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Graham Gooch

Cricketer Graham Gooch

Profession: Cricketer


Biography: In 2000 Graham Gooch became the highest scoring batter of all time with 67,057 runs in first class and limited-overs cricket. Gooch is also one of only 25 players to hit over 100 first-class centuries.

Gooch's main achievements came later in his career, he debuted for England in 1975 at 21 without making much impression. In 1982 he led the first rebel tour to play cricket in South Africa, after which he was banned for playing for 3 years.

Gooch was first appointed Captain of England in 1988 and led by example. In 1990 against India at Lords he scored centuries of 333 and 123. Gooch captained England until 1993 and retired from international cricket in 1995.

Born: July 23, 1953
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Age: 68 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo

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Historical Events

  • 1975-07-10 Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, v Australia, out for a pair
  • 1978-12-01 Australian cricket fast bowler Rodney Hogg debuts in 1st Test v England in Brisbane; after Australia all out 116, Hogg makes instant impact by dismissing both high profile England openers Graham Gooch (2) and Geoff Boycott (13)
  • 1990-07-27 Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's
  • 1990-07-30 Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333
  • 1993-01-23 Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack
  • 1993-06-07 Cricket's Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball vs Australia at Old Trafford
  • 1995-02-07 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Graham Gooch & Mike Gatting

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