Sports Aid Lunch

The Sports Aid lunch will be on Friday 9th June at Cambridge Rugby Club, with England cricketer Graham Gooch.

Graham Gooch OBE DL is a former cricketer whose career spanned from 1973 until 2000. Graham captained Essex and England and was one of the most successful international batsman of his generation as well as the most prolific run scorer of all time.

Gooch made his debut for Essex in 1973 at the age of 19, and played for the county until his retirement as a player in 1997. Graham made his debut in Test cricket in 1975 at 21 touring Australia. During his international career he and others were banned for three years following a rebel tour to ostracized South Africa, His playing years spanned much of the period of domination by the West Indies, against whom his mid-forties batting average is regarded as extremely creditable. He was the first player to make 20 Test appearances at Lord’s.

After 118 Tests, aged forty-two, he retired into coaching and as a test selector, before becoming a commentator. In 2009 he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and returned to coach Essex, before becoming England’s batting coach in 2012.

In 1980 he was awarded the Wisden Cricketer of the Year. His first three Test centuries all came against the West Indies.

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