Darren Gough: My all-time Yorkshire XI

THE county cricket season is under way and, having been asked for the purposes of this column to choose my best Yorkshire XI purely from players whom I have played with for the White Rose, here goes.

Darren Gough's all-time Yorkshire XI

It proved a difficult task deciding who made the cut, but this is my final XI

"Martyn never let you down. You knew what you were going to get. He was such a good professional and team-mate."

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"David was such a gutsy batsman and would stand up against most people when he was on the cricket field. He was also a great slipper"
"He never really had massive performances for Yorkshire but just got better and better once he got an England shirt on. He was a good character and an elegant cover-driver."
"A great team-mate and great to have around the dressing room. He was an accumulator of runs but didn't get the credit he deserved."
"What a player. He might be an Aussie, but I consider him a Yorkshireman. He was brilliant for us and an unbelievable character."
"I cannot remember him dropping a chance off me and that is saying something. he was such a competitor and had an unbelievable desire to win."
"Fantastic player. He was a multi-talented cricketer who bowled fast. But he could also bowl off-spin and was also a good fielder and an elegant batsman."
"I gave him a bit more responsibility and batted him at six. He never let me down and he also opened the bowling. when I went back as captain, he was at his peak."
"Phil never let Yorkshire down on pitches that did not suit him. Gets in the team over Adil Rashid for sheer consistency."
"On his day, he was brilliant and I will never forget the day that he knocked Viv Richardss cap and it spun around his head. An under-rated cricketer."
"He was a raw young lad when he came into the side and quiet, but he had a big, big heart and was such a competitor. A fantastic performer."