England captain tests his knee with Yorkshire May 31, 2006

Vaughan fails on first-class comeback

Cricinfo staff



Michael Vaughan eases the pain after being dismissed for 1 © Getty Images

Michael Vaughan's first-class comeback for Yorkshire lasted just 13 balls, as he was dismissed for 1 by Hampshire's Billy Taylor in their County Championship fixture at Headingley.

Opening the innings, Vaughan was caught behind by Nic Pothas, as Yorkshire slumped to 13 for 3 on the opening morning of the match. He had tested his knee during his 67 against Scotland on Monday in a limited-overs match, his first game since undergoing surgery just before Christmas last year. But while he was happy with that innings he wouldn't make any big statements about when he aims to come back for England.

"I've been quiet because I was very confident and I didn't want to come out with any rash statements," he told reporters. "And I won't now because I know the knee is still a bit of a problem and I have a lot of hurdles to overcome before I'm available for England.

"This is the beginning. I need to get through a few games and test it out over two or three weeks. I'll try to play all the games I can for Yorkshire and see how it reacts to some four-day cricket."

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