Gough honoured by Yorkshire

FORMER Yorkshire and England fast bowler Darren Gough has been made a life member of Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

Gough’s honour was confirmed at the club’s annual meeting held at Headingley on Saturday.

Gough, 42, played 146 first-class matches for the county, taking 453 wickets at 27.56.

The Barnsley-born seamer, who now has a career in broadcasting, captained Yorkshire in 2007 and 2008. He captured 229 Test wickets and 235 one-day international wickets, making him one of England’s most successful players of modern times.

Yorkshire announced a deficit of £118,000 for the year ending December 31 2012. This is attributed to last year’s bad weather, which saw the loss of around 40 per cent of playing time and the abandonment of the Headingley one-day international, plus the impact of the Olympic Games.

Geoff Boycott was re-elected as president for the final year of his two-year term, Yorkshire’s executive chairman Colin Graves was appointed a club vice-president and former Yorkshire and England batsman Michael Vaughan was elected to the club’s board of directors.