A look at the career of Darren Gough

September 23, 2008 at 11:18 am Leave a comment


Darren Gough announced in May his retirement from first class cricket at the close of the season. On Monday he announced his decision not to include himself for Yorkshire’s must win game against Sussex. His decision means he misses a match which could if Yorkshire lose condemn them to division two cricket next year. His final appearance came against Somerset in front of his home crowd, where he was applauded of the pitch.

He will be remembered by England fans as being the countries leading ODI wicket taker. In 159 matches he took 235 ODI wickets. His England test career included being the 12th bowler to take a hat trick dismissing Australia’s Ian Healy, Stuart MacGill and Colin Miller in 1999. His England test career came to a close in 2003 at Lord’s against South Africa. He continued his ODI career for a further three years.

He spent most of his first class career at Yorkshire but enjoyed a short stint at Essex. He will be remembered among Yorkshire fans after guiding them to the County Championship during his rein.

His retirement is a big loss to English Cricket as he was a fiery bowler on the pitch, enjoying many duels and a character off the pitch, positively affecting the careers of those around him. 

 

Mat

Inns

Runs

Wkts

BI

BM

Ave

Econ

SR

5w

10

Tests

58

95

6503

229

6/42

9/92

28.39

3.30

51.6

9

0

ODIs

159

156

6209

235

5/44

5/44

26.42

4.39

36.0

2

0

T20Is

2

2

49

3

3/16

3/16

16.33

7.17

13.6

0

0

First-class

248

—-

23217

855

7/28

—-

27.15

3.16

51.4

33

3

List A

420

—–

14457

598

7/27

7/27

24.17

4.19

34.5

7

0

Twenty20

32

32

830

33

3/16

3/16

25.15

7.48

20.1

0

0

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