July 19th, 2016
England fast bowler Stuart Broad and Notts CCC team-mate Harry Gurney are bowling on into the pub business!
The pair have launched a new venture, the Cat & Wickets Pub Company, and followed through by adding the first local to their portfolio.
The Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club bowlers will soon be serving up deliveries at the Three Crowns, in the village of Wymeswold, midway between Nottingham and Leicester.
Broad and left-armer Gurney – himself an England one-day international – have been joined in the venture by mutual friend Dan Cramp. The trio have rented their maiden pub from Punch Taverns and the Three Crowns is now undergoing a major refurb.
The trio aim to have three or four high-quality pubs under their belt, in the longer term. Meanwhile the Three Crowns should start its innings in teh first week of August if the overhaul goes to plan.
Neither cricketer is planning retirement yet – but both are thinking about life after their playing careers are over.
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