This weeks “blast from the past” #7 is a member of the Golden Era for the Tigers, Alan Broadbent.
Alan played 77 games for the club playing in 6 Grand Finals and winning them all from 1965/66 to 1970/71 and returning to play 1 more season in 1977/78.
Alan was an opening batsman and part time bowler and played all his games in 1st grade.
He amassed 3742 runs at an average of 40.67 with 6 centuries and 14 fifties and a top score of 263 which was made in the 1966/67 Grand Final and is still the highest score by a Tiger to this day.
With the ball Alan took 14 wickets at an average of 27.06 and he took 69 catches.
Alan’s highlight came in that innings of 263 with 2 massive partnerships of 142 with Ken Baxter and 158 with Paddy Beer and a team total of 475 in just 83 overs, winning the Grand Final outright vs Gosnells in an undefeated season.
Alan also has the highest partnership in the club’s history with Godfrey Woods of 255* with Alan making 140 and Godgfrey 120 in 1966/67 vs Maddington.
Please leave your stories of Alan in the comments below.
Lyn Mac Merv wrote a story for school about him making the 263 runs as he was about 10. He remembers alan and Godfrey. He remembers Alan and Godfrey as being two of the most stylish batsmen the club has had. Paddy Beer was a Cannington life member. An amazing way to grow up with cricket with these men