Chasing 219 for victory, South Africa were 5/27 when Gough took the wickets of Gary Kirsten, Gerhardus Liebenberg and Daryl Cullinan. Gough took 10 wickets in the first three Tests but would secure cricketing immortality in the final two Tests. He retired from cricket in 2008. Gough played all five Tests of the series. Steve Waugh and Matthew Nicholson took Australia to 161 before Dean Headley dismissed Nicholson. [38], Australia came for the Ashes. The few times it was, there was no better cricketer in the world. He won the show dancing the Foxtrot (36 points) and the Paso Doble (36 points) alongside his partner Lilia Kopylova. 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IF anyone should know who to impress to win Strictly Come Dancing, it’s cricket legend Darren Gough. Former England cricketer and Strictly star Darren Gough remarries his ex-wife 16 years after they divorced. [23], Following that England played Sri Lanka for a one off test at The Oval. Gough only took one wicket. 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. [44], Gough only played 2 T20I matches. [20], Gough was back for the South African series and played in the four of the five tests. An honorary doctorate of civil law from the University of Huddersfield. [6][7], His only First-Class century came against Warwickshire in 1996 at Headingley. Following this he took part in the Strictly Come Dancing live tour during January and February 2008. It was the only live Ashes Test England would win between 1987 and 2005. [35] Gough took 10 wickets for the series. Gough was the leading English wicket take for the series with 21. It later turned out that Cronje was bribed 50,000 rand to ensure a result. With the England team thoroughly outclassed, Gough played a solo hand taking 20 wickets at 21.25. In the second Test he took five and four wickets for his best match figures of 9/92. South Africa were leading 2–0 heading into the Fifth Test which became one of the most infamous tests in cricket history. It was almost a year until Gough would next play Test cricket as England toured South Africa. Gough was still there when Cork hit the winning runs.[33]. [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. Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly, despite never finishing top of the judges’ leaderboard. From 1/95 England collapsed to 8/160. [57] He co-presents the weekday afternoon drive-time show with Adrian Durham. 2005 winner: Darren Gough. Stuart MacGill faced the final ball of that Headley over. [13], On the back of this, Gough was a member of his first Ashes squad. [24], It was a return down under for the Ashes. Partnered with Darren Bennett, the pair beat off competition from Julian Clary and Denise Lewis in December of 2004. Against Australia in 2005 and Pakistan in 2006. The series was heading for a grand finale at Headingley, Gough’s home ground. 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. [43], Gough played in all five of England’s matches and had 11/192 from 48.4 overs. Darren first wed Anna in 1993 only for the couple to split up nine years later [37], The 2 test series was tied 1–1. [40], The rigors of Test match cricket were proving too much for Gough’s body and he retired. 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. 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. Gough has been on Talk Sport since 2009. With three runs needed from the final ball, Nick Knight while batting with Gough was run out attempting the game winning third run. In 2009, Gough became the face of UK convenience store chain Costcutter, featuring in their TV adverts until 2011. In 2006, Gough was awarded an honorary degree by Huddersfield University in Barnsley. [34] Gough took four wickets for the match including the vital wicket of Brian Lara – the fifth time he dismissed him in the series. Strictly Come Dancing's 2005 champion has weighed in on how the show could fix up. The duo received top marks on both occasions for their Quickstep and American smooth respectively. The highlight was five wickets in an innings and scoring a 50 in Sydney where he was also man of the match.[14]. He took 290 wickets in 212 List A games at 23.34 and 16 wickets in 17 Twenty20 appearances at 26.00. It was England’s first home five-Test series win since 1985. The Third Test was a draw before England won the Fourth Test in 2 days. [39], After almost 2 years out of Test cricket, Gough returned to play South Africa. Darren and Lilia also won the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in 2005. Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly, despite never finishing top of the judges’ leaderboard. IF anyone should know who to impress to win Strictly Come Dancing, it’s cricket legend Darren Gough. Darren and Lilia paired up again for the Christmas Specials in 2005 and 2007. Four Days later the 5th Test began in Sydney. He and his partner, Lilia Kopylova, defeated athlete Colin Jackson and presenter Zoë Ball in the final. Gough played in both matches and took 14 wickets. West Indies were bowled out for 54 to give England a chase of 188. The former England fast bowler was crowned champion of the BBC1 show in 2005, before winning the… Darren Gough has urged 'Strictly Come Dancing' to ban celebrities with dance experience. [51][52], In the same year he was awarded honorary life membership by Yorkshire Cricket Club. Darren and Lilia won the competition, making Darren the first male celebrity to with Strictly Come Dancing. [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]. 'He did [ask me to stand]. Gough retired at the end of the 2008 cricket season with Justin Langer as his final first-class wicket. 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. Gough took six wickets in the first Test and would take 10 in the next four. This combined with his many injuries meant his exploits weren’t always associated with winning Test Matches. England bounced back after losing the first Test. Caroline Flack (Net Worth: $8 Million) Another former Strictly Come Dancing winner with a net worth … [47] [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 took his 100th career wicket when he had Jonty Rhodes caught. The final morning began with South Africa needing 34 runs with 2 wickets in hand. Gough played in all 5 Tests and took 17 wickets, the most by an Englishman. In 2005, Gough took part in the BBC television show Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with British National champion Lilia Kopylova. In 2005 Darren became the first man to win Strictly. 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. Gough has been on Talk Sport since 2009. Partnered with Darren Bennett, the pair beat off competition from Julian Clary and Denise Lewis in December of 2004. He won his country cap in 1993 after taking 7/42 against Somerset. He played in his first Test victory in the third Test. 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. [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. Strictly winner Darren wore a grey suit for the private ceremony. Darren and Lilia are Strictly Come Dancing legends having won seven trophies between them and appearing in six series. Darren retired from cricket in 2008; he has since gone on to co-present a weekday radio show on talkSPORT. 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. Just as he was hitting his peak his body betrayed him and his constantly battled knee injuries.[46]. Gough was on a Question of Sport. His 234 ODI wickets is still the second most for England. 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. [18], Gough played all three Tests of the series. Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly. Australia won the series 4–1 with England’s win coming in the 4th Test. He took a collective 4/238 from 51 overs. Series 3 – Darren Gough. Gough hit the winning runs to give England the 2 wicket victory. He was the first cricketer to win the show, a feat former teammate Mark Ramprakash would emulate the following year. Gough was England's 568th Test cricketer. Capable of swinging the ball late, many of his wickets were gained through lbw or bowled, often with an inswinging yorker delivery. But […] 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. Gough took 14 wickets for the series, the most by an English player. Posted on : December 3, 2020. Gough played 146 first-class matches for Yorkshire, taking 453 wickets at 27.56. [30], Statistically this was Gough’s finest series. Gough joined Dominic Cork with 28 still needed for victory. With the bat he averaged 40 for the series. In 2004 he moved to Essex and returned to Yorkshire for the 2007 season as their captain. [12] In the second innings he took the only wicket that Devon Malclom didn’t take when he took 9/57. 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. After six wickets in the first two tests he was wicketless in the third. Home » TV & Movies » Strictly should scrap judges and let the public decide who stays, says winner Darren Gough. Series 3 – Darren Gough ... Darren and Lilia also won the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in 2005. 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 Gough played Australia 17 times and was only on the winning side 3 times. 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. [10], Gough retained his place for his first full home series against South Africa. He retired from cricket in 2008 and has since been presenting a radio show on talkSPORT. [22] Gough dismissed Makhaya Ntini to seal the game. Gough batted for 133 balls and 145 minutes in resisting but was Murali Muralithran’s 9th wicket of the innings. He took 25 wickets – his most in any series and was named joint player of the series with Courtney Walsh. [54], In October 2019, Gough was appointed as a fast bowling consultant for England cricket team for test matches against New Zealand.[55]. Gough was a right arm fast bowler and right-handed batsman. [36], England continued on their winning ways with a 2–1 series victory in Sri Lanka. Australia batted first and moved to 6/321 [16], Gough was wicketless in the first two Tests of the series. With a wicket in his first over and his highest Test score of 65 it was quite the debut. England toured Pakistan for a Three Test series. Starting the show with one of the lowest scores, Darren was never the top performer of the shows run. 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. Gough returned for this series playing in the first three of the six Test series. Bennett was born in Sheffield.He first met Kopylova after his … His 5/61 in his 50th test not only put him on the honours board but was also his 200th Test wicket. 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. The first Test was a draw and South Africa won the second by an innings and 92 runs. Darren and Lilia - Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special - … mirror.co.uk - Tom Bryant. Darren Gough went from cricket to the cha-cha and became the third winner of the show Credit: check copyright 2005 - Darren Gough. Strictly Come Dancing Series 3 Final- Darren&Lilia Freestyle - … England started full of energy winning the First Test at Edgbaston. [28] [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. 3 ] [ 3 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ], took. 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