ENGLAND cricketer Stuart Broad visited Oxford yesterday.

The international Twenty20 captain dropped into the city centre branch of WH Smith in Cornmarket Street to sign copies of his book My World in Cricket.

The book discusses the techniques and tactics he has learned to prepare himself for action, both mentally and physically, and how anyone can apply them to their own game, either in club or schoolboy cricket. He also illustrates how he copes with the pressures of life on tour and goes through key moments in his career.

Two young fans Isabel, left, and Anna Pineiro, aged 13 and 17 respectively, were two of those who were lucky enough to walk away with signed copies.

Isabel said: “It was really good because he’s what got me into cricket. I didn’t think I’d get so excited – the excitement didn’t hit me until he walked in. It was amazing to meet him.”

Picture: OX54441 Jon Lewis