Full name Michael Andrew Gough
Born December 18, 1979, Hartlepool, Co Durham
Current age 37 years 102 days
Major teams Durham, England A
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Last First-class||Glamorgan v Durham at Cardiff, Aug 13-16, 2003 scorecard|
|List A debut||1999|
|Last List A||Berkshire v Durham at Reading, May 7, 2003 scorecard|
|Test debut||Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Jul 28-31, 2016 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v West Indies at Sharjah, Oct 30-Nov 3, 2016 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v Australia at Birmingham, Sep 11, 2013 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Dambulla, Mar 25, 2017 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England v Australia at Chester-le-Street, Aug 31, 2013 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England v Pakistan at Manchester, Sep 7, 2016 scorecard|
A right-hand opening batsman, Michael Gough looked to have a promising career ahead of him. He captained the England Under-19 side and in 2002, aged 22, he averaged over 50 for Durham. But one season later and he had quit, for the simple reason he did not enjoy playing the game. "Each year I kept thinking: 'I'll give myself another season and I might enjoy myself more.' But it didn't happen. There would be times when I'd sit there thinking: 'Surely there's more to life than this.' I still enjoyed watching the game, though, so I thought that I might be able to give it a go as an umpire."
He sat his umpiring exams - in between working in his father's shop - and in 2006 he was appointed to the ECB's reserve list at the age of 27. Three years later he was appointed to the full list of first-class umpires.
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