Timely ton for Vaughan
Michael Vaughan hit a welcome century for Yorkshire in Abu Dhabi, as he kicked off his bid to return to the England fold for the Ashes.
Last Updated: 18/03/09 7:00pm
Michael Vaughan hit a welcome century for Yorkshire in Abu Dhabi, as he kicked off his bid to return to the England fold for this summer's Ashes.
Vaughan made 115 for Yorkshire as they faced Surrey in the Emirates Airline Pro ARCH Trophy at the Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The former England captain helped Yorkshire to make 295-8 in their 50 overs, as he reached three figures for Yorkshire for the first time since June 2004.
Vaughan is desperate to regain his place in the England squad in time to face old enemy Australia in the Ashes, and he got his bid off to a fine start.
With neither Ian Bell nor Owais Shah covering themselves in glory out in the Caribbean, Vaughan will be pressing his claims to come back at number three for England.
And the selectors will no doubt note down Vaughan's good start to the year with his century in Abu Dhabi, which came at a run a ball and included ten fours and a six.
Vaughan resigned the captaincy in August and has not played for England since, but still insisted he wanted to return to international cricket after a break.
Last season ended badly for Vaughan at Yorkshire, but his start this year will give him great hope of forcing his way back into the team to tackle the Aussies.