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Graham Gooch OBE

£1500 - £2000

Graham Gooch is a cricketing legend, rated among the best batsmen in the world for most of the early 1990s.

He holds numerous Essex & England batting records having played first-class cricket regularly between 1973 and 1997.Graham was also the first player to score 1000 runs in test matches during the English summer. Graham reorded an impressive 118 caps for England and led Essex to their fifth County Championship.

Since retiring in 1995 Graham has set up the 'Graham Gooch Scholarship Fund' an initiative to raise monies to send some of Essex's best young professionals on overseas scholarships. He can also be seen on television on Channel 4, Sky and also Radio Five Live Sport.

Along with this he presents after dinner speeches across the country, with the intention to motivate people to join the world of sport and its rewards. His passion is apparent in listening to his speeches, this is presented through his humorous stories and anecdotes.