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.


  • 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:


  • 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. 


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


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