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Nottinghamshire feels like home for Broad

AAP logoAAP 24/12/2016 Andrew Drummond

Stuart Broad cites family tradition and Ashes nostalgia for his ongoing commitment to county side Nottinghamshire.

The England Test paceman has signed another three-year contract with Notts, where he's played since making a switch from Leicestershire in 2008.

"I love playing for Nottinghamshire. I moved there nine years ago, I live really close to Trent Bridge," the 30-year-old said of the central England county.

"Trent Bridge is always going to hold a really special place in my heart, growing up and watching my dad play there, but also winning (and) retaining the Ashes there in 2015."

The Ashes result was arguably Broad's most memorable performance in an England shirt, with career-best figures of eight for 15 reducing Australia to 60 all out.

His tally of 368 Test wickets from 102 matches puts him third on England's all-time list, while he has also contributed to four Ashes victories and won the ICC World T20 in 2009.

International commitments mean Broad has made only 22 first-class appearances taking 94 wickets at an average of 25 during his nine-year stint with Notts, but it's where the right-armer calls home.

"(It's) a place I love playing, I love the group of players and it's a place I wanted to commit to for the foreseeable future," he said.

But Broad has happily traded a home Christmas for an Aussie summer, to play in the BBL for the Hobart Hurricanes.

Broad's BBL debut brought a few jeers at the SCG, but the England Test paceman has derided the crowd effort in a move that will surely stir up Australian cricket fans.

Striding out for the Hurricanes' in their 60-run victory over the Sydney Sixers on Friday night, Broad copped a bagging from the stands.

"There was a little bit of booing but I was actually expecting it to be a little bit louder," Broad said.

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