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Home Broad: Time to recreate spirit of '89
Notts Outlaws bowler Stuart Broad wants to recreate the spirit of '89 in tomorrow's YB40 final against Glamorgan at Lord's.
The 27-year-old has been released by England, along with spin bowler Graeme Swann, for the showpiece domestic final.
Notts haven't won a one-day trophy since 1989, when they triumphed in the the Benson and Hedges Cup against Essex, and it's those memories that Broad plans to harness in their clash with Glamorgan.
“I’ve been speaking to my dad about it and my mum," said Broad, whose father Chris made six as an opener for Notts on that day.
“Mum talks about how amazing the atmosphere was and how much it meant to everyone.
It’s a very special occasion for the whole of Nottinghamshire
“I can tell that myself because I was at (Nottingham) Forest last Saturday and I lost count of the amount of people who said they remember the last time we were there.
“It’s amazing for us to have got back there, but I think people remember the winners and it’s important we make sure that’s us.”
Despite not having played in any of Notts' YB40 matches on the road to the final, Broad is determined to make an impact and ensure his side come away with the silverware.
He added: “It’s a very special occasion for the whole of Nottinghamshire.
“The guys have worked extremely hard to get there, playing some brilliant white-ball cricket.
"But being a finalist really means nothing, it’s all about winning.
“It will be very special."
It will be Broad's third major match at the Home of Cricket this season, having been part of England's two Test victories over New Zealand and Australia earlier this summer.
“I love Lord’s as a cricket ground, I really enjoy playing there and it will be great for the guys to experience Lord’s on the big stage as well," continued Broad, who belongs to a select group of players on both batting and bowling honours boards at the Home of Cricket.
“It would mean everything to win.
“People remember the winners of trophies and it’s up to us to do that.
“We’ll need to be right on it to do that because Glamorgan have played some really good stuff to get there.
“We’ll need to make sure we’re fully switched on and individuals stand up and do their roles, which I’m sure we will do.”