Stuart Christopher John Broad is a cricketer who plays Test, One Day, and Twenty20 international cricket for England. He is the son of former England opener and ICC match referee Chris Broad. A left-handed batsman and right-arm seam bowler, Broad's professional career started at Leicestershire, the team attached to his school, Oakham School. In 2008 he transferred to Nottinghamshire, the county of his birth and the team for which his father played. In August 2006 he was voted the Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer of the Year. He was a vital member of the victorious 2009 Ashes squad, and won Man of the Match in the decisive fifth Test at the Oval, after figures of 5/37 in the afternoon session of the second day.