Cricket: Gough gets Yorkshire honour

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DARREN Gough has been honoured by Yorkshire after being made an Honorary Life Member of the club.

The Barnsley-born former England star, now 42, made his debut for Yorkshire in 1989 and enjoyed a 15-year county career before joining Essex in 2004 due to family reasons.

He returned to Headingley in 2007 to captain the side which he did for two years.

He became one of the country’s leading fast bowlers and enjoyed a nine year Test career which ended in 2003 although he played in one-day internationals (ODI) for England for a further three years.

He finished with 229 Test wickets and 235 ODI wickets for England and in 248 first class matches for Yorkshire took 855 wickets as well as more than 600 further wickets in one-dayers and T20.

Also at the club’s annual meeting, Michael Vaughan was elected by the members to the County club’s Board of Directors.

Geoff Boycott was re-elcted club president for the final year of a two-year term.

The accounts showed a loss of £118,000 to the year end December 31, 2012 and this was attributed to several factors including bad weather, the abandonment of the Headingley ODI and a clear impact on corporate hospitality sales at the Headingley Test which clashed with the Olympics.

Yorkshire are due to have their first game against the Leeds/Bradford MCCU on Friday at Headingley.