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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Old wine in new bottle for Yorkshire?

So Darren Gough is to captain Yorkshire. Is this, as Cricinfo suggests, worth a gamble? Given that Gough's best days are probably behind him and that his most recent accomplishments have been playing beach cricket and as a dancing queen you'd have to wonder about his capacity to inspire a Yorkshire team who, from the other side of the globe, look to have been underperforming for years.

That said, in his test playing days Gough was always a tough competitor and able quick bowler who, on his visits with England teams here, was clearly one who was not overawed by the opposition. He always held his head high, ran in to bowl as if he expected to take a wicket with every (or almost every) ball and occasionally added useful runs in the lower order.

I'll be interested to see what he can do.
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