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Vaughan almost quit Yorkshire for Lancs

Vaughan wanted to join Lancashire to help him become a Test player.

October 29, 2009, 6:50 PM IST
Vaughan almost quit Yorkshire for Lancs

London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has revealed he almost quit Yorkshire for traditional rival Lancashire to help him become a Test player.

One of England's most respected batsmen and captains, Vaughan said Thursday he considered the move 10 years ago when he was struggling to score runs on the bowler friendly wickets at Headingley.

Born in Manchester, he believed he would stand a stronger chance of playing for England if he moved to Yorkshire's neighbour at Old Trafford, where he had consistently made big scores.

Vaughan, who retired from cricket this season, stayed with Yorkshire, made his England debut later that season and went on to lead the Test team to an Ashes triumph over Australia in 2005.

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