Darren Gough

Darren Gough

Darren Gough played for his home county Yorkshire for 15 years before joining Essex in 2004. He then returned to Yorkshire for the 2007 season as captain.

He made his debut for England in 1994 making an immediate impression by taking six wickets in the Third Test against New Zealand. By the end of 2000, he had taken over 180 wickets playing for his country.

In January 1999, he became the first England bowler to take an Ashes hat-trick for a hundred years and was subsequently named Wisden Cricketer of the year.

At the beginning of 2000, Darren became one of the first England players contracted to the ECB and so played only three games for Yorkshire. Later that summer, he was named Man of the Series when England beat the West Indies for the first time in 31 years.

He retired from playing in 2008 and since then has worked in the media including taking part in the BBC television  show Strictly Come Dancing, and now he is a regular host on Talksport Radio.