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Michael Gough (cricketer)

Michael Andrew Gough (born 18 December 1979) is an English former domestic cricketer and umpire. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler. Gough is an international umpire and is a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, representing the England and Wales Cricket Board.[1]

Michael Gough
Personal information
Full nameMichael Andrew Gough
Born (1979-12-18) 18 December 1979 (age 39)
Hartlepool, County Durham, England
BowlingRight-arm off-break
RoleOpening batsman
Domestic team information
FC debut13 May 1998 Durham v Essex
Last FC13 August 2003 Durham v Glamorgan
LA debut13 June 1999 Durham v Sussex
Last LA7 May 2003 Durham v Berkshire
Umpiring information
Tests umpired12 (2016–2019)
ODIs umpired60 (2013–2019)
T20Is umpired14 (2013–2019)
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 67 49
Runs scored 2,952 974
Batting average 25.44 23.75
100s/50s 2/15 1/3
Top score 123 132
Balls bowled 2,486 1,136
Wickets 30 21
Bowling average 45.00 45.09
5 wickets in innings 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 5/66 3/26
Catches/stumpings 57/– 14/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 29 November 2019

Playing careerEdit

Having played in two Youth Test matches in 1997, he impressed enough to become a fully fledged member of the Durham side of 1998, having previously been an occasional member of their Second XI side, and carrying on in this role for five more years. In his debut in Second XI cricket, he finished his first innings admirably, but went out in the second innings for a duck. Gough played in eleven Youth Test Matches, debuting in South Africa in December 1997, in a match which ended up as a draw having seen England Under-19s follow on from 130 runs behind. He subsequently played against Pakistan, New Zealand and Australia Under-19s.

Umpiring careerEdit

Gough umpired in the Second XI Championship and in the Second XI trophy, officiating his first game in April 2006.[2] He has umpired in several ODI games and Twenty20 Internationals since he made his debut as an international umpire in 2013.[3] He was selected as one of the twenty umpires to stand in matches during the 2015 Cricket World Cup, where he was the on-field umpire in three group stage matches.[4] On 28 July 2016 he stood in his first Test match, between Zimbabwe and New Zealand at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.[5]

In April 2019, he was named as one of the sixteen umpires to stand in matches during the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[6][7] In July 2019, Gough along with Joel Wilson, were promoted to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, following the retirement of Ian Gould and exclusion of Sundaram Ravi.[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "ICC names two new umpires in elite panel for 2019-20". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Umpire Michael Gough named Cricketing Umpire of the Year". Sunday Sun. 9 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Michael Gough". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  4. ^ "ICC announces match officials for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015". ICC Cricket. 2 December 2014. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  5. ^ "New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe, 1st Test: Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Jul 28-Aug 1, 2016". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Match officials for ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 announced". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Umpire Ian Gould to retire after World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Michael Gough, Joel Wilson added to ICC Elite umpires panel; S Ravi omitted". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 July 2019.

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