Two World Cup wickets for ex-Schoolboy

FORMER Oakham School cricketer Stuart Broad claimed two wickets in England’s opening 2011 World Cup game against the Netherlands in Nagpur on Tuesday.

England won by six wickets but it was an underwhelming success against one of cricket’s minor nations.

England made 296 for four after the Netherlands had hit 292 for 6 during their 50 overs.

Broad, who missed much of the recent Ashes series due to a stomach injury, took the wickets of Ten Doeschate (who was caught by Ravi Bopara) and De Grooth (clean bowled).

In the penultimate over, Dutch captain Peter Borren was bowled by Broad but was recalled because England only had three men inside the circle, one fewer than the regulations permit, leaving Broad with final figures of two for 65 off his ten overs. He wasn’t called on to bat.

England must expect a tougher test against India in their next Pool B match in Bangalore on Sunday.