Brooming Marvellous!

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A couple of weeks ago we advised followers of Neil Broom’s return to New Zealand national colours (See previous post: Room for Broom)

https://sillypointcricketsite.wordpress.com/2016/12/15/room-for-broom/

… and whilst I may have previously gloated a little about my confidence in South Africa’s Stephen Cook, you may have detected a little scepticism about my thoughts on Neil Broom’s ability to succeed at international level. However, credit the man, as having made a Silly Pointesque 22 in the first ODI on Boxing Day, today Broom struck 109 not out from 107 deliveries (8 fours, 3 sixes) to set-up New Zealand’s series clinching victory against Bangladesh in the second match of the series in Nelson.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/new-zealand-v-bangladesh-2016-17/engine/match/1019975.html

In the space of just two innings Broom’s batting average has soared from just 17.52 to a far more respectable 23.20 and his strike rate has also risen from 70.10 to 75.57.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/new-zealand-v-bangladesh-2016-17/content/player/36581.html

Of course his performances in this series don’t guarantee that he’ll go on to have a far more fulfilling international career than had seemed the case only a few weeks ago but whatever happens in Neil Broom’s life he’ll have a ODI century to his name and in the grand scheme of things not many people have one of those, so let’s celebrate that for a moment and not just sweep it under the carpet!

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