Personal Information

Full Name Graham Alan Gooch
Born July 23, 1953 Whipps Cross, Leytonstone, Essex
Age 70 Years, 10 Months, 1 Days
National Side England
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Sport Cricket

Ranking

Test ODI T20
Batting - - -
Bowling - - -

Man of the Match

Test ODI T20 World Cup CL
9 11 - 5 -

Career Information

Teams Played England
Career Span

Graham Alan Gooch Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s AVG S/R CT ST Ducks R/O
Test
118 215 6 8900 333 v IND 20 46 1079 25 42.58 49.23 103 0
ODI
125 122 6 4290 142 v PAK 8 23 407 15 36.98 61.88 45 0
World Cup
21 21 1 897 115 v IND 1 8 80 4 44.85 63.25 3 0

Bowling Performance

I O M R W Best 3s 5s AVG E/R S/R Mtc
Test
66 331.7 122 1069 23 3/39 v PAK 1 0 46.47 2.41 115.43
ODI
60 258.2 26 1516 36 3/19 v PAK 1 0 42.11 4.40 57.38
World Cup
7 23 2 115 1 1/42 v AUS 0 0 115.00 5.00 138.00

Graham Alan Gooch Profile

For a cricketer, who scored a plethora of runs in all forms of the games he played in, including the longer and the abbreviated form of the game, Graham Gooch courted a lot of controversy, both on field and off it. Adding all the runs he scored in first class and List A cricket, apart from the internationals that is, he surpassed Sir Jack Hobbs total, and this can be totally attributed to his physical fitness and longevity.

As a batsman, Graham Gooch was a big tonker of the cricket ball, although he scored a pair in his debut Test match. This prompted selectors to drop him, but he made a comeback again in 1978, before inexplicably going on a rebel South African tour and getting banned. Other mortals would have probably retired, but Gooch served his ban, and continued playing cricket for another 12 years. He was made the captain, and in one Test against India at Lord’s he amassed a triple century and a century in the same match, making him the first player ever in first class cricket to do so. He also holds the unenviable record having featured in three World Cup finals and losing all three.

Gooch retired from cricket in 1997, to assist his long standing county as a coach. He is also later became a cricket commentator, surprising everyone with his wit.