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Honours Board Legend: Vaughan Published: 15 January 2013

Honours Board Legend: Vaughan

Michael Vaughan, the Ashes winning former-England captain, ended his career with six Test centuries at the Home of Cricket, leaving him second only to Graham Gooch for batting entries on the famous Lord's Honours Boards.

You always feel at home here at Lord's

In an exclusive interview with Lord's TV, Vaughan disusses his efforts at Lord's, including the first Test ton of his career against Sri Lanka in 2002, his two in the same Test against the West Indies in 2004 through to his last as an international cricketer against New Zealand in 2008.

Watch the Lord's TV interview



Roll of Honour

Few cricketers can boast a more impressive record at Lord's than Vaughan. His six Test tons is the equal most from any other player at Lord's and Gooch's seven entries on the Honours Boards pips Vaughan to the top of the batting tree thanks to his century for MCC against the Rest of the World in 1987's MCC Bicentenary 'Test,' which is only officially recognised as a first-class match.

Ian Botham meanwhile leads the way, thanks to his remarkable eight five-wicket hauls at the Ground - more than any other bowler. He is also one of only a handful of players - with Stuart Broad the latest - to feature on both a batting and bowling board.

Honours Board entries

Name Team Matches 100s 5wkts Total
Ian Botham (1978-1992) England 15 1 8 9
Graham Gooch (1975-1994) England 21 7 - 7
Michael Vaughan (2000-2008) England 6 12 - 6
Kevin Pietersen (2005-) England 14 5 - 5
Andrew Strauss (2004-2012) England 18 5 - 5


Vaughan stands eighth on the list of run scorers at Lord's, but his record is even more impressive when you take into consideration the fact that he played less Tests than those above him on the list. Indeed, of those men who stand above Vaughan on the run scorers list, only Kevin Pietersen has a higher average at the Ground than Vaughan.

Vaughan at Lord's

Matches Wins Losses Draws Innings Runs Average
Overall 12 6 2 4 19 974 54.11
As captain 7 2 2 3 11 610 61.00

Vaughan played his last match for England in 2008, before retiring in 2009. He has moved seamlessly into a media career in radio commentary and has also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing this winter.

The 38-year-old is a member of MCC's World Cricket committee.


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