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Darren Gough

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Nationality
England
Age
45
Golf Handicap
13
Sport
Cricket

''Dazzler" as he is often known, was 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. 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 the inswinging yorker delivery.

Gough retired at the end of the 2008 cricket season with Justin Langer as his final first-class wicket. Justin 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 in the game and a Yorkshire legend