Broad family celebrate Ken’s century

PUBLISHED: 16:00 04 March 2018

Ken Broad celebrated his 100th birthday with his family, including grandson and England fast-bowler Stuart Broad.

Ken Broad celebrated his 100th birthday with his family, including grandson and England fast-bowler Stuart Broad.

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One of England’s most famous cricketing families visited North Somerset to mark a Sandford man reaching his century.

Ken Broad – father of Ashes-winning opening batsman Chris and grandfather of legendary England fast bowler Stuart – celebrated his 100th birthday at The Railway Inn in Sandford on February 18.

More than 60 family members and friends, including his wife Nancy, attended the celebration, which paid also tribute paid tribute to his decades of service to the Rotary Club.

He joined the Bristol branch of the club in 1976 before becoming president 10 years later, and was awarded an honorary membership in 2012.

Former businessman Ken was also treated to a celebratory lunch attended by 85 Rotary Club members, who hailed his efforts for the charitable organisation.

A club spokesman said Ken had made a ‘huge contribution to the organisation over 36 years’.

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