Gough was England's 568th Test cricketer. [17], Gough played in both tests of the 2 Test series, the first of which is the only Test in the history of Test cricket to finish in a draw with the scores level. The West Indies continued their momentum into the 2nd Test at Lords when they took a 133 run lead into the second innings. He won the show dancing the Foxtrot (36 points) and the Paso Doble (36 points) alongside his partner Lilia Kopylova. Darren Lee Bennett (born 14 February 1977) is an English professional dancer. With the first ball of the next over, Steve Waugh took a single off Gough. Gough took 14 wickets for the series, the most by an English player. 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The former England. 'He did [ask me to stand]. Just as he was hitting his peak his body betrayed him and his constantly battled knee injuries.[46]. The former England fast bowler was crowned champion of the BBC1 show in 2005, before winning the Christmas special that year, and another in 2007. He took a collective 4/238 from 51 overs. [36], England continued on their winning ways with a 2–1 series victory in Sri Lanka. Only down 1–0 thanks to Gough’s heroics at Old Trafford where he batted over an hour with Robert Croft to save the game for England. [40], The rigors of Test match cricket were proving too much for Gough’s body and he retired. After six wickets in the first two tests he was wicketless in the third. Partnered with Darren Bennett, the pair beat off competition from Julian Clary and Denise Lewis in December of 2004. Darren Gough has called on 'Strictly Come Dancing' to scrap the judges' votes. He made his first class debut in 1999 against Middlesex at Lord’s taking five wickets. Gough was on a Question of Sport. Steve Waugh and Matthew Nicholson took Australia to 161 before Dean Headley dismissed Nicholson. [44], Gough only played 2 T20I matches. The Third Test was a draw before England won the Fourth Test in 2 days. Strictly's Darren Gough slams BBC for bringing in celebs with dance experience. [19], Gough played in the first four Tests of the series. In 2004 he moved to Essex and returned to Yorkshire for the 2007 season as their captain. Gough retired at the end of the 2008 cricket season with Justin Langer as his final first-class wicket. Series 3 – Darren Gough ... Darren and Lilia also won the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in 2005. Australia won the series 4–1 with England’s win coming in the 4th Test. [56] It later turned out that Cronje was bribed 50,000 rand to ensure a result. The duo received top marks on both occasions for their Quickstep and American smooth respectively. Gough took 10 wickets in the first three Tests but would secure cricketing immortality in the final two Tests. Gough took 7 wickets for the match. Gough played Australia 17 times and was only on the winning side 3 times. Gough took six wickets in the first Test and would take 10 in the next four. Gough has been on Talk Sport since 2009. Strictly Come Dancing returned for its third series on 15 October 2005 and ended on 17 December 2005. Strictly Come Dancing Series 3 Final- Darren&Lilia Freestyle - … The first Test was a draw and South Africa won the second by an innings and 92 runs. The former England fast bowler was crowned champion of the BBC1 show in 2005, before winning the Christmas special that year, and another in 2007. The highlight was five wickets in an innings and scoring a 50 in Sydney where he was also man of the match.[14]. West Indies were bowled out for 54 to give England a chase of 188. [42], Gough played in all six of England’s matches in the 1996 World Cup. [22] Gough dismissed Makhaya Ntini to seal the game. Darren and Lilia are Strictly Come Dancing legends having won seven trophies between them and appearing in six series. 2005 winner: Darren Gough. Caroline Flack (Net Worth: $8 Million) Another former Strictly Come Dancing winner with a net worth … Gough was a right arm fast bowler and right-handed batsman. [34] Gough took four wickets for the match including the vital wicket of Brian Lara – the fifth time he dismissed him in the series. He took 25 wickets – his most in any series and was named joint player of the series with Courtney Walsh. In the Fifth Test, England had too much momentum for a fatigued visitors who lost by 158 runs. Week 8 – American Smooth: 32 points,  Rumba: 30 points, Week 9 – Waltz: 35 points, Samba: 29 points, Week 10 – Foxtrot: 36 points, Paso Doble: 36 points. He was the first cricketer to win the show, a feat former teammate Mark Ramprakash would emulate the following year. Former England cricketer and Strictly star Darren Gough remarries his ex-wife 16 years after they divorced. [15] X-rays revealed a stress fracture in his foot and he missed the final two Tests of the series. Strictly winner Darren wore a grey suit for the private ceremony. Darren and Lilia won the competition, making Darren the first male celebrity to with Strictly Come Dancing. Darren Gough went from cricket to the cha-cha and became the third winner of the show Credit: check copyright 2005 - Darren Gough. Strictly should scrap judges and let the public decide who stays, says winner Darren Gough IF anyone should know who to impress to win Strictly Come Dancing, it’s cricket legend Darren Gough. [29], Gough played both Tests in the 2 match series against Zimbabwe taking 9 wickets. [57] He co-presents the weekday afternoon drive-time show with Adrian Durham. [10], Gough retained his place for his first full home series against South Africa. Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly. Darren and Lilia - Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special - … Following this he took part in the Strictly Come Dancing live tour during January and February 2008. Watch the winning couple of Strictly Come Dancing 2005, Darren Gough and Lilia Kopylova, perform at the final. He was Kevin Pietersen's best man at his wedding. Gough was on a Question of Sport. [20], Gough was back for the South African series and played in the four of the five tests. His 234 ODI wickets is still the second most for England. Against Australia in 2005 and Pakistan in 2006. [27] It was the first Ashes hat trick by an Englishman in almost a 100 years and the first hat trick taken in Sydney in almost 107 years. [28] Darren first wed Anna in 1993 only for the couple to split up nine years later Strictly Come Dancing's 2005 champion has weighed in on how the show could fix up. Bennett was born in Sheffield.He first met Kopylova after his … mirror.co.uk - Tom Bryant. Gough batted for 133 balls and 145 minutes in resisting but was Murali Muralithran’s 9th wicket of the innings. He played in his first Test victory in the third Test. In the 4th Test in Melbourne, Australia were chasing 175 for victory, Australia were 3/130 but a collapse of 4/0 left them struggling. IF anyone should know who to impress to win Strictly Come Dancing, it’s cricket legend Darren Gough. England toured Pakistan for a Three Test series. The series was heading for a grand finale at Headingley, Gough’s home ground. [23], Following that England played Sri Lanka for a one off test at The Oval. With three runs needed from the final ball, Nick Knight while batting with Gough was run out attempting the game winning third run. With his wife Lilia Kopylova he has a successful career in professional Latin dancing, competing nationally and internationally.Darren's favourite dances are the Samba and the Foxtrot.They teach private lessons in their own studio at Sheffield, England. [32], West Indies won the first Test at Edgbaston by an innings and 93 runs. [41], Gough made his one day debut for England against New Zealand taking 2/36 from 11 overs at Birmingham in 42 run win. Gough bowled MacGill with a searing yorker that hit the base of middle stump and two balls later had Glenn McGrath lbw to give England a 12 run win. Capable of swinging the ball late, many of his wickets were gained through lbw or bowled, often with an inswinging yorker delivery. Darren Gough has urged 'Strictly Come Dancing' to ban celebrities with dance experience. Read about our approach to external linking. An honorary doctorate of civil law from the University of Huddersfield. After the first two matches were drawn, England won the third in fading light to record their first Test victory and first Test series victory in Pakistan in almost 40 years. With a wicket in his first over and his highest Test score of 65 it was quite the debut. His 5/61 in his 50th test not only put him on the honours board but was also his 200th Test wicket. [9], After a breakout season in 1993, Gough went on an A tour to South Africa, following by making his Test debut for England against New Zealand at Old Trafford. Gough played 146 first-class matches for Yorkshire, taking 453 wickets at 27.56. [53], He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to cricket and charity. Darren Gough in Strictly Come Dancing – Former England cricketer participated in BBC’s dance show Strictly Come Dancing in 2005. Wicketless to date, Gough had Ian Healy caught behind, next ball he ripped out MacGill’s middle stump and with his final ball of the over bowled Colin Miller. [43], Gough played in all five of England’s matches and had 11/192 from 48.4 overs. Posted on : December 3, 2020. IF anyone should know who to impress to win Strictly Come Dancing, it’s cricket legend Darren Gough. [45], England only won 18 times in the 58 times Gough played. This combined with his many injuries meant his exploits weren’t always associated with winning Test Matches. Of his 229 dismissals, Ricky Ponting and Michael Slater featured the most – eight times each. 2005 winner: Darren Gough. IF anyone should know who to impress to win Strictly Come Dancing, it’s cricket legend Darren Gough. The winners were Darren Gough along … There was a break for the limited over series – Gough injured his foot bowling his first ball in a match at the MCG and was taken to hospital. The few times it was, there was no better cricketer in the world. Darren and Lilia also won the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in 2005. Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Arlene Phillips returned as judges. It was almost a year until Gough would next play Test cricket as England toured South Africa. With the England team thoroughly outclassed, Gough played a solo hand taking 20 wickets at 21.25. Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly returned to co-present the main show on BBC One, while Claudia Winkleman returned to present spin-off show Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. IF anyone should know who to impress to win Strictly Come Dancing, it’s cricket legend Darren Gough. [31] England won the series 3–1 giving them their first series victory against the West Indies in 31 years. Starting the show with one of the lowest scores, Darren was never the top performer of the shows run. Darren Gough shook off his tough guy image to become of the few to win the Strictly trophy alongside Lilia Kopylova. With the bat he averaged 40 for the series. England bounced back after losing the first Test. [35] Gough took 10 wickets for the series. Darren and Lilia went on to compete in both the 2005 and 2007 Christmas Specials, dancing the Quickstep in 2005 and the American Smooth in 2007, with both dances awarded the perfect 40 score from the judges, and winning the audience vote to be crowned Christmas Champion both years. He retired from cricket in 2008 and has since been presenting a radio show on talkSPORT. [24], It was a return down under for the Ashes. He co-presents the weekday afternoon drive-time show with Adrian Durham. Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly, despite never finishing top of the judges’ leaderboard. England collapsed badly on the final day losing 8/127 in 87 overs. Gough played in all five Tests of the series. It was the only live Ashes Test England would win between 1987 and 2005. [39], After almost 2 years out of Test cricket, Gough returned to play South Africa. Strictly should scrap judges and let the public decide who stays, says winner Darren Gough. Stuart MacGill faced the final ball of that Headley over. Gough finished with 6/42 his best innings figures in test cricket. From 1/95 England collapsed to 8/160. In 2006, Gough was awarded an honorary degree by Huddersfield University in Barnsley. Gough, who won Strictly Come Dancing in 2005, said Mr Cameron did not know that a Conservative politician would 'never win a seat' in the South Yorkshire town. [12] In the second innings he took the only wicket that Devon Malclom didn’t take when he took 9/57. EXCLUSIVE: Former Strictly winner Darren Gough has slammed the BBC for bringing in celebrities who already have dancing experience to All details on the site celebsbar.com Strictly winner Darren Gough slams BBC for bringing in celebs with dance experience Last News [1] The spearhead of England's bowling attack through much of the 1990s, he is England's second highest wicket-taker in one-day internationals with 235, and took 229 wickets in his 58 Test matches, making him England's ninth-most-successful wicket-taker. Gough joined Dominic Cork with 28 still needed for victory. Darren retired from cricket in 2008; he has since gone on to co-present a weekday radio show on talkSPORT. Chasing 219 for victory, South Africa were 5/27 when Gough took the wickets of Gary Kirsten, Gerhardus Liebenberg and Daryl Cullinan. It was the first time in 50 years that England lost after scoring more than 440 in the first innings. Darren Gough MBE (born 18 September 1970) is a retired English cricketer and former captain of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. [16], Gough was wicketless in the first two Tests of the series. England was down 1–0 with 2 to play. Four Days later the 5th Test began in Sydney. [18], Gough played all three Tests of the series. Gough took his 100th career wicket when he had Jonty Rhodes caught. Gough returned for this series playing in the first three of the six Test series. First England bowler to take 200 ODI wickets, Eighth England bowler to take 200 Test Wickets, 6th Fastest England bowler to take 200 Test Wickets, 2001 Vodafone England cricket of the year, David Cameron wanted Darren Gough to stand as Tory candidate, This page was last edited on 26 November 2020, at 21:03. He took 290 wickets in 212 List A games at 23.34 and 16 wickets in 17 Twenty20 appearances at 26.00. [6][7], His only First-Class century came against Warwickshire in 1996 at Headingley. He won his country cap in 1993 after taking 7/42 against Somerset. [59], Darren and his wife Anna divorced in 2002, after 8 years of marriage but remarried in 2018.They have two sons, Liam and Brennan. Gough only took one wicket. Gough played in both matches and took 14 wickets. It was England’s first home five-Test series win since 1985. [2][3][4], Gough was offered a contract by Yorkshire and Rotherham United FC but chose cricket. With no play possible on Days 2, 3 and 4, Cronje and Hussein agreed to forfeit an innings to give England a final day run chase of 249. He steadied his nerves with a swift pint at his local with sons Liam, 23, and Brennan, 20, before walking to the church. Gough was the leading English wicket take for the series with 21. Former Strictly winner Darren Gough has hit out at the BBC for allowing stars with dancing experience to compete, saying: “It defeats the object of the show.” The former England cricketer won the third series in 2005 when he and partner Lilia Kopylova defeated athlete Colin Jackson and presenter Zoe Ball in the final. [30], Statistically this was Gough’s finest series. Gough has been on Talk Sport since 2009. Series 3 – Darren Gough. He and his partner, Lilia Kopylova, defeated athlete Colin Jackson and presenter Zoë Ball in the final. Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly, despite never finishing top of the judges’ leaderboard. [54], In October 2019, Gough was appointed as a fast bowling consultant for England cricket team for test matches against New Zealand.[55]. Gough played in all 5 Tests and took 17 wickets, the most by an Englishman. Gough was still there when Cork hit the winning runs.[33]. [5], Gough played county cricket for 15 years for Yorkshire and was a member of their 2001 squad that won the 2001 County Championship – its first in 33 years. In the second Test he took five and four wickets for his best match figures of 9/92. Partnered with Darren Bennett, the pair beat off competition from Julian Clary and Denise Lewis in December of 2004. Strictly should scrap judges and let the public decide who stays, says winner Darren Gough / 12/03/2020 . [37], The 2 test series was tied 1–1. He went on to win both the main series and the 2005 Christmas Special.Two years later he returned to win the 2007 Christmas Special. The final morning began with South Africa needing 34 runs with 2 wickets in hand. Gough started well with a pair of four wickets in the first Test[11] and would pick up another 3 to be leading English wicket taker in the series. IF anyone should know who to impress to win Strictly Come Dancing, it’s cricket legend Darren Gough. He supports Barnsley F.C. [21], England won the Fourth Test to level the series 1–1. The former England fast bowler was crowned … Gough played all five Tests of the series. [58], As an outspoken fan, Gough became the brand ambassador for Collier's Powerful Welsh cheddar in 2010 making a number of appearances notably at the International Cheese Awards in Nantwich. England started full of energy winning the First Test at Edgbaston. Gough is a supporter of the Conservative Party, and was approached by Prime Minister David Cameron to stand as an MP: an offer that Gough declined. Strictly winner Darren Gough, pictured with pro partner Lilia Kopylova, says the show should get rid of the judges Credit: BBC 10 The cricketer says decisions should be made by the public instead [38], Australia came for the Ashes. In 2005, Gough took part in the BBC television show Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with British National champion Lilia Kopylova. 1.80 m (5' 11") and broad in beam, he achieved his pace from a good approach to the wicket and a leaping sideways-on action, achieving what was often described as "skiddy" fast bowling. But […] Gough hit the winning runs to give England the 2 wicket victory. Once again injury prevented Gough from playing as an inflamed knee caused him to miss the final two tests. [25] It was Gough’s only Test Victory in Australia and was remembered by his exuberant celebrations of shaking a stump over his head.[26]. The former England fast bowler was crowned champion of the BBC1 show in 2005, before winning the… Darren and Lilia paired up again for the Christmas Specials in 2005 and 2007. In 2005 Darren became the first man to win Strictly. [13], On the back of this, Gough was a member of his first Ashes squad. 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