Gough set to dazzle crowd at Silver Royd fundraiser

Former Yorkshire and England legend Darren Gough will be at Scarborough RUFC on Saturday November 29.
Former Yorkshire and England legend Darren Gough will be at Scarborough RUFC on Saturday November 29.

Former England and Yorkshire quick Darren Gough will be sure to bowl over the crowd when he waltzes into Scarborough for Scalby Cricket Club’s first sports dinner next month.

Gough, who now works for Talksport among other companies, is a regular on the after-dinner speaking circuit and has received rave reviews for his no-holds-barred approach when talking about his career.

The former fast bowler, who once took a hat-trick in an Ashes Test at Sydney in 1999, will be speaking at the village cricket club’s inaugural fundraising sports dinner on Saturday November 29 at Scarborough RUFC’s Silver Royd HQ on Scalby Road.

Most of the tables for the event have already been snapped up, with tickets priced at £35 per head or tables of 10 available at £350, but there are still seats available.

Gough will be telling tales of his illustrious career, which panned from 1989 to 2008, after a three-course-dinner, while there will also be a raffle and auction followed by a disco.

Women are more than welcome on the night, and anyone interested in tickets should contact Daniel Gregory on 07841843431, or email him at danielgregory2005@hotmail.co.uk

Gough started his First Class career in 1989, taking 855 wickets in 248 games before bowing out at North Marine Road against Somerset in September 2008.

His superb form with the ball saw him get his maiden Test call-up in 1994, he went on to take 229 wickets from 58 Tests at an average of 28.39.

Gough was also a successful limited overs bowler, he claimed 235 wickets at 26.42 from his 159 games.