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Graham Gooch OBE

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Graham Gooch OBE Summary

Graham Gooch OBE (born 23/7/1953, Leytonstone) was the most prolific run scorer top-class cricket has ever seen. After retiring in 1997, it was worked out that he scored 21,087 in one-day cricket at first-class level, which added to his 44,841 first-class runs, putting him ahead of Jack Hobbs. Gooch captained both Essex and England and his career spanned from 1973 until 2000. Since 2002 he has been Essex’s head coach but since 2005 has taken a wider role within the club. In 1991 he was awarded the OBE for his services to cricket and in 2009 was inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame. Graham is now an accomplished motivational speaker and a humorous after-dinner speaker.

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