This life lines of Darren Gough was published in “The Cricketer” in Dec 2000


  • Most Memorable day in Cricket:

My first one day international and my first test match, both against New Zealand in 1994. My ambition in life was to play for my country and I felt very proud. The Sydney Test if scoring 51 was great taking 6 for 49 was even better. It was my first five wicket haul in test cricket and put me on the honors board. When I got my 5th wicket I said a little prayer.

  • Worst Day in Cricket:

England A vs. Natal on South Africa’s A tour. Martin Bicknell broke down after two over’s which left us with just three bowlers. I ended with figures of one for 139 off 39 over’s.

  • Cricketing Heroes:

Ian Botham, Sir Richard Hadlee, Malcom Marshall

  • Greatest Influence on Cricket:

My wife Anna. She made me realize that to get to the top you have to work hard.

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  • Current Player you Admired:

Allan Donald

  • Young Cricketers for the Future to Play for England:

Michael Vaughan, Chris Silverwood, Richard Johnson, Mal Loye

  • Cricketing Ambitions:

Play Well for England in Test Cricket

  • Favorite Grounds:

Darren Gough says I love Lord’s for its history and great lunches; New Road, Worcester, Newlands in Cape Town, MCG in Australia

  • Least Favorite Ground:

Middleborough, I never bowl well there and it’s always cold.

  • Complaint against Cricket:

Once bouncer per over, two runs for a no ball not enough in the game compared to other sports, moreover 20 minutes not long enough for tea.

  • Most embarrassing moment in life:

Having to make a speech at my wedding

  • Hobbies and interest:

Golf, Football, Watching Movies

  • Favorite Pastime:

Going to the movies, eating out, relaxing at home with my wife

  • Other Sports you followed:

Football off course

  • Other Sports People you admired:

Kevin Costner, Nick Faldo, Glenn Hoddle, Wayne Morton, the Yorkshire physio.

  • Favorite Car:

Ford Mondo 1.8TD and Ford Sierra 2.0i GHIA

  • Favorite Food:

Mexican and Italian

  • Preferred Clothes:

Jeans and T-Shirt

  • Newspaper you Read:

Today

  • Favorite holidays Spot:

Oreland, America, Perth, and Cape Town

  • Motto in life:

Treat others as you would as expect others to treat you.

  • You’re Favorite Hotel:

The Swallow, Birmingham

  • How in your wildest dreams would you most like to spend a day/night?

I would win a million at a casino, retire from cricket and live a life of pleasures. And I would like to fly a jet fighter.

  • Your Favorite Magazine:

I like The Cricketer International

  • Any Pet Hates:

My dog chewing

  • Funniest moment in Cricket:

Rolling Peter Hartley in to bowl in a shopping trolley the innings after he had just bowled 41 over’s before play along with Martyn Moxon our captain.

Darren Gough was one of best fast bowler England ever produced. 

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Originally posted 2018-03-03 10:05:35.

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