Michael Vaughan OBE

Born October 29th 1974, Eccles, Manchester, England Debut 1993 1st XI Cap 3rd August 1995

Michael Paul Vaughan was born in Lancashire
but brought up in Sheffield and it was there as a schoolboy that he developed the talents that have made him one of the most outstanding opening batsman in the country.

Along the way, he has also proved himself to be a shrewd and capable leader and there must be every chance that one day he will go on to captain Yorkshire and possibly England. Already he has captained England Under 19's and England A with distinction and won his first full England Cap during the 1999/2000 tour of South Africa.

It was while playing with school friends on the outfield at Abbeydale Park, Sheffield, during the interval of a championship match, that the young Vaughan's prowess was spotted by a former Yorkshire coach Doug Padgett and as a consequence Michael joined the Yorkshire Academy at Bradford Park Avenue to become the first modern day player born outside the county to be given a contract by the club.

Appropriately, in view of his background, he made his Yorkshire debut in the Roses match at Old Trafford in 1993 and his first innings 64 was a major factor in a White Rose win by a narrow margin. From that point on he made measured progress and his future was never in doubt.

Michael, who continues to develop his off-spin bowling, was awarded his county cap in 1995 and took 17 wickets in the National Cricket League during 1999. He has already rapped out 15 stylish first class centuries for Yorkshire, three of which he narrowly failed to convert to double centuries.

In 1999 he became the first Yorkshire Batsman in nine years to score a century in each innings when he hit 100 and 151 against Essex at Chelmsford.

Perhaps his most notable County innings to date was his rugged and determined 177 against Durham at Riverside in 1998. However Michael's career highlight was his 69 in the final Test Match in South Africa which won him the Man of the match award and secured a full England Contract for 2000. Michael has attended the England and Wales Cricket Board approved management course at the Bradford Management Centre and there is every indication of a long and successful future for him in International cricket.

Summer of 2005 saw him Captain the England cricket team that regained the Ashes after 18 years from Austrailia

Michael was awarded the OBE in The New Years Honours List 2005

In support of Fable Michael attended the 10th Anniversary Gala Ball in May 2005

Michael agreed to become a Patron of Fable’s after initially attending the Music festival in Sheffield “Music in the Sun” in 2000. Where he drew the winner tickets for one of the largest raffles Fable has run so far. The winner from London received the keys to a Hyundai Coupe from Michael. Michael has joined our other patrons at the fund raising Balls and is supporting our “Go the Extra Mile” campaign.


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