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Darren Gough
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Personal information
Full name Darren Gough
Born 18 September 1970 (1970-09-18) (age 49)
Monk Bretton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nickname Rhino, Dazzler
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Role Fast bowler
International information
National side England
Test debut (cap 568) 30 June 1994 v New Zealand
Last Test 31 July 2003 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 126) 19 May 1994 v New Zealand
Last ODI 2 September 2006 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. 8
T20I debut (cap 3) 13 June 2005 v Australia
Last T20I 28 August 2006 v Pakistan
T20I shirt no. 8
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–2008 Yorkshire
2004–2006 Essex
1989–2003 Yorkshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 58 159 248 420
Runs scored 855 609 4,607 2,092
Batting average 12.57 12.42 17.31 13.94
100s/50s 0/2 0/0 1/20 0/2
Top score 65 46* 121 72*
Balls bowled 11,821 8,470 44,023 20,665
Wickets 229 235 855 598
Bowling average 28.39 26.42 27.15 24.17
5 wickets in innings 9 2 33 7
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 3 n/a
Best bowling 6/42 5/44 7/28 7/27
Catches/stumpings 13/– 25/– 51/– 73/–
Source: Cricinfo, 19 February 2017

Darren Gough (born 18 September 1970) is a retired English cricketer and former captain of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. The spearhead of England's bowling attack through much of the 1990s, he is England's second highest wicket-taker in one-day internationals with 234, and took 229 wickets in his 58 Test matches, making him England's ninth most successful wicket-taker.

Gough was a right arm fast bowler and right-handed batsman. 1.80 m (5' 11") and broad in beam, he achieved his pace from a good approach to the wicket and a leaping sideways-on action, achieving what was often described as "skiddy" fast bowling. Capable of swinging the ball late, a large number of his wickets were gained through lbw or bowled, often with an inswinging yorker delivery.

Gough retired at the end of the 2008 cricket season with Justin Langer as his final first-class wicket. Langer commented in his BBC column that "Darren Gough will retire as one of the most respected and admired cricketers of our generation",also noting that Gough had commented to Langer after his final match "I am happy to finish with an Aussie in my pocket." Gough retired on a high being regarded as a model professional and a Yorkshire legend.

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