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'Beer-bellied' Vaughan, the new star of UK's worst amateur cricket team

August 20, 2011 - London

In 2006, the Goldsborough second eleven suffered its worst defeat in modern English recreational cricket.

Their thrashing by Dishforth in the Nidderdale Amateur league resulted in ten of their batsmen getting out for a duck with the last man left stranded on zero.

This year, they got a rematch - and a little help from a ringer, England legend Michael Vaughan in disguise, The Daily Mail reports.

Vaughan, who won the Ashes with England and made 5,719 Test runs, went through a five-hour makeover with film make-up artists to turn out as beer-bellied long haired scruff Gary Watson, from Leeds.

He said: "It was great fun getting dressed up, except for the original prosthetic fitting. I had to have this blue seaweed goo all over my face to make the cast, which made it difficult to breathe, let alone talk."

"Batting in the suit was pretty tough as I was sweating so much in the prosthetic mask. The pillow stuffed down my shirt to give me a beer belly made it hard to run. I was worried I might get run out," he added.e further said: "I had a decent knock of 28 runs before getting out. But the team played well and we won."


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