“That was special,” said Vaughan after his unbeaten century gave Yorkshire a three-wicket win and a semi-final away to Gloucestershire next month. “I don’t get that many chances to play for Yorkshire so when I do I like to perform.
“There is no better way to do that than winning a game at Old Trafford and making a ton to help it happen. Roses matches are always big games and although I have won a couple of Test Series and beaten the Kiwis in a whitewash, this is right up there with the achievements of the last couple of weeks.
“I want to see Yorkshire win trophies and if I can help them do it then so much the better. They are a good bunch of lads and just take me for what I am - so I never feel any undue pressure coming back”.
Vaughan and Aussie Darren Lehmann came to Yorkshire’s rescue when the score was 85 for four in reply to Lancashire’s 286 for five. “We knew it was a decent track and someone was going to have to do something special. Fortunately it was me today,” said Vaughan, who rests from England’s one-day friendly against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday before returning to Old Trafford for the start of the Tri-Nations against New Zealand and the West Indies.
Written by Martin Hardy on behalf of ISM Ltd