during the 2016 season.[4] In December 2016, however, he cancelled his contract with the team after a surprise recall to the New Zealand side.[7][8]

When he retired from cricket in 2022 he was Otago’s leading run scorer in both List A and Twenty20 cricket, and the province’s second leading run scorer in first-class cricket, with 6,085 runs for the team. He had made 101 first-class appearances for the side, the second most of any player.[2] He also held two partnership records for the side, putting on 306 runs with Shaun Haig for the third wicket in 2009–10 and 239 runs with Nick Beard for the fourth wicket in 2012–12.[1][2]

International career[edit]

Broom was first selected in the New Zealand squad for the One Day International series against the West Indies in 2008–09. He made his debut in the fourth match at Auckland in January 2009, scoring 24 not out and kept his place for the final match of the series.[4] He played against Australia in February 2009 and made his Twenty20 International debut during the tour. He was a regular in the New Zealand team until the end of the 2009–10 season.[4]

A single Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka was the only international cricket Broom played until he was named in the squad for the ODI series against Bangladesh in 2016–17, replacing Ross Taylor in the side after he was not passed fit after recovering from an eye surgery.[9] He had to terminate his contract with Derbyshire in order to play again for New Zealand.[7][8] Broom scored his maiden ODI century against Bangladesh during the second ODI of the series, batting with Kane Williamson in a partnership of 176 for the second wicket, setting a new record second wicket partnership for New Zealand in ODIs.[10][11] He went on to score 97 in the third ODI and was added to New Zealand’s T20I squad, after Martin Guptill was ruled out due to injury.[12] The single match he played during the T20I series was his last for New Zealand.[4]

In March 2017, he was included in New Zealand’s Test squad against South Africa as a replacement for injured Ross Taylor.[13] He made his Test debut for New Zealand against South Africa on 16 March 2017 in the second Test of the series[14] and retained his place in the side for the final Test, although he scored only 32 runs with a high score of 20 in his two Test matches. He retained his place in the ODI side throughout 2017, including playing in the 2017 Champions Trophy. His final international appearances came at the end of the year against the touring West Indians. Both of his final ODIs were at the Hagley Oval in his hometown to Christchurch.[4]


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  1. ^ a b c McCarron A (2010) New Zealand Cricketers 1863/64–2010, p. 25. Cardiff: The Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians. .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit;word-wrap:break-word}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:”””””””‘””‘”}.mw-parser-output .citation:target{background-color:rgba(0,127,255,0.133)}.mw-parser-output a{background:url(“//”)right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}body:not(.skin-timeless):not(.skin-minerva) .mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a{background-size:contain}.mw-parser-output a,.mw-parser-output a{background:url(“//”)right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}body:not(.skin-timeless):not(.skin-minerva) .mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,body:not(.skin-timeless):not(.skin-minerva) .mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a{background-size:contain}.mw-parser-output a{background:url(“//”)right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}body:not(.skin-timeless):not(.skin-minerva) .mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a{background-size:contain}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:url(“//”)right 0.1em center/12px no-repeat}body:not(.skin-timeless):not(.skin-minerva) .mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background-size:contain}.mw-parser-output .cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:none;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;color:#d33}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{color:#d33}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#2C882D;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right{padding-right:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .citation .mw-selflink{font-weight:inherit} .mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{color:#18911F} .mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error, .mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{color:#f8a397}@media(prefers-color-scheme:dark){ .mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error, .mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{color:#f8a397} .mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{color:#18911F}}ISBN 978 1 905138 98 2 (Available online at the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians. Retrieved 5 June 2023.)
  2. ^ a b c d Seconi A (2022) Volts stalwart ending a long and productive innings, Otago Daily Times, 11 February 2022. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  3. ^ “University Grange Cricket Club on Instagram: “🚨BROOM SIGNS WITH UNI GRANGE 🚨 University Grange Cricket Club is proud to announce that Neil Broom has signed on to coach our Dunedin Premier Grade for the 2022-23 season. The destructive batsman scored over 18,000 first class, one-day and T20 runs throughout his career, including an impressive 18 first class centuries. Broom says he is looking forward to the coming season. “I’m excited to be joining a club with a big focus on developing the next generation of cricketers. “There’s a great amount of talent in the squad and I’m looking forward to working with them to see how we can unlock the best out of them.” University Grange Cricket Club president Matiu Workman says Broom’s signing is a coup for the club. “We are so stoked to have someone of Neil’s quality working with our guys this season. “This is a sign of how much we are investing in our Premier Grade side so that players can learn from someone who has reached the pinnacle of the sport. It doesn’t get much better than that.” Broom will also be getting some additional support within the Club which will explore how coaching and training plans align with the club’s strategic goals. Broom will start when pre-season gets underway on September 1.”. Retrieved 20 July 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Neil Broom, CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 June 2023. (subscription required)
  5. ^ “BBC Sport – Neil Broom: Derbyshire sign New Zealand international batsman”. BBC Sport. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  6. ^ Derbyshire sign NZ batsman Neil Broom, CricInfo, 5 September 2023. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  7. ^ a b “Neil Broom leaves Derbyshire after New Zealand call (Archive version)”. Archived from the original on 24 December 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  8. ^ a b Neil Broom leaves Derbyshire to pursue international career, Derbyshire Times, 22 December 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  9. ^ “Broom, Ronchi recalled for Bangladesh ODIs”. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  10. ^ “Bangladesh slide dramatically to 0-2 loss after Broom ton”. ESPNcricinfo. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  11. ^ “Cricket Records | Records | / | New Zealand | One-Day Internationals | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo”. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  12. ^ “Guptill ruled out of T20 series against Bangladesh”. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  13. ^ “Broom called up for injured Taylor”. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  14. ^ “South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2nd Test: New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 16-20, 2017”. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2017.

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