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Stuart Broad has vowed to make his fire-ravaged pub a ‘special’ place again

Stuart Broad has vowed to make his fire-ravaged pub a ‘special’ place again after the ‘windows of the Tap & Run’ in Upper Broughton are blown out

  • Stuart Broad has vowed to make his fire-ravaged pub a special place again
  • The Tap & Run sustained damage to the roof and windows after a brutal fire
  • Meanwhile, Broad took part in England’s test series victory over New Zealand
  • Broad says he has ‘always had the ability to focus on what lies ahead’

Stuart Broad has vowed to make his fire-ravaged pub a special place again.

The English paceman was awakened early on the second morning of the second test against New Zealand at Trent Bridge by his co-owner and former teammate Harry Gurney to the news that the Tap & Run – a dozen miles away in Upper Broughton – was standing. caught fire and was tackled by eight firefighters. The fire has been confirmed to have started accidentally.

Broad was part of England’s incredible run chase at Trent Bridge, which was completed when they hit their record target of 299 in exactly 50 overs.

Stuart Broad (above) has vowed to make his fire-ravaged pub a special place again

Stuart Broad (above) has vowed to make his fire-ravaged pub a special place again

Eight fire trucks were sent the Tap & Run at 3:22 a.m. to fight the fire without casualties

Eight fire trucks were sent the Tap & Run at 3:22 a.m. to fight the fire without casualties

The 35-year-old came to the scene after the game to assess matters. He said: ‘Parts of the roof had fallen into the lower floor, all the windows had been blown out and it showed the scary damage a fire can cause.

“I’ve always had the ability to focus on what’s ahead and I knew during the test race that there was nothing I could do but contact the staff and make sure everyone was okay,” he added.

“I feel for the villagers because they really embraced us. But if everything goes according to plan, we’ll make it special again.’

Broad received a message from Harry Gurney, who co-owns the Tap and Run pub

Broad received a message from Harry Gurney, who co-owns the Tap and Run pub

Elsewhere, Broad was positive about Brendan McCullum’s cricketing style following England’s stunning win over New Zealand.

“We risk defeat because even if we’d lost it’s still more inspiring than blocking for a draw or never having a smell of victory,” Broad said.

“We believe that with this style we will win more than we lose and we can win games from any position. It’s only when you start to doubt yourself that you tend to mess things up.

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