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Michael Gough
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Michael Gough

England
Michael Gough

INTL CAREER: 2008 - 2020

Full Name

Michael Andrew Gough

Born

December 18, 1979, Hartlepool, Co Durham

Age

41y 147d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

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.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC671193295212325.44215570
List A4945497413223.7513140
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC6724861350305/6645.003.2582.8010
List A491136947213/263/2645.095.0054.00000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
Test26188
ODI946430
T20I20146
WODI761
WT20I15114
FC1381371
List A12811414
T2014713116

Debut/Last Matches

Photos


Joe Root and Azhar Ali talk to Richard Kettleborough and Michael Gough
The umpires were out to inspect
Michael Gough (extreme right) was on the ICC list of umpires for the 2019 World Cup
The umpires Richard Kettleborough, Richard Illingworth and Michael Gough inspect the Bristol pitch
Umpire Michael Gough signals a four
Umpires Chris Brown, Michael Gough and Rod Tucker weigh up their options for a new ball